Shell beach near Plockton on the west coast of Scotland - Click for a larger image.

Contact

Alison French
Culgorm
Drumbuie
Kyle of Lochalsh
Scotland
IV40 8BD

Telephone:
+44 (0)1599 544 422

Mobile:
+44 (0)7900 256 442

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The Village

Shell beach in Plockton

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.


Accommodation

For Plockton and the surrounding area;

in Port-an-Eorna there's the Barley House;

Skye and Lochalsh;

or the Highlands.

For camping we recommend Ashaig Camp Site a few miles away on the Isle of Skye, or Reraig caravan site also close by near Balmacara.


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

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.


Taxis:

Paddling near Plockton Bay - Click for a larger image

Kyle Taxis +44 (0)1599 534323
Kyleakin Taxis +44 (0)1599 534452


By train:

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


By air:

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.


Tourist Information

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.


Kayaking on the west coast of Scotland - Click for a larger image.

Coral beach near Plockton on the west coast of Scotland.