As the weather starts to get better and people opt for staycations rather than foreign trips, it’s expected there will be a surge in people trying watersports.
Fom canoeing and kayaking, to surfing and the latest trend of stand up paddle boarding, here are 10 places you can try your hand at watersports on a day trip from Edinburgh.
1. Port Edgar Watersports
Located in the South Queensferry Marina of the same name, Port Edgar Watersports offers tuition, hire and outings for the full range of watersports - from powerboating and windsurfing, to sailing and kayaks - all in the shadow of the Forth bridges.
Photo: Port Edgar Watersports
2. Willowgate Activity Centre
Willowgate Activity Centre, on the beautiful River Tay just north of Perth, is just 75 minutes from Edinburgh and offers kayak tours and stand up paddle boarding.
Photo: Willowgate Activity Centre
3. Coast 2 Coast Surf School
If you've ever fancied learning how to ride a wave then Coast to Coast Surf School, in Dunbar, are the experts. They also offer tuition and equipment hire for bodyboarding and stand up paddle boarding.
Photo: Coast to Coast Surf School
4. Ocean Vertical
Located in the East Lothian town of Dunbar, Ocean Vertical offer adventures in surfing and paddle boarding on the coastline between Dunbar and North Berwick.
Photo: Ocean Vertical