Exploring the East Side - Saddell, Torrisdale, Carradale and beyond...

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Drag your eyes away from the fabulous Atlantic Swell and head to the East of Kintyre - Nip through Campbeltown and steer your tiller to the east. You will see Davaar Island to your right - don’t forget to come back and visit here but check the tide times first.

Head up the Coast towards Peninver - keep your eyes peeled - Dolphins like to play at the bay here

Keep going through Saddell, you can come back here for a bit of Viking history another day

Next you will see the Gin Capital of Kintyre - Beinn and Tuirc Kintyre Gin at Torrisdale Estate - keep going - you can come back another day and visit the distillery and buy some of their fabulous gin - if you are travelling early enough you may see the infamous shoal of Merwomen who are reported to swim in Torrisdale Bay - all year round at Sunrise - just don’t hang around long enough to hear them sing - or you will never escape…

Soon you will arrive in Carradale - which is where I live and it is the best place ever - a mile long sandy beach that is usually packed with 5 people and their dogs, occasionally there are some horses galloping about too. Carradale is surrounded by sea on 3 sides and you are spoiled for choice for a swim, paddle or evening bonfire…