Lochranza, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, West Scotland
The Lochranza anchorage is set in scenic surroundings at the centre of the Clyde cruising area. Shoreside facilities include a hotel, butcher, sandwich and coffee bar, and a distillery offering tours. Opposite the distillery there is a golf course, caravan and camping site with showers, launderette and a well stocked shop and restaurant.
The landing/occasional berthing pontoon (limit 45ft / 8tons) is for daytime use only: blue visitor buoys are for overnight stays. Donations towards maintenance are requested.
The Catacol Bay Hotel 1 mile south of Lochranza has a mooring in 5m CD. Approach from south west to avoid a reef.
Facilities include: Pontoon Landing Facility, Visitor Moorings, Anchorage, Fresh Water , Gas, Provisions Store, Rubbish Disposal, Toilets, Showers, Bar, Restaurant, Slipway.
The area around Lochranza castle is a favoured spot to observe red deer, on the northern shore, grey seals are found year-round. Otters and Golden Eagles are also spotted in the area. There is a Hotel, Butchers, sandwhich and coffee bars and Arran distillery offering tours.