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Cramond is a seaside village, now part of suburban Edinburgh. It is located in the north-west corner of the city at the mouth of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth.

Cramond (also known as Silverknowes) offers excellent flat water shredding for experienced riders, at a scenic location.

Wind Directions

Cramond will work on N around to E but is best on NE.

Tide States

Cramond is strongly influenced by tidal state and not ideal at high tide as there is very little beach to launch / land.

Riding Types

The water is usually flat and remains shallow for a good distance when the tide is moderate to high. Perfect for freestyle/freeride.

Local Information

Cramond is unsuitable for beginners or improvers who are not confidently staying upwind.


  • Free Parking
  • Pubs, bistros, restaurants etc in Cramond


  • The causeway linking Cramond Island to the beach. Make sure you stay well upwind of it!
  • The public. Cramond's proximity to Edinburgh means it can get pretty busy in the summer months
  • There are some exposed metal spikes
  • Not suitable for beginners / those who can't stay upwind

Getting There & Parking

Use the map below for detailed parking location. Park in the free public car park, overlooking the beach. Postcode EH4 6NU (for sat-nav purposes)

Weather Forecast & Live Readings

I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Cramond.

If you're wondering if it's on right now, there's the Met Office reading taken hourly: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Edinburgh Gogarbank.