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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. Lowlandman’s Bay

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    Jura

    The scenic Lowlandman’s Bay is located on the east coast of Jura, Argyll & The Isles.

  2. Rossinish Beach

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    Benbecula

    Rossinish beach is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

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    South Uist

    Frobost and Askernish beaches are located on the Isle of Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Kippford Beach

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    Kippford

    This picturesque beach made up almost entirely of cockle shells with some sand and shingle can be found near Dalbeattie.

  5. Loch Morlich

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    Aviemore

    Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches and home to a water sports centre and yacht club.

  6. Irvine Beach

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    Irvine

    The sandy Irvine beach is located in Ayrshire.

  7. East Beach

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    Vatersay

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

  8. Ganavan Sands

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    Oban

    Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll & The Isles.

  9. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

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

  10. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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