Carradale Bay

Welcome to some of our loveliest beaches around Argyll and Bute.


Metal detecting on beaches - beaches are owned by The Crown not the council - you can detect on public beaches without permission but if you found anything it would have to be reported to The Crown.  Some smaller beaches are privately owned and if this is the case you would need to ask permission from the private land owner before you could detect there. Unfortunately at this time the council is unable to authorise metal detecting on ground in its ownership however local metal detecting groups may be able to assist to identify areas in private ownership where metal detecting is allowed.

Beaches around Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

Carskiey Beach, Southend, Kintyre
Carskiey Beach, Southend
Carradale Beach, KintyreCarradale Beach, Kintyre
Machrihanish, Campbeltown
Kiloran Bay, ColonsayKiloran Bay, Colonsay
Westport Beach, CampbeltownWestport Beach, Kintyre
Torrisdale Bay, KintyreTorrisdale Bay, Kintyre



Beaches around Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Traigh Mhor Beach, TireeTraigh Mhor Beach Tiree
Traigh Mhor Sands, IonaTraigh Mhor Sands, Iona
Erraid Sands, MullErraid Sands, Mull
Gott Bay, Tiree
Gott Bay
Calgary Bay, MullCalgary Bay, Mull
Stafford Street, Oban PierStafford Street, Oban Pier



Beaches around Helensburgh and Lomond

Loch LomondLoch Lomond
Luss, Loch LomondLuss, Loch Lomond
Luss, Loch LomondLuss, Loch Lomond
Kilcreggan and the Arrochar AlpsKilcreggan and the Arrochar Alps


Beaches around Bute and Cowal

Auchalick BayAuchalick Bay
Holy Loch, DunoonHoly Loch
Kilchattan, Isle of Bute
Loch Eck, DunoonLoch Eck