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Ganavan Sands

Address: Oban, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Oban
Owner description: Beach and play area.
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Owner description: Beach and play area.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I camped on this beach last year in May, the beach is about an hours walk from Oban, or you can drive. There is a new housing estate built at the entrance, and when we arrived there was a hockey game and rugby game on at the pitches behind the beach. There is public toilets that are clean and free... More 

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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Visited here in November 2014 whilst staying for a week just south of Oban. We drove into Oban several times during the week and each time we had a drive up to Ganavan, great place to walk with our 3 dogs and easy parking on the large car park overlooking the sands. (No fee out of season) Witnessed one of... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place for relaxing, and long walks. Doesn't have much at the place but still enjoyable with lovely company.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have many memories of Ganavan going back to my childhood. I would spend many summers here and it was a great place to be. Now as an adult, parent and dog owner I am still appreciating the beauty of this place. It doesn't matter what time of year you come to Ganavan it is always beautiful, even in a... More 

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This must be one of the best locations in Scotland with fantastic views over to Lismore and Mull. A beautiful location with a clean sandy beach. If you go to Oban this is a must see.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Disturbed to find this area of beauty has been spoiled by the building of large, ugly, soulless modern houses and flats. Shame on the planners for allowing this

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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Daylesford, Australia
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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204 reviews 204 reviews
54 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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