Whether you’re an adventure seeker or an aimless wanderer, there are a number of pursuits for you to enjoy while you are in or around Tarbert.
The village itself is host to an array of shops and galleries, some of which you can see the artists at work. Having indulged in a spot of retail therapy, you could stretch your sea legs a little further on one of the pleasant walks around the village.
Following the road beyond the East Pier, you will eventually arrive at Shell Beach – a tiny cove made up entirely of broken scallop shells, overlooking Portavadie. Head in the opposite direction, on the North side of the harbour, through a forest trail starting at the end of Garval road, you will emerge on White Shore. The sheltered bay gets its name from the white sands visible at low tide and is perfect spot for a picnic or a paddle!
Of course, a visit to Tarbert would not be complete without a walk up to the Royal Castle, famous for its connection to Robert the Bruce. From here, more strenuous walks take you up the hill via the Corranbuie Trail, offering spectacular views across the loch. This is also the start of the famous Kintyre Way, which winds its way along the peninsula.
Tarbert is also on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail, and opportunities to hire canoes, try stand-up paddle boarding or learn to wind-surf are available at West Loch. RIB boat tours depart from the marina, as well as dive charters.
Harbour Staff will be happy to help or advise you further about local attractions and activities.
We also have our new Trampoline Park which has really sprung into action, our dedicated padded area allows for safe play and will put a spring into your step!
Please download and read our Trampoline Flyer for your safety and reference.
There are numerous local businesses offering adventurous and exciting boat tours across Loch Fyne. Please contact Fyne Sea Tours or Bute Boat Tours to book your trip and explore our beautiful coastline!
Fyne Sea Tours -
Bespoke Private Car Tours for up to 4 people
On holiday in the Tarbert Loch Fyne Area without a car and you want to have that special day out? You are at the correct place. We specialise in private day tours and half day tours with an abundance of knowledge about the special places that you might want to visit. See our website for more information.
Wild Swimming Experiences
Local Transport Private Hire service
Tarbert Cars - 07930 884851
We provide a punctual pre booked private hire service (see Taxi vs Private Hire) in and around Tarbert Loch Fyne, Kintyre and of course further afield such as Airport pickups and drop offs for Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport.
If you need a taxi to a restaurant from your accommodation, taken to Crear for a wedding, or to the Airport or one of the many ferry terminals, such as Kennacraig for Isaly, Claonaig for the Isle of Arran or Tayinloan for Gigha, not a problem just call and book your time.