Tighnabruaich is on the Cowal Peninsula Argyll, overlooking the Kyles of Bute
Getting here by road (from Glasgow)
This fabulous drive takes you up the side of Loch Lomond, through the Arrochar Alps and over the world-famous Rest and Be Thankful. The final stretch winds along the coast with the Kyles of Bute stretching out ahead. There are some wonderful viewpoints dotted along this road. Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbeltown. At Cairndow, turn left on to the A815, then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Glendaruel and Colintraive. Just after Glendaruel turn right onto the A8003 towards Tighnabrauich. When you arrive at T junction at the sea turn left and the village centre is approximately 1/2 mile along the seafront. FIVE WEST is located on the right hand side
Getting here by road and ferry
Another option is to get the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon and enjoy a drive through remote, mountainous country. The writer Iain Banks reckons it’s one of best wee roads in Scotland. You then pick up the same coastal road as above. Take the A8 to Gourock, then Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point to Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon. Turn right on to A815, then shortly after leaving the 40mph area, turn left on B836, a winding single track road with passing places. After about 17 miles, turn right on A886, then left on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich.
Getting here by water : sail, motor, row or paddle
The 100 metre long pontoon by the RNLI station provides a convenient drop / off pick up point for boats up to 40ft with good depth ( 2 meters ) at most states of tide. There is also space on south side of pontoon to moor tenders or dinghies on a short term basis.
The pontoon was installed by the Tighnabruaich District Development Trust with financial support from both the community and the Trust - use of the pontoon is free of charge although donations are welcomed to contribute to the maintenance and up keep of the pontoon and moorings.
The Clyde Cruising Club Sailing Directions ( The Firth of Clyde ) provides detailed information on the area.
Anchorages and moorings available at:
N 55° 54.091
W 5° 14.240