All Scottish beaches in The Sunday Times Top 50 British Beaches ranked by how close they are to Glasgow

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The Sunday Times have released their 15th annual list of the UK’s best beaches!

The 15th edition of The Times and Sunday Times Best UK Beaches has been released today, with seven beaches in Glasgow making the coveted list of the top 50 British beaches.

Author Chris Haslam has travelled to each and everyone of the listed beaches, and ranked them definitively by comparing them to one another.

Several factors were taken into account, including: cleanliness, accessibility, car parking facilities, lifeguards, hygiene levels at loos and showers and whether the beaches are dog-friendly - among a myriad of other indicators that point towards a good beach.

The 15th edition of the Best UK Beaches list by The Times is the first ever variation of the list to be reader-nominated. In early May Times readers were invited to vote on their favourite beaches - which were then visited and verified by the author.

Only beaches rated “excellent” by the Environment Agency have made the cut. Chris Haslam, Chief Travel Writer at the Times and Sunday Times, said: “As families flock to the British coastlines this summer, and tourists migrate to more northerly latitudes, beaches in Britain could be on the cusp of a new golden age.

“This is the most comprehensive and detailed beach guide available, and the only one in which every stretch of sand, pebbles or shingle has been physically inspected within the past eight weeks. The weather was magnificent throughout, and when the sun is shining - our beaches are the most beautiful on earth.”

There are six regional winners in England’s north, southeast and east, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, among the 50 magnificent beaches. But there had to be named one overall winner: Weymouth. A beloved beach on the coast of Dorset.

In Scotland, Findhorn in Moray received acclaim for its seven-mile stretch of sandy coastline - providing scenic walks and the chance to spot dolphins, porpoises, seals, ospreys and sea eagles.

We ranked all the seven beaches named in Scotland by their proximity to Glasgow, take a look at our gallery below, or check out the full list from The Times here!

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