Silver Sands Beach Isle of Arran
Beaches,  Isle Of Arran,  Scotland

Silver Sands: The Best Beach On The Isle Of Arran

With it’s golden shore, grassy banks and secluded nature, Silver Sands is easily the best beach on the Isle of Arran.

Where Is Silver Sands Beach?

Silver Sands Beach is situated on the south east on the island. It is also known as Kildonan Beach as Kildonan is the closest village to the beach.

What Is There To Do Nearby?

Close by to Silver Sands is Whiting Bay, the Giant’s Graves and Glenashdale Waterfalls, and Eas Mor Waterfall.

How To Get To Silver Sands Beach?

By Car

Silver Sands is around a 30 minute drive from Brodick along the A841. Brodick is the main town and ferry terminal on the island.

There is parking just by the roadside near this beach. There is space enough for 2 or 3 cars. From there, steps will lead you down to the beach. You can walk along in either direction to explore the bay.

By Bus

You can also get there by bus. Take the Stagecoach 323 bus from Brodick to Blackwaterfoot and get off at Kildonan.

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Silver Sands Beach

What To Do At Silver Sands Beach?

Out to sea you will see the intriguing, uninhabited Pladda Island with its lighthouse.

A short walk along the beach are the ruins of Kildonan Castle. It is just visible from the walled garden of a private residence.

Across the road from the castle is a tiny art gallery and shop which is quite sweet. Pop in and have a look at all the locally made arts and crafts.

pladda island
Pladda Island

Where To Stay Near Silver Sands Beach?


Silver Sands is a great place to wild camp on the Isle of Arran! I wrote a post about that here where you can find out more about wild camping on the Isle of Arran.

Close by to Silver Sands is Seal Shore Campsite. It costs £9 per night per person in a tent, plus (weirdly) a ‘non-refundable’ deposit of £20 per tent.


The Kildonan Hotel* is a popular choice for this area. The 4/5 star rated property is family-run and would set you back around £95 for a double room per night.

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Have you every been to the Isle of Arran? What beaches do you recommend?

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