Oban Coast Guide
Oban, on Scotland's west coast, is a busy port and resort town over looking the islands of Kerrera and Mull. Oban is known as the 'gateway to the islands' and ferries run from here to the Inner and Outer Hebrides including; Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay.
For details of Oban Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages and to visit Attractions. Go to Oban Hotels Guest Houses and Attractions
Oban today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated, artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are today working their magic on tourists from all over the world. In summer this small town can become hectic - you are advised to book ahead for accommodation and ferries. Around 3 miles to the north of Oban is the mouth of Loch Etive a scenic sea loch that stretches nearly 20 miles inland.
The stunning scenery attracts thousands of visitors to the Island of Mull each year. The mountain of Ben More towers above the island at 3100 feet. The main town is Tobermory, to the north of the island, a picturesque fishing village with multi-coloured houses lining the small harbour.
Oban fishing Oban coast Oban beach
Places to visit around Oban
The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary - Barcaldine, Oban Argyll PA37 1SE Phone: 01631 720386
Sealife Adventures - Book a trip for a chance to see; porpoise, dolphin, whales and eagles - Balvicar, Seil By Oban Argyll Phone: 01631 571010. For more information see - www.sealife-adventures.com
Atlantis Leisure Centre - Swimming pool, sports hall and fitness suite - Dalriach Road, Oban Argyll PA34 5JE - Phone: 01631 566800
Oban Distillery - Established in 1794 and still making distinctive malt whiskeys - Stafford Street, Oban, PA34 5NH Phone: +44 163 157 2004
Dunstaffnage Castle - part ruined 13th castle but open to the public.
Map of Oban and Island of Mull
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Attractions - see listings pages
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages.
The National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth
Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.
We will bring you feature articles about the coastline and news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
The Beach Pub - Exmouth