Schinias is a well known coastal resort in Attica region, located approximately at 45 km / 28 mi north east of Athens, Greece. Thanks to its natural and marine beauty, especially during summer months, Schinias hosts an overwhelming number of tourists. Most of them are water sport enthusiasts.
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Wind Surfing in Melvich, Sutherland, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom
Melvich is a beach situated next to the river Halladale and can host many water sports like wind surfing. The beach is formed mainly by sand with few rocky parts. The beach is accessible by car and it is close to Thurso town.
Weather here is typically Scottish with wind to be constant throughout the year. Specifically, a good wind direction is when it blows from the south. It is advisable to visit during summer period as there is no much white water. The main characteristic of the beach is that wind direction can change quickly, so if you windsurf for a long time, you should change spots on the beach, in order to find the proper angle for your windsurf. Due to the spot’s unpredictable conditions, be aware of the sea and also try to watch out for the rocky parts.
Melvich is an isolated beach with no facilities, but you can stay in Thurso, which is a 30-minute drive, or next to some local bed and breakfast or hotels.