Coastal & Water Activities in Scotland

Enjoy the endless coastlines and water activites with safe, responsible members of Wild Scotland

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Scotland is at a huge advantage when it comes to water sports. Mainland Scotland has nearly 10,000 kilometres of coastline, and much more if you add in the hundreds of Scottish islands. So not only are we surrounded by water but the myriad of lochs and rivers provide great locations for seeing the country and having some fun.

There's nothing more magical than sea kayaking through skerries and underneath sea cliffs, exploring nooks and crannies inaccessible to landlubbers. Closer to the shore you can scramble and leap your way along rocky headlands whilst coasteering, or glide by white-sand beaches on a stand-up paddleboard. You could also dive into one of Scotland’s Snorkel Trails located from the North West Highlands to Berwickshire.

The activity options are equally wonderful inland. If you're seeking an adrenaline-filled adventure there is white-water rafting and canyoning to be had. Seeing Scotland's landscapes from the river gives you a unique vantage point that few get to see. A more sedate, but equally satisfying, way to experience Scotland's waters is by canoeing down a river or on a loch, or you could go all-in (pun intended) and discover the wonders of wild swimming. 

Our providers cater to all ability, experience, age and fitness levels so you'll be sure to find the perfect water-based activity for you.

All Wild Scotland members operate in line with our Best Practice Guidelines in regards to sustainability, accessibility, community and safety.