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Machrihanish Bay

  • Campbeltown
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches, Crazy Golf

Attraction Information

Along the western coast of most of Kintyre runs a long shingle beach broken by the occasional rocky outcrop, but at Machrihanish Bay there's a gentle three mile curve of soft sand that is popular with swimmers, surfers and kite-surfers. The surf is best at Westport, an area awarded several prizes for the quality of its sand and water.
You can see seals sunning themselves o the rocks, and wild goats wandering around the rocky crags on the Gauldrons area of the beach. The Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory on the western tip.
The postcode given is for satnav to get you close but you should please plan your exact journey independently.

Opening hours

No lifeguard cover at any time. Dogs welcome all year.


Free parking available.

Travel & Contact Information


Machrihanish Off B843, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, PA28, Scotland

Phone number

0845 4166237



Click here to visit Machrihanish Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Machrihanish Bay has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Machrihanish Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Machrihanish Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Machrihanish Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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