Local Interest

The station and pier continue today as the rail terminus on the Glasgow to Wemyss Bay line, from where the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The island still offers many delights to the visitor as well as the resident. The splendours of Mount Stuart, home of the Marquis of Bute, and Rothesay Castle, a magnificent medieval ruin in the centre of the town, are just two examples.

The surrounