Beaches & Coastal Areas

Discover a collection of guides and reviews about Scotland’s best beaches and coastal areas.

Central Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

Firth of Forth Visitor Guide

The Firth of Forth is an estuary of several rivers, particularly the River Forth, located on Scotland’s east coast. It meets the North Sea with Fife to the north and the Lothian counties to the south, spanning approximately 50 miles from the west of Stirling to its widest point near the Isle of May.

The Firth of Forth is also recognized for its biodiversity and it’s an important area for bird conservation, with many species spending the winter there or using it as a staging area during migration.

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Isle of MullInner HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Duart Bay Visitor Guide

Duart Bay is a picturesque spot on the Isle of Mull, one of the largest islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

The bay is a serene location, offering breathtaking views of the Sound of Mull and nearby islands, and it’s a great place for wildlife spotting as you can often see a variety of sea birds, seals, and occasionally dolphins and whales.

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Outer HebridesRegions of Scotland

Bagh A’Deas Beach Visitor Guide

Welcome to the Isle of Vatersay, the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides, and home to the breathtaking Bagh a Deas beach – a hidden gem located on the south-facing side of the island.

Bagh a Deas, aptly named ‘South Bay’ in Scots Gaelic, is an emblem of natural beauty, with pristine white sand, azure waters, and one of the finest views in the Western Isles.

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Outer HebridesRegions of Scotland

Eoligarry Visitor Guide

The Eoligarry peninsula is located on the northern region of the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The peninsula is best known for its airport which is the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway.

The peninsula offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Fuday and Fiaraidh islands from Eolaigearraidh Beach, and the 1.3 mile Traigh Eais Beach is regarded as one of the finest in the Outer Hebrides.

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Outer HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Uidh Peninsula Visitor Guide

Welcome to the serene, untouched beauty of the northeast peninsula of the Isle of Vatersay, where the grass is greener, the air is fresher, and the scenery is beyond compare.

Vatersay, an enchanting island with a population of just over 90 people, is a place where time slows down and the hustle and bustle of city life seem a million miles away, especially in the area around Uidh which sees few visitors yet has a wonderful collection of white sand beaches framed by clear turquoise waters.

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Argyll & ButeRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Ardmucknish Bay Visitor Guide

Within the heart of Scotland’s picturesque Argyll and Bute region lies a breathtaking destination that often goes unnoticed by tourists: Ardmucknish Bay.

This unspoiled haven boasts a mix of golden sand and pristine sheltered waters which are a popular destination for nature lovers and holidaymakers alike.

In this article, we’ll explore the many facets of Ardmucknish Bay including sightseeing flights from Oban Airport, walking trails up nearby Beinn Lora, and sunbathing on the bay’s beautiful beaches.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Musselburgh Beach Visitor Guide

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.

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EdinburghRegions of Scotland

Portobello Beach Visitor Guide

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.

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