In a strategic rebrand Wavegarden Scotland is now Lost Shore Surf Resort. Developers said the move was to reflect the surf park as a major leisure and staycation destination.
The £55m landmark development by Tartan Leisure Ltd in Ratho, near Edinburgh is expected to open to the public in summer 2024. It is set to deliver significant sustainability and community benefits, along with providing a recreational and tourism boost while creating up to 130 jobs. It is expected to bring up to £11m to the local economy and attract over 180,000 visitors each year.
Lost Shore Surf Resort will feature waterside accommodations set within a 60-acre country 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.
“We wanted a name that truly encapsulates everything that our leisure destination will represent – family, wellness and adventure,” said Andy Hadden, founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd. “Lost Shore Surf Resort will for the first time give Scottish surfers, of all abilities, the opportunity to either dip their toe in the sport or train in Scotland all year round to improve their chances of competing at major events, including the Olympics.
The developers said they will ensure that free, publicly accessible green space is integrated into the resort, including viewing terraces overlooking the lagoon and signposted walking trails. Lost Shore will use a Wavegarden Cove system.
“There has been extensive preparatory work going on behind the scenes with financial backers and with our design team and partners to ensure that this new facility will be a world-class leisure destination,” added Hadden. “We cannot wait to welcome visitors to Lost Shore Surf Resort, our extraordinary leisure and staycation attraction.”
Ratho is a village in the Rural West Edinburgh area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The town has a high ratio of older houses built with stone from a nearby whin stone quarry. Lost Shore Surf Resort is being built on the site of an old quarry.