Make sure your next beach outing isn't spoiled by these creatures

10 dangerous creatures that can be found on Scottish beaches

Going to the beach can be a fun day out for all the family - but you should be aware of the potential dangers that lurk on Scottish beaches.

Did you know about these things to look out for?

While amazing to look at from afar, you shouldn't get too close to any seals you encounter on your beach trip. Male seals can be very territorial and female seals will protect their young if they feel threatened.

9. Seals

While amazing to look at from afar, you shouldn't get too close to any seals you encounter on your beach trip. Male seals can be very territorial and female seals will protect their young if they feel threatened.
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You may think that there's no harm in collecting mussels from the beach for your dinner, but be aware that mussels are filter feeders, which means it's possible that they can absorb toxins and other nasty chemicals

10. Mussels

You may think that there's no harm in collecting mussels from the beach for your dinner, but be aware that mussels are filter feeders, which means it's possible that they can absorb toxins and other nasty chemicals
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