Some of Scotland's finest beaches.

Best Beaches in Scotland: Here are the 9 Scottish beaches that made the the Sunday Times UK top 50

It’s the 14th time that the newspaper has collated the finest sections of the UK’s coastline to enjoy.

Monday, 4th July 2022, 3:29 pm

Sunday Times chief travel writer Chris Haslam visited a remarkable 791 beaches on mainland Britain to collate the guide.

The little-known mile-long Sandhaven Beach, in South Shields on the north east coast of England, took home the title of Beach of the Year.

But there was also plenty of representation north of the border, with no less than nine Scottish beaches making the cut.

Rural beaches were rated for access, cleanliness and beauty, while urban beaches were marked up for criteria including bathing water quality, lifeguard provision, toilets and wildlife-management.

Here are the beaches you should be visiting this year, according to the guide. You can read about the full top 50 here.

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