The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Tayside

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

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

  • Lunan Bay © Catherine Morgan | BY-SA

    1. Lunan Bay

    Lunan Bay is a mile-long sandy beach, with a reputation as one of the best in Angus. It is set in a secluded, pretty, rural location, with a cave and arch at the northern end, and is divided in two by Lunan Water, backed by sand dunes.…

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  • Easthaven Beach © Miss Steel | BY-SA

    2. Easthaven Beach

    Easthaven is a mostly sandy beach next to the village bearing the same name. It has rocky sections, and a large number of rockpools which become exposed when the tide is out. The beach is popular for swimming, family days out, and sand-castle…

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  • Carnoustie Beach © Mike Pennington | BY-SA

    3. Carnoustie Beach

    This small sand and rock beach is found a short walk from Carnoustie Railway Station, about 10 miles north of Dundee. The beach slopes gently into the sea, and at high tide the water can come all the way up to the sea wall. At low tide…

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  • Monifieth Beach © Gwen And James Anderson | BY-SA

    4. Monifieth Beach

    Monifieth is a long, sandy beach looking out over the Firth of Tay, with views across towards the southern side. The beach has a number of sea defences, with wooden groynes becoming exposed at low tide. A number of rocks are also exposed,…

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  • Victoria Park Beach (Arbroath) © Karen Vernon | BY-SA

    5. Victoria Park Beach (Arbroath)

    Victoria Park Beach is a mostly rocky beach with some sandy patches along the eastern shore of the town of Arbroath, backed by a small cliff, and by Victoria Park. At the end of the beach that is closest to the town, there is a stretch…

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  • Broughty Ferry Beach © Paul Mcilroy | BY-SA

    6. Broughty Ferry Beach

    A large sandy beach, backed by dunes and overlooked by a historic castle, in Broughty Ferry, a former fishing village that's now a residential suburb of Dundee. Easy access from a promenade, a nature conservation site and great views across…

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  • West Links Beach (Arbroath) © Mike Pennington | BY-SA

    7. West Links Beach (Arbroath)

    West Links is the main beach by the town of Arbroath, and is also known as Elliot Beach. Adjacent to the town, it is a rocky beach, with a large number of rockpools exposed at low tide. Moving south-west along the shore, there is a long…

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  • Westhaven Beach © Gwen And James Anderson | BY-SA

    8. Westhaven Beach

    Westhaven is a small, sandy beach on the western edge of the town of Carnoustie. The beach is surrounded by rocks, which protect it from the strongest currents, making it a good place for bathing in the relatively shallow water. Naturally,…

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