Sailing from Largs Yacht Haven couldn't be simpler:
✓ No tidal restrictions
✓ Sheltered harbour entrance
✓ Safe approaches proteched by the islands of Cumbrae and Arran.
As a result, you have the freedom to 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...
Cross the Largs Channel and sail to 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. You can also hire bikes from the marina and take them with you for the day to cycle around the quiet cycle paths on Great Cumbrae.
Option 1: Sail across to Arran and visit the picturesque anchorages at a) Lochranza with whisky distillery and ruined waterfront castle; b) Brodick with the magnificent Brodick Castle and Gardens and long sandy beach; and c) 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 majestic forest walks ashore. Or continue sailing 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. Head Northwards to the Isle of Jura and sample the local whisky at the famous island distillery. From there, sail to the 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 sailors, head south to our sister marina at Troon Yacht Haven and then across the North Channel to either Bangor or Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.
And we can help you plan your trip... Check out the latest weather forecasts online, pick up a free tide table from the Marina Office or simply speak to one of our Haven Team - we all love sailing as well and we'll be happy to look over the charts to help you plan your trip!