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Alternative Name Attention access to Kenmore point is closed at weekends

Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Tarbet onto the A83, through Arrochar and over the rest and be thankful and through Inveraray and turn left into Furnace. Drive past the Furnace Inn down past Furnace quarry (see picture below) along the very bumpy shore road ( Its preferable to have a 4x4 ) to the small village called Kenmore.

Kenmore point

Parking directions: Park at the space on the right looking down towards Kenmore village there is space for 5 cars

Distance from Glasgow: 59 Miles

Lat & Long: 56.170917, -5.118408  Postcode  Google

Tides: Tide tables

Depth 32m

Site entry/exit: Site 1 Before the houses turn left down to the bay. Kit up on the rocks on the right and head straight out and dive to the left along a great cliff face. Head along the bottom at your chosen depth and back diagonally upwards and back into the bay. (See dive map)

Site entry/exit: Site 2 Walk past the houses and down to the second bay enter the water on the stony beach. head down to your chosen depth and turn to the right (Gnome garden here) there are big rounded rocks here with cracks (look in the cracks) 

Site Hazards: Depth, distance from help

Suggested experience:  Site 1 Experienced sports diver Site 2 Sport Diver

Nearest Public phone: Furnace Inn

Mobile Network service: To Follow

Other comments: Treat the dive site with respect people stay here. There are 2 Gnome gardens here. Gnome Video

Air & Nitrox:  Aquatron  Splashsports

Revision: 5

Pub: The Furnace Inn ( has a beer garden, an open fire in the bar and good food )

Created by: John Nicolson


Thanks To:

Links: Gnomes  Kayak diving

Land photos:

Underwater photos: Dave T & John Nicolson  Utube

Thornback rayBeadlet anemoneDogfish

Underwater map/ Sketch: By John Nicolson

Kenmore point dive map

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