Davaar Island sits in the mouth of Campbeltown Loch and provides fantastic views of the town and over to Arran and the Ailsa Craig on a clear day. It is probably most famous for its cave painting of the Crucifixion, painted in secret by local artist, Archibald MacKinnon, in 1887.

The island is linked to the mainland by a natural causeway, the Dhorlin, at low tide. If you turn to the right when you reach the island and follow the line of the cliffs you will find a number of sea caves to explore, including the one with the Crucifixion painting.

Safe walking times are 3 hours either side of low tide so make sure you check the tides before you go and leave yourself plenty of time to get back! The terrain can be quite rocky underfoot and you have to negotiate some fairly hefty boulders to reach the caves so make sure you wear sensible footwear. Parking is available in a lay-by at the start of the causeway.

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