Scotland’s coastline stretches for thousands of miles and includes everything from rocky shorelines to secluded island beaches, all of which are home to many different species of flora and fauna.
From white, sandy beaches to bustling harbour ports and small island communities, the thousands of miles of Scottish coastline offer the perfect chance to see the country at its finest.
A great way to explore the coast is on foot, and there is an unrivalled range of clearly marked walks and coastal trails throughout the country. From Fife to Arran and Moray to Shetland, the gentle, even paths and rocky shorelines offer something for walkers of all abilities.
Scotland’s coast is home to a fantastic variety of marine wildlife and seabird colonies and is a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers alike. Why not enjoy the magical experience of a wildlife cruise such as the Sula Beag around the Inner Hebrides for regular sightings of seals, whales and even dolphins?
Scotland boasts hundreds of islands each with their own unique character, diverse landscape and rich wildlife. There is everything from the rugged mountainous geography of the Orkney and Shetland Isles, to the bird sanctuary on the Isle of May and the long stretch of beach on the Isle of Barra which doubles as a landing strip.