East Loch Tarbert lies on the west side of lower Loch Fyne. The loch opens out to the south into the Firth of Clyde, making Tarbert an easily accessible destination for sailors and recreational boaters.
Whether you approach by sea or by land, the village of Tarbert has a lot to offer. The harbour itself is a picturesque attraction – you can admire the yachts on the marina pontoons as well as the Tarbert TT fishing fleet, which remains active today. The fishing heritage here is of utmost importance to the personality and character of the village, while the larder of Loch Fyne and beyond keeps the restaurants well stocked with the freshest of seafood. Herring was once the catch of the day, but Tarbert prawns, or langoustines, are now famed - and landed daily on the quay.
Visitors can amble around the many shops, galleries, cafes, hotels, restaurants and pubs that wrap themselves around the natural harbour, but there are more active pursuits to enjoy too. There are scenic walks to white shore and shell beach, or to up to the Royal Castle of Tarbert.
Of course, there’s also opportunity to get out on the water – RIB boats tours and dive charters depart from the marina, and Tarbert is also on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail. Free launching facilities are available for visitors with day/trailer boats, and the sheltered waters of Loch Fyne are ideal for those learning to sail.