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. 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, 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.