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Magnificen­t Marinas Check out the best marinas to visit for a range of activities



If you’ve always had a hankering to take to the water, then Scotland’s premier marina is the place to begin. Whether you want a great day out with family or friends or you’re an expert sailor looking for a full-service facility with 24-hour access to keep your beloved boat, then Kip is for you.

Open to the public 7 days a week, with over 600 boats and spectacula­r views across the Firth of Clyde, a visit to Kip is a great way to experience the marina lifestyle for the first time.

Visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk around the marina promenade, step inside Scotland’s largest Outdoor Clothing Store & Chandlery for the latest in fashion and sailing clothing, or relax at our waterside family restaurant The Chartroom, serving food, coffees and drinks all day.

For boat owners, Kip Marina offers unrivalled on-water manoeuvrin­g space making it ideal for sailors of all experience levels. The on-site service experts can maintain all types of boats, and friendly and knowledgea­ble staff can offer advice and tips on everything - from how to get on the water for the first time to finding the best watering holes to visit by boat from Kip.

Kip Marina, Inverkip, Inverclyde, PA16 0AW 01475 521485


If you’ve ever visualised a ‘Scottish’ marina then Craobh is it – think crystal waters, beautiful coastlines and islands with towering mountains as a backdrop and you’re there.

Craobh (pronounced Kroov), is the sister marina to Kip, and situated in a naturally formed sheltered harbour just south of Oban. With easy access by road and rail, it’s the gateway to some of the most scenic sailing waters in the world or just a wonderful place to enjoy a short break in one of our refurbishe­d holiday cottages.

For boat owners, the 250 deep water berths, 24-hour access, unrivalled manoeuvrin­g space, together with our friendly experience­d staff, make Craobh the perfect marina to enjoy the best of Scotland’s west coast.

Craobh Marina, Craobh Haven, By Lochgilphe­ad, Argyll, PA31 8UA 01852 500222 info@craobhmari­

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top: Kip Marina; Kip Marina from above; Craobh Marina; Chartroom Restaurant, Kip Marina
Clockwise from top: Kip Marina; Kip Marina from above; Craobh Marina; Chartroom Restaurant, Kip Marina
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