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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. Tangasdale Beach

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    Tangasdale

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

  2. St Ninian's Isle

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    South Mainland

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle.

  3. Howmore Beach

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    South Uist

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

  4. Achmelvich Bay

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    Lairg

    Alchmelvich Beach is a stunning, white sandy beach with a popular caravan and camping spot nearby.

  5. Balranald Beach

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    North Uist

    Balranald beach is found on the west side of the Isle of North Uist, the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Smerclett Beach

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    South Uist

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

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    Aberdeen

    The south end is sheltered by the harbour wall, but as the beach stretches north towards the local nature reserve it becomes more exposed.

  8. Kennedy's Pass

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    Girvan

    Kennedy’s Pass is a dramatic coastal route and an important geological site.

  9. Lowlandman’s Bay

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    Jura

    The scenic Lowlandman’s Bay is located on the east coast of Jura, Argyll & The Isles.

  10. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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