Best Beaches in Scotland, United Kingdom


Top beaches In Scotland

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1. Luskentyre Beach

Luskentyre, Scotland, United Kingdom

This beach is a regal masterpiece, with dramatic, green cliffs and stunning, turquoise sea. The majestic landscape definitely gives this beach the "wow factor," but its beautiful waters are a tease -- the ocean is unbearably cold, so there are no activities out on the water. The beach is simply a place to sit back and take it all in.

While the waters may not be the best way to experience Luskentyre Beach, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied on land. The sand dunes on Taransay are a unique place to relax and admire Luskentyre Beach, and are famous for being featured in BBC's Castaway. A great way to appreciate the island of Harris's beauty is to cycle the three-mile path just off the beach. You'll want to take many stops along your ride to take just one more picture, as the views are simply spectacular. The mountains of North Harris sit in the distance from Luskentyre Beach, adding to the scenery and offering amazing hiking trails.

There are only a few farmhouses surrounding the area, leaving you to pure serenity. The jaw-dropping views are what earned Luskentyre Beach it spot on the Top 100 List, and it's those very views that will have you ranking the beach as one of your personal favorites once you've experienced its beauty for yourself.

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2. Sango Bay Beach

Durness, Scotland, United Kingdom

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3. Nairn Beach

Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom

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4. Gruinard Bay Beach

Gairloch, Scotland, United Kingdom

A rural, beige-colored beach with convenient parking and access via stairs. Popular activities include hiking and swimming. There are no restaurants or facilities on the beach, but Gruinard's amazing scenery and beautiful water will make your day great!
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5. Skerrary Bay Beach

Skerray, Scotland, United Kingdom

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6. Dunure Beach

Dunure, Scotland, United Kingdom

An isolated strip of beach located next to a cozy inn with a docking station for boats.
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7. Traigh Eais Beach

Eoligarry, Scotland, United Kingdom

Few beaches in the world are as close to an airport as Traigh Eais Beach is. Barra Airport, which uniquely uses the beach as a runway and served by regional airlines, is just east of Traigh Eais. If you're arriving from the airport, consider stopping at this convenient beach, which features diverse wildlife, hiking opportunities (with impressive dunes), and spectacular views of the Atlantic.
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8. Sandwood Bay Beach

Blairmore, Scotland, United Kingdom

Get ready, hikers! This beach offers breathtaking views and fine-grained sand, but is only accessible by foot. Remote, spectacular, and borders the Sandwood Loch! A local favorite.

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