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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. Dunaverty Bay

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    Southend

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

  2. Sands of Mussetter

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    Eday

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

  3. Traigh Iar Beach

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    Harris

    Traigh Iar beach is located on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Kinghorn Harbour

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    Kinghorn

    This is a picturesque sandy blue flag beach in Kinghorn, overlooking the Firth of Forth.

  5. 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.

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    Millport

    Newton beach sits on the seafront at Millport, on the island of Cumbrae.

  7. Mangersta Sands

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mangersta sands is found in Uig, the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. Strathy Bay

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    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  9. Scapa

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    Kirkwall

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

  10. South Glendale Beach

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    South Uist

    South Glendale beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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