Wind Surfing in Melvich, Sutherland, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

Level :
10 out of 10
April - December
Hazards :
Quick changing weather conditions
A great choice for your favorite water sport activity. Although Scottish weather can be challenging at times, you will definitely find the proper conditions for wind surfing!

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.