Whiting Bay

Beach facilities

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

Season: autumn

Located in the south east of Arran, Whiting Bay looks back across to the mainland.  The name reputedly derives from “Viking” Bay, rather than the fish.  The village is a popular tourist destination and there are facilities for visitors here, including fine eateries and watersports equipment for hire.  This is also a great place to walk from, perhaps through the woods of Glenashdale Falls, an impressive waterfall.  I recommend the Giant Grave walk, as well as the burial mound at King Cross, with its Viking associations.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Margo.


Peace and quiet at Whiting Bay.