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Ganavan Sands

Oban, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Oban
Type: Beaches
Description: Beach and play area.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Small quiet beach. Free public toilets but.... Not smelly but not particularly clean. Lovely walks - didn't attempt to walk to Fort William but enjoyed walking some of the pathway and back to the beach. Enjoyed lying in the sun in the peace and quiet.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ganavan Sand's lie's about 2 mile's north of Oban on a twisty backroad. Not a big beach but pleasant and clean.Lovely view's of Mull and decent parking.Can be popular so busy at peak time's. Nice walk's northward's from here around to village of Dumbeg

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a nice beach close to Oban with a large pay and display car park. It's actually very strange approaching this beach through a brand new housing estate of large houses. We found a lovely sheltered spot down the side of the slip way for a picnic. The rock pools were not much to speak of. There is a... More

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Hants UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a lovely beach to take your dog - then you can walk on round the cliffs as far as you like - clean public loos - views out towards Mull and the islands

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

this little sandy bay it ideal for a brief walk and spend sometime just chilling. K.T (the dog) loved it digging, running and swimming...it was the only true sandy beach we found on the west coast all the others were shingle/stones/pebbles. It did cost to park, £1.00 for 4 hours. Toilets also available free of charge.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Took our puppy for her first visit to the beach she loved it, and even managed her first paddle although she made a wee face as the water was cold and she has never see the sea. Will make a return visit in August

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Oban, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely place to walk and watch the sunset. Walking shoes needed if walking over the cliff path as it can be boggy

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Dundee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Lovely beach close to Oban - plenty parking. Built a brilliant sandcastle with the kids. Toilet block could be cleaner, but hey, public toilets.

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cambridgeshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went for a drive here not knowing what to expect. It was absolutely lovely. We got our chairs out and sat and had an ice cream.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I visited with my wife and was returning to a location i had visited many many times before as a child. The beach is clean and welcomes dog walkers. there is no shop. The childrens play area has seen better days, 20 years ago ! This beach area is now used by mainly dog walkers who go on the beach... More

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