Scotland

Your views of Scotland's 26 beaches with the cleanest water

Here are some of your pictures from the 26 beaches ranked as Scotland's "most excellent" for water quality.

1. Aberdour (Silversands)

Silversands Image copyright Joe Stewart
Image caption Sunset at Silversands Bay with paddlers and swimmers enjoying the last of the light

2. Achmelvich

Achmelvich Image copyright Chris Couper
Image caption Beautiful waters at Achmelvich Beach taken at the start of May

3. Anstruther (Billow Ness)

Billowness, Image copyright Helen Bishop
Image caption Billowness captured on a glorious summer

4. Balmedie

Balmedie Beach Image copyright Allan McIntosh
Image caption And here's a winter sunrise on Balmedie Beach

5. Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry beach Image copyright Dearbhail Whittles
Image caption Another moody shot, this time Cillian and Liam enjoying an evening on Broughty Ferry beach

6. Carrick

Carrick Image copyright Rachel Precious
Image caption Taking a stroll along Carrick beach in Dumfries & Galloway

7. Crail (Roome Bay)

Roome Bay Image copyright Craig Fechman

8. Dornoch

Dornoch Image copyright Mairi Macdonald
Image caption An amazing image of sea and sky taken by Mairi Macdonald at Dornoch

9. Dunnet

Dunnet Bay Image copyright Darren Boor
Image caption Dunnet Bay beach is the venue for this horse walking in the surf

10. Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry

Elie and Earlsferry Image copyright Adrian Davies
Image caption The waters of Elie and Earlsferry looking absolutely spectacular

11. Elie (Ruby Bay)

Ruby Bay Image copyright Jos Finer
Image caption A tranquil scene at Ruby Bay shortly after Christmas

12. Fraserburgh (Philorth)

Fraserburgh Image copyright Alistair and Hilary Birnie
Image caption This is Ando the German Shepherd enjoying the sands at Fraserburgh

13. Ganavan

Ganavan Image copyright Janet MacLeod
Image caption Ganavan Sands just outside Oban is the scene for this startling rainbow

14. Gullane

Gullane Image copyright Graeme Brown
Image caption A very atmospheric and threatening sky over Gullane beach

15. Kingsbarns

Kingsbarns Image copyright Ken Smith
Image caption This shot of fishermen lined up at Kingsbarns beach was sent by Ken Smith

16. Largs (Pencil beach)

Largs Image copyright Jennifer Baird
Image caption A perfect day out - skimming stones along the shoreline at Largs

17. Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich Image copyright Ian Peat
Image caption Not all beaches are at the seaside. Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms has a view hard to beat

18. Machrihanish

Machrihanish Image copyright Patrick Prosser
Image caption This shot of the waters at Machrihanish was taken by Patrick Prosser from Glasgow

19. Millport Bay

Millport Image copyright Alan MacKenzie
Image caption The waters looking over to Millport as the sun rises over a fog bank

20. Montrose

Montrose Image copyright Ailish McCreanor
Image caption Montrose bay is the spot for beautiful dunes and wide open seas

21. Pease Bay

Pease Bay Image copyright Walter Baxter
Image caption Trainee surfers on Pease Sands go through a practice routine before entering the sea

22. Rosehearty

Rosehearty Image copyright Brian Sandison
Image caption No shots of the waters, but the skies at Rosehearty can be pretty clear too

23. Seacliff

Seacliff Image copyright Hamish Liddell
Image caption Sea and cliff in perfect harmony here at Seacliff beach overlooking Tantallon Castle

24. Southerness

Southerness Image copyright Ian Ferguson
Image caption Southerness looking majestic while out on a morning walk

25. St Andrews (East Sands)

East Sands Image copyright David Nicoll
Image caption The East Sands at St Andrews is a favourite, with or without a rainbow

26. Thorntonloch...

We actually don't have a picture of Thortonloch beach - yet - so if you have a great shot of this, or if one of our other pictures isn't of quite the right spot, or indeed if you have any other great images from anywhere around Scotland, you can send us your pictures here.