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. Stroll along strands of pristine white sand on the west coast, feel golden sands through your toes in the east, or hear the roar of the surf as it ebbs and flows over a pebbled beach. It's time to discover some of the best beaches in Scotland.

Why not learn more about clean and sustainable beaches across the country with these beach cleaning tips?