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Some sites listed below have been given official permission, at others the SPKA is in discussion with the relevent councils and the rest have all been used without any problems.

Aberdeenshire

Dumfries and Galloway

East Lothian

Fife

Inner Hebrides

North Ayrshire


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Balmedie, Aberdeen

Access from the Visitors Centre car park via the boardwalk.

Although narrow, the beach is often very flat and firm for miles, creating excellent conditions even when the wind is cross shore.The sand gets as hard as it does at St Andrews. An excellent kitesurfing venue, and superb if you are into doing long scuds.

Needs easterly winds to allow long reaches along the sand.

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Sands of Luce, Dumfries and Galloway

Access is by a carpark right against the beach, or if camping, the local campsite has a 2 slipways down onto the beach.

The beach is very variable, with soft, hard and wet patches but is huge so you'll never run out of space.

Perfect for South easterlys, but workable in most directions, even offshore is relatively gust free.

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Belhaven Bay, East Lothian

Reasonable sized beach, soft sand in some places.

Ideal onshore wind is a North Easterly.

About 1.5 miles long and anything from a quarter of a mile wide to half a mile wide depending on which end you're at.

Near Dunbar

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Camelon Park, East Lothian

Large grassy park alongside Stirling Road in Falkirk.

The park gets a good wind from the west, coming off the golf course. If there is an easterly blowing, things can be a bit turbulent because of the trees on the east side of the park.

Occasionally used by the locals when they don't head to the beach and on the occasional evening.

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Queens Links, Aberdeen

Informal meetings most Sundays from 13:00 onwards, also Wednesday evening during the summer months.

The grass area at the north (Bridge of Don) end of the Beach Boulevard adjacent to the golf course. This area can be used with all wind directions, although it is subject to turbulence from the high-rise flats with southerly winds.

This area is reasonably small, but is suitable for training and practice sessions.

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St. Andrews, Fife

Informal meetings most weekends.

This beach is usually firm going, but sometimes ripply and wet. There is a soft sand-bar at the north (Leuchars) end near the river estuary. When the beach is covered, it is possible to buggy on the grassy area adjacent to the road.

Kite Club of Scotland also meet here once every six weeks.

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Isle of Tiree, Inner Hebrides

A great island with a large number of good beaches suitible for all kite sports most with hard packed smooth sand facing various directions.

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Irvine, North Ayrshire

Usually firm for about 3 miles long and about 120m wide at low tide, You can also access Stevenston beach over the river mouth via the bridge to the Big Idea exhibition (which is closed at 6pm) During winter months when there are less people around and the winter tides leave less beach available there is also a large grassy area behind the Magnum sports centre and a large area near the ‘Dragon’ which is excellent for Kitelandboarding.

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Stevenston, North Ayrshire

Usually firm for about 2.5 miles long and about 120m wide at low tide, there is a beach/bay that appears excellent for kitesurfers as it is so shallow (we need a kitesurfer to tell us if it is!) and a large undulating grassy area segmented by tarmac paths and a few low hedge patches for when the tides in. Access to Stevenston beach is by following signs for Ardeer/Stevenston Beach then to the end of the road, left (Toilets Sign) follow the road to the car parks (there are 2, one taking the left road is at the edge of the grass, the other to the right is closer to the beaches.

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