Clyde Marina was developed in a sheltered deep water traditional harbour and now provides 300 full service pontoon berths. Minimum draft at low water is 4.5m. The boatyard has all facilities and 50 ton hoist, plus special winter storage rates and we supply the steel cradles!

Cecchini's Bistro Restaurant is adjacent with a warm reception for yachtsmen. Good road and rail connections: only 30 minutes from Glasgow & Prestwick airports. Clyde Marina is home of Sunbird International Yacht Sales, Brokers and distributors of Beneteau yachts. Cruise the Clyde and West Coast from this well located, professional and friendly marina.

Clyde Marina
Phone: 01294 607077
VHF: Ch 80


At Blackwaterfoot on the West Coast you will experience a superb expanse of winding golden sand to wander along and play in. This is a popular spot with holidaymakers in summer who come for the outstanding views towards the Mull of Kintyre and picturesque harbour. The village has a small selection of shops and is home to the Kinloch Hotel. Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club is also found in Blackwaterfoot, with a 12-hole golf course and two all-weather tennis courts. Nearby Drumadoon Point is home to Arran’s largest Iron Age fort, and the King’s Cave is said to have been the refuge of King Robert the Bruce, where he was inspired by the spider’s endeavours to spin a web. Moorings are operated by the local community. A donation towards maintenance is welcomed. An honesty box is available on shore .

Contact organisation: Visit Arran
Tel: 01770 302043


Brodick is a popular holiday destination and the first impression of the village is its backdrop of mountains dominated by the peaks of Cir Mhor and Goatfell. This village offers visitors a wide range of facilities on the island including supermarkets, banks, cafes, shops, hotels and visitor centres. There is good variety of eating places and opportunities to sample and buy Taste of Arran produce. An 18-hole golf course, public swimming pool, and attractive sports and adventure activities all complement this fine destination for walkers and nature lovers. Strabane beach is a wide sandy strip of ever-changing dunes which stretches across the mouth of Glen Rosa to the imposing Brodick Castle and Gardens. Nearby Arran Heritage Museum explains the social history,archaeology and geology of the island.

Contact organisation: None
VHF: Ferry pier only.


Fairlie Quay is starting the development process to become a full service Marina and leisure craft service centre and currently boasts the largest marine hoist on the Clyde with lifting capacity of 80 tons.

Located at the village of Fairlie in North Ayrshire, Fairlie Quay Marina is within 30 minutes of Prestwick and Glasgow airports. Fairlie also provides the facilities of post office, ATM, general stores, B&B, train station and bus connections.

All these factors combine to make Fairlie Quay Marina an outstanding base for cruising the beautiful Scottish west coast or to store your boat safely during the winter months. There are 24 fully serviced moorings, and diesel and gas sales 24 hours.

Fairlie Quay - Holt Leisure Parks Ltd
Tel: 01475 568267
Mob: 07917 805839
VHF: Ch 80 (available 08:00 / 17:00)


Irvine offers numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants in the harbour area and town. The new Portal Leisure Centre is due to open in the town centre in 2016. The Harbour is also home to the Scottish Maritime Museum.

The Harbour is not manned but the Duty Harbourmaster is available by contacting the number above. The pontoons in the harbour belong to the Maritime Museum.

The charted depth at the entrance bar varies both seasonally and annually. Care should be taken especially in on-shore winds in excess of F4 as there can be breaking seas.

Irvine Harbour Company
Duty Harbourmaster: 01294 314050 / 07958 500953
Scottish Maritime Museum: 01294 278283
Irvine Watersports Club: 01294 274981


Just 3 miles south of Brodick is Lamlash Pier, which was an assembly point for wartime North Atlantic convoys and the remains of Lady Mary's Harbour where the puffers and sailing ships used to unload their cargoes for the Island. As well as being a safe anchorage with shelter from most wind directions it is a magnificent safe area for sailing, especially in dinghies, with a deep bay protected by the Holy Isle. Arran Yacht Club is based in Lamlash and has slipways, storage and clubhouse facilities. The Holy Isle Ferry operates from the Pier and manages 25 Visitor moorings some of which can be booked in advance.

