Nature has done the rest, offering a spectacular colour palette throughout the seasons, that has inspired many artists. As a result of the warm Gulf Stream you can see palm trees, even in the winter when there’s snow on the mountains. Arran offers great opportunities for every amateur photographer to capture amazing landscapes.
The coastline is a variety of rocky outcrops (perfect for rockpooling) and beautiful sandy beaches to picnic on and while away your Arran-time admiring the beauty of nature. Nothing lifts your spirits like a wander along a beach – and on Arran we have lovely long soft sands and waters warmed by the Gulf Stream, lapping at your feet. Vast pink and silver stretches of sand offer opportunity to build castles, go crabbing, or take that long awaited swim allowing you to switch off and your body to float on the warm waters around the island. Bring your cossie, your bucket and spade, inhale the fresh sea air and just go for it!
For beautiful sands look no further than beaches at Strabane, Sannox, Pirnmill, Blackwaterfoot, Kilmory, or Kildonan (Silver Sands as it’s known). Cleats Shore is Arran’s only official naturist beach, though it’s not compulsory to be naked… Many of the beaches may not have facilities, so remember #RespectProtectEnjoy – if you bring it with you, please take it away and leave only footprints in the sand!