5 places to go stand-up paddleboarding in Scotland

by Freya Merritt

Famous for its mountainous highlands and diverse wildlife, Scotland is a world-leading destination for incredible outdoor experiences. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a fantastic way to explore the country's rocky coastlines, crystal clear lochs, and sparkling rivers.

In this article, we’ve listed 5 amazing SUP adventures from all corners of Scotland.

Book paddleboarding with SUP2Summit in Scotland
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Cove Bay, Aberdeen

Take in turquoise waters and lush green coastal cliff views at Cove Bay as you paddle on a guided tour with Granite Adventures. Explore the coast's cliffs and caves on a Cove Coastal SUP tour. Cove Bay is lined by a stunning coastal path that you can enjoy before or after your session to fully immerse yourself in this breathtaking location.

Book paddleboarding with Granite Adventures in Aberdeen

East Scotland

Operating between the areas of Aberdeen and Dundee just north of Edinburgh, the Sup2summit team really are the masters of their trade. Being completely mobile allows Sup2Summit to pick the best paddleboarding spots nearby, from gentle rivers to idyllic coastal harbours and glossy lochs. You’ll find a range of awesome paddleboarding experiences at Sup2summit, including intro sessions and coastal safaris.

Book paddleboarding with SUP2Summit in East Scotland


Head north from Edinburgh and you’ll find a paddleboarding oasis at Kinghorn Loch in Fife. Paddleboard Fife runs a variety of sessions on the loch, from beginner sessions to SUP yoga, as well as progression lessons for those who have previously paddled. Soak up the gorgeous green rolling hills as you explore on clear flat water - it’s pure paddleboarding perfection.

Book paddleboarding with Paddleboard Fife in Edinburgh


Nestled in the heart of Southern Scotland, Moffat is a bustling market town with a rich history. There are many magical paddleboarding spots nearby, from the beautiful Loch of the Lowes to the leafy Loch Ettrick. Rent a SUP board from Morgan and Nicola at Moffat SUP hire and explore wherever you choose, or join a SUP taster session for some expert guidance.

Book paddleboarding with Moffat SUP Hire in Scotland

Southern Uplands

If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, the Southern Uplands are for you. Located in the Yarrow Valley you’ll find Kayak and SUP Hire and Sales Scottish Borders. Just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, they offer paddleboard hire on the picturesque St Mary’s Loch, whose calm waters are ideal for a relaxing SUP session. Allow any stress to float away as you explore this ancient loch - bliss!

Book paddleboarding with SUP Hire and Sales Scottish Borders

Scotland’s rich and historic landscape provides some exquisite paddling opportunities. Whether you explore a loch, river, or the open ocean, you’re sure to have an incredible time. 

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