The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Grampian

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Grampian as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Grampian is Silversands. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Grampian just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Silversands Beach (Lossiemouth) © Anne Burgess | BY-SA

    1. Silversands Beach (Lossiemouth)

    Just to the west of the town of Lossiemouth, this beach offers a good stretch of pale, clean sand interspersed with rocks. There are fine views out over the Moray Firth and towards Spey Bay. The rocks of Little Skerries and Halliman Skerries…

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  • St. Combs Beach © Stephen Mckay | BY-SA

    2. St. Combs Beach

    St Combs is a beautiful, remote beach around 5 miles down the coast from Fraserburgh. The sandy beach is backed by hills and a series of grassy dunes which stretch south all the way to Peterhead. A walk along the shore to Rattray Head…

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  • Banff Bridge Beach © Stephen Mckay | BY-SA

    3. Banff Bridge Beach

    Banff Bridge is a sand and shingle beach at the mouth of the River Deveron, which separates the towns of Banff and Macduff. The river used to be known for its unpredictability, although it was finally tamed when a bridge was completed…

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  • Fraserburgh Beach © Don Cload | BY-SA

    4. Fraserburgh Beach

    Fraserburgh is a long, golden, sandy beach starting at the south-eastern end of the town and stretching along the Aberdeenshire coastline to the point where the Moray Firth meets the North Sea. The beach's proximity to all the facilities…

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  • Findochty Beach © Anne Burgess | BY-SA

    5. Findochty Beach

    Findochty is an old fishing village, although today most of the boats that sit in the quaint harbour are used for outings rather than being genuine working fishing vessels. To the west of the harbour there is a small, rocky beach, where…

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  • Cruden Bay © Stusmith_uk | BY-SA

    6. Cruden Bay

    Cruden Bay stretches along the Grampian coastline for approximately 2 miles and is home to a wide, golden, sandy beach. It is a popular place to swim, there is even an electronic board detailing the current water quality. Water sports…

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  • Hopeman East Beach © Andrew Wood | BY-SA

    7. Hopeman East Beach

    Hopeman village has two beaches which are separated by a headland, around which the harbour was built. The larger of these two beaches is Hopeman East. The beach is mostly sandy, but there are rocky patches, including many interesting…

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  • Lossiemouth East Beach © Des Colhoun | BY-SA

    8. Lossiemouth East Beach

    This lovely stretch of beach, backed by grassy dunes lies approximately mid-way between Nairn and Banff, at the mouth of the River Lossie. After an area of pebbles nearer the main car park, the beach at low tide becomes a long, wide expanse…

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  • Peterhead Lido Beach © Richard Slessor | BY-SA

    9. Peterhead Lido Beach

    Peterhead Lido is a thin strip of sandy beach located within Peterhead Bay Marina, itself within the larger Peterhead Harbour. Although it is possible to swim here, and despite the name, this is not a swimming pool, but an area of water…

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  • Strathlene Beach © Colin Mcdonald | BY-SA

    10. Strathlene Beach

    Strathlene is a sandy beach which is surrounded by rocks and backs onto a grassy area. It is located on the Moray Firth coastline, near the town of Buckie. The beach was once a very popular destination for day trippers and it used to have…

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