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Mountainous seaside views on the coast of Scotland



Scotland has one the UK's richest coastline with beautiful landscapes, wildlife and prosperous habitats. Much of Scotland is incredibly rural and secluded and the coastline is no different; quaint villages, unspoiled beaches and amazing views are just some of what you can expect from Scotland's coast, especially the West coast. It has been said that around 60% of the UK's coastline can be found in Scotland, with over 6000 miles, including the many offshore islands this is not hard to believe!

Find yourself the perfect Seaside cottage in Scotland nearby a beach! Or click to find a cottage on the west coast of Scotland.

Quaint boating harbours on the coast of Scotland

There is plenty to do activity wise and anyone looking for an adventurous seaside break should definitely consider visiting Scotland's coast. From walking to sailing, windsurfing to climbing there is plenty to keep you active. Why not take your bike along and discover some of Scotland's amazing coastal cycling routes? For those people looking to relax and enjoy a peaceful break, the sights and sounds of this amazing country will relax you in no time, and if your looking for something to do that's not so strenuous then a bit of whale and dolphin watching on the west coast could be in order. Boat trips and birdwatching are also common place in this glorious coastline.

Described as Scotland's best beach, Sandwood Bay can be found at the very North of Scotland in Sutherland. It is a mile-long stretch of stunning golden sands backed by rolling dunes and huge Atlantic waves. Other fantastic beaches to discover on the north coast are Oldshoremore, Balnakeil Beach and Ceannabeinne Beach. Click to discover cottages in Sutherland for your wonderful self-catering break in Scotland.

The East coast of Scotland also boasts a fantastic coastline with many of the awarded blue flag beaches in Scotland found in Fife. Fife is also well known for its collection of golf courses and therefore makes the perfect location for a golfing holiday or for fishing. Click to find self-catering country cottages in Fife.




Scenic views off the coast of scotland from your self-catering accommodationEileen Donan castle









It is Scottish scenery that keeps people returning to Scotland. Memories are made of spotting a herd of deer in the mist, seals on a lonely sea shore, the unloading of the catch in a harbour. Find out more about country cottages in Scotland for good cottage accommodation to rent to guarantee an comfortable and cosy holiday.









Facts: Scotland

  • Scotland's West coast is home to the third largest whirlpool in the world, between the islands of Jura and Scarba.
  • Minke Whales can be seen on the west coast of Scotland during spring.
  • Home of the Loch Ness Monster!
  • Home to Ben Nevis, Britain's Highest Mountain, 4406 feet.
  • Scotland has 790 islands, 130 islands are uninhabited.
  • 'Loch' is Gaelic for Lake.

Blue Flag awarded beaches 2011:

  • Coldingham, Scottish borders
  • Elie Ruby Bay, Fife
  • Leven East, Fife
  • St Andrews West Sands, Fife
  • Burntisland Beach, Fife