About Us

Scotland has always been a country of innovation and future facing ambition, which has proven itself to be capable of punching well above its weight. Lost Shore intends to continue this bold tradition by bringing a world-first and world-beating surf resort to the outskirts of the capital. Stretching over 60 acres, our country park will be home to Europe's largest inland surf destination. A 160 metre-long Wavegarden Cove-powered facility will be the centrepiece of the resort, offering a surfing experience like no other, for those of all abilities, experience and ambition. Lost Shore will produce predictable and tailored waves for everyone.

However, it's the range of other activities and leisure offerings that make Lost Shore so special. Before, after, or instead of your surf, you can relax and take time to enjoy a host of other delights and attractions on offer.

CGI view of the resort


Wavegarden Cove technology allows us to adjust the size, power, and shape of the waves at the push of a button. So, no matter your level, you will always find the perfect wave.

All the equipment you need to have a great time in the water is included with your session or lesson. Just bring a towel and a swimming costume, and we will take care of the rest.

Surfing at Lost Shore
Stay at Lost Shore


Unique accommodation of the highest quality will allow you to spend the whole weekend at the resort or use it as a base to explore the surrounding area. From premium pods to luxurious lodges, these bespoke living spaces will combine with the unique setting to create an unforgettable overnight experience. Ranging from cosy two-person to more spacious eight-person units, we have the right options for couples, families, and groups of friends.

Food & Drink

We are partnering with Rogue Village, one of the UK's most respected and forward-thinking event and food specialists, to bring Canteen, their much-loved food festival of the same name to Lost Shore. Canteen is a seasonally changing food market that will showcase the very best restaurants, street food vendors, and independent chefs in Scotland throughout the year, with unrivalled views across the cove.

F&B at Lost Shore
Spa at Lost Shore

Health & Wellness

As part of our health and wellbeing offering, surfers and non-surfers alike will have the opportunity to relax in our spa treatment studio. We are delighted to partner with Michelle Denham who combines a personalised approach with world-class treatments.


Lost Shore will help you take your surfing to the next level, offering you a wide range of products and the opportunity to test boards, wetsuits, and fins in the cove. We’ll also be showcasing a range of work and items from local artists and producers. It goes without saying that our exciting line of Lost Shore clothing and merchandise provide the perfect mementos to remember your visit.

Retail at Lost Shore
Wavegarden Cove


Based in the Basque Country, in Northern Spain, Wavegarden has been at the forefront of the surf park industry since 2005 and are now leading this rapidly growing sector thanks to their latest technology, the Wavegarden Cove. 

This modular system uses mechanical paddles powered by electric motors to create wave-like movements in the water, similar to ocean swells. Not only is this the first customised wave generation technology for surfing, but it’s also the most sustainable solution in the industry, consuming less energy than a single chairlift at a ski resort.

Through our partnership with Wavegarden, we will be able to generate up to 1000 waves per hour and easily adjust their characteristics with a simple push of a button, making them accessible to beginners and professional surfers alike. 

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Our Journey so far

June 2023
Cove Construction Begins

We believe surfing has the potential to improve the health of a nation. Our 160-metre surf lake will be powered by world-leading Wavegarden Cove technology and will be the largest in Europe. Capable of delivering up to 1000 perfect waves/hour, the footprint for our entire resort is an incredible 20,000 square metres.  

Cove Construction
May 2023
Earthworks Completed

The earthworks process prepared our site for the construction of our state-of-the-art surf lake -  the centrepiece of our resort. During this process we consolidated and landscaped the quarry floor to provide a solid platform for the building phase to commence.

July 2022
Construction Begins

Malcolm Construction begins works onsite, with a brief to create Europe's Largest Inland Surf Resort.  Project managed by our partners Doig and Smith, we begin building something truly exciting for Scotland and beyond which will inspire all who visit.

Resort Concept

We move a step closer to realising our unique vision of a world-first ‘surf resort’ format, where people can completely immerse themselves in surfing and leisure for a short stay or a long break. We are granted permission for building our premium pods and luxury lodges around the Cove.

Planning Permission

For decades, surfers have dreamt of a solution to the one thing stopping them from accessing the sport they love – consistent waves. Wavegarden technology can create some of the best waves imaginable, again and again. With permission granted by Edinburgh City Council, our prayers are finally answered.

Land Acquisition

Our ambition is to create a landscape-led site with natural habitat biodiversity, for which Craigpark Quarry is the perfect fit. This quarry, located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, provides a dramatic natural backdrop but gives protection from prevailing winds thanks to its natural amphitheatre shape.

Wavegarden Exclusivity

Our epic journey begins. We partner with the world-beating Wavegarden, a Spanish wave technology provider with the sole objective of bringing inland surfing to Scotland. Tartan Leisure has secured Wavegarden rights to Scotland, meaning that Lost Shore Surf Resort will be one of its kind.

Map of Lost Shore's location

How to find Lost Shore

Located in Ratho, we’re only 5 minutes from Edinburgh airport and 8 miles from the city centre. We are also at the meeting point of Scotland’s main motorway systems: M8 and M9.

Our next-door neighbour is the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, so we’re in good company when it comes to family-friendly exhilaration. Combining Europe’s largest climbing facility, with Europe’s largest and most advanced surfing venue will create a force to be reckoned with.