Three local beaches have been recognised for the high standards provided to users - from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and accessible amenities.
Balmedie, Collieston and Cruden Bay beaches have been praised.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “The Scottish Beach Awards set the standard for our stunning coastlines and inland shores - making sure that they are litter free, provide excellent facilities for families and encourage more visitors to our beautiful beaches.
“Going to the beach is a tradition that we want to continue, whilst protecting this valuable environment.
“It is vital that we maintain our support for organisations efforts to ensure that Aberdeenshire’s coastlines offer a great day out whilst recognising the wider benefits of a good quality environment for people’s health and wellbeing and local economies.”
Having started out as the Scottish Seaside Awards in 1993 with only two entrants, the Scottish Beach Awards have gone from strength to strength - increasing 30 fold in the past 25 years.