Cumbrae in the Firth Clyde between Ayrshire and Bute is one of the most accessible of Scottish islands, less than an hour from Glasgow and accessed by a ten minute ferry ride from Largs. The only village is Millport (shops, pubs, cafes), renowned for its award winning sandy beaches, described as a perfectly preserved Victorian town and also accessible from the ferry by bus.
Millport is perfect for a traditional family seaside holiday and for ideal holiday accommodation, just a minute from the seafront, you cannot do better than Millhaven. Tucked in a quiet lane, this newly built semidetached house is light and airy and has been beautifully furnished, with an integral small garage for parking and storing bikes, canoes and sports equipment.
A quiet road runs the 10 miles round the island and being quite flat, is ideal for cycles. These can be hired locally.