The picturesque village of Plockton sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. It faces east, so the settlement and bay are generally protected from the prevailing winds. Home to a thriving Highland community and popular with visitors, Plockton is well served by hotels, B&Bs, a small general store, pubs, restaurant and galleries.
in Port-an-Eorna there's the Barley House;
Main meeting point
The Sea Kayak Plockton sign at MacKenzie's Craft Shop (sat nav postcode IV52 8TP). On reaching the sea front in the village, MacKenzie's is immediately on the right at the corner. Free parking is available in the public car park adjacent to the Craft Shop and Visitor Centre. Directions if you are travelling by car.
Transport links are excellent.
By road: just under 2 hours from Inverness or Fort William. Directions if you are travelling by car. A bus service operates from Inverness, Glasgow and Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
Kyle Taxis +44 (0)1599 534323
Kyleakin Taxis +44 (0)1599 534452
Direct rail service from Inverness into Plockton along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Scotland. Alternatively, travel by rail from Glasgow to Fort William and continue your journey by bus to Kyle of Lochalsh. The train from Glasgow continues beyond Fort William to Mallaig. From here, catch the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.
A sleeper service is available from Euston, London. For more information about rail services go to Scotrail
Fly to Inverness from a number of UK airports and Amsterdam. Information on carriers and timetables can be found on this link or fly to the international airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow and continue your journey by rail or road.
Beyond Plockton there are numerous destinations to choose from. Within an hour's radius you can reach Portree on the Isle of Skye and gateway to the Outer Hebrides, the dramatic Torridon mountains, Applecross and one of the highest roads in the UK, the Kintail mountains, Glenelg and its Sandaig Islands, and the south Skye Ferry across to Mallaig and Knoydart. Good websites for more information are Skye.co.uk and Visit Scotland
Location map of Sea Kayak Plockton.
Coral beach near Plockton on the west coast of Scotland.