Portnahaven & Port Wemyss
Portnahaven and Port Wemyss are twin villages just a few hundred metres apart at the end of a long, single-track road from Port Charlotte. They're both tiny places with little by way of specific tourist attractions, but you come here for peace and quiet coupled with beautiful seascapes. Portnahaven probably edges it in terms of setting, strung around a narrow horseshoe bay; meanwhile, Port Wemyss has good views out towards the lighthouse on uninhabited Orsay, along with attractive (though windswept) gardens. The wild and stormy afternoon during which the photos on this page were taken don't really do either village justice. Nevertheless, the wind didn't seem to put off the dozens of seals bobbing in the bay at Portnahaven, watching life on land from a safe distance. An Tigh Seinnse in Portnahaven has a reputation for good food (to be honest, there's probably nowhere else to go!), although we didn't have time to try it.
|[View over Orsay from Port Wemyss]|
Name: Portnahaven ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NR 166522 / voting loom viewing
Name: Port Wemyss ★☆☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NR 169517 / stay escaping otter
|[View from the slipway at Portnahaven]|