Loch Ranza

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Loch Ranza
55°51.124'N, 005°17.599'W Chart icon.png
lat=55.85207 | lon=-5.29331 | zoom=14 | y
Loch Ranza Castle

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See Scotland.


See Scotland.


See Scotland.


See Scotland.


Approach to moorings is straightforward. Depths around 10 meters at low water. The bay becomes shallow ~25m off the castle's shore.


Loch Ranza is a port of entry for United Kingdom. For details see Entrance: United Kingdom.


Berthing on pontoon is not available. There is a small pontoon for a short stay, mostly used for dinghies of yachts on moorings.

The depth might be sufficient for a yacht at high water. If you chose to approach, stay at the deeper external side of the pontoon.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



A line of blue moorings available at the middle of the bay. Red moorings are private. There is a box for donations at the gate to pontoon. As for the summer of 2017 they asked 12 pounds for overnight stay on mooring and 2 pounds for berthing dingy.

The anchorage is open to westeries which might be very uncomfortable. However waves don't have enough distance to develop, so at 5-6 Bft the stay is still comfortable. Very good protection from other winds.


Water N/A (Not Available).
Electricity N/A
Toilets Camping at the golf club toilets
Showers Camping at the golf club with showers
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

There are 2 restaurants, one at the golf club and one at the hotel. Local bar and tasting room at the local distillery.


There is a bus, but I'm not sure where it's going.

Ferry to Campbeltown and to Brodic.



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Places to Visit

  • The Lochranza castle is in the bay
  • Local distillery - it's quite new (established at 1995) but worth a visit
  • Several walking routes starting near the local golf club


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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See United Kingdom.


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