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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. Midhowe

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    Rousay

    Midhowe is found on Rousay, Orkney.

  2. Ballivanich Beach

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    Benbecula

    Ballivanich beach is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

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    St Andrews

    This beach is located on the south side of the old harbour close to the East Sands Leisure Centre.

  4. Loch Earn Beach

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    Loch Earn

    Loch Earn is a beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire with number of small shingle beaches.

  5. Brora Beach

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    Brora

    Brora beach is a small golden sandy beach with Jurassic rocks and sloping sea front.

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    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Ellon

    Explore the huge sand dunes and heather moor, cliff tops and hidden bay. With the constant shifting of the dunes, layers of history have come and gone.

  7. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

    Dornoch beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

  8. Skipness Beach

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    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Skipness Beach is located in Kintyre, Argyll & The Isles.

  9. Hushinish Beach

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    Harris

    Hushinish beach is found on the west side of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Loch Tay Beach

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    Kenmore

    Situated at the head of Loch Tay, the beach is enjoyed and used extensively by local people and residents for all sorts of leisure activities.

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