4 Things To Do While Visiting Largs Marina
Largs Marina has recently won Marina Of The Year (2017)! Known and loved by boat owners, it appears that is the best place to dock this summer. While you are in town, make sure that you are getting out and about this gorgeous seaside location.
Even if you do not own a boat, it is well worth your while to visit Largs Yacht Haven at Largs Marina during the summer months. The scenic spot offers beautiful views and is an excellent sheltered position that has communications for links to the central belt of Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Largs is located next to the Great Cumbrae Island and for decades yachtsmen and motorboaters have been flocking to the destination. What does the marina offer?
- 24-hour service with access to modern facilities and on-water fuel
- Free storage ashore for annual berth holders
- Free use of onsite showers
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the marina complex
- A wide choice of bars, restaurants and coffee shops
The Great Cumbrae Island, also known as Millport is well loved by west coasters. During the warmer months, locals will take the ferry over to Millport to cycle around the island. This beautiful route is home to a number of sea and land animals and is a great day out for kids and adults!
The trip across see is not long at all and usually takes around 8.5 minutes to get across. If you are interested in crossing on the Largs ferry you will find the boat easily on the Largs seafront. If you are visiting for the day, Largs is just an hour away from Glasgow by car, train or bus. Once you cross over to the island, a bus service meets every ferry arrival to whisk you into Millport town centre.
You must have a fish supper and an ice cream if you visit Largs Marina. Walk into the town centre to find an array of fish and chips shops and local boutiques. Once you are done shopping, stop off at the world famous Nardinis!
It’s winning ice cream and fish tea has stood the test of time as their Largs shop originally opened in 1935. The brand says that “Nardini’s is synonymous with a trip “doon the water” making it a must if you are visiting Largs”.
The Viking Festival
Largs is home to Scotland’s Viking heritage. For a number of years, The Largs Viking Festival has celebrated the mystical history of its land and the festival itself dates back to the 1980s. The festival was set up to be a small-scale celebration of the Battle of Largs, however, tourists now flock to join in on the festivities.
There is a number of reference to The Battle throughout the town, however, it is also commemorated by the monument popularly known as The Pencil, located just a five-minute walk away from the marina. The festival gets bigger and better every year and has is now recognised internationally across the world.