The Big Strand

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

Season: autumn

Measuring over 12 kilometres in length, the Big Strand beach runs from the north at Laggan Point via the airport down to Kintra.  As a result, Laggan Bay and Kintra are also names used to describe this strand.  Watersports are popular, including kayaking, yachting, and surfing.  The tides can be a bit testing, so although it’s safe to swim, stay near the shore.  Finally, there’s always a magnificent sunset to enjoy on this west-facing beach.

Autumn visit photo gallery


With Dean at The Machrie Golf Club behind The Big Strand.


On the balcony at The Machrie.


The scene at the Kintra end of The Big Strand.