This evening, I am presenting some recent images and information on the fascinating site of Machrihanish. This unusual name means an extensive, low-lying fertile plain.

Machrihanish is synonymous with its famous links golf course, indeed the community is entirely golf-orientated. The golf facilities are unusual in that they exist on a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

On the day of my visit the sun was shining and the local scenery was stunning. However, there seems to be no shops in the locality, but plenty of golfing facilities.

Machrihanish is about a 10 min drive from nearby Campbeltown ( I actually hired a bike and cycled there).

View of Machrihanish village from the beach. The sand is quite hard and suitable for cycling.

Notice on the beach describing the site’s scientific features.

View of the bay and links golf course


View of Machrihanish from the air.


Here is a nice image of the beach from which can be seen Islay and Jura. However, the view is deceptive because bathing in the sea (temperature permitting!) is not recommended owing to strong currents.

If you are visiting Campbeltown then a drive out to Machrihanish is recommended. If you are a golfer then a visit is essential!

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