Top places to paddle board in Scotland 

When it comes to hunting down picturesque places to paddle board within the UK, Scotland should be high up on your to-do list. Scotland has it all, from secluded islands, sheltered bays and highland lochs, there are an abundance of beautiful waters to explore on your paddle board. 

Loch Lomond 

A freshwater loch surrounded by quaint villages and charming countryside, you won't be short of amazing views on this lake. There are a number of ideal spots on this vast expanse of water, but two of our favourite places include Luss and Inveruglas. Luss is a small town based on the edge of Loch Lomond, with a lovely pebble beach sheltered by a number of overhanging trees, it is a popular spot for paddle boarders and swimmers alike. If you would prefer a slightly quieter spot on Loch Lomond, travel halfway up the western coast and you will find Inveruglas. This part of the loch boasts stunning views of the Hydro Station and even mountain peaks; find the floating pontoon past the visitor centre for the perfect spot to set off on your paddle board.  

Bridge of Orchy 

Situated on Loch Tulla, between the towns of Bridge of Orchy and Glencoe you will find yourself experiencing some of the most spectacular views available in Scotland. After passing through Bridge of Orchy you will find a stretch of road on the edge of Loch Tulla shores, you should see various laybys or pull in spots that are ideal for parking. There is a small walk to the water’s edge but the incredible views make it all worthwhile.

Eilean Donan Castle 

If you have ever watched James Bond then you might recognise this next paddle boarding spot. Located north of Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle sits out on the water of Loch Duich surrounded by beautiful scenery, it is not hard to see why it was chosen for the location of a number of Hollywood films. For paddle boarding, starting from the Eilean Tioram peninsula is perfect, leave your car in the parking over the car bridge and you will find a boat ramp leading to the water. From here you can paddle board across the water to soak up the views of the castle. 

Corpach 

If you are looking for a paddle boarding experience that is completely unique then you need to visit the small town of Corpach, based on the calm waters of Loch Eil. In case views of the highest mountain in Scotland and the British Isles, Ben Nevis, wasn't enough, in this paddle boarding spot you can also catch a glimpse of an old shipwreck. To reach the shipwreck, park next to the train station and follow the canal locks to reach the shore, walk down the hill to the stony beach and the boat should be right in front of you. If you fancy a warming brew after paddle boarding you can head into the town of Fort William, where you will find a number of pubs and cafes.

 

Two people kayaking on lake

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