Seas the day in an automatic campervan rental – Part 3Posted on: August 7, 2017
This week we look at more brilliant beaches to inspire you to plan your own summer holiday. Our destination in the automatic campervan rental today is Kintyre, home to some of the most remote and stunning beaches on mainland Scotland.
Kintyre-Southend Beach in an automatic campervan rental
Southend Beach in Kintyre is steeped in natural beauty and history. Whether you prefer sunbathing or surfing, there is something for every taste at Southend’s beautiful beaches, all without the crowds you might find at other spots. From the comfort of your luxury automatic campervan rental, you can spot oyster catchers, dolphins and the resident seal colony from Keil shore and explore Neolithic caves. Or, for the more adventurous, choose to hike on the nearby Kintyre Way, which has its terminus here. Dunaverty Castle overlooks Southend, and several important historical sites are nearby, including the ruins of Keil School and St. Ciaran’s Cave, which is said to hold relics of the Irish saint. Be sure to get a taste of the local seafood, served pier to plate- it doesn’t get any fresher! Look for ‘St Columba’s Footsteps’ etched in rock centuries ago to show where Christianity was first brought from Ireland to Scotland.
From Oban on the A83, pick up the A83 in Lochgilphead all the way down to Southend on the tip of Kintyre.
Automatic campervan rental and Kintyre- Carradale Beach
Located south of the charming wee village of the same name, Carradale Beach boasts one of the most delightful harbours in Scotland. On Carradale Bay, the broad sandy beach faces south, making it a lovely spot to paddle, sunbathe or beachcomb. From your campervan rental, you will enjoy the panoramic views across the Sound of Arran, and look for the wild goats that inhabit a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the east side of the beach on Carradale Point. Torrisdale Castle overlooks the bay, and while it is run as a private lodge, there is the organic Tannery and Craft Shop on site. Paul McCartney found inspiration from Kintyre’s gorgeous coastal scenery- it’s where the ‘Long and Winding Road’ is, and you will too when you visit Carradale Beach in an automatic campervan rental.
From Lochgilphead on the A83, five miles south of Tarbert take the B842 to Carradale. Or go by ferry from Adrossan to Arran, then drive to Lochranza for the Claonaig ferry to Kintyre and down the B842 to Carradale.
Get in touch today and book your 5 star holiday with an automatic campervan rental from Roseisle Luxury Campervans!