Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Cleat's Shore - Isle of Arran North Ayrshire
Official. Very remote. Very quiet.
Cleat's Shore, an official naturist beach, is located near Lagg on the south west tip of the Isle of Arran, the largest of the islands in the Firth of Clyde in the west of Scotland.
It has been been recommended by BBC News as an odd day out.
Satnav: KA27 8PQ
First, catch your ferry! Arran is connected with the Scottish mainland by Caledonian MacBrayne ferries, from Ardrossan to Brodick. The crossing takes just under an hour and (in 2011) the fare for a car and two adults is about £80. For foot passengers, single fares are roughly £5
More information about public transport can be found here.
If travelling on foot, buses meet the ferry on arrival and the journey around the south of the island (on the A841 road) to Lagg takes about 45 minutes.
From the Lagg Inn proceed westward (about 600m) along the road to where a track signposted 'Cleat's Shore' leads off to the left. Follow the track to the beach. (Please close all gates behind you). It may be possible to park cars at the end of the track, near the beach.
"The beach is of fine sand, with rock and some shingle." Cleat's Shore is described in the book 'Bare Britain' as 'probably the least visited nudist beach in the known universe'. It is also often described in the press as "the only official nudist beach in Scotland" which may not be strictly accurate. Not likely to be crowded.
An extensive list of available accommodation can be found on the Arran Info website.
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I went and it's terrible. It's not clear where you're actually meant to go, there was a farmer driving a tractor nearby and you could see houses in the distance! Couldn't find any spot that was completely secluded
My aunt lives on Arran and just told me about this beach. I thought she was kidding me. Jeezo, I thought, who in their right mind would entirely expose themselves to the voracious Arran midges?!?! Unless, of course, you're well 'ard and go in winter. And then? Brrrrrr!
Great location and very quiet as I was the only person on the beach. It was in June and Arran was very busy but obviously not many naturists. I will go back again one day.
was it good the beach
I had no idea there was a naturist beach in Scotland. I don't think it will have many users.
ha ha ha no in this weather
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The beach descriptions originally came from the closed NUFF website.
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