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Port Ban Beach

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Stunningly beautiful but FREEZING COLD WATER

Stunningly beautiful but FREEZING COLD WATER. About half an hour walk from the ferry, 20m from the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Glenn M
Stunning Beaches & Landscape

Walk past St Coumba's Abbey for 15-20 minutes and you'll arrive at the beautiful Machair, if you... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Lyndsay A
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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9 Jun 2018
“Stunningly beautiful but FREEZING COLD WATER”
1 Jun 2017
“Stunning Beaches & Landscape”
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Stunningly beautiful but FREEZING COLD WATER. About half an hour walk from the ferry, 20m from the Abbey this beach is well worth the walk - in good weather at least. Leave your swimsuit at home but remember to bring your camera!

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Walk past St Coumba's Abbey for 15-20 minutes and you'll arrive at the beautiful Machair, if you can tear yourself away from the spectacular view that greats you, keep walking for 5 minutes and you'll arrive at a stunning beach that resembles the Bahamas, unspoilt,...More

2  Thank Lyndsay A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We ended up there after visiting the Isle of Mull. Although we did not have very clear whether we should visit Iona or not, I have to say that I was very lucky with our decision as this is possibly one of the best nature...More

Thank JordiOV
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A sheltered white shell-sand beach, good for swimming, though quite shallow when the tide is out (which leads to patches of warmer water when the sun shines). Paradise with cold water. Plenty of rocks to climb, spaces and a cave for changing or drying off....More

1  Thank digitalministry
Reviewed 6 October 2016

An easy walk up the golf course road to the Atlantic side of the island for this beautiful beach. We we lucky to visit when there were crashing waves and loved every minute. Well worth the short walk.

Thank annsandell
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest beaches I have ever visited, was 25 degrees when we went, was able to spend the whole day & picnic on the beach, was so warm we were also able to swim in the sea. Felt like we were in the...More

2  Thank antjones1
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Love Port Ban! It is beautiful with turquoise water, white sand and pink rock and is safe for swimming (best when tide is further in than out). Short distance from the machair so as long as you know which direction to go (head to the...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I really recommend this beach and it is worth the effort to find it. Luckily it has been beautiful sunny, blue sky, warm days each time I've been. It is fun to climb up the rocky area and view it from above. The water is...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is one of the safest places to sea swim - the beach is made up of white crushed shells and in is just a superb place to sit and relax

Thank IanGEC
Reviewed 17 May 2016

First found Port Ban in 1993 and loved it before even knowing it had a name. Usually you get it to yourself because the day-trippers don't have time for more than the usual round of abbey, St Oran's, shopping and eating. This bonny white beach...More

Thank Jean B
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25 April 2017|
Response from Rallie S |
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John W
7 July 2016|
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Response from IanGEC | Reviewed this property |
Well basically you walk to the opposite side of the island from the ferry - you turn left and walk past the cafe and shop and the road goes along Martyr's bay and then turns right up the hill and you just keep walking (about... More