Scotland has so much to celebrate and share with the tourists that come to visit every year. To shine the spotlight on different aspects of our great country, Visit Scotland pick themes each year. 2020 is the year of coasts and waters. The aim is to celebrate the 10,000km of coastline, the 30,000 lochs and lochans, and the miles and miles of majestic rivers that are the lifeblood of the country.
St Andrews offers a wonderful base to your 2020 exploration of the wild waters of Scotland.
Planning your visit around the waters of Scotland gives you the chance to experience much of what makes St Andrews great. Here are a few suggestions for how you can get your feet wet!
Fly Fishing - There are many great spots to go fly fishing in and around St Andrews. The river Tay, in particular, offers great opportunities for novices fishers and old pros alike.
Beachside Fun - In Northern St Andrews, West Beach is home to Blown Away. Blown Away is a mobile experience company. With them, you can do a massive range of exciting beachside activities, among other things they offer kayaking, land surfing and stand up paddleboarding.
Walking - A wide range of natural spaces surrounds st Andrews. There are plenty of walks that can take you along the coast, or down the river banks.
The best to eat - What better way to celebrate the coast then to enjoy its bounty? St Andrews is home to some wonderful restaurants. You can enjoy the fresh-caught seafood that is used to best effect.
Distilleries - Not that you ever need an excuse, but why not celebrate the waters of Scotland by trying a wee dram of whisky? Afterall there is not a distillery in Scotland that doesn’t appreciate the flavour that the local spring waters bring to their whisky.
While you are out enjoying the best that Scotland’s coasts and waterways have to offer, do remember to stay safe. The RNLI provides some great simple advice to follow for all sorts of activities. Before you head out, please take a few minutes to review their website.