Enjoy the magnificent views and unspoilt scenery at one of these spectacular beaches across Scotland

18 May 2018

Perhaps better known for it's large lochs and rugged mountains, Scotland also has an impressive selection of beaches along it's vast coastline. 

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Below we take a look at some of the beaches in a little bit more detail as well as places to stay nearby... 

Seilebost Beach, Isle of Harris

One of the most picturesque beaches in Scotland, Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris is not to be missed. The golden sands and clear blue sea you may usually associate with a Mediterranean climate can be found here, in Scotland. With staggering views of the North Harris hills and the uninhabited Taransay island, this beach really does have it all. This beach is sure to be quiet throughout the year with many who aren’t locals not even knowing the location exists!

Where to stay – Skye Camping and Caravanning Club Site 

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Seilebost Beach

Sandyhills Bay, Dumfries

In South Dumfries, Sandyhills Bay beach offers the perfect spot for a day at the beach with nearby walks allowing you to explore the area further. If the weather is clear, the snow-covered mountains of the lake district can be viewed from the beach. The beach is very shallow meaning it is perfect for a paddle or even a swim, when low tide comes the beach suddenly becomes vast and an array of shells and pebbles can be found.

Where to stay – Southerness Holiday Village 

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West Sands Beach, Fife

Running parallel to the world-famous St Andrews Golf Club is the West Sands Beach, home to golden sands and clear blue water, the 2-mile-long beach makes for a perfect walk. Arguably one of the best Scottish beaches, the sand dunes and epic views out in to the North Sea make it worthwhile, whilst St Andrews town is only a short walk away and features a range of local restaurants.

Where to stay – Balbirnie Park Club Site 

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Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan

Situated on the western most point of mainland Britain, Sanna Bay is located on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, home to a web of waterways with rivers and lochs appearing throughout. Sanna Bay is a fine Scottish beach and is known for it’s stunning scenery and secluded nature, where you will often be the only people on the beach. Why not take a picnic and watch the sun go down as you take in spectacular views that are sure to live long in the memory.

Where to stay – North Ledaig Club Site 

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Sanna Bay

Loch Morlich, Highlands

Not exactly the traditional Scottish beach. Located within the stunning Cairngorms National Park is Loch Morlich, home to spectacular backdrops and sandy beaches. The Loch is a perfect place for those who want to try their hand at watersports with activities including Sailing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking whilst also providing ample opportunities to explore some of the finest scenery in the highlands.

Where to stay – Glenmore Caravan and Camping Site 

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