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5 August 2022

We need to leave the main road and head south to reach the historic Southend of Kintyre, fabled for being the spot where St Columba first set foot in Argyle in 563AD. It’s also the spot of a 1647 massacre of 300 soldiers described as one of Scotland’s blackest days. Today though, it offers a more peaceful and benign welcome to the holiday makers who head for the caravan and static home sites overlooking the sea. Carskey Bay is perhaps the most impressive of the three Southend beaches, easily accessible, sheltered, expansive and very photogenic with its pink rocks and moss-green pools.