Edinburgh: Wavegarden becomes Lost Shore Surf Resort
SCOTLAND’s first inland surf destination will be called Lost Shore Surf Resort in a strategic new image.
It is intended to reflect the ambition to create a major leisure and stay destination, the developer said.
The £55million family development in Ratho, near Edinburgh, is due to open to the public in the summer of 2024 and will be rebranded as Wavegarden Scotland.
Its developers said it was set to deliver significant sustainability and community benefits to help regenerate the area “boosting long-term socio-economic, recreational and tourism benefits”, including creating up to 130 jobs once opened, generating up to £11million for the local economy. and attracts over 180,000 visitors each year.
Lost Shore Surf Resort will offer waterfront accommodations in a 60-acre nature park. It will also include the HUB, with facilities such as a waterfront restaurant and food market, retail outlets, a surf school offering surf therapy and a wellness spa.
The developers will also ensure that free and publicly accessible green spaces are integrated into the resort, including panoramic terraces overlooking the lagoon and marked hiking trails.
The development will use the latest wave generation technology called Wavegarden Cove, developed by Wavegarden in the Basque Country. The site will accommodate surfers of all skill levels who can surf the 1,000 bespoke ocean waves created per hour.
Andy Hadden, Founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd which develops Lost Shore Surf Resort, said: “We wanted a name that really encapsulates everything our leisure destination will stand for – family, well-being and adventure.
“Lost Shore Surf Resort will for the first time offer Scottish surfers, of all abilities, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the sport or train in Scotland all year round to improve their chances of competing in major events, including the Olympic Games.
“For those not yet ready to try this incredible sport, there will be plenty of other activities to enjoy, including dining options and free access to a number of walking trails. All are under construction and progressing.
“A lot of preparatory work has been done behind the scenes with backers and with our design team and partners to ensure this new facility will be a world-class leisure destination. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Lost Shore Surf Resort, our extraordinary leisure and staycation attraction.
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