Stand Up Paddleboarding is a growing activity that is accessible to all. North Berwick boasts two beautiful bays. The East Bay has an enclosed paddling pool, excellent for children or those that want to build their confidence gradually. The West Bay offers a bit more shelter and a fantastic view of the town.
Beyond the beach and into the Firth of Forth is the home of four incredibly enchanting islands.
The iconic Bass Rock is described as Scotland's Alcatraz. It has the ruins of a prison and an operational lighthouse. It sits approximately three nautical miles offshore. When the conditions are right this adventure would be an unforgettable experience.
Craigleith sits about one nautical mile north of North Berwick. It is home to many seals and puffins as well as other wildlife. It is a popular choice for visitors who are building their confidence Stand Up Paddleboarding.
The Lamb sits about two nautical miles west of North Berwick and is owned by Uri Geller - the celebrity spoon bender. The Lamb is a mystical little island with a small harbour and a variety of wildlife, a personal favourite of the GoSUP staff.
Fidra is the most western island after the Lamb, about three nautical miles west from North Berwick. It is believed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. On the island you can find a small harbour and a small pebble beach. Fidra is home to many seabirds and seals. Fidra also has an impressive operational lighthouse. This is probably the easiest island to stop off for a picnic.
It is a truly humbling experience to be near any of the islands, especially on a Stand Up Paddleboard. The absence of noise pollution on a paddleboard creates a more inviting atmosphere for the wildlife, allowing you to indulge the best experience possible.
If island touring is not your cup of tea, there are beautiful beaches both east and west of North Berwick to explore, or it's just as much fun to play in the bay.
Our aim at GoSUP is for our customers to take away memories they will never forget, to explore places they may never have seen and to try something they may never have thought they could do.
GoSUP can tailor a day to suit you. If you would like to go off the beaten track and go further afield in East Lothian, we can meet you at your desired location with hire equipment. If this is something you would prefer please contact us.
You can visit us at the SUPhut or book your session online. We are open 10am until dark, based out of the dinghy park within North Berwick Harbour.
I have been passionate about the coast and all things watersports since I was very young, from Surfing to Kayaking to paddleboarding, each discipline challenges you in a different way. I especially enjoy paddleboarding as it can be very relaxing, I hope people get the enjoyment out of it in the same way I do.