Kilnaughton Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Kilnaughton Bay beach sits across from Port Ellen in the south of Islay.  This secluded bay is ideal for paddling and the access is straightforward.  There are views across to the Mull of Kintyre and to Carraig Fhada Lighthouse.  Watersports are popular here, including waterskiing and kayaking.  Nearby Port Ellen has a relaxed feel and is very welcoming, with all the shops, eateries and facilities that a visitor might need.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Eilidh.


The start of the day at Kilnaughton Bay, Port Ellen.