Water Sports & Surfing

The North Highlands of Scotland and in particular, Caithness is one of the UK’s top destinations for water sports.

In recent times, we’ve seen a significant increase in locals and visitors enjoying wild swimming and cold water experiences and if there is anything the North Highlands has in abundance, it’s water! 

The town of Thurso offers some of the best cold water surfing in the world and has played host to some major events on the UK and international surf calendar. It’s not just surfing that Caithness has to offer though, Thurso also hosts the annual Scottish Surf Kayak Championships and is home to Caithness Diving Club – the northernmost dive club on the UK mainland.

With the recent addition of a 70 berth marina and the opening of a new chandlery at Wick Harbour, Caithness is fast becoming a prime sailing destination too.

Sutherland is known for it’s incredible landscapes which can be seen as we travel by train, car and bus but some prefer to experience the beauty from the water. There’s been an increase in Adventure Tourism businesses offering tranquil, relaxing water experiences as well as extreme options! 

Water Sports


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