Ask an islander
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Cumbrae was our next small but-mighty-island to be featured, and giving us the low-down on island life was islander, Scott from Visit Cumbrae:
"Being roughly four miles long and two miles wide makes Cumbrae the perfect spot for cycling or walking, taking in some stunning coastal views”.
“The Cathedral of the Isles is a lovely place to stop too, with many more hidden gems, pirate’s tunnel, Cannon in the wall, standing stones, glaid stone - not to mention our very famous Lion, Indian and Crocodile Rocks. Also - don't miss our great museums at the Garrison House or the Field Studies Council."
"Being known as the island of a thousand bikes, cycling is a big thing to do on any day! Then there's crazy golf, trampolining and of course rock pooling. There's also fishing, a beautiful 18-hole golf course, bowling, bouncy castles and paddling, building sandcastles, and wildlife spotting at the beach."
"My firm favourite beach is at Bell Bay, (by the Indian Rock). With lovely white sand and stunning views of Bute and Arran. It's also quiet and the water is shallow, so it's great for the kids."
“But the best thing about island life is the community. Everyone says hello and it's such a warm and friendly place."
With just a 10-minute ferry crossing from Largs with CalMac Ferries (no booking necessary) this wee island is packed with activities. Why don't you hop across and check it out!