For walking enthusiasts the Kintyre Way links the villages of Kintyre and offers spectacular views of the surrounding Islands; Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha. The area also enjoys very good wind surfing, surfing, in addition to mountain bike routes and other major cycle trails. A large swimming pool is located in the centre of Campbeltown, which also has sauna and gym facilities. Golf is important to the area with two championship standard courses, Machrihanish Golf Club and Machrihanish Dunes, as well as courses in Carradale, Tarbert and Dunaverty at Southend. Equestrian Centres provide horse riding along beaches or forest trails, or you could take part in Geocaching from the Network Centre in Carradale.
Campbeltown is famous for whisky production with tours around Springbank Distillery and Glen Scotia Distillery daily or take a visit to the Picture House cinema, one of the oldest continuous running cinemas in the world, where all the latest films are shown.
Kintyre is one of the most historical areas in Scotland, St Columba came ashore at Southend from Northern Ireland bringing Christianity to Scotland. You can see the cave where he lived in Southend, as well as visit the site of St Columba’s Footsteps where he actually landed. Robert the Bruce spent time at the castle in Tarbert, and Dunaverty at Southend. Why not walk on the beach at Saddell where Paul McCartney and Wings recorded the video for Mull of Kintyre, another famous place at the very bottom of the Kintyre Peninsula a Stevenson Lighthouse, and part of the Kintyre Way.
Wildlife is abundant in the area, with otters and seals all around the area, buzzards and even golden eagles flying overhead, as well as sightings of red deer, roe deer and sika deer. Wild goats wander the Island of Davaar, outside of Campbeltown. This Island is only available to visit at low tide across a shingle walkway, so check with the local Tourist Office for tide times. On the Island is a cave painting of the Crucifixion, painted by a local artist who was educated in the bunkhouse when it was a school in 1887 and last renewed by a local artist around 2008.