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Top 25 Anchorages > Scotland > Puilladobhrain

Roughly translated as Otter Pool, this delightful inlet seven miles south of Oban has been a favourite with Scottish cruisers for many years. One of the real attractions, once the anchor is down, is being able to sit and watch the sunset, preferably with a sundowner to hand.

The main task when approaching is identifying the castle-shaped island of Eilean Duin. There are a couple of rocks to be avoided but otherwise it is easily reached, but note there is a shoal at the head of the anchorage so keep an eye on your echo sounder.

Watch out for
Shoal at head of anchorage

Great for

Watching the sunset

The anchorage at Puilladhobrain has generally good holding in mud

Local tip
A 15-minute walk over the hill to Clachan Bridge ends with a warm welcome at the Clachan Inn

Puilladobhrain anchorage map
Gordon Garman, MBM cruising contributor

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