Grogport is an excellent all year round base for exploring the surrounding sites and beautiful landscapes of Argyll and the Kintyre peninsula which boasts hidden coves, deserted beaches, medieval castles, tiny fishing communities and gentle hills. Grogport is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It sits on the Kintyre Way, one of Scotland’s newest walking trails. Whether you are reading a book, checking out the many interesting and historical places to visit or just simply looking at the ever-changing sea, this perfect setting has something for everyone.
There are ferries to Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura all within easy touring distance. There is also a ferry service from Tarbert to the Kyles of Bute (Portavadie).
The village of Carradale, just 4 miles drive away, has a harbour, 3 hotels with restaurants, 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, 2 post offices, a bakery/general store, silversmith, police station and a health centre.It also has a 9-hole golf course, sea fishing and riding as well as a wildlife reserve and a 2000 year old vitrified fort. It also has a beautiful, long sandy beach – easy access for swimming.
Tarbert (18 miles away) has a castle and a lovely old busy harbour with several shops, pubs, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and a 9 hole golf course. The town hosts an annual seafood festival and regular sailing regattas. See Things to do in Tarbert for more details.
Campbeltown (17 miles away) has 2 whisky distilleries, a delightful museum, cinema, leisure centre with swimming pool, Dunaverty 18 hole golf course, 2 supermarkets and trips to Davaar Island.
Machrihanish (22 miles away) has a famous 18 hole golf course and one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.
Things To Do
- Horse riding
- Local safe beaches
If you are a lover of seafood and shellfish, then why not spend some time exploring the Seafood Trail which showcases the best of local produce.
The Seafood Cabin in Skipness (20 mins drive located next to the ruined castle) has wonderful seafood dishes. It is open from May – September and offers al fresco dining in the garden with stunning views over to Arran.
In Carradale you will find a restaurant in the Carradale Hotel, the Ashbank Hotel & Dunvalanree Hotel offering a variety of food.