Watersports in Fife

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  • A man demonstrating an eskimo roll in a kayak at East Neuk Outdoors, Cellardyke
    Kayaking at East Neuk Outdoors, Cellardyke
  • Sailing in the Firth of Forth at Elie with Earlsferry visible beyond
    Sailing at Elie in the East Neuk
  • Looking south down to St Andews along the Tentsmuir coastline from above © Ranald Strachan
    Looking south down to St Andews along the Tentsmuir coastline © Ranald Strachan
  • Wakeboarding Townhill Loch, Dunfermline
    Wakeboarding Townhill Loch, Dunfermline
  • People enjoy watersports in Elie in the East Neuk
    Watersports in Elie

The Kingdom of Fife is the perfect destination for an adrenaline fuelled watersports adventure. Pristine coastal waters, fast flowing rivers and tranquil lochs provide plenty of opportunities to take part range of activities from kayaking and sailing to diving.

Activity providers

With so many fantastic beaches, Fife is the ideal place to get out on the water. The sheltered water of Elie Bay is a fantastic place to try a range of activities with Elie Watersports. They offer a range of activities including anything from windsurfing and sailing to canoeing and pedal boats.

Canoeing and kayaking is a great way to explore the sheltered coves and bay of the stunning Fife coastline. The area around the East Neuk is an ideal spot for beginners, while beyond the bay the open sea beckons those more experienced pros. East Neuk Outdoors cater for all abilities as well as offering the thrill of an inflatable banana boat or rubber ring ride.


There are some superb scuba diving opportunities around the coastal waters of Fife. The Firth of Forth has been one of Scotland’s most important shipping areas for centuries which has left some fantastic wreck dive sites.


You can also test your sea legs at one of the sailing centres and schools along the rugged Fife coast. Some of the top sailing destinations in the area include Anstruther, Tayport, Wormit, Elie, Kinghorn and Aberdour. With weekend, week-day, group and individual sessions, the choice is fantastic and you will be amazed at how affordable it can be.

Inland watersports

For a day of water based fun head to the Lochore Meadows Outdoor Education Centre. Set in the stunning Lomond Hills Regional Park this safe and fun environment is perfect for trying new watersports. Families and adults can book sailing courses on one if their Wayfarer boats and the shallow waters of the loch provide perfect conditions for canoeing and kayaking. You can also try wakeboarding and waterskiing at Townhill Loch, near Dunfermline.