Our Favourite Scottish Kayaking Destinations

Take at trip to these stunning Scottish locations…

Scotland is blessed with thousands of Lochs, hundreds of rivers and miles of stunning coastline to explore and we believe the best way to do that is on a kayak! Whether you’re booking a trip with a tour operator, or planning your own excursion, Scotland has some fantastic destinations to get you started.¬†

Have you thought about visiting one of these stunning kayak spots? Make these locations a priority and don’t forget to get in touch with a registered and insured outdoor pursuits company to make sure that you make it there and back in one piece.

The Sound of Arisaig

You might have thought that you’d only be able to find crystal clear seas and glittering beaches in the Tropics, but you only have to travel to the Sound of Arisaig to see that’s completely untrue. Whilst the drive up might not be a cinch per se, there are some truly stunning waters to explore throughout this area. Woolly livestock fumble their way through the countryside, whilst you glide past on aquamarine water which is arguably a lot cooler than in the Caribbean, but certainly much closer to home!

East Neuk of Fife

There are so many little nooks and crannies to explore in and around the Highlands that you might be forgiven for missing a few, but you’ll have¬†no excuse missing out East Neuk of Fife now that you’ve seen this. Beyond the excellent kayaking spots dotted around the area, the East Neuk of Fife is also home to some pretty idyllic sights including centuries old buildings, picture perfect fishing harbours and secret gardens. Don’t miss visiting The Lobster Hut for a locally caught lunch!

River Tay

There are a good number of dam released rivers feeding into the River Tay so you can almost guarantee great water for kayaking and the scenery is also some of the best in Scotland. From rough rapids to wide open bays, the waterways here have a great sense of scale making them ideal for long kayak-camping trips. There are a handful of campsites along the riverside, but Scotland’s Wild Camping laws mean it’s possible to truly live the classic adventuring dream of camping by your boat and then sliding off into the water the next morning – bliss!

Loch Morlich

If you’re still new to kayaking and would rather keep your adventures confined to a single body of water then Loch Morlich, one of Scotland’s 31,000 or so lochs, is a great first choice. Home to the country’s only fresh water award winning beach, this is a truly jaw-dropping place to visit. Bring your kayaks and a packed lunch, then get yourself in the water for an unforgettable Scottish experience.

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