Sailing from Largs Yacht Haven couldn't be simpler - with no tidal restrictions, a sheltered and well lit harbour entrance and safe approaches protected by the islands of Cumbrae and Arran, you can go sailing whatever the weather and sea conditions. There are endless opportunities to anchor in remote anchorages or tie up in the heart of a busy community. Here are just a few suggestions for your sailing trips, according to the time you have available:
Across the Largs Channel into the pretty fishing harbour and lively town of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.
There are visitor pontoons both in Rothesay harbour and nearby Port Bannatyne, perfect for a stroll ashore for an ice cream or lunch. Alternatively a sail round both Cumbrae Islands, perhaps with a lunch stop in Millport, with its lovely sandy beach, perfect for young children.
Option 1: sail across to Arran and visit the picturesque anchorages at Lochranza, with whisky distillery and ruined waterfront castle; Brodick with the magnificent Brodick Castle and Gardens and long sandy beach; and Lamlash, in the lee of Holy Island made peaceful by the Buddhist monks. (Largs to Arran approx 16 miles)
Option 2: sail through the superb Kyles of Bute, the narrow waterway around the north end of Bute, perhaps stopping at the award winning Colintraive Hotel en route. Either spend the night on visitor moorings at Tighnabruaich or Kames or sail on further into Loch Fyne to the atmospheric fishing village of Tarbert and tie alongside visitor pontoons. (Largs to Colintraive 12 miles, Largs to Tarbert 25 miles)
Option 3: head north up the Clyde to Holy Loch with forest walks ashore or further to Loch Long to Carrick Castle and Garelochead. (Largs to Loch Long 25 miles)
It is possible to sail a circuit leaving Largs and heading for Campbeltown (visitor pontoons) before rounding the Mull of Kintyre and spending a night at the beautiful island of Gigha with its sandy beaches and turquoise water. Northwards to the Isle of Jura and sample the local whisky at the island distillery. From there to charming Crinan and south through the Crinan Canal to Loch Fyne, sailing homewards via Tarbert and the Kyles of Bute.
Alternatively for the more adventurous head south to our sister marina at Troon Yacht Haven and then across the North Channel to either Bangor or Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.
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