Stand Up Paddlboarding at Kyle of Tongue

The Main Points – Paddleboarding on Kyle of Tongue

  • Location – Kyle of Tongue, North Coast, Scotland
  • Cost – Access from road side
  • Conditions – Saltwater Loch
  • Other users – Travellers along the North Coast 500
  • Entry Point – Pebbly/rocky shore
  • Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Bathroom at town of Tongue 2.6 km south east (1.6. miles)



Water Temperture

It may have been late May but a wetsuit and down jacket kept me warm during my paddle

A wee blether – paddleboarding at Kyle of Tongue

Kyle of Tongue is a pretty epic place to paddle in Scotland. It first came upon my SUP radar a couple of years ago when we travelled the North Coast 500 route which takes is some pretty spectacular scenery in, as the name suggests, the North of Scotland.

It was November at the time and not my preferred paddleboarding conditions and so I added it to my SUP-it list hoping to one day make it back to this breathtaking location with my paddleboard.

Surrounded by dramatic mountains Kyle of Tongue is one to put on your SUP-it List

This is part of a sea loch and a causeway with the road links the east and western shores. The causeway cuts off the flow of water in and out to sea apart from the fairly narrow inlet to the western shore over which a bridge runs. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, the area around the bridge is in my opinion not a suitable launch spot for paddleboarding especially if you are new to the sport and have limited experience. There is a lot of water that rushes in and out of this area with the tides. You are much better off parking in the bay to the east which is a long way from the bridge area.

This paddleboarding session was part of our SUP Safari Scoltand Series where we spend 5 months travelling Sotland in our Campervan Harmony the Happy Camper exploring all of the best places to Stand Up Paddleboard in Scotland. If you would like to watch this 23 part series you can check out Epsiode 1 below. While we are still very much learning about the video filming and editing process (they do get better over time!) it is the most comprehensive video guide to stand up paddleboarding in Scotland ever made. We’d love it if you would subscribe to our channel, and share with your paddleboaring mates to help us grow the paddleboarding community!

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