In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. This means despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to make any unnecessary trips around Scotland to visit beaches. Please stay safe everyone.

Taste the salt in the wind, hear the seabirds call to each other over the crashing sounds of the waves, and see the pure sands stretching for miles before your bare feet. When your senses are this alive, there is nowhere quite as wonderful as the beach. And there are few beaches as special as those in Scotland. Scotland's beaches come in many shapes and sizes - why not visit some in 2020 when we celebrate our Year of Coasts and Waters? Let's discover some of the best beaches in Scotland.

Why not learn more about clean and sustainable beaches across the country with Scotland's Beach Awards?