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Musselburgh Beach: Things to Do

Nestled on the shores of East Lothian, just a short drive from the bustling city of Edinburgh, lies a wee hidden treasure that’s often overlooked by visitors to the capital – Musselburgh Beach.

This charming stretch of coastline is much quieter than nearby Portobello Beach yet it’s just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a quick escape from the crowds.

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at Musselburgh Beach to uncover its history, discover what it’s like to visit, and find out what other attractions are worth visiting in the area.

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh: Things to Do

Welcome to Portobello Beach, a charming seaside suburb of Edinburgh. In this article, you’ll take a good look around this beautiful beach which has two miles of golden sand that is perfect for sunbathing.

Portobello Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze, and as it’s just a few miles from the city centre it’s easy to get to for tourists. Join me as I explore this lovely spot and share tips on how to make the most of your visit.

Torness Power Station Walkway: Things to Do

Torness power station is situated on the coast near the town of Dunbar in East Lothian.

As well as having a 5-star awarded visitor centre which gives free tours to visitors, Torness has a superb 4-mile coastal footpath that runs along the coastline between Thorntonloch beach to the south and Barns Ness Lighthouse to the north.

Discover this often-overlooked corner of Southeast Scotland in this complete visitor guide.

Gott Bay, Tiree: Things to Do

One of the most stunning beaches in all of Scotland is Gott Bay which can be found on the Inner Hebrides island of Tiree.

With its beautiful turquoise sea and powder white beach it’s no surprise that this bay attracts thousands of visitors each year, and in fact, it’s often cited as one of the best beaches in the whole of Scotland.

In this article, we’ll the stunning scenery of Gott Bay as well as the many fun things to do there that make it such a popular destination for visitors to Tiree.

Belhaven Beach, Dunbar: Things to Do

Nestled along the eastern coastline of Scotland lies a hidden gem, Belhaven Beach near Dunbar in East Lothian.

Known for its expansive golden sand and panoramic views of the North Sea, Belhaven Beach is a must-see destination for both locals and tourists alike.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes Belhaven Beach so special and why it simply has to be on your list of places to visit in Scotland.

Gullane Beach: Things to Do

Gullane Beach is located between Aberlady Bay nature reserve and Yellowcraig Beach in East Lothian, a 15-minute drive from North Berwick and 40 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh.

Visitors to the beach can enjoy a 1-mile stretch of golden sand that’s exceptionally clean and has miles of rough paths through the surrounding dunes to the north and south.

Discover everything you need to know about the picturesque Gullane Beach in this complete visitor guide.

Traigh Mhor Beach: Things to Do

Traigh Mhor on the Isle of Barra is one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches.
The pristine white sand of Traigh Mhor is flanked by long banks of flowering machair to the north, south, and west, while turquoise waters frame the scene to the east.

This beach is also famous for being an airfield which can only be used when the tide is low – the only airfield of its type in the world.

Hushinish, Isle of Harris: Things to Do

Hushinish is a remote region of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is accessed via a twisting 12-mile single-track road on the southwest of the island which presents stunning views of South Harris and the island of Taransay.

Once at Hushinish, visitors can enjoy a white sand beach surrounded by a rugged coastline in addition to kayaking to the nearby island of Scarp.