The Cumbrae

Driving

A collection of famous landmarks, hidden gems and unmissable sights on the Isle of Great Cumbrae

This tour is 10 miles long, please allow at least 45 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

There is much to enjoy on the Isle of Cumbrae as soon as you step foot off the ferry from the Largs mainland! The town of Millport (which is often conflated with the whole of Cumbrae itself) is in fact the Victorian seafront promenade with a collection of small shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. A series of smaller beaches are only a short distance from Millport itself, with Kames and Ballochmartin Bays declared as Sites of Special Scientific Interest thanks to their unique geological formations. Many visitors choose to embark on a walking or cycling tour of the island, taking in Britain’s smallest working cathedral and a series of imaginatively-named rock formations; including, of course, the iconic painted Crocodile Rock on Millport’s south-facing shoreline. Fintry Bay and Farland Point provide welcome and idyllic rest or picnic stops with spectacular coastal views, while history enthusiasts should explore the island’s northern Aird Hill and visit Cumbrae’s sole Standing Stone in Craigengour Wood.

What you'll see

Ballochmartin Bay - Isle of Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Ballochmartin Bay is wide sweeping bay of sand, cobbles and stones

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Butter Lump - Great Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Butter Lump is small rock a few yards offshore towards the South East of the island of Great Cumbrae.

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Farland Point - Greater Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Farland Point is a peninsula to the south east of the island of Great Cumbrae.

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Kames Bay - Great Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Kames Bay is located on the southern coast of the Isle of Great Cumbrae

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Millport - Isle of Cumbrae

Towns & Villages

Millport is the only town or settlement of the stunning Isle of Cumbrae.

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Cathedral of the Isles - Great Cumbrae

History & Heritage

The Cathedral of the Isles is one of two cathedrals in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles, and is a part of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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Crocodile Rock - Isle of Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Crocodile Rock as an iconic Millport landmark.

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Fintry Bay - Greater Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Also spelled Fintray Bay, this red sand beach sits in the middle of the west coast of Great Cumbrae and is approximately 2 km northwest of Millport.

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Aird Hill - Great Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Aird Hill is a summit in the North of Great Cumbrae, overlooking the north and west coasts of the island.

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