Beaches in Argyll and Bute

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
Carradale Beach, Kintyre Machrihanish, Campbeltown
Kiloran Bay, Colonsay Westport Beach, Campbeltown Torrisdale Bay, Kintyre



Beaches around Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Traigh Mhor Beach, Tiree Traigh Mhor Sands, Iona Erraid Sands, Mull Gott Bay, Tiree
Calgary Bay, Mull Stafford Street, Oban Pier



Beaches around Helensburgh and Lomond

Loch Lomond Luss, Loch Lomond Luss, Loch Lomond Kilcreggan and the Arrochar Alps


Beaches around Bute and Cowal

Auchalick Bay Holy Loch, Dunoon Kilchattan, Isle of Bute
Loch Eck, Dunoon
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