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Ganavan Sands

Oban, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Oban
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: Beach and play area.
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Took my 3 dogs along, no hassle, peaceful place! The beach itself is super clean and generally, locals are nice and chatty. Good time filler for your time in Oban.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

i liked the atmosphere and the staff were wonderful went there thinking whisky cant stand but for the price was very reasonable we enjoy close to the calmac and outer places beyond what more do you want it is also very quiet thankyou

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Daylesford, Australia
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300 reviews 300 reviews
127 attraction reviews
631 helpful votes 631 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What should have been, with any civic vision, a lovely place to experience water or walking, is instead a tawdry car park surrounded by inappropriate and intrusive housing. Get in the car and head south - lots of lovely beaches and walking areas within 15 minutes drive.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had been told how Ganavan had changed by numerous locals and how awful the new houses were and I can see what they mean. However the beach was lovely and the toilets clean.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
54 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Always love to walk along Ganavan beach when visiting Oban. Lovely clean beach with stunning views and lots of beautiful stones / rocks to examine. Coastal walk available. Plentiful parking. Beautiful and scenic drive out from Oban - a fantastic beach whatever the weather.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Assuming this means Ganavan and not Little Ganavan, it's a beautiful beach with amazing views and a large car park. What more can be said. It's a great shame that it is overshadowed by such a dreadful housing estate. How they ever got planning permission is beyond me. However, walk along to the end of the beach and you leave... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a lovely place. I have been visiting Oban for many years and only just discovered this place. Very clean and tidy. Wonderful walks around the coast and very handy for Oban. Would love to see this place in a storm.

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went to visit the beach during the passage of gonzaldo. Was quite invigerating, views were magnificent as eah squally shower cleared

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Glasgow, Scotland UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great views over the bay, good car park (free) Can walk to Dunstaffnage castle from here, or nice walk along the bay.

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Eckington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a nice beach that you can park your car and look out over the sea. Or have a walk over the surrounding fields to the two other pebble beaches that are adjacent. It is a pleasant area and it is very relaxing. I have only ever been here in the autumn. But I imagine that it is lovely... More

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