?>

TOP 10 BEACHES OF BUTE

Bute is surrounded by fabulous coastline and there are far more little bays and coves than listed here, where we feature the most popular and easily accessed mainly sandy beaches perfect for picnics and families. There are no dog restrictions on Bute's beaches.

Simple map showing approximate location of Ascog Bay public beach

ASCOG BAY


/// flame.ankle.speedily

On-street nearby
Steep ramp

Small sheltered shingle and sand bay overlooking Largs and Great Cumbrae

No facilities

Simple map showing approximate location of Children's Corner (Rothesay) public beach

CHILDREN'S CORNER (ROTHESAY)


/// lived.throat.rumbles

On-street nearby or Chapelhill Car Park (free)
Not accessible

Putting green

Small shingle bay in Rothesay harbour popular since Victorian times due to its proximity to the town centre

Simple map showing approximate location of Ettrick Bay (North) public beach

ETTRICK BAY (NORTH)


/// enabling.unusable.scrum

On-street
At tearoom

A mile-long extensive sandy beach with gorgeous views towards Inchmarnock and Arran

Simple map showing approximate location of Ettrick Bay (South) public beach

ETTRICK BAY (SOUTH)


/// applause.gambles.corner

Small car park
Partially accessible

A mile-long extensive sandy beach with gorgeous views towards Inchmarnock and Arran

Simple map showing approximate location of Glencallum Bay public beach

GLENCALLUM BAY


/// moderated.reinforce.chicken

On-street in Kilchattan Bay
Not accessible

Worth the 1.5 mile difficult terrain walk from Kilchattan, Glencallum offers perfect solitude and stunning views down across Arran

No facilities

Simple map showing approximate location of Kerrycroy Beach public beach

KERRYCROY BEACH


/// pitching.gobbling.roughest

On-street nearby
Not accessible

Small but beautiful red sandy beach overlooking the Cumbrae islands

No facilities

Simple map showing approximate location of Kilchattan Bay (Wee Bay) public beach

KILCHATTAN BAY (WEE BAY)


/// rucksack.dispose.curbed

On-street nearby
Centre of village

Popular beach with visitors in this small village at the South of the island

Simple map showing approximate location of Scalpsie Bay public beach

SCALPSIE BAY


/// spinning.spaceship.hockey

Small parking area

Gorgeous secluded sandy beach famous for seal-spotting. Beach is accessed via a quarter mile gravel path OR via steps down a cliff side

No facilities

Simple map showing approximate location of St Ninian's Bay (Straad) public beach

ST NINIAN'S BAY (STRAAD)


/// retrain.witty.slack

Small parking area at end of bumpy lane

Lovely quiet bay full of shells overlooking Inchmarnock and Arran

No facilities

Simple map showing approximate location of Stravanan (Langalbuinoch) Beach public beach

STRAVANAN (LANGALBUINOCH) BEACH


/// fruitcake.perusing.kinks

No specified parking

Secluded beach accessed along a track alongside Bute Golf Club

No facilities

beta version of website