Show / hide menu

Best beaches in Lothian

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

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

  • 1. Cramond Beach

    Cramond Beach

    A sandy beach close to Edinburgh. It is possible to walk over the causeway to the island at low tide but keep an eye on the tides as it is possible to get cut-off.

  • 2. Milsey Bay (North Berwick)

    Milsey Bay (North Berwick)

    An expansive sandy beach with splendid views of the Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth across to Fife. Popular family beach with boat pond built into the rocks providing a safe place for children to sail boats and paddle. Very close to a picturesque…

  • 3. West Bay (North Berwick)

    West Bay (North Berwick)

    North Berwick West Beach has a long stretch of sand with views to the island of Craigleith and the Bass Rock. It is a popular family beach providing an ideal location for sunbathing, bird watching, paddling, picnics and dog walking. Behind the beach…

  • 4. Tyninghame Beach

    Tyninghame Beach

    A long sandy beach, one of the finest in the South of Scotland.

  • 5. Belhaven Beach (Dunbar)

    Belhaven Beach (Dunbar)

    Belhaven Bay stretches from Belhaven to the River Tyne. Low sheltering sand dunes, salt marsh and grasslands. Much favoured for walking, picnics and sunbathing with great views across the Forth Estuary.

  • 6. Seacliff Beach

    Seacliff Beach

    Set amid protruding cliffs, this sandy beach offers spectacular scenery with views of Tantallon Castle to the east and Berwickshire to the west. The beach is private and there is a charge for using the beach. Photo shows the small harbour.

  • 7. Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay)

    Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay)

    A sandy cove with great views to Fife and the lighthouse on Fidra Island. A popular family beach with a nature trail, barbecue site and footpaths through the adjacent sheltered woodlands and grassland. The beach is within walking distance of the…

  • 8. Gosford Sands Beach

    Gosford Sands Beach

    Popular with walkers, bird watchers and kite-flyers, this attractive strip of beach, with its backdrop of forest and cliffs is just a short drive from Edinburgh. Behind the beach are the gates to the magnificent Georgian mansion of Gosford House.…