Scotland’s beaches have something for everyone; excellent environmental quality, world class surf, bustling promenades, secluded bays and biodiversity rich shores. Maintaining standards is vitally important. Therefore, as part of our environmental contribution, Keep Scotland Beautiful manages Scotland's national Beach Awards, the Seaside Award and Blue Flag.
These awards aim to encourage the protection and enhancement of this fabulous resource, focussing on our beaches, seas and marine life. We also aim to improve the economic and aesthetic value of the coastline for community and visitors alike by involving local communities in beach management and encouraging them to become guardians of their coastline.