Cleat's shore, Lagg, Arran
Ferries: from Ardrossan there is a modern roll-on roll-off ferry to Brodick five times a day. The journey takes about 50 minutes. There is also a small vehicle ferry from Cloanaig in Argyll to Lochranza, in the north of the island. Buses meet every ferry. To the beach: drive or take a bus round the southern coast of the island. The route runs through beautiful countryside and along the coast road, with magnificent views across to the mainland and Holy Island and down to Lamlash and Whiting Bay. The bus will stop, about 45 minutes from Brodick, at a group of buildings, a shop and the Lagg Inn, with its palm trees, good food and friendly welcome. From here, proceed along the road to the west until you reach a sign pointing left which says 'Cart Track / Cleat's Shore ½ mile'. Take this track, closing all gates behind you. When the shore is in sight, continue along the track, not across the field, right to the beach.
Ordnance Survey Map reference
Cars can be parked at the end of the track, close to the buildings near the shore.
There are no toilet facilities or shelter, but weighed against this is the great beauty of the scenery and its unspoiled solitude.
None known, but check the locally for tide details and any currents affecting the beach.
The Tourist Information Office, The Pier, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AU.
Courtesy of British Naturism