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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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    Bernera

    Bosta Beach is located in the north of Great Bernera, an island connected to the Isle of Lewis by a bridge in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Coldbackie Beach

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    Tongue

    With stunning white sands and miles of untouched tranquillity, Coldbackie Beach is a peaceful and spectacular place.

  3. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

    Kildonan beach is located at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

  4. Girvan Beach

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    Girvan

    The charming Girvan beach is located on the Ayrshire coast.

  5. Traigh Mhor Beach

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    Barra

    Traigh Mhor beach on the Isle of Barra is the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services.

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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. Peterhead Lido

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    Peterhead

    The sandy Peterhead Lido beach boasts open views across the bay and the marina.

  8. Sinclair's Bay

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    Wick

    Sinclair’s Bay, known locally as Reiss Beach is a stunning white sanded paradise with 16th century castles at both ends.

  9. Smerclett Beach

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    South Uist

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

  10. Gruinard Bay

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    Laide

    Rocky coves and pink sands characterise the Gruinard Bay beaches, with spectacular views and scenery.

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