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A cyclist stops to look out over Lamlash Bay and the village of Lamlash with Goatfell behind, Isle of Arran
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By the sea
By the sea ››

What can you see by the sea? Take a trip down to the beach this summer in Scotland.

  • 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. Camusdarach Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Camusdarach Beach is an arc of white, glistening sand and clear water just south of the estuary of River Morar, thought to be the shortest river in Britain - the River Scavaig on the Isle of Skye is another contender.

  3. Tangasdale Beach

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    Tangasdale

    Enjoy breathtaking Atlantic views at Tangasdale beach, located on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Loch Earn Beach

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    Loch Earn

    Loch Earn is a beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire with number of small shingle beaches.

  5. Dalbeg Beach

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    Lewis

    Dalbeg Beach is found on the north of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Howmore Beach

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    South Uist

    Howmore beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Farr Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Farr Bay is a sheltered, white sandy beach only a short walk from the main road.

  8. Monreith Beach

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    Whithorn

    This long sandy beach backed by pebbles can be found near Whithorn in Dumfries & Galloway.

  9. Kiloran Bay

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    Colonsay

    Kiloran Bay is located on the north western coast of Colonsay, Argyll & The Isles.

  10. Culzean Beach

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    Maybole

    Culzean beach is located within Culzean Country Park in Maybole, Ayrshire.

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