Nice for the wall! The 61 best beaches in Scotland for 2019 open in annual awards

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Nice for the wall! The 61 best beaches in Scotland for 2019 open in annual awards

  • Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has named the award winners
  • Beaches that win the award are rated as meeting a range of criteria
  • These include security, access and facilities, and cleanliness
  • In total, 54 beaches have held an award for five or more years in a row

Twenty-one beaches across Scotland have been awarded recognition in recognition of their high standards for visitors.

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful named the locations that have won the status of the 2019 Scottish Beach Award ahead of the bathing season that begins on Saturday.

Beaches that win the award are rated as meeting a range of criteria, including on security, access and facilities, and cleanliness.

Twenty-one beaches across Scotland have been awarded recognition in recognition of their high standards for visitors. Pictured is Kirkcaldy Pathhead Sands Beach in Fife, which is one of the & # 39;

Beaches that win the Beach Award distinction are rated as meeting a range of criteria, including about safety, access and facilities, and cleanliness. Pictured is the gang receiver Loch Morlich beach in Highland

Beaches that win the Beach Award distinction are rated as meeting a range of criteria, including about safety, access and facilities, and cleanliness. Pictured is the gang receiver Loch Morlich beach in Highland

In total, 54 beaches have held an award for five or more years in a row. Pictured is the Elie Harbor beach in Fife, which is one of the 61 beaches recognized this year

In total, 54 beaches have held an award for five or more years in a row. Pictured is the Elie Harbor beach in Fife, which is one of the 61 beaches recognized this year

REVEALED: THE BEST BEACHES OF SCOTLAND FOR 2019

Aberdeen Ballroom Beach Aberdeen

Balmedie Beach Aberdeenshire

Collieston Aberdeenshire

Cruden Bay Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Tigerhill Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth Aberdeenshire

Inverboyndie Beach Aberdeenshire

Peterhead Lido Aberdeenshire

Stonehaven Beach Aberdeenshire

Seafront of Montrose Angus

Carnoustie Angus

Arbroath Angus

Lunan Bay Angus

Monifieth Angus

East Haven Angus

Broughty Ferry Dundee City

Belhaven Bay East Lothian

Gullane Bents East Lothian

Longniddry Gosford Bay East Lothian

North Berwick Milsey Bay East Lothian

North Berwick West Beach East Lothian

Longniddry No 1 and 2 (Seton Sands) East Lothian

Yellowcraig East Lothian

Aberdour Silversands Fife

Anstruther Billowness Fife

Burntisland Beach Fife

Crail Roome Bay Fife

Elie Harbor Fife

Elie Ruby Bay Fife

Kingsbarns Beach Fife

Kinghorn and Pettycur Bay Fife

Kirkcaldy Seafield Fife

Living East Fife

St Andrews East Sands Fife

St Andrews West Sands Fife

Aberdour Black Sands Fife

Kirkcaldy Pathhead Sands Fife

Achmelvichbaai Highland

Brora Beach Highland

Dornoch Beach Highland

Embo Highland

Golspie Beach Highland

Portmahomack Highland

Sango Sands Highland

Shandwick Bay Highland

Strathy Bay Highland

Nairn Central Highland

Loch Morlich Highland

Melvich Beach Highland

Irvine North Ayrshire

Newton Beach Millport North Ayrshire

Coldingham Scottish Borders

St Ninian Isle Shetland

Sands of Breckon Shetland

Tresta Shetland

West Voe Shetland

West Sandwick Shetland

Ayr South South Ayrshire

Throne South Ayrshire

Server South Ayrshire

Prestwick South Ayrshire

This year, many long-standing award participants look back, including Gullane Bents in East Lothian and St Andrews West Sands in Fife, who both celebrate 27 consecutive years as award winners.

In total, 54 beaches have held an award for five or more years in a row.

Irvine Beach – Front Shore in Northern Ayrshire is also welcomed back to the list for the first time in a decade.

Fife retains its title as the region with the most awards, and is home to 14 winning beaches.

The Highlands finished second, with 12 successful award winners.

Pictured is the award-winning Irvine beach in Northern Ayrshire, which Keep Scotland Beautiful describes as & # 39; a long stretch of golden sand protected by flowing down & # 39;

Pictured is the award-winning Irvine beach in Northern Ayrshire, which Keep Scotland Beautiful describes as & # 39; a long stretch of golden sand protected by flowing down & # 39;

Kinghorn and Pettycur Bay beach in Fife, pictured, makes the list. It is described as & # 39; a comfortable sandy beach to & # 39; a west side of Kinghorn ... a haven of peace and tranquility & # 39;

Kinghorn and Pettycur Bay beach in Fife, pictured, makes the list. It is described as & # 39; a comfortable sandy beach to & # 39; a west side of Kinghorn … a haven of peace and tranquility & # 39;

Keep Scotland wonderful chief executive Derek Robertson said: & # 39; With the country set to mark 2020 as Scotland & # 39; s Year of Coasts and Waters, it is only good that we celebrate the achievements of communities, organizations and local authorities in the highland to make sure our beaches give visitors the fantastic coastline experience that they deserve.

& # 39; The coasts and waters of Scotland attract thousands of visitors each year. These beach goers can be sure that, where they see the Scottish Beach Award flag, the experience they are looking for: a clean beach, excellent amenities and local area signs, as well as information on water quality. & # 39;

Malcolm Roughead, chief tourism director of VisitScotland, said: "Thanks to Keep Scotland Beautiful and the passion of a range of organizations, local authorities and individuals to gain recognition through the Scottish Beach Awards – visitors and local people can enjoy from a wide range of spectacular environments emphasize beach settings across the country. & # 39;

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