Loch Tay is another of those stunning Lochs just crying out for a Paddle Boarding session! It is a huge loch and relatively easily reached from both Glasgow and Edinburgh if you are wanting to go for a day trip. If you are wanting to stay longer there is a plethora of accommodation around this picturesque loch. It is a firm favorite with both domestic and international visitors alike.
The Main Points
- Location – Kenmore, Loch Tay, Scotland
- Cost – Free access from carpark
- Conditions – Freshwater Loch
- Other users – Swimmers, paddlers, boats, jetskis
- Entry Point – Sandy/pebbly beach beach
- Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Village of Kenmore
Complete with beautiful islands and epic vistas, Loch Tay is a must add to your Scottish SUP-it List!
While you are paddle boarding on Loch Tay you can admire the natural surroundings and the picturesque village of Kenmore. This eastern end of the Loch is the easiest entry point for the public. However if you are staying at some of the many accommodation options around the shoreline there are plenty of other launch options to explore.
There are many things to do in the Loch Tay area after your paddle boarding session. Travelling along the length of the Loch is a stunning journey in itself. From here you can visit the historic village of Killin a the western end of the loch, home of the Dockart Falls. Alternatively you can hike Ben Lawers or keep going north into Glen Lyon – ‘the longest, loneliest and loveliest glen’ as decreed by Sir Walter Scott. One of our favourite activities is a quick trip to the Highland Chocolatier for a hot chocolate and some indulgent Fudge Cake. Another of the areas greatest attractions the Scottish Crannog Center was destroyed in a fire in 2021. At the time of writing plans are underway to have it rebuilt. For more information see their website.
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