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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. Daliburgh Beach

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    South Uist

    Daliburgh beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Slaggan Bay

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    Aultbea

    Slaggan Bay is a quiet, sandy beach on the banks of the Minch.

  3. Dalbeg Beach

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    Lewis

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

  4. Kilpheder Beach

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    South Uist

    Kilpheder beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Brough of Birsay

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay is found on the north west coast of Mainland Orkney.

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    Isle of Iona

    The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is a west facing bay on beautiful Iona, Argyll & The Isles.

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  8. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

    Berneray Sands is found on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Sandhead Beach

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    Sandhead

    This beautiful sandy beach in Sandhead village near Stranraer stretches for more than a mile and boasts unlimited sand when the tide is out.

  10. Longniddry Gosford

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    Longniddry

    This long sandy and rocky blue flag beach is accessed easily from the road and car park.

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