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Sea kayakers, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
Sea kayakers approach a sandy beach on the island of Vatersay
Sea kayaking, Isle of Barra
Two sea kayakers paddle close to the clifftop ruins of Tantallon Castle.
Scotland is one of the best destinations in the world for sea kayaking as it boasts hundreds of miles of secluded beaches, beautiful blue waters and an incredible marine and bird life. Equally exhilarating is kayaking, a white-knuckle ride practiced on whitewater rivers across Scotland.
When it begins to rain, kayakers in Scotland come out en masse to enjoy the flowing, swirling rapids of Scotland’s mountain rivers.
Paddling through some of the country's most beautiful and remote wilderness areas, you can get to grips with staggering landscapes and wildlife before enjoying a thrilling white-knuckle ride on stretches of river rapids.
There are four main rivers which are recommended by kayakers; the Tay, the Etive, the Orchy and the Findhorn.