Kilchattan Bay Walks

Kilchattan Bay offers numerous local walks. It is also the official starting point of The West Island Way, a long distance footpath around the island of Bute. The first section of the West Island Way is a circular route which returns you to Kilchattan Bay. Ideal for a day walk if you are reasonably fit.

Walks on offer, include exploring the beach, or alternatively heading along the coastal path south from the village. Another path leads from Kilchattan Bay westwards across the island to Stravanan Bay on the oppose coastline. From here you will be rewarded on most days with spectacular views of the island of Arran. An easy 30 minute walk in each direction.

You can also just wander around the village and the pier and you may see some of the many ships that pass by.

Kilchattan Bay view from the village across the bay.
Kilchattan Bay and beach from the village

Why not use the regular bus service from Rothesay to get to your chosen walk? If you are coming by car, some parking is available adjacent to the pier, as well as a bit further along near the road end/turning point. There is also limited on street parking available in the village.

Pier at Kilchattan Bay

Make sure you drop into the Kilchattan Bay Cafe/Post Office for refreshments and hot food.