The beach at St Ninian’s Isle has won the hearts of visitors this summer, receiving the highest number of reviews in an online survey.
Earlier this year Keep Scotland Beautiful called for beach users to review the 56 award beaches online at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/coastal so that other visitors knew what to expect when they arrived.
With the summer season coming to an official end Keep Scotland Beautiful, which co-ordinates the Blue Flag and Seaside Award programmes to recognise well-managed beaches, announced the public’s three most highly reviewed award beaches.
The Bigton beach, the UK’s largest active tombolo of sand between St Ninian’s Isle and the Mainland, received a third of all reviews and had an average rating of four out of five.
It was closely followed was Coldingham Bay in the Scottish Borders, which was awarded the international Blue Flag for the first time this year, again rating four out of five.
In third place with over 20 reviews was another Shetland beach, the Sands of Breckon in north Yell, which scored five out of five.