Isle of Cumbrae

Known as Scotland’s most accessible island – just a 10-minute ferry journey from Largs. You can walk or cycle around the whole island in less than half a day, covering 10 miles of beautiful coastal scenery. There is an abundance of wildlife and birdlife around the coast with over 120 species of birds – look out for Buzzards, Cormorants, Redshank, Kestrels and more en-route.

Cumbrae is also home to the smallest cathedral in Europe, the National Watersports Centre, Millport Golf Course, Musuems, Cafes and Shops. We have featured the Sensory Trail on our map, for those looking for the best spots from which to just stop and stare and take in the beauty of the island and beyond.

On our map, you will also find some of the island’s little-known gems, as featured in the book ‘Papa John’ penned by local man John Burtt, for his Grandson Conor. The book provides a wonderful insight into their adventures when Conor was a young boy and is available from the newsagents on the island for other families to discover the little treasures that are hiding in nooks and crannies around the island.

With its wide, open spaces, lovely beaches, summer fairground and amusements, sweet shop, toy shop, cycle hire, tea rooms and much more, The Isle of Cumbrae is the perfect ‘away from it all’ retreat for families and couples alike. Aswell as from this website, further information about the island can be found at,,