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Visiting boats to Portavadie


At team Portavadie, we're really looking forward to a great season. Our new dynamic pricing and introductory offers have been really popular and we are excited to welcome 40 new annual berth holders to the marina.

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NMU Marina of the Year Awards.


We'd be delighted if you'd vote for us in the NMU Marina of the Year Awards :-)

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Buoyed by Five Gold Anchor Award


We’ve been awarded Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association, making us one of only two marinas in Scotland to join this elite group.

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Marina Restaurant Extension.


Phase 2 is now complete!

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Radical new berthing charge structure introduced.


Historically marinas have charged boats on their overall length for berthing, at Portavadie we've decided to rethink that concept.Not all berths are equal, some can take large craft, some can't, some are in a highly desireable location, others aren't, therefore we've looked at all these factors and come up with a Dynamic Berthing solution, where we charge set prices per berth.This enables us to offer some very competitive rates, whilst giving the berth holder a choice of berth to suit their budget and aspirations.

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Anne's Top Tips

Rainy Days


The best thing to do on a rainy day is get your wellies and waterproofs on and head out for a walk. The stroll through Glenan Wood is wonderfully atmospheric on a wet day with water dripping from the branches, ferns and moss. Kids will love squelching through the muddy bits! Another good walk locally is up on the headland to Stillaig. It has everything – great views, a beach and even a standing stone. The Glenan and Stillaig walks are both right on our doorstep, so you don’t have to get in your car and you can pile back for hot chocolate in The Lodge Kitchen & Bar when the rain gets too much. Muddy boots are welcome here!

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Kids


This area is one big natural playground for kids! I used to love coming here on holiday as a child and now my grandchildren love it to. And the things they enjoy are the same things that I enjoyed as a kid: the simple pleasures of rock pooling, beach combing and fishing from the piers; the chance to make dens, get messy and generally run wild! My top recommendation would be to get the kids outside as much as possible. You can’t always trust the weather on the west coast, so bring your waterproofs.

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Coffee and Cake


On Argyll’s Secret Coast we’re lucky to have some fantastic cafés and tearooms. So when you’re out exploring, you can always get a decent cappuccino and some excellent home baking – an essential on any holiday! You’ll find a welcoming cup of tea in some of the most unexpected – and magical – of places.

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Go Explore


We have ancient forests, beautiful beaches and an incredible coastline right on our doorstep. So, grab your backpack and go explore. Whether you fancy a coastal stroll or an epic cycle, there are so many things to see and do. And while you’re out and about, look out for wildlife, including deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and more. You’ll also find that the area is rich in Highland history and dotted with ruins and ancient sites.

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