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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. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

    Surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks, the secluded Dhoon beach is a natural beauty near Kirkcudbright.

  2. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

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

  3. Ardtoe Beach

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    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Ardtoe Beach is a stunning sandy beach split into various parts by rocky outcrops.

  4. Gradings

    North Uist

    Traigh Lingeigh beach is found on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Kearvaig Bay

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    Beaches

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    Durness

    Backed by towering cliffs and with amazing sea stacks, Kearvaig Bay is a spectacular white sandy beach.

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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. Ormaclett Beach

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    South Uist

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

  8. West Bay Beach

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    Vatersay

    West Bay Beach is found on the Isle of Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Gradings

    Durness

    Balnakeil Beach is a wide, white beach with large dunes, situated near Cape Wrath in the very north of Scotland.

  10. Golspie Beach

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    Beaches

    Gradings

    Golspie

    Golspie beach is a long sandy beach with a mixture of sand and shingle.

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