Solway to Clyde Marine Tourism
Stretching from the Solway Firth in the south to the Firth Clyde in the north and taking in the islands of Cumbrae and Arran and the Ayrshire Coast, the waters round the South West of Scotland are popular sailing grounds with a choice of 7 fully serviced marinas, 5 harbours and 4 anchorages. The open waters provide ample sailing opportunities and are also relatively sheltered from the Atlantic, buy the Kintyre Peninsula. Ireland is easily reached within a day from here making this a popular first destination for Irish sailors visiting
Whether your interest is on the water, in the water or under the water the marine environment of the Firth of Clyde and Solway Coast has much to offer. From the sheltered waters of the upper Clyde and round Arran to the more open waters in the South there is something to suit all abilities. The facilities for the marine tourist vary from modern marinas, through traditional harbours to new pontoon structures and moorings. The National Sailing Centre is based at Cumbrae and all round these coasts you will find plenty to encourage the marine tourist.