“Stunning views, captivating places, charming wildlife… whether you wander far or near.”
On the doorstep
Barmore Island faces Shore Cottage and is connected to the mainland by a short causeway creating two bays, with the cottage looking out over South Bay and Stonefield Castle Hotel perched on the hill above North Bay. Take a walk round the Island looking for seals and otters, scramble over the rocks and shells when the tide is out in the bay, wander through the splendid woodland gardens of Stonefield – all straight from the door. The colours, views and wildlife are captivating at any time of year. The bar and restaurant at the hotel are open to non-residents with lovely views over the loch and island.
IN THE VILLAGE
Tarbert is a picturesque fishing and sailing port with a good range of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants, a ruined castle to explore and harbour-side walks to enjoy.
Check venues and their facebook pages for opening times and menus.
There is a well-stocked Coop that is open 7 days a week, plus a greengrocer, The Larder, a local fishmonger (behind Castle Street) and a specialist shellfish outlet – Prentices – next to the ferry terminal to Portavadie. Don’t miss the Whisky Shop!
Live shellfish including lobster, prawns, brown crab, velvet crab, king scallops, scallop meat, and squat lobster tails. Tel: 01880 821 136
WHISKY WEST COAST
The perfect place to pick up your favourite bottle of whisky.
Specialise in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish, prepared with simplicity & care – served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
THE ANCHORAGE BISTRO
Cosy harbour-front restaurant serving the best in Scottish produce.
SEA BED RESTAURANT
Enjoy the fresh local catches and sample the vast array of stunningly smooth malts in the Loch Fyne Bar.
ISLAY FRIGATE HOTEL
Spectacular views over Tarbert Harbour with floor to ceiling windows. Dogs are welcome to eat in the lounge or bar.
tarbert & skipness community trust
THE KINTYRE PENINSULA
The peninsula stretching all the way down to Campbeltown is a delight to explore. Favourite day trips include the Isle of Gigha with its beautiful bays and gardens, the ruined castle and woodland walks at Skipness, the distilleries – on Islay, Jura, Gigha and Campbeltown – fabulous sandy beaches for example at Carradale and Macrihanish.
North of Tarbert, there are more beautiful lochs, walks and historic monuments to enjoy around Tayvallich, Kilmartin,
Popular eating places while you’re out and about
- Skipness Seafood Cabin
- Glenbarr Stores
- The Kilberry Inn
- Tayvallich Café and General Store
- Crinan Hotel, Pub & Coffee Shop
- The Boathouse Restaurant on Gigha
For details about boat trips, fishing and diving, check out Tarbert Harbour Office @TarbertHarbour