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Ettrick Bay. Bute Beach

Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

A wide sandy bay surrounded by low cliffs. There is a famous stone circle nearby.

Beach Type



Picnic site


Visiting the stone circle

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll up the valley to the stone circle.

Water Quality




Tourist Information

Rothesay TIC Isle of Bute Tel: 01700 502151 Fax: 01700 505156.


Nearest town: Rothesay
County: Argyll and Bute
Latitude/Longitude: 55.8477, -5.1357
Postcode: PA20 0QX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


take the ferry to Rothesay and head out North on the A844 then. at Kames bay turn left and at the next junction fork right. this road will take you to a car park in Ettrick bay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Wemyss Bay (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking next to the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Chapel Hill Road, Rothesay (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Guildford Square, Rothesay (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Albert Place, Rothesay (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Albert Pier, Rothesay (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Suzy's Tearoom, Tighnabruaich (Unknown stay).
About 5.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Rothesay