Lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland's best beaches
Best Beaches in Scotland
Our selection of our favourite beaches in Scotland. Your image of Scotland maybe glens and mountains with the occassional castle or highland cooo. But Scotland is fringed any number of magnificent beaches which may not be bikini hot but they make up for it with stunning views, white sands and an emptiness which makes the heart soar. (We have a list of self catering style cottages on beaches here)
Here are our favourites top beaches in Scotland
Beautiful though sometimes windswept northerly facing beach. Just beautiful though!
Lovely white sanded beach between Morar and Arisaig with wonderful views across the sound to Skye. Beach in the film Local Hero.
Small sandy beach with headland protecting from the waves that faces west. There is a ranger hut and also some toilet facilities. Great for family paddling and sand castle building.
Coldingham Sands is an award winning sandy seashore on Berwickshire's rocky coast near St Abbs Head.
Magnificent beach to West of Bettyhill with long sandy stretch. Super clean. Not so easy to access unless you know how!
Remote beach on the West side of Harris protected by small peninsula.
Not quite as startling as Sandwood but still a beautiful protected bay facing SW with pure white sands. Quiet and peaceful.
Sandy beach between Ardrossan and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire with shallow water that is perfect for swimming and paddling as it is shallow for 100s of metres!
There are two sango beaches near Durness; our favourite is Sangobeg to the East. Quiet and small sandy bay.
This is less well-known than Luskentyre up the coast but just spectacular with fewer people visiting
Shandwick Bay is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North.
If you get as far as the Uists and the weather is fine then get to the south western coast to enjoy the long, usually empty sandy beached. Awesome sunsets!
Another northern beach enclosed by two rocky headlands. Easily accessible and pure sand!
Magnificent sandy beach with outstanding views North as far as Suilven.
Another beautiful Northern beach to the east of Durness but with a sad story associated with it. Short walk from A838. Easily accessible.
Lovely strip of Sand on Kyle of Tongue that is well protected from the sea by the surrounding capes. Just off A836 and safe to swim. Very quiet!
Lovely white sandy beach on North West coast of Isle of Lewis. Popular for surfing when the waves are up
Quiet swimmable loch and black sands and a grea deal of history.
Top 10 UK Beach and at the end of a lovely drive to the far south of Harris. Well worth it in any weather!
Many people's favourite beach on Islay and often dramatic seas which make wonderful in any weather. Walk across dunes to access
Possibly, the best beach in the whole of the UK and virtually yours alone!
Stunning sandy beaches at the tip of the wild Ardnamurchan Peninsula. It's a hike but you get your reward!
Private owned beach to east of Dunbar up coast from Tantallon. Half mile beach with tiny harbour, two castles and old house to explore.
Beautiful beach on the Kyle of Tongue on its western side near Talmine and Tongue.