Welcome toCumbrae

A little island with a lot packed in: great for cycling, water sports, and photographs with the Crocodile Rock.

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More about Cumbrae

Ideal for:

Outdoor adventure Nature & wildlife

Ten minutes from the mainland and best explored by bike

Cumbrae is just a short hop from the mainland, and there's plenty to do once you're there. You can hire bikes at Millport, and cycle the ten-mile route round the island - taking in the beaches and coastal views. You'll be quieter on a bike, so you'll see more of the wildlife, which includes owls, polecats, kestrels, and the occasional sea eagle.

Cumbrae is great for kids, too - you can't miss the painted Crocodile Rock in the bay at Millport, and if you wait for low tide you can take them to sit on it, if they dare. There's a water sports centre, and you can also hire kayaks in Millport, if you fancy exploring some of the smaller islands in the bay. Keep an eye out for the island's festivals and events, which range from country and western music to a scooter rally.

For more information on Cumbrae visit the Isle of Cumbrae's  website.

Cumbrae Map

How to get here

Take the ferry to Cumbrae from Largs. The journey takes 10 minutes. No advance booking is necessary on this route. Simply turn up at Largs ticket office, buy a ticket, and go on the next available sailing.  

No car or bike? The bus meets every ferry, and takes you from Cumbrae's ferry slip to Millport.

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Traveline can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have also listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

Getting to Largs

From Glasgow

By train

The train from Glasgow to Largs takes 56 minutes. It's a short walk from the train station to the ferry terminal. Why not purchase a Rail and Sail ticket from Glasgow to Cumbrae? Check the train times at ScotRail

By car

Largs is about 32 miles from Glasgow, and it takes just under 50 minutes to drive.

From Ayr

By train

Get the train to Kilwinning, and change to a train for Largs. The journey takes about 70 minutes. Why not purchase a Rail and Sail ticket from Ayr to Cumbrae? Check the train times at Scotrail

By car

Largs Port is 33 miles from Ayr, and it takes about 50 minutes to drive.

Postcode for sat nav

Largs Port: KA30 8BG


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