Here are five of the best, most breathtaking beaches in Scotland…
1. Silver Sands of Morar
Well named, the beaches that make up the Silver Sands of Morar are well known for their beautiful expanses of pristine sand. Populating the coast for several miles, you will find beautiful views over the crystal clear water. Pick one beach and set up camp for the day or make a ‘beach crawl’ and explore them all.
Don’t forget your bucket and spades!
2. Loch Morlich
Where can you find tall graceful pines, snow capped mountains and stunning sandy beaches all in one place? That’s right, Loch Morlich. This fresh water loch is dotted with sandy beaches; its secluded bay is a popular spot for water sports and a relaxing afternoon. Nestled within the Cairngorms National Park this is a truly beautiful spot.
Don’t forget your camera!
3. Big Sand Beach
Right up in the north of Scotland, this is not the place to go if you want to splash about in a sea as warm as bath water. However, what it is lacking in water temperature, Big Sand Beach makes up for in beauty. There are vast dunes leading up to the beach providing a sheltered spot for a picnic and it’s just the spot for an unforgettable sunset.
Don’t forget warm towels!
4. Sango Bay
If Big Sand isn’t quite far enough north for you, head up to Sango Bay. On the north westerly tip of Scotland, this beach has brilliant views and a varied landscape. Dunes, cliffs, rocks and soft sand can all be found here. The surf’s good, and near by you will find Scotland’s famous Smoo Cave.
Don’t forget to bring a surf board!
5. Sanna Bay
This beautiful bay is as west as you can get, on the British mainland at least. Enjoy the bright blue sea and soft sand; if you’re lucky you might be able to spot a whale or pod of dolphins passing by. It is a great spot for nature lovers as you might get the chance to see other Scottish wildlife including eagles and pine martins.
Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!