Longniddry is a small village in East Lothian, just a few miles from Edinburgh.
It has a relatively small wind direction range, but when it’s on it’s really good. Expect clean winds, flat water, little kickers and some nice chop. All in the same session!
Believe it or not, James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan once lived in Longniddry!
Longniddry will work on SW around to W but is best on WSW.
At high tide there is very little beach for launching / landing
The tide goes in and out really quickly. Watch where you stash your bags etc. and keep an eye out for your landing spot.
When it's on at Longniddry it's really good. Clean winds, flat water, little kickers and some nice chop are all available to play with. A bit of something for everyone!
Longniddry is not ideal for beginners. There are lots of rocks and it's easy to get caught out by the tide. If you have any problems staying upwind you should head to nearby Gullane instead, which is much safer.
- Rocks, lots of rocks!
- Typical on-shore winds leave little margin for error at higher tide states
Getting There & Parking
Use the map below for the closest parking location. Park in the car park closest to Longniddry village on the A198 Coast Road. Postcode for Satnav purposes is EH32 0NF.
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 Longniddry.
And 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.