Ettrick Bay

Sits on the north-west coast of the island. It’s a mile-long stretch of golden sand with stunning views over to Argyll’s Secret Coast and the neighbouring Island of Arran.

Beach facilities are good with car parking, toilets, picnic areas and a small children’s play area. At the start of the beach Ettrick Bay Tearoom serves up ice cream, tasty lunches and mouth-watering cakes. The tearoom is dog friendly.

To really work up an appetite, why not walk the Tramway Route from Port Bannatyne to Ettrick Bay? This easy, flat 30-minute walk along an old tramway offers fabulous views and the opportunity to spot Bute’s flora and fauna.

Or you could walk to the bird hide at the south end of the bay and train your binoculars to some of the many seabird species indigenous to the west coast.

Another option is to seek out Ettrick Bay Stone Circle, which is found further up the valley and is comprised of eight stones.


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