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Ganavan Sands

Oban, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Oban
Type: Beaches
Description: Beach and play area.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
32 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Its a beach with a pay& display car park surrounded by a few nice houses. There is a much nicer beach with roadside parking on the same road.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good parking (in theory payable) and lots of beach to walk along and no burger bar.Great (weather permitting) for children to run along and dogs to swim in the sea.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In good weather this would be a perfect place to spend a day. Unfortunately we had a chilly, windy day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Apparently used to be a nice seaside place with attractions. Now just a large beach with houses flanking it.

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Settle, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice local beach with car park alongside. Good for watching sunsets ! On the day we visited, Mull was shrouded in storm cloud and the photos I was able to take were really atmospheric!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We thoroughly explored the beach area and I made a small watercolor while sitting on the breakwater. Local fellows gave us some insight to the area and what it was like decades ago. It was a peaceful afternoon during a hectic three week tour of the Lake District and Scotland. Several people were in the water, but it was too... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took a little trip to the beach and really enjoyed the peace and quiet early on a Sunday morning. Lovely views and interesting volcanic rock formations at the other side of the beach.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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