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Lovely Beach

Seen the best dog EVER at one of the houses near pier. Just loved getting petted.... Water is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
a walk away from oban bay hotel

we will try this in the summer when weather is better .this small beach is within walking distance... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
David F
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely beach”(47 reviews)
“sandy beach”(22 reviews)
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Beach and play area.
Oban, Scotland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Have had lovely holidays in the touring caravan site near Oban in the 60s and later with my own family in the 80s. Came back to stay in a rented house near Ganavan Sands this week and went for a walk to the beach where...More

7  Thank artloverAberdeen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Ganavan was once a beautiful stretch of sandy coastline but it has been ruined by a recent development of very highly price, very ugly houses. There is hardly any beach worth walking on now.

8  Thank Albert075
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ganavan is a great place for walking along the beach. It has quite a number of parking spaces but you have to pay now.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen the best dog EVER at one of the houses near pier. Just loved getting petted.... Water is Chrystal Clear here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting here as I usually stay within Oban, it’s a lovely walk along the coast to Ganavan Sands and it’s well worth the walk. The scenery is spectacular with a massive clean beach 🏖 and lots of natural wild life, if I win...More

Thank flybazz
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The sands are beautiful and my dog loved playing on them. Nice views over the islands on a good day. Great walk through woodlands just behind the sands.

Thank worldtravellerchch
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A beautiful beach round the bay from Oban main town centre. Car park charges apply but free for first 2 hours, clean toilets and a snack bar (sometimes, weather dependent) Fabulous views over to the mountains and Mull.

1  Thank RydalDurham
Reviewed 1 October 2018

we will try this in the summer when weather is better .this small beach is within walking distance of oban bay hotel just turm right out of hotel

Thank David F
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Free car parking for two hours gets busy as near to town really small beach but good place to let dogs have a little run out

Thank yvonnembrown
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a great beach with fantastic views across to the Isle of Lismore, Isle of Kerrera, Isle of Mull. Quite a busy place with people walking over the hill too and the new cycle track to Dunbeg. The only thing that spoils the whole area...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Georgeous clean white sandy beach. We enjoyed a couple of hours here walking and playing with our dog then relaxing reading too. What a pleasure.

Thank StewartandMargo
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I visited this little gem of a beach near Oban many years ago. I paid a return trip recently and was dismayed to find there are now lots of flats and houses on the site, I think they are holiday lets/timeshares. Another disappointment is that...More

Thank BuddyGlen
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26 August 2018|
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Response from FMW13 | Reviewed this property |
You'd need to ask the Council but they turn a blind eye to stopovers in the pay-to-stay town centre car park if people are heading to an early ferry (Tiree, for example) that requires a very early start. You'd probably have... More
Nyree C
30 April 2018|
Response from joannaA5689221 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to pay for parking in the car park but its quiet a big car park Hope this helps
27 February 2018|
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Response from joannaA5689221 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a taxi from Oban along to there- just take the number from them to pick you up when your finished. Hope this helps