Scalpsie Bay is a stunning beach on Bute’s southwestern coastline. At low tide, there’s almost a kilometre stretch of sandy beach to explore. Once used for military purposes during the Second World War, Scalpsie Bay is now a serene place to relax and enjoy beautiful Scottish scenery. The reddish sand of Scalpsie Bay sits against the spectacular view of the Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle across the water. There are also two viewpoints on-site where you can get a panoramic view of this beautiful area and spot some amazing local wildlife! Seal View offers the chance to see the 200-strong colony of seals basking on the rocks – perfect for animal lovers! The whole area is waymarked, so it’s very easy to find all the points of interest.

Where can I find Scalpsie Bay?

It’s located just off the A844, approx. 5 miles south of Rothesay. Then it’s about a 5 min walk from the car park.
  •  Entry is free
  •  Open 24/7

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