East Mull of Kintyre & Isle of Arran

The East side of the Mull of Kintyre from Skipness Point South including the Isle of Arran and Sanda Island.

The Kintyre Peninsula extends about 40 miles south from the mainland and protects the Firth of Clyde from the Atlantic so this area is fairly sheltered. There is a large tidal difference between either side of the peninsula which causes strong tides around the Mull of Kintyre.

Open to the South, there are few sheltered anchorages along the East of the Mull of Kintyre and the South and East or Arran. Campbeltown and Tarbert give good shelter on the East side of the Mull while Loch Ranza, Brodick Bay and Lamlash Bay on Arran provide reasonable shelter in most weather conditions.

Arran is a lovely Island to spend time on although much wilder than Bute. If you end up in Brodick Bay, watch out for the ferry as it produces a large wake. Well worth the visit (specially to get some Arran Cheese!)

There are several smaller islands in this region including Holy Isle just off the East of Arran, Pladda to the South or Arran and Sanda Island off the south of the Mull of Kintyre.

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