About Port Charlotte and Islay
A picturesque conservation village with whitewashed houses sitting on the shores of Loch Indaal.
The village has a small general store/post office, The Museum of Islay Life, The Natural History Trust and safe sandy beaches. You can eat out in the Lochindaal Seafood Kitchen which offer a varied menu. The Port Charlotte Hotel offers fine dining, and delicious bar meals, Lochindaal Hotel serves locally sourced seafood, both have regular traditional music nights. A very well kept play park and playing field can be found a short walk out of the village where you can stop for coffee or a meal at Port Mor Community Cafe.
Explore the wild west coast cliffs, the long sandy beaches and sheltered bays. A paradise for bird watchers, Islay has recorded over 250 species including Golden Eagles and Choughs In summer you can hear Corncrake while winter visitors can enjoy the spectacle of 45,000 geese. Guests can enjoy walking, cycling, riding, fishing, or golf at the 18 hole links course at the Machrie.
Islay is home to eight working distilleries, soon to be nine, and each distillery welcomes visitors offering tours and an opportunity to appreciate their whisky.
The Islay Info App
We recommend downloading and using the popular Islay Info App before you arrive on Islay. It has all the information you need to get the most out of your holiday on the island.