Things to Do - A Pick of the Best
Easdale is where you will want to spend most of your time, relaxing, having a drink at the Puffer Bar while the kids play on the pirate ship playpark conveniently placed right next to the outside tables, or taking a dip in the swimming quarry, beachcombing and admiring the wonderful rocks which shine with Fools Gold, taking in the view from the very top of the island, fishing, or just doing nothing to your hearts content. We thoroughly recommend taking a boat trip with Easdale's own Seafari Adventures. This 4 * Marine Wild life tour operator will collect you from the pier at Ellenabeich and take you on a 2 hour trip exploring the area, taking in the gorgeous scenery, wildlife (eagles, porpoises, seals, dolphins, Minke Whales, deer, wild goats) and paying a visit to the infamous Corryvreckan, the Worlds 3rd largest Whirlpool. How about a Seafari Day tour aboard their cabin RIB to Colonsay or Iona and Staffa?
Learn about Easdale's amazing past at the Easdale Island Folk Museum and pop in to the Bothy Gallery to see some wonderful local art and perhaps take some home.
Over at Ellenabeich, visit the Oyster Bar for a delicious meal or drink overlooking Easdale Island, buy some souvenirs at the Highland Arts Shop or some gifts at the Seafari shop, or have a game of Putting to win a bottle of whisky.
Round Easdale Island, takes 20 minutes, or half an hour if you climb up to the top to the view point.
Ellenabeich Hill - Takes an hour, take the path over the style round by the back of the car park at Ellenabeich. Follow the path, please be aware this hill is very steep in parts and the path is not clear. It is worth the effort though as the view at the top is amazing!
Ballachuan Hazel Woods - Takes one hour, go to Kilbrandon church on the road to Cuan, park there and walk down the driveway on the East side of the road where you will see the sign. This circular walk takes you to the coast through ancient Hazel woods.
Phuilladobhrain (Pool of Otters) - Takes 10 minutes to get there. Go to the Tigh an Truish pub on the Island of Seil 10 minutes from Easdale just next to the Bridge over the Atlantic. Have a large and delicious lunch. Work off the calories by taking the path alongside the pub on the bridge side, this will take you to the coast, a fine view and a archipelago of small islands.
These are many other lovely walks, please refer to http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/ for more
A half hour drive to the South of Easdale will take you to the
wonderful Arduiane Gardens and another 5 minutes down the road will take you to Craobh Haven, where there is a marina, the Lord of the Isles
pub/restaurant, watersports at Craobh Haven Watersports and horseriding on beautiful Appalacian horses along the coast at Lunga Stables . A little further on will take you to Barbreck Farm Shop which is worth a visit for their wonderful produce, and the picturesque village of Ardfern is only 5 minutes from Barbreck with a marina, the Galley of Lorne Pub and a wonderful viewpoint at the end of the peninsula.
Easdale is in an ideal location, far enough away to be able to enjoy the West Coast for what it is famous for, the amazing views, space, light and pristine countryside. Yet the bustling harbour town of Oban is less than half an hour away. Oban has a fine selection of supermarkets, high street stores, independent stores, and restaurants as well as a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, soft play, climbing wall and tennis courts. There is also a cinema and the harbour is a fun place to wander about. For other activities in and around Oban please go to http://www.oban.org.uk/activities