Point Sands Holiday Park

Self Catering, Kintyre

Things To Do

Argyll By Ferry

The county of Argyll stretches from the Mull of Kintyre and its lighthouse in the south to the mountains of Glencoe in the north and from Loch Lomond in the east to the inner hebridean islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay to the west. There is a wide variety of scenery, wildlife and things to do.

Point Sands holiday park is ideally placed on the west coast of Kintyre for island hopping by car ferry from Kennacraig to Islay, Jura and Colonsay for wildlife, heritage and whisky trails. From Tarbert to Portavadie and the cowal peninsula with Benmore Gardens and access to the Isle of Bute and from Claonaig to Lochranza on Arran with a wealth of activities befitting "Scotland in miniature".

The ferry to the Isle of Gigha and Achmore Gardens departs from Tayinloan a mile south of the park.

There are also trips to be made by smaller boat from Campbeltown to Sanda and to Troon. For fishing and for wildlife spotting.

The paddle steamer Waverley also plies these waters periodically during the summer months.

Point Sands and Watersports

Point Sands Holiday Park is situated on a safe beach in a wide, shallow bay. It has safe swiming and is a good base for a variety of watersports including windsurfing, dingy sailing and kayaking.

South towards Campbeltown, Machrihanish beach is a popular place for surfing.

Birds and Wildlife

Deer, otters, red squirrel, ducks, terns, geese. There is a variety of birdlife and wildlife to be observed at Point Sands and the different seasons bring their own rewards. Butterflies and plants are also to be noted in the variety of habitats, marram grass, heath, pinewoods and grassland.

Heritage and Geology

Standing stones and cists, castles, chapels, duns, battle sites, raised beaches; these are all features to be found throughout Scotland and here in Kintyre, Argyll there are plenty.


Kintyre has a variety of golf courses; which can be challenging as well as scenic. Most are within a thirty minute drive.

Machrihanish is a world class 18 hole links course with outlooks to the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha, regarded as one of the best links golf courses in the UK and throughout the world.

Dunaverty golf course is situated at almost the very tip of the Mull Of Kintyre and provides a challenging 18 hole golf course in a superb links location with great views over southend beach and over the agricultural landscape.

Carradale golf club, on the east side of Kintyre about 45 minutes drive from Point Sands has a good 9 hole golf course with a good view across to Arran from the hills within the course.

Tarbert golf club, about 20 minutes drive north is a nicely contained 9 hole golf course which traverses a small burn and presents a challenge for both amatuer and experienced golfers encompassing loch and hillside locations with a good view across Tarberts' West Loch.


Benmore, Crarae, Ardunie and Achmore are some of the gardens to visit in the area, which are well preserverd and contain unusual plant specimins of great interest to horticulturalists, but also the gardens are a perfect place to take a relaxing walk in the peace and tranquility within. Stonefield Castle hotel is also a popular place, at Tarbert, for people to visit and wander around the gardens within the estate.





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Point Sands Holiday Park, Tayinloan, Argyll, PA29 6XG   |    Email: info@pointsands.co.uk