Holidays in Ganavan Sands

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Ganavan Sands which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Spend a few hours wading, strolling or building sandcastles at this lovely Blue Flag beach.

Ganavan Sands, also known as Ganavan Beach, is a rural beach that offers wonderful coastal views and gloriously soft sands. Bring the family for a relaxing day at this peaceful beach and when you get bored of sunning and swimming, go for a walk to check out some of the nearby castles.

Walk along the coast of Ganavan Bay, admiring the views of the islands of Mull and Lismore. Swim in the waters off the coast, but keep in mind that there are no lifeguards on duty to supervise children as they swim.

Examine the rock pools around the beach and try to spot unusual creatures in them. Bring snacks and water because there are no refreshments available on-site, although ice-cream trucks do sometimes pass by in the summer months.

Consider walking or cycling along the gorgeous coastal walking leading north from the beach to Dunstaffnage Castle. This rugged but rewarding 4.75-mile (7.75-kilometer) trail takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

As you walk along the coastal path away from Ganavan Sands, look for Mull and Lismore islands when you pass over the cliffs. Stop to take in views of Dunbeg village and the peaks of Ben Cruachan and Taynuilt Peak as you continue over Ganavan Hill. Visit 13th-century Dunstaffnage Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest surviving stone castles. There is a fee to enter.

Join other walkers, runners and cyclists on the quiet coastal road leading to the town of Oban. Stop for lunch at one the town’s many fantastic seafood restaurants. You could also explore the quieter nearby beach, called Little Ganavan.

A short walk south along a woodland trail will bring you to Dunollie Castle. Dating back to the 13th century, the castle is the long-time stronghold of the clan MacDougall.

Ganavan Sands is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of Oban and can be easily reached by foot or bike. Alternatively, take a bus from Oban or drive. Parking is offered on-site. Unwind with a quiet afternoon at the charming beach.

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The Great Western Hotel
The Great Western Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is AU$104 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Situated in Oban, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. John's Cathedral, Oban Distillery and Oban Ferry Terminal. Loch Linnhe is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Oban ...
3.5/5 Good! (135 reviews)
"Nice friendly and helpful staff. Nice room with sea view, right above my car park space. Car space was £6 per day"

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Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$219 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oban Distillery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Oban Ferry Terminal and Loch Linnhe. McCaig's Tower ...
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Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel
Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$132 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Oban War and Peace Museum, Oban Distillery and Oban Ferry Terminal. Loch Linnhe is 1.8 mi (2.9 ...
3.8/5 Good! (509 reviews)
"Nobody available on departure, no place to leave room key."

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2021

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Corran House Guest House & Hostel
Corran House Guest House & Hostel
2 out of 5
The price is AU$74 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
The price is AU$219 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
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The Great Western Hotel
The Great Western Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is AU$104 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
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Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel
Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$132 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
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Muthu Alexandra Hotel
Muthu Alexandra Hotel
3 out of 5
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Lagganbeg Guest House
Lagganbeg Guest House
3 out of 5
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The Scot
The Scot
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The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
2 out of 5
Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland
The price is AU$140 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
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71 Lorn Rd, Oban, SCT
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