Dundee has an enviable south-facing location where the River Tay meets the North Sea, offering over 8 km of waterfront and coastline to explore and enjoy.
But a quick visit to Dundee doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the fantastic riverside cycle path and sailing opportunities – Spokes Cycles
rent bikes out for the day and Dundee Sailing Club
offer sailing taster days for £25 during the spring and summer months.
Walkers and cyclists can also make the most of Dundee’s Green Circular Route, a 26 mile route linking parks and places of interest around the city.(is there a website for green circular route to include a link to). For something a little less strenuous, you could jump on the No.73 bus between Dundee and Arbroath, a route that will take you close by to 4 separate sandy beaches - Broughty Ferry, Monifeith, Carnoustie and Arbroath.
If you’re feeling braver you could try open water swimming with Ye Ancient Amphibious Bathing Association
, one of the oldest open water swimming clubs in the country. Over the summer months YEABBA operate a summer training programme for swimmers wishing to try open-water swimming. The club is based at Broughty Ferry Pier in a purpose built 'Club House', part of the 14th Century Broughty Castle Harbour complex on Beach Crescent.
Situated a short drive from Dundee is Monikie Country Park
(enter website link as part of name), developed around two former reservoirs. Monikie offers a large watersports site operating from April to October including outdoor swimming, windsurfing, sailing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing, providing a fun day out whatever your ability.