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  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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  1. Seamill Beach

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    Seamill

    Seamill beach is located on the Ayrshire coast near the towns of Seamill and West Kilbride.

  2. East Beach

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    Vatersay

    East Beach is found on the Isle of Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Pease Bay Beach

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    Dunbar

    With its vast beach and spectacular seascape Pease Bay is an excellent base to explore everything the area of Dunbar has to offer.

  4. Bay of Lopness

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    Sanday

    The Bay of Lopness is found on the eastern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  5. Oldshoremore Beach

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    Kinlochbervie

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Sutherland, Oldshoremore was formed from eroded sandstone and seashells.

  6. Castle Point Beach

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    Dalbeattie

    Set close to Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, the sandy Castle Point beach with rocks is ideal for everyone.

  7. Achmelvich Bay

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    Lairg

    Alchmelvich Beach is a stunning, white sandy beach with a popular caravan and camping spot nearby.

  8. Ceannabeine Beach

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    Durness

    Ceannabeine Beach is a beautiful, white sandy beach with rocky outcrops and crystal clear water.

  9. Brough of Birsay

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay is found on the north west coast of Mainland Orkney.

  10. Stairhaven Beach

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    Milton of Campsie

    Set in a large rural village of Glenluce, the Stairhaven beach on Luce Bay attracts many tourists every year.

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