Immerse yourself in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich is a small village located on the Cowal Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, better known as part of Argyll’s Secret Coast.

Tighnabruaich has a marina and is a very popular location for sailing and yachting, even having its very own Tighnabruiach sailing school.

Tighnabruiach art gallery is a must-visit, which hosts a range of local artists’ work, available to buy inside.

Just a few miles down the coast you will come to Portavadie, home to the famed Portavadie Spa, perfect for taking a day out to relax, whilst enjoying the views on Argyll’s Secret Coast.


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Getting Here

Travel to and from Cowal by bus or car via the A82 along Loch Lomondside and then the A83 over the Rest and Be Thankful, turning south onto the A815 shortly before Cairndow – or by ferry across The Firth of Clyde from Gourock.

A passenger ferry operated by Argyll Ferries links the train station and the car ferry operated by Western Ferries runs from McInroys Point to Hunter’s Quay.

Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute,
then across to Cowal at the north of the island on the Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry.