Cliffs, beaches and wildlife galore! The North Coast 500 offers a wealth of sea kayaking opportunities.
Wilderness Guide Zoe Newsam shares her Top 5 Sea Kayaking Spots on the North Coast 500.
When Wilderness Scotland asked me to write about my five favourite places to paddle on the North Coast 500 I thought ‘Great! I can think of loads…’. And then I thought ‘…where on earth do I start?’ The truth is, I have lots of favourite places along the route. And I mean LOTS so that question makes me feel like a kid in a sweetie shop – soooooo much to choose from!
The north coast of Scotland has everything. Sheltered lochs that are great for beginners, sandy beaches great for fun in the surf, stunning islands and lots of wildlife. Don’t forget the fastest tidal waters in the UK and the British mainland’s tallest sea cliffs. From beginner to expert; from a couple of hours exploring a pretty bay to a multi-week expedition – there’s something here for everyone. Catch me on a Wilderness Scotland trip, buy me a coffee (see my last blog post!) and I’ll tell you more. But for now, here’s a small selection…