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  • Welcome to the magical Isle of Great Cumbrae...
  • where you can step back in time to an earlier era...
  • where kids can enjoy the pleasures of the seaside...
  • We even have our own big friendly crocodile...
  • and generations of children have loved him - maybe you were pictured there as a kid!
  • It is just 8.5 min by ferry from the Ayrshire mainland...
  • With some 1000 bikes for hire on the island there's no need to bring your own.
  • A bus meets every ferry to whisk you into town. There is one every15 min in the summer and every 30 min in the winter.
  • On an island that is just 10.5 miles around there are fabulous panoramas around each bend.
  • With its own microclimate and tropical trees on the prom, you won't believe you are only an hour from Glasgow.
  • The sunsets over Arran and Bute can be spectacular.
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In just 8.5 minutes from the Scottish mainland you can be in a different world!

The Isle of Great Cumbrae is Scotland’s “Jewel in the Clyde” with something to suit everyone, no matter what you age or interest. There are a surprising number of things to see and do on the island and you can be as active as you like or just decide to completely relax, unwind and let the world go by. With around 1,000 bicycles for hire on the Island, all the family can join in the pleasure of cycling and taking in the spectacular views to be found around each corner. There are lots of things for kids to do from messing about in rock-pools to playing on our safe, sandy beaches or having fun on the indoor and outdoor amusements. For adults there are the shops, pubs, an 18 hole golf course with spectacular views and an excellent bowling club with two greens and an putting green. There are also plenty of places to eat out around the town.

Be sure to make 2015 the year you discover (or re-discover) this magical island.

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