Exploring the Island of Cumbrae
Wildlife abounds throughout the island and many bird varieties can be easily viewed from environmentally friendly bicycles. The island provides a unique home to a host of wild flowers including many species of orchids. Millport bay also boasts a large seal colony of up to 90 animals which can be seen frolicking in the waves, particularly in the winter months. Excellent fishing is available, sea fishing from the shores or fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout at the fresh water dams on the island.
Apart from the many shops, eating establishments and entertainments in Millport town, there are many other ‘must visit’ locations around the Island. The town itself boasts the smallest Cathedral in Europe and the house with the smallest frontage (The Wedge). The beautifully restored Garrison House now houses a Museum, the Library, a garden café and NHS services.
Kids love having their photo taken on our friendly Crocodile Rock and looking out for the Indian Rock on the west side of the Island and the Lion Rock on the east side. The National Watersports Centre offers a wide range of courses for kids and adults and the Marine Research Station with its museum and aquarium is well worth a visit.
Safe Cycling around the island. While the Island is a safe place to cycle, please remember to keep to the left hand side of the road and watch out for cars.
Have fun and enjoy the Island...but, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE BIKES ON TO THE SAND AS THIS WILL RUIN THEM.