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Ganavan Beach

Oban, Argyll and Bute

Ganavan has two sandy beaches a few miles north of Oban. Secluded and with wonderful views this is a peaceful beach destination.

Beach Type



A camp site and a jetty


Exploring the beaches and rock pools

Nature and Wildlife

Oban is within walking distance.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Oban TIC Tel: 01631 563122


Nearest town: Oban
County: Argyll and Bute
Latitude/Longitude: 56.439, -5.46862
Postcode: PA34 5TB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Just north of Oban. 5 minutes by car or half an hour walk.

Public Transport

Bus services available to Oban. ganavan is a few minutes taxi ride or half an hour walk to the north.

Nearest Railway Stations

Oban (Approx. 2 miles away)
Connel Ferry (Approx. 3 miles away)
Taynuilt (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Parking is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Ganavan Sands, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Longsdale Road, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Corran Halls 1, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Corran Halls 2, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Esplanade, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Laurel Road, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
North Pier, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Tweedale Street, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Rockfield, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Oban Station, Oban (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Oban