Scalpsie Bay

Further south is secluded Scalpsie Bay, a beautiful stretch of reddish sand.

It’s just a five-minute walk from the road along a sign-posted path. This tranquil beach is a great place to relax, soak up the scenery of Bute and admire the views to Kintyre and Arran.

It’s also the place on Bute to spot seals. Head to Seal View viewpoint where you can watch the large colony of seals, both Common and Grey, on their rocky perches.

The state of the tide will determine the number that you see, but if you hit the right time you might see up to 100 seals.

There’s another viewpoint which gives you stunning views of Arran and the Holy Isle.