water sports at loch lomond

Windsurfing on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is one of the most popular inland lochs for windsurfing in Scotland and with good reason! The best areas for windsurfing on the loch are south of Rowardennan. The open landscape south of Ben Lomond allows the wind to blow more freely than in the mountainous northern parts of the loch.
Where on the loch is best for windsurfing on any day is a matter dictated by the wind. Sites where the wind blows offshore (from the land) should be avoided – the wind tends to be gusty and unpredictable in such conditions and you will find it difficult to return to your start point. The most popular launch sites are Milarrochy Bay, on the east shore (best in south westerly to north westerly winds) and Duck Bay, on the west (best in north north easterly to easterly winds).
Under the Loch Lomond Byelaws 2006 it is compulsory to carry a buoyancy aid or life jacket while windsurfing on Loch Lomond. Although the regulation covers the carrying we would strongly recommend the wearing of a lifejacket or buoyancy aid at all time when on the water. Remember to bring one and check it is compatible with your harness where appropriate.

Sailing on Loch Lomond

With a multitude of inlets to investigate and islands to explore, as well as large expanses of open water, Loch Lomond has something special to offer every kind of sailor. There are extended speed restriction areas for powered craft at Milarrochy Bay and around the islands between Balmaha and Luss. These parts of the loch are particularly suitable for peaceful, relaxed sailing. For anyone looking for more competitive thrills, Loch Lomond Sailing Club, located at the north end of Milarrochy Bay, has a regular calendar of organised races for members throughout the year.


Waterskiing is enjoyed by people of all ages in the National Park.  
To get out on loch Lomond you can launch your own boat or use the facilities of a local club. The two public launch facilities on Loch Lomond are the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway at Balloch and at Millarochy Bay, north of Balmaha. 
Loch Lomond is enjoyed by a variety of users, we ask that you show consideration of others and respect for your surrounding environment and always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.


An exciting new addition to the loch is Loch Lomond Wakeboard school.Scotlands first purpose built wakeboarding school,profesional instruction by the uks top pros.Discount will be given to clients staying at lochlomondcabin/lodge.


the spectacular waters of Loch Lomond are a fantastic resource for canoeing and kayaking. Loch Lomond is the largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain, so there is plenty of room to paddle about!

Loch Lomond can be accessed from the eastside from Milarrochy Bay, Sallochy car park or Rowardennan. From the westside at Luss public car park, Tarbet car park and Inveruglas. Or from the south of the loch at Balloch either from Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway or Duck Bay.

rowardennan lodge site has its own slipway where you can launch your boat or moor for your stay for a fee.