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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. 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.

  2. Paible

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    Outer Hebrides

    Paible beach is located on the Isle of Taransay, to the west side of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Cullen Beach

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    Cullen

    Cullen Beach is an attractive sandy beach with excellent water quality and plenty of space.

  4. West Sandwick

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    Yell

    West Sandwick blue flag beach is a quaint white sand beach on the west coast of Yell.

  5. Girvan Beach

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    Girvan

    The charming Girvan beach is located on the Ayrshire coast.

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    Kinghorn

    This pleasant, small sandy blue flag beach is located on the west side of Kinghorn and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

  7. Achnahaird Beach

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    Achiltibuie

    Achnahair Beach is a lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland’s best beaches.

  8. Aberdour Black Sands

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    Aberdour

    This is a small and secluded beach in Aberdour.

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    North Uist

    Tigharry and Houghharry beaches are found on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

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

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