Wild swimming in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond open water swimming

Wild swimming is a popular activity around Loch Lomond. As the largest loch in the national park, there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding the right spot. And now is a good time to take a dip, because the water is warmest here in July, August and September.

Wild swimming safety

It’s vital to stay safe when out in open water. So if you’re planning on going wild swimming, please follow these safety guidelines from RNLI at all times. Read them in advance, so that you have time to gather the correct equipment and make all the necessary preparations. You can also download and print this safety leaflet to keep and refer to later.

Places to go paddling and swimming, Loch Lomond

  • Loch Lomond Waterfront – Guests staying with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront don’t have to go far to find the perfect spot. We have our own private beach on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, great for relaxing, paddling and swimming. You can even bring your dog along for a splash!
  • Milarrochy Bay – This quiet and secluded bay is a popular swimming location on Loch Lomond, close to our resort in Balmaha.
  • Aldochlay Bay – Over on the western shores of Loch Lomond, the swim from Aldochlay Bay to Inchtavannach Island and back is popular with wild swimmers.
  • Luss Beach – Just a wee bit north of Aldochlay, Luss is a pretty village with a great stretch of beach for wild swimming.
  • Firkin Point – Further north on the west, Firkin Point is a gorgeous spot between Inverbeg and Tarbet, with convenient facilities and parking.

Wild Swimming Scotland

For wild swimming tips, advice and locations, join the Wild Swimming Scotland group on Facebook. You can also ask questions and find local swim groups to join. This is a great resource for all wild swimmers, from beginners to the more experienced.

Go Swim Loch Lomond

Go Swim is an organised swimming event, which takes place at Balloch, Loch Lomond, on 3rd September 2022. With a range of group challenges for all levels of swimmer, this is an excellent way to experience wild swimming with others. Sign up online and join the fun!

So, come to Loch Lomond and enjoy wild swimming in the great Scottish outdoors. It’s a refreshing, invigorating and mood-boosting activity. And a wonderful way to exercise and get close to nature.

Remember, safety is extremely important. Follow these safety guidelines from RNLI and download and print this safety leaflet to keep.

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