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Ganavan Bay

A picturesque sandy bay on the coast of Argyll & Bute, 1¼ miles (2 km) north of Oban, Ganavan Bay is a popular beach with locals and tourists which looks out over the Firth of Lorne, Lismore, Mull and the Morvern peninsula. A fine example of a raised beach extends south from here to Dunollie. A Flying Boat Maintenance Unit operated at Ganavan Bay during World War II, in conjunction with RAF Oban at the north end of Kerrera. The slipway used to pull the flying boats from the water remains and there is a memorial to the air and ground crew of 18 Group Coastal Command who operated from RAF Oban. Today the bay represents one end of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail and a stopping off point on the Oban to Fort William cycle route.


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