Crocodile Rock, Millport

Crocodile Rock is an iconic landmark on Millport. This well known rock is millions of years old however, it is recent history that led to the painted on crocodile face - some 100 years ago.  Crocodile rock can be located on the beach, opposite of the Dancing Midge Café.

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Portencross Castle

Portencross is a small village near Farland Head in North Ayrshire, overlooking the Firth of Clyde to the Isle Arran and Cumbrae. The Ayrshire Coastal Path runs through it and it is under 2 miles from the A78, Seamill and West Kilbride.

Portencross Castle is a 14th century castle with a fascinating history. Lovingly preserved and adapted to its present state in 2010 by the charity Friends of Portencross Castle for future generations to enjoy.

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A local group of volunteers working with the national charity Cycling Without Age Scotland on the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae aims to enhance and enrich lives by giving anyone with mobility issues the chance to get out and about on their fun and free trishaw rides. Many of the passengers are elderly, but anyone with limited mobility is welcome. Safety is a priority and they are all fully trained.

Booking rides

The Isle of Cumbrae group has two trishaws, “Still Game” and “Cumbrae Cruiser”, and each trishaw can take up to two passengers at a time. They also have a wheelchair transporter (so that those who are unable to sit upright in a trishaw can enjoy the cycling experience while remaining in their own wheelchair).

The group takes people on various routes: short rides (anyone for a burl along Millport promenade with an ice cream to finish?) or longer routes (the beautiful 10 mile coastal route around the island is hard to beat). They are happy for any competent cyclists to accompany their trishaw passengers (for example, gran can enjoy her trishaw ride around the island while her grandson cycles alongside). Passengers can be collected from their own home or can meet at an agreed location.

To book a ride, please call Eileen McAulay on 07772 075295.

Want to Volunteer?

The Isle of Cumbrae group is always looking for new riders to join the team. Anyone over 16 years old can apply. The trishaws are electric and are very easy to ride. The group has volunteers who join in with the fun as co-passengers, and volunteers who help co-ordinate the rides. They are happy to train volunteers who live on the mainland so they can come and volunteer on the island.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain – fresh air, good company, loads of chat and beautiful scenery!

For a friendly chat about volunteering, please call Eileen McAulay on 07772 075295.

Have a look at our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute photos and videos.

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For more information about Cycling Without Age Scotland (which operates in over 60 locations across Scotland) please visit: Welcome to Cycling Without Age Scotland, email us at or call 01324 467 272.

Tide Times in North Coast & Cumbrae

There is a great resource for people across Scotland, particularly useful for those in North Ayrshire beside coastline habitats e.g. North Coast & Cumbrae called Tides Chart.

This is a website that provides FREE information for people on their local beaches or coastline. If you want to plan a visit to beaches in North Coast or Cumbrae you can find out about low tide & high tide times, weather, temperature, wind and humidity.

If you go to this link for Millport you will find specific information on all of the above.

You can also download a free App that will allow you to access all of this information. You can also contact them for more information here.