5 Ways to Experience the Scottish Coasts and Water

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Celebrate Scotland’s Incredible Coasts and Waters

Scotland is home to breath-taking coastline, legendary lochs and bonnie rivers and canals which meander their way through the countryside.

Every Argyll Holidays location is in close vicinity to coasts and bodies of water meaning guests are reminded of Scotland’s incredible beauty every single day.

Loch Lomond, Loch Goil, and Loch Awe are just some of the incredible lochs where our holiday parks reside.

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1. Adventures Ahoy! Spend a day at Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest loch and easily offers enough activities to fill your days whilst on holiday.

Catch a cruise to explore the 30 islands dotted around the loch or spend the day fishing on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. If you have an adventurous streak, immerse yourself in the baltic water while windsurfing, paddle boarding or water-skiing.

From the shore, the vastness and beauty of Loch Lomond never fails to impress.  We recommend climbing nearby Ben Lomond or Conic Hill for the best views. It truly is the jewel in the crown of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.

The loch is also served by plenty of lovely towns around its shores and even a golf club. All making Loch Lomond a must-visit in the year of the coasts and waters. 

Closest Argyll Holidays park – Loch Lomond Holiday Park is located on the banks of the loch and less than 5-minute drive to the local pier.

2. Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard on Loch Goil

Spend the day gliding along the calm and pristine waters of Loch Goil in a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard if your balance is feeling up to it!

Just four miles from Drimsynie, Loch Goil Kayak Hire, located at Carrick Farm offers various vessels to suit your experience and abilities on the water. A member of the team will be able to advise on the best choice for you.

Don’t forget a drybag to keep your phone and camera dry and a tasty snack to fuel those tired arms.

Closest Argyll Holidays parks: Drimsynie Estate Holiday Park

3. Walk or Cycle along Loch Long

For a walk or peddle filled with wilderness and fantastic views, head to Arrochar, just a short drive from Drimsynie Holiday Park and Loch Lomond Holiday Park. A fantastic network of mountain biking trails can be found nestled in among the trees from Ardgarten, including a circuit round the peninsula which makes an exciting day out.

If you prefer a view of Loch Long from a higher altitude, discover the Arrochar Alps and spend a day hiking to the summit of The Cobbler or one of the many munros.

Closest Argyll Holidays parks – Drimsynie Estate Holiday Park, Loch Lomond Holiday Park

4. Experience Magical Bioluminescence in a Scottish loch

If you’re brave enough to go for a wee dook at night, you might be lucky enough to experience bioluminescence (glowing water) during the summer months. As night falls, move your body or a paddle through water and watch as a glow of sparkles illuminate everything the water touches. Bioluminescence occurs when oxygen produces a chemical reaction inside tiny organisms which then produce light energy.

Rumour has it that Loch Awe and Loch Lomond are the best spots for this magical experience.

If you plan to swim at night, remember to always take someone with you, use a tow float and wear a wetsuit and hood – it’s baltic!

Closest Argyll Holidays parkLoch Lomond Holiday Park, Loch Awe Holiday Park

5. Stroll alongside the River Echaig & Massan Circuit

Just a 10-minute drive from Hunters Quay Holiday Village, the River Echaig & Massan Circuit allows you to follow the Rivers Echaig and Massan as they meander through the wilderness.

The forest route begins at Benmore Botanic Garden at the base of Beinn Mhòr and at 5km it’s the perfect distance for little ones to join.

Closest Argyll Holidays parkHunters Quay Holiday Village

An Outdoorsy Year Ahead

Spending time outside is more important than ever in 2021. Explore our five holiday parks to find the perfect base to come and experience coasts and waters for yourself.

Check out our bucket list of things you have to do when visiting Argyll Holidays!

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