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Description: Beach and play area.

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Lovely and peaceful beach

Lovely beach, imagine it will be very busy on a nice day, have to get there early. Enjoyed a walk along it and views of the islands are great

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely beach with lots of walks. There is also a fairly warm sea there to paddle in. Would recommend a visit.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have always loved Ganavan Sands but is a shame that people were allowed to build flats and houses so close to it. It is a fond childhood memories of the beach. It is still worth going and seeing though the views are stunning.

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Dunbartonshire, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Visited the Ganavan Sands when taking the Tourist bus round Oban. Cost of the trip was £5.00 concession for 1 hr 20 minutes. Bus driver very pleasant and tried to make the trip interesting. Did pass the time and saved driving. The Sand were lovely but the toilets, which my husband visited were totally disgusting. Filthy, smelling and not cleaned... More 

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very cold day and looking for somewhere to walk dogs as we were staying nearby. Went nice and early so was very quiet with only couple other dog walkers and a man with a metal detector. Its not a huge beach and somewhat spoiled by nearby houses but did the job for a wander with dogs. We had a great... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great beach for all the family. Safe water for the kids to play in, also toilets there as well. I would definitely recommend this beach.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My last trip to Oban in Jan, i didnt manage to get to Ganavan Sands, but this time we drove the road down till the end and it was well worth it. This is given proof, Scottish regions do have Sandy Beaches :) The weather was windy and spitting slightly as i had predicted but the kids kite did keep... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lovely beach, imagine it will be very busy on a nice day, have to get there early. Enjoyed a walk along it and views of the islands are great

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

stopover break while cycling from Oban to Benderloch.i admired the beautiful views across to Mull while sitting chatting and having a coffee at the wee Van here.Cycled on to Dunbeg to Dunstaffeage castle.Bliss if only the weather better!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A nice sand beach with great views to the islands. Better to go when it's low tide as you can walk around the point, but it is definitely a nice place to take the kids.

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Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ganavan beach is lovely, beautiful sandy beach lovely walks nearby and a toilet facility . Perfect place to spend the afternoon on a rare sunny Oban day x

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