Clyde Estuary

Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde.

At only approximately 45 nautical miles from the Lighthouse on the Mull of Galloway, at the far South West of Scotland, to the Lighthouse on the Mull of Kintyre this would appear to be a small region. However, with the Clyde running inland to Glasgow over 65 nautical miles and many islands and lochs, this is actually a huge area with plenty of places to go and see for the average sailor.

The southern part of the Clyde Estuary offers a large expanse of water which is generally reasonably sheltered from Northerly and Westerly winds by the Mull of Kintyre. The Isle of Arran offers many excellent places worth stopping at for lunch, for an over-night visit or for a longer stay. Further north is the Isle of Bute and many lochs that can be investigated with Loch Fyne being the largest at almost 70 nautical miles from its entrance by the Isle of Bute.

Further up the Clyde, there are many places to stop or berth a boat with several marinas and towns offering a full range of services. This is one of the busiest parts of the West Coast of Scotland, although don’t let that put you off! There is plenty to see and do and it is still easy to find a deserted beach or two in which to enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

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