Campbeltown Marina Upgrade Complete

09 Jul 2015

A major re-development project to expand the existing pontoon facilities at Campbeltown Harbour is now complete, resulting in a smart new marina for the town. The project has been funded by Argyll and Bute Council, together with contributions from Highlands & Islands Enterprise and other partners.

The brand new Campbeltown Marina now offers 54 berths on finger pontoons, main pontoons and breakwaters. It can accommodate boats of up to 33 metres with a draft of 3 metres. Each pontoon has hook-ups for water and electricity and ashore there is a brand new dedicated shower and toilet building. Access to the marina is available at all states of the tide.

Visitor and long term berths are available, with prices starting at £15 a night (up to 7m) for visitors, and annual berths costing from £130 per metre. Concessions are available for local residents wishing to berth their boat in the marina.

The marina is within a secure gated area, with 24 hour CCTV and access to the pontoons and shower block is via an alpha-numeric keypad. Free wifi is available in various locations close to the marina.

Fuel is available at the Old Quay and gas is available nearby. A well-stocked chandlery is situated in the town centre. There is recycling available on site. Various marine trades are available in Campbeltown, details on request from the Marina Manager.

The marina is located in the centre of the town, and there is a wide choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. Free on street car parking is available within a few metres of the marina.

Extensive works were involved in the creation of the new marina, including the dredging of the basin area north of the previous pontoon facility to allow for an extended basin area. There is a new access bridge from the Quay to the fully piled pontoons. The new U shape of the pontoons allows for a more flexible berthing arrangement.

The marina is already open for visiting yachts and will be officially opened on 27th June.

Recently appointed Marina Manager, Calum Lawson commented: “I’m really looking forward to welcoming visitors to this fantastic new facility. Campbeltown is a perfect destination in a prime location for a quick stopover or longer stay and can provide everything a visitor could require. The Campbeltown and Kintyre summer programme is packed with events and festivals, so please contact me any time for local information and bookings.”

Situated on the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre, Campbeltown is one of the largest towns in Argyll. It is a great base for exploring scenic southern Kintyre and for those travelling further afield, can be the start of a journey to discover the West Coast of Scotland.

As well as a being a stopping off point for sailors from Northern Ireland, north England and Wales, Campbeltown is also a great holiday destination. Golfers have the choice of 6 superb golf courses on the Mull of Kintyre, including the world famous Machrihanish links. The coastline offers sandy beaches, hidden coves and castles to explore, while walkers can learn more about the history and wildlife on The Kintyre Way, a 100 mile walking route, which criss-crosses the peninsula. Surfing on the west coast beaches, horse riding, fishing, diving, castles, museums; there’s no shortage of activities on offer in the area.

Stunning scenery, world-renowned seafood; locally sourced and produced cheeses, beef and lamb make the Kintyre area a must for food lovers. And, as well as the renowned whisky distilleries on Islay and Jura, Campbeltown itself is home to three distilleries.

For those wishing to berth their boat at Campbeltown long term, there are excellent travel links to the area. Campbeltown Airport, with its scheduled flights to Glasgow, is a 10-minute taxi ride away. There is a car ferry link to Ardrossan and a passenger only fast ferry to Northern Ireland (Ballycastle) and Islay. Buses also run 4 times a day from Glasgow.

For further information please contact:

Calum Lawson, Campbeltown Marina Manager
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Tel: 07798 524 821

On site facilities

  • 54 full serviced marina berths for yachts up to 33 m and 3m draft
  • Access at all states of tide
  • Fresh water and electricity on all pontoons
  • Shower and Toilets
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Free on street parking nearby
  • 24 hour CCTV
  • Secure 24 hours access to pontoons and showers/toilets