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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Loch Eck

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

Latest forest information

  • Algae blooms: Visitors to Loch Eck should be aware of the possibility of algae blooms forming in the water. These blooms of blue/green algae can produce fast-acting toxins which can be very harmful to animals and cause milder symptoms in people. The algae can be very difficult to see in the water. Please do not allow pets or children to swim in Loch Eck whilst warning signage is in place.

About

A picturesque picnic spot with lochside views

As you follow the road along the eastern shore of Loch Eck, stop at one of our picnic sites and enjoy gorgeous views across the loch. Jubilee Point picnic site is particularly photogenic, so don't forget to bring your camera.

Loch Eck is a great place for wildlife. Red squirrels forage its shores and deep under its surface swims Scotland's rarest freshwater fish – the powan. This relic from the ice age is a protected species and is only found here and in Loch Lomond.

Guide map to Argyll Forest Park (PDF 4.6MB)

Activities

Take to the water

Portable, non-motorised craft - like canoes or kayaks - can be launched from Jubilee Point.

No camping

Camping from your vehicle is not permitted here. There are campsites with facilities nearby at Sandbank and Kilmun, by Dunoon.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Boat launching
Boat launching
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking

The nearest public toilets are at Whistlefield and the café at Benmore Garden.

Stay The Night

Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Jubilee Point car park on Loch Eck from 26 April – 31 October 2021. This does not include overnight tent camping or car parking.  

To help plan your stay, please see the details below: 

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 2
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – No
  • Access notes – Please use the Jubilee Point car park on Loch Eck, approximately half way along the loch.
  • Parking notes – Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes. Keep access clear to the gate beyond the car park.

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay The Night

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

Getting here

There are two car parks with picnic facilities along the east bank of Lock Eck on the A815. Jubilee Point can be found approximately half way along the loch.

Using SatNav?

PA23 8SG is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

Family stand on wooden bridge spanning gorge overlooking a stream with wild trees and thick green undergrowth all around.

Short walks and long rides in the centre of Argyll Forest Park

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 3.03 miles
Two women walk with young girl running ahead on leafy path, beside beach at Ardentinny, on the shore of Loch Longt Ardentinny

Cowal's longest sandy beach

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 3.35 miles
Young girl in pink leggings stands on top of moss covered tree stump on woodland trail, Benmore Forest, near Dunoon

Walk between colourful plants and giant conifers

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 4.70 miles

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0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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