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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. Monreith Beach

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    Whithorn

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

  2. Broughty Ferry Beach

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    Broughty Ferry

    Nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, this spacious sandy beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing family day out.

  3. Warebeth

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    Stromness

    Warebeth is a beach on the south west coast of Mainland Orkney.

  4. Carrick Shore

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  5. Montrose Seafront

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    Montrose

    Head to the Montrose Seafront for a fun-filled family day out and enjoy three miles of golden sand at one of Scotland’s most extensive beaches (accessed via steep steps).

  6. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

    Kildonan beach is located at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

  7. Clashnessie Bay

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    Lochinver

    Clashnessie Bay is a small sandy beach with a mild microclimate, due to the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream.

  8. Lochaber Geopark

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

  9. Girvan Beach

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    Girvan

    The charming Girvan beach is located on the Ayrshire coast.

  10. Sandend

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    Cullen

    This blue flag beach is a broad sandy bay with the exception of a few small areas of pebbles.

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