In Lamlash there is a selection of food outlets from home cooking at the Old Pier Tearoom to Pub Grub and Hotel dining. The Old Pier Tearoom also has showers available and the village Co-op Welcome store is open 7 days a week. Lamlash also has an 18 hole golf course which makes visitors welcome at very reasonable rates.

Contact organisation: Arran Yacht Club
Phone: 01770 600705
E-mail: or
VHF: None


Scotland's finest marina is perfectly situated in the Firth of Clyde for sheltered island sailing, just 40 minutes from Glasgow and Prestwick airports.

It has sheltered access from the Largs Channel between the island of Great Cumbrae and the Ayrshire coast.

The Yacht Haven has an on-site bar and restaurant, coffee shop, sailing club and shops. All shore services are open throughout the year.

There are 750 berths, and boat facilities include a 70 ton hoist, 24 hour diesel, petrol, gas, sewage pump-out, and a slipway.

Largs Yacht Haven.
Phone: 01475 675333 or 07920 098 222 (night mobile)
VHF: 80/37/M2


The Lochranza anchorage is set in scenic surroundings at the centre of the Clyde cruising area. Shoreside facilities include a butcher, a sandwich and coffee bar, and a distillery with guided tours and a shop. The ancient castle situated on the spit is worth a visit, whilst for golfers the course is only 10 to 15 minutes walk, with clubs for hire. Adjacent to the golf course is a caravan and camping site with a shop and tea room.

A bus service connects with other villages, and to Brodick on the east coast.

A new dinghy landing and occasional berthing pontoon is situated close to the dinghy slip.

Local Organisation:
Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic


Millport is well served by shops including newsagents, grocers, craft and gift, clothes, electrical and hardware stores and an internet cafe. Eating places range from restaurants and pubs to fish & chip and ice cream shops.

Cumbrae is renowned for cycling and has several cycle hire shops. Other activities are an 18-hole golf course, crazy golf, football pitches, fly and sea fishing and a network of walking paths.

Worthwhile visits are to the smallest cathedral in the British Isles; The Cathedral of the Isles of the Scottish Episcopal. The Field Studies Council offer environmental holidays and courses.

Garrison House in the centre of town was the Barracks Captain's mansion, then the home of the Earl of Glasgow, and is currently being renovated.

Cumbrae Community Development Company
Phone: 01475 601902


Pirnmill is a small village on the beautiful north west coast of Arran, close to Lochranza. Pirnmill takes its name from a mill which produced pirns (wooden bobbins). The beach is beautiful, with a long stretch of winding sand and spectacular views looking to the Mull of Kintyre. There are many great walking opportunities around Pirnmill. The shoreline offers great scenic walking and the surrounding hills, make an easy and pleasant walk for those looking for something not too demanding. There is a shop and post office within the village. The village restaurant offers delicious, homemade locally sourced food. Access ashore via a slipway. Moorings are operated by the local community. A donation towards maintenance is welcomed. An honesty box is available on shore.

Contact organisation: Visit Arran
Tel: 01770 302043


Whiting bay is a pleasant well serviced holiday resort. It is the third largest village on the island (after Lamlash and Brodick) it has been a popular seaside destination since the late 19th century and thrives on a great range of accommodation and a wide selection of places to eat and drink. There are a variety of shops, arts & crafts outlets and a post office ashore. There are plenty of interesting forest walks in this area, especially the well-known trek through the woods of Glenashdale Falls, the island’s most impressive waterfall. The Giant Grave walk is also well worth taking, and in the burial mound at King Cross visitors can see the evidence of Viking occupation. Moorings are operated by the local community. A donation towards maintenance is welcomed. An honesty box is available on shore.

Whiting Bay
Contact organisation: Visit Arran
Tel: 01770 302043


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