Before package holidays abroad became popular in the 1960s, the Clyde coastal resorts provided a thriving holiday destination for folk from the west of Scotland , particularly during the two week summer break known as the Glasgow Fair. City families would flock to the Clyde Coast for the fresh air and freedom of the seaside.
Now a place for wealthy Glaswegians to build seaside villas. Once a place for slightly less wealthy Glaswegians to spend their holidays! The advent of the package holiday has meant a diminution of the 'Costa Clyde' holidays but has also heralded a somewhat accidental but very significant rebirth of the area - not only as a new modern gateway to the Western Highlands - but as a superb high amenity holiday and leisure destination in its own right, with a mecca of local surrounding activity and tourism pursuits for the modern leisure and eco-tourist. This wealth and diversity for the modern traveller now comes right into its own, unblinkered by the mass seaside resort appeal it once had.
The enduring assets of a wonderful seaside location and attractive mountainous hinterland just don't die - now the gateway to a new breed of tourist and to a much more tranquil destination, still remarkably unspoilt but without the hurly burly of the bygone era.
Welcome to the delights of the Clyde Coast. From Helensburgh virtually on our doorstep - to Ayrshire and the idyllic isle of Arran - a lasting and memorable experience.