Best watersports in Scotland

The sea is part and parcel of life in Argyll and the Isles, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to take to the water.

From surfing to kayaking, sailing to windsurfing, watersports are a great way to get active in the outdoors.

Who doesn’t enjoy messing about in the water?

Argyll is a world-renowned sailing destination, from the Clyde sea lochs to the outer Hebridean islands, the entire region offers incredible sailing. Loch Fyne is a fabulous cruising ground, while the Kyles of Bute is great for learning to sail dinghies. 


Oban is a popular spot with sailors who wish to discover Scotland's inner Hebridean islands and a great base for paddling enthusiasts.

The windy conditions which blow over the west coast mean that Tiree and the area around the Kintyre peninsula are among the best places to surf and windsurf in Scotland.

Much of Argyll's coastline and many sheltered sea lochs are excellent for paddling, and many marinas and businesses across Argyll offering experiences, courses and training in watersports plus yacht charters, sailing schools, sail and cruise holidays.


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