The beautiful coastline of Scotland includes sea lochs, incredible beaches, amazing, rugged cliffs and stunning islands. You can find some of the most inspiring landscapes in the Scottish Highlands. It spans 6,160 miles (9,910 km) and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy spending time in nature and visiting local villages and picturesque towns. Here are some of the most beautiful places in Scotland which top of our list:
You can’t go wrong when spending some time on the Lothian Coast. The Lothian region includes Edinburgh and the districts East, Mid and West Lothian. Some of the beaches worth visiting are Yellowcraig Beach, Tyninghame Beach and Seacliff Beach. Gullane Beach is privately owned and may require a small entrance fee. You’ll find a few sandy beaches surrounded by cliffs and forests. Some of the towns on the Lothian Coast are North Berwick and Musselburgh.
The popular sea inlet Moray Firth is the largest in Scotland and is often visited as a part of the North Coast 500. You can hike along the coast and may even be able to spot some dolphins in the sea. While the temperatures may be too cold to swim, consider going on a boat trip instead. Even though many tourists typically visit this area, you can also find more remote places here. Particularly the Southern part may provide an escape from heavily visited tourist areas. Moray Coast is a great place to see if you plan a coastal holiday and enjoy visiting iconic locations. If you are looking for clean, modern and affordable accommodation that you can book with your family, friends or just for yourself, you’ll find parks and glamping sites here that are close to the most important sights.
In Iona take in the beauty of historic abbeys and old chapels that overlook the sea. Take walks on paths that lead down to the water and visit the Iona gallery if you enjoy pottery designs, hand-crafted designs and art.
Watch the fishing boats leave the harbour or puffins dive into the water to catch fish in Oban. Great musical acts come through here and you will likely be able to catch a traditional music performance you can dance along to. Visit some of the many castles and enjoy the stunning views and the chance to escape into nature.
Wherever you decide to go along the Scottish Coastline, you will not regret having planned a trip here. While some areas are filled with tourists during certain times of the year, others are quiet and remote and allow you to explore long stretches of sandy beaches, cliffs, sea life and castles. Scotland can offer you one of the most relaxing holidays you have had in a long time.
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