We’ve long maintained at BRITAIN magazine that this country has everything to offer and there’s no need to travel anywhere else. Now, Scotland has been mistaken for Thailand.
Scotland has been mistaken for Thailand thanks to its glorious white sandy beaches – according to recent media reports that an image of the island of Berneray was used in marketing material for the Thai resort of Koh Chang. “It is an easy mistake to make,” says Suzanne Casey at VisitScotland. “There are so many beautiful white beaches around Scotland.”
Thailand has traditionally been a popular winter destination but why not try Scotland instead? You might need an extra layer of clothing or so but it can offer equally stunning scenery for a winter break. Suzanne says, “People looking to experience exactly what these pictures have to offer need look no farther than our winter website, www.visitscotland.com/whiteinvite.”
There are many beaches in Scotland offering long stretches of white sand: for example, the Isle of Harris (pictured). Just a few miles south of Tarbert, the island’s main port, Luskentyre is one of the most spectacular stretches of sand, offering views of majestic snow-capped mountains in the distance. Harris has many more special beaches to choose from, including Seilibost and Traigh Mor. Or head to the Kingdom of Fife, to St Andrews’ West Sands beach nestled between the sea and the world-famous Old Course. The dunes were made famous in the opening scenes of the film, Chariots of Fire. Also on Scotland’s east coast, Lunan Bay at Montrose is an award-winning beach with stunning white sands. And of course the Highlands offer Arisaig, Traigh and Morar for their wonderful white sands.