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“Great Little Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ganavan Sands

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.
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great Little Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Quite near to Oban we visited twice during our week in Oban and enjoyed the sunshine on our second visit. The 'tea' shop wasn't open on either visit but this did not detract from the simple pleasure of walking the sands, watching the wildlife and paddling in the clear (cold) sea

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“very cool little beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Ganavan Sands was recommended to me at Tourist Information. The beach has a pretty cool history, which you can read about at the sign boards. There's also a little trail that runs along part of the water, and there's a sandy beach for relaxing if the weather is good. Parking is paid; a pound gets you several hours.

Visited August 2013
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“Great for dog walks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great little beach and surrounding walks. We especially liked walking our dog. Can get quite busy on nice days. No bars or cafes close by though so take a picnic!

Visited August 2013
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“Leave your bucket and spade at home - unless you're bringing more sand!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a lovely walk from Oban to Ganavan Sands and enjoyed the views of Mull. However the sea seemed to have stolen most of the sand - leaving it a bit stony and seaweed covered.

Fortunately, we knew the was nothing there so packed small picnic. We even had relative solitude as the August weather was ever changing that day. This place is dependent on the weather and sea conditions of the time.

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic beach,worth a visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant day out at this lovely beach,great to escape the busy oban streets in august.Luckily got refreshments from midgie bites van,Aberdeen Angus burgers and mackies ice cream was a suprise but think only open summer months.facilities okay and walk path is just awesome!

Visited August 2013
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