British Beaches

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Kilchattan Bay Beach

Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

A large and sheltered sandy bay near the tip of the isle of Bute.

Beach Type



Toilets and a jetty


There is a horse-riding centre nearby

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty of coastline to explore in this fairly remote area.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Isle of Bute Discovery Centre. Winter Garden. Rothesay. Isle of Bute. Argyll & Bute. Scotland. PA20 0AT. Telephone: +44 (0)8707 200 619 Fax: +44 (0)1700 505156 E-mail: Main Website:


Nearest town: Rothesay
County: Argyll and Bute
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7557, -5.02021
Postcode: PA20 9NL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A844 south from Rothesay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Largs (Approx. 6 miles away)
Fairlie (Approx. 7 miles away)
West Kilbride (Approx. 8 miles away)
Wemyss Bay (Approx. 10 miles away)
Ardrossan Harbour (Approx. 11 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

The Garrison, Millport (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Cumbrae Slip, Millport (Unknown stay).
About 5.2 miles away
Portencross, Portencross (Unknown stay).
About 6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Rothesay