Enjoy some of the best beaches in the world!

Choose your adventure

Scotland has some of the best beaches in the world, stretching all the way along the coast line from the Outer and Inner Hebrides to East Lothian. You can enjoy a wild swimming experience, go surfing, kayaking, take your SUP and enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets. 

Our highlights

  • Coll and Tiree
  • Belhaven and Yellowcraig Beach 
  • Benbecula
  • Durness
  • Findhorn

Why are Scottish Hostels great for beach enthusiasts

A variety of our hostels are situated on or very close to a scenic beach and offer you: 


  • Drying rooms for your wet kit
  • Laundry facilities
  • Local knowledge and expert advice on wildlife tours and activities 


If you want to find out which of our hostels are close to beaches, you can see the full list below or use our search facility.

Our top choices for hostels near iconic beaches

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Coll Bunkhouse

5* hostel accommodation in the Inner Hebrides. The beautiful Isle of Coll offers so much, whether you are into walking, stargazing, wildlife, divin...
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The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn has a stylish retro vintage interior which extends through its ten rooms, all situated on two upper floors. These include twins, do...
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The Sail Loft

The Sail Loft's fabulous coastal location overlooks the beach and sea in the picturesque Aberdeenshire town of Portsoy. This self catering accommod...
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Findhorn Village Centre

Our Hostel is located in the coastal village of Findhorn on the North East, Moray coast in Scotland, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty...
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Helmsdale Lodge Hostel

Located on the main NC500 and Land's End to John o' Groats routes. All rooms en-suite. Helmsdale Lodge Hostel is located in the scenic coastal vill...
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Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse

The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse offers quality self-catering accommodation at affordable prices. Robbie and Fiona Mackay pride themselves on the warm at...
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Acheninver Hostel

Acheninver Hostel is on the Ben Mor Coigach Wildlife Reserve with panoramic views over the Summer Isles. There are mountain routes f...
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The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse was created with a sharp eye for design and comfort, and provides a friendly and luxurious retreat in the wilderness...
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Argyll Backpackers

Conveniently located on the A83 between Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and just minutes from the NCR78, Argyll Backpackers is an amazing purpose-built 'gre...
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