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 St. Combs. 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.

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Beach

    This popular beach is located at the opposite end of a long sandy stretch to Fraserburgh town. The Waters of Philorth is named after the nature reserve that runs along the back of the beach. This is a rare estuarine environment which attracts…

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    8. Newburgh Beach

    Newburgh Beach, twenty minutes' drive north of Aberdeen, is one of the best places in the United Kingdom for spotting marine wildlife. Along the sandy estuary of the River Ythan, there is a large colony of around 400 seals, which make…

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    9. Cullen Beach

    Cullen is an attractive, golden sandy beach to the west of the village of the same name. It overlooks Cullen Bay, which gives the waters here some degree of shelter from the strongest currents, making it a good beach for swimming and snorkelling.…

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    10. Findhorn Beach

    Findhorn is one of the more popular beaches along the Moray coastline thanks to the long, unspoilt sandy stretch of the shore and the natural beauty of this spot. When the tide is out, a wide expanse of flat sand is exposed, ideal for…

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