Take me somewhere new!
If you're looking for some guidance or a bit of inspiration, we've produced a handy 'Hidden Boating Gems' guide giving you all the information for some of our favourite, slightly off-the-beaten-track destinations.
Pick up a copy from the Marina Office or download it here.
Day sailing in the inner Clyde, or venture beyond
The West Coast of Scotland is regarded as having some of the best sailing waters in the world, and Troon Yacht Haven is ideally positioned to easily experience them. Our location as the most southerly marina on the Clyde estuary offers the choice of exploring the sheltered waters of the upper firth or heading to Ireland or the western isles.
Arran - 16nm
Sail across to the Isle of 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 - 20nm
We may be biased, but Largs has beautiful scenery, some sheltered anchorages around Cumbrae, plenty of historical Viking landmarks in the town, and lots of options for food and drink in the marina.
Loch Fyne - 35nm
Head out into Inchmarnock Water leaving the Isle of Arran to port and the Isle of Bute to starboard you will arrive at the moth of Loch Fyne where you can berth overnight at the picturesque Tarbert Harbour pontoons or alternatively try the new marina across the Loch at Portavadie.
Campbeltown - 38nm
Sail towards the south end of Arran leaving the Island of Pladda to starboard and Ailsa Craig to port you will experience some breath taking scenery as you sail towards the Mull of Kintyre. Sail up Campbeltown Loch to the harbour and visit the superb Royal Hotel, which has been fully refurbished and prides itself on excellent food and service.
Isle of Bute - 25nm
Head north up the Clyde to Rothesay or Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute, both have pontoon berths and a good selection of bars and restaurants ashore. The pretty fishing harbour and lively town of Rothesay is perfect for a stroll ashore or for an ice cream, or just sail along the stretch between the Isle of Bute and Argyll.
If you're lucky enough to have a week or longer to be onboard, then Scotland's West Coast becomes a world of possibilities. Here's a few options at your fingertips.
Gigha, Islay & Jura
Continuing Further North
"Scotland provides hauntingly beautiful cruising and fine food and drink. Efforts to spread the word and grow the sector should be applauded. With modern marinas, wild anchorages and friendly fishing ports there is plenty to go round when you sail Scotland."
- Sailing Today Magazine