Scotland Beaches Tours 2024/2025

Scotland, a land of scenic grandeur and tranquil beauty, is also home to over 120 splendid beaches. With an extensive coastline that stretches over 10,000 kilometers, Scotland's beaches are some of the most breathtaking in the world, from the pristine sands of Luskentyre to the rugged beauty of Sango Bay. If you're searching for quiet beaches in your Scotland tour, Fife and the area around Glasgow are brimming with hidden gems. or a more tropical-looking experience, the Caribbean-like beaches in places like Harris and Lewis are a mesmerizing sight and among the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. For those who fancy an alternative tour activity, exploring Scotland's historical castles with our Scotland historical site tours offers a delightful contrast. Otherwise, check out our list of the best beaches in Scotland.

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Scotland's Orkney Islands

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5 day beach tour in Scotland, visiting Kirkwall, Orkney Islands and Inverness. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Beach & Art and architecture +1 more
  • Accommodation Hut & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Ferry, Private Vehicle, Train & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Isle of Skye & Outer Hebrides

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6 day nature and bush walks tour in Scotland, visiting Inverness, Stornoway and Portree. Read More
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  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Honeymoon +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Ferry & Train
  • Age Range 5-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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8 Days / 7 Nights - New Year Cairngorms Winter Walking Adventure

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8 day adventure trip through Edinburgh, Rothiemurchus, Ruigh Aiteachain Bothy and 5 other destinations in Scotland. Read More
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  • Activities Adventure & Trekking and Hiking +3 more
  • Transport Bus
  • Age Range 6-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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8 Days / 7 Nights - Lewis & Harris Walking Adventure

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8 day adventure trip to Stornoway, Lewis & Harris and 6 other destinations traveling through Scotland and England. Read More
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  • Activities Adventure & Trekking and Hiking +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hut
  • Transport Ferry, Train & Bus
  • Age Range 6-99 yrs
  • Operated in German, English
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Moray Coast, Wildlife & Speyside Whisky Explorer

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1 day explorer tour in Edinburgh. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer & Beach
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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3 Most Popular Beaches in Scotland

  1. Clachtoll Beach, Assynt: At the northern reaches of the North West Highlands Snorkel Trail, you'll find Clachtoll Beach, a jewel among Scotland beaches. Its big draw is the banana-yellow sand, contrasting with the tiffany blue sea on a clear, sunny day. Known for its otherworldly coral, kelp views, and occasional dolphin swims, this beach is the epitome of serenity in winter and a hot spot in summer.
  2. Coral Beach, Claigan: Defying the typical Scottish landscape, Coral Beach on a trip to Isle of Skye is a tropical paradise with rugged surroundings. Contrary to its name, the beach is not made of coral but of weathered lime-rich algae known as maerl. This sparkling white material gives Coral Beach a unique aesthetic, resembling the sandy stretches of the Caribbean.
  3. Sandwood Bay, Northwest Sutherland: The allure of Sandwood Bay lies in its wild and secluded nature, a hidden gem in Scotland's crown. This vast stretch of pink-hued sands, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Am Buachaille sea stack, offers visitors unparalleled tranquillity. A combination of raw, untouched beauty and peaceful solitude cements Sandwood Bay as one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland.

Highlights of Scotland Beach Tours

  • Explore the hidden beauty of Belhaven Bay, one of the most serene and quiet beaches in Scotland, known for its dramatic tidal changes and stunning sunsets.
  • Experience the divine tranquillity at Yellowcraig, a remarkable sandy beach near North Berwick, offering a beautiful view of the Firth of Forth and the lighthouse on Fidra Island.
  • Immerse yourself in the striking beauty of Scotland's Caribbean-like beaches in the Outer Hebrides, where you can soak in the turquoise waters and the white sandy beaches.
  • Roam around the pristine sands of Pease Bay, Located in the Scottish Borders; this beach is known for its excellent surfing conditions and scenic beauty.
  • Bask in the serenity of Kingsbarns Beach, one of the nicest beaches in Fife, Scotland, boasting a tranquil atmosphere and a stunning coastline.
  • Marvel at the mesmerizing vistas of the Morar Beaches, famed for their silvery sands and crystal-clear waters, making them some of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland.

Travel Tips for Beach Tours in Scotland

  • Scotland's climate can be unpredictable, with sunny days sometimes sparse. However, the summer months from June to August typically offer the warmest weather, drawing the most visitors to Scotland's numerous sandy shores.
  • If you're based in Glasgow, remember that being an inland city, it doesn't have a beach. However, you can find beautiful beaches in Scotland near Glasgow.
  • Beware of rip currents! They are currents of water flowing from the shoreline back to the sea, often caused by a build-up of water on the beach due to wave and tidal motion. Ensure you know the tide timings and exit points when venturing across Scotland beaches or banks affected by tidal water.
  • Prepare for Cold Water Shock! Cold water shock is a bodily response to being suddenly immersed in water less than 15 °C. If possible, visit the Scotland beaches during low tide to enjoy a larger stretch of sand and more space to roam around.
  • Plan to spend around £148 ($181) per day on your vacation in Scotland, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. This budget includes accommodation, transportation, food, and activities.
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