WHITING BAY VILLAGE
The Village of Whiting Bay is on the east coast of Arran, eight miles south of the ferry terminal at Brodick. It is a peaceful place, characterised by large sea-side villas along the front, mostly built by wealthy traders, professionals and business people in the early 20th century.
There is an air of calm and timelessness about the place. This was not always the case. From the date of the first proper pier on the Island (Brodick, 1872), piers appeared in all the east coast villages; Lamlash and Lochranza in the 1880s, and finally, in 1901, the pier at Whiting Bay, the longest on the Clyde. The building of the piers and the relaxation of rules on the letting of houses heralded the boom years of the east coast villages.
Today, Whiting Bay is the destination of choice of those people who are seeking a tranquil, relaxing holiday, perhaps taking in a little golf, some walking, birdwatching and beach-combing. Our little colony of swans is a particular feature of the village, providing constant fascination to local s and visitors alike.
The local golf course (18 holes, par 63) is challenging, but also provides some of the most stunning vistas of the Clyde and beyond. The Village has an exciting Art Gallery which attracts visitor from all over the world.