The Best Beaches in Scotland

Scotland as a holiday choice flashes up a myriad of ideas about interesting things to do and see, historical sites, golf, walking to name but a few – but it should be mentioned that Scotland can actually offer a fantastic beach holiday too.  Visiting Scotland requires a freedom and it is therefore great to explore the outlying coastline from a holiday cottage base, as this type of accommodation allows guests to throw away time constraints and explore the regions at their own pace. With approximately 8200 miles of coastline to explore a Scottish holiday cottage break is just the thing to plan days out exploring the miles of unspoilt coastline.  Scotland, because of its miles of coast provides visitors with a variety of beach experiences. Some of the beaches are quite close to famous Scottish towns and cities and so a holiday can provide a mix of activities – something to suit all visitors.  Further North the coastline is very rugged and is famous for its small coves that have formed over thousands of years amongst the cliffs.  Boasting beautiful white sands the area is quiet and unspoilt.

The West coast of Scotland has a similar cliff backdrop and is an amazing area to visit and explore.  For some of the best beach holidays in Scotland consider booking a holiday cottage in Perthshire.  Perthshire has numerous beaches in the vicinity including St Cyrus Bay, Arbroath Beach and Barry Sands amongst others.    Alternatively a Scottish holiday cottage in Fife can provide a base from which to discover the amazing coastline.  Many of Fife’s beaches have won prestigious awards and provide visitors with opportunities to experience diving and a number of water sports, plus the Kingdom of Fife coastlines boasts some of the most dramatic coastline walks.  There is a coastal path suitable for a short ramble of for more discerning walkers that want to absorb the amazing flora and wildlife that frequent the area. The coastline can also be explored by car with numerous viewpoints where the scenery can be absorbed while sipping a hot cup of tea from a thermos flask.

Another area, not usually thought of as an area from which to plan a Scottish holiday cottage beach holiday is Edinburgh.  Edinburgh is close to the Scottish coastline and has numerous beaches that are definitely worth exploring including Portabello, Yellowcraig and Longniddry Bents.  A holiday cottage holiday in Edinburgh is perfect for visitors with differing interests, steeped in history the city itself has a tremendous array of places to visit – the beaches offer a day away from it all with beautiful coastline walks or water-sports.

Whatever you want from a holiday, a Scottish holiday cottage holiday promises to be an experience to remember.  The unspoilt coastline gives visitors the opportunity to watch dolphins, sharks and sea birds as they also visit the tremendous coast of Scotland.  Days out will be some of the best you will ever experience and returning to your holiday cottage and the relaxed atmosphere that this type of accommodation provides will give you time to sit back and absorb your day’s adventures.

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