These are the beaches in Scotland and Northern Ireland that have been awarded Blue Flags

These are the Blue Flag beaches in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Blue Flag beach award is widely considered the gold standard for beaches.

Ideally suited to resort beaches with plenty of facilities, the Blue Flag criteria are divided into four categories. These are: environmental education and information; water quality; environmental management; and safety and services. These are the beaches in Scotland and Northern Ireland that were awarded the Blue Flag.

This sheltered beach is on the West Coast and has a popular nearby camp site. The nearest town is Stornoway.

1. Achmelvich Bay

This sheltered beach is on the West Coast and has a popular nearby camp site. The nearest town is Stornoway.
Gordon Hatton
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This beach is at the far end of a long sandy stretch to Fraserburgh town in Aberdeenshire.

2. Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Beach

This beach is at the far end of a long sandy stretch to Fraserburgh town in Aberdeenshire.
Iain Macauley
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Near the town of Burntisland, this sandy beach is very near the Fife Coastal Path.

3. Aberdour-Silver Sands Beach

Near the town of Burntisland, this sandy beach is very near the Fife Coastal Path.
Sandy Gemmill
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This sand and rock beach is to the east of Burntisland and overlooks the Firth of Forth.

4. Burntisland

This sand and rock beach is to the east of Burntisland and overlooks the Firth of Forth.
Simon Johnston
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