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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. Gairloch Beach

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    Gairloch

    The beach is situated on the southern outskirts of the village of Gairloch, with free parking available beside the golf course.

  2. Ardtoe Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Ardtoe Beach is a stunning sandy beach split into various parts by rocky outcrops.

  3. Aikerness Bay

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    Evie

    Aikerness Bay is located in Evie, Orkney.

  4. Scapa

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    Kirkwall

    Scapa bay is found on the southern coastline of Mainland Orkney.

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    Aberdeen

    The south end is sheltered by the harbour wall, but as the beach stretches north towards the local nature reserve it becomes more exposed.

  6. East Beach

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    Vatersay

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

  7. Burntisland Beach

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    Burntisland

    This pleasant beach is located to the east of Burntisland overlooking the Firth of Forth.

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    Fraserburgh

    Fraserburgh Bay is an inlet of the North Sea on the Buchan coast and has a blue flag status.

  9. Kames Bay

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    Cumbrae

    Kames Bay is located on the southern coast of the Isle of Cumbrae.

  10. Dunaverty Bay

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    Southend

    The crescent beach of Dunaverty Bay is located near the village of Southend, Argyll & The Isles.

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