Kilchattan Bay

Sits near the southern tip of Bute on the east coast. It offers wonderful views across the water to Great Cumbrae.

A sandy bay known locally as the ‘Wee Bay’ sweeps around to the north, while to the south is the start of the West Island Way. It leads along the rocky shore and past the lighthouse which marks the southern end of the island.

A small settlement, also known as Kilchattan Bay, lines the shoreline, with a row of fishermen’s houses, Victorian villas and an old stone pier. Nearby St Blane’s Chapel, an atmospheric ruined church, is also worth a visit.