Fly Fish Islay welcomes both experienced fishers and total beginners to fish the waters of Islay. Chose between our river banks or lochs as local expert John McCallum guides you through your trip.

(01496) 840612


Machrie Hotel and Golf Links offers visitors the chance to experience a world class golf course.

(01496) 302310


MacTaggart Leisure Centre provides a well equipped gym, sauna and small swimming pool. For public timetables and prices please contact the centre. 

(01496) 810767


Islay boasts many beautiful beaches including Singing Sands, Kilnaughton Bay, The Big Strand, Port Charlotte and Port Ellen beaches as well as many more. Remember to take a waterproof coat.

Take a look at a map for road access and locations of all Islay beaches and please be considerate of private landowners wishes.

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Small walks and long hikes are abundant on Islay. Whether it's a stroll through Bridgend woods, along a sandy beach or across to the Paps of Jura you'll never run out of walking destinations. 

Find OS Maps in the Celtic Shop in Bowmore for public footpaths. 


Persabus Pottery and Ceramic Cafe offers an inviting alternative to the vast outdoors and many distilleries on Islay. Sit and relax with cake and coffee while you paint your own Islay keepsake - perfect for the family on a rainy day.

01496 840243


Bird watching and wildlife seeking are popular activities on Islay. Search for Eagles, Grey Seals, Geese, Otters and not to forget our ever elusive Basking Sharks. 

Book a tour with Wild Islay Birding to discover more:


Fishing permits can be obtained from most estates on the island, giving you a wide choice of water to cast from.

Conact the estates for more information on permits: 

Islay Estates


Islay Woollen Mill offers the opportunity to see a working loom in action. Take a guided tour and browse a selection of handmade products made on site.