Port Ban is a pretty wee beach, or better two wee beaches next to each other. And 200 metres further south is another wee beach!
You can find Port Ban outside Bruichladdich on the road to Port Charlotte. It’s a short walk from Bruichladdich over the new footpath, around three quarters of a mile, one kilometer. You can also park nearby. Opposite the War Memorial, in the bend in the road, is a wee parking space. This is the newly built road for the huge new Bruichladdich Warehouses behind Burnside. To access the beach use the steps right from the war memorial leading down. In spring and summer when the gorse blooms it smells lovely. And in late summer/autumn it’s not a bad place to go brambling.
Port Ban Beach
Like I said above, this is very small beach and at a high tide there isn’t much left of it. But during a period of lower tides you’ll find a very secluded spot here with wonderful views over Loch Indaal. With low tide you can easily walk to the other small stretch of beach which you’ll find to the south. And 200 metres further on is yet another wee beach. Lots to discover and enjoy here! I’ve made many short walks here in spring along the shoreline to enjoy the views, the Sea Pinks, the many birds and the tranquility. Mornings are best as the beach is facing east, you’ll get the most of the sunshine. And for some reason the winds are usually a tad bit slower in the morning too. Enjoy!