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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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    Fraserburgh

    This sandy blue flag beach is found some distance from the town area of Fraserburgh itself, and adjacent to the waters of Philorth Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

  2. Tangasdale Beach

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    Tangasdale

    Enjoy breathtaking Atlantic views at Tangasdale beach, located on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Bay of Sandgarth

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    Shapinsay

    The Bay of Sandgarth is found on Shipinsay, Orkney

  4. Monreith Beach

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    Whithorn

    This long sandy beach backed by pebbles can be found near Whithorn in Dumfries & Galloway.

  5. Torrisdale Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Torrisdale Bay is a fabulous mile-long beach, with clean golden sands, on the north coast of Sutherland.

  6. Sandwood Bay

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    Kinlochbervie

    Reputedly the most beautiful beach in Britain, the wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay in Kinlochbervie is backed by huge sand dunes and a loch.

  7. Luskentyre Sands

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    Harris

    Lukentyre sands is found on the west coast of South Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. Slaggan Bay

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    Aultbea

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

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    The Silver Sands of Morar are a celebrated series of beautiful sandy beaches, which pepper the coastline from Arisaig to Morar.

  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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