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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. Leven East

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    Leven

    Leven East beach is a wide sandy blue flag beach in Leven.

  2. Traigh Mhor Beach

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    Barra

    Traigh Mhor beach on the Isle of Barra is the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services.

  3. Tarskavaig Bay

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    Skye

    A small, white sandy beach, Tarskavaig Beach has spectacular views over to the Small Isles and the mountains of Skye.

  4. Ballantrae Beach

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    Colmonell

    Ballantrae beach is a nature reserve that offers nesting grounds for a wide variety of birds in the nearby cliffs.

  5. Scolpaig Beach

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    North Uist

    Scolpaig beach is located on the west side of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Brora Beach

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    Brora

    Brora beach is a small golden sandy beach with Jurassic rocks and sloping sea front.

  7. Sands of Mussetter

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    Eday

    The Sands of Mussetter is a beach located on Eday, Orkney.

  8. Beach at Sorisdale

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    Coll

    Sorisdale Bay is located on the northern end of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

  9. North Wick

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    Papa Westray

    North Wick bay is found on the north eastern coast of Papa Westray, Orkney.

  10. Cula Bay

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    Benbecula

    Cula Bay is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

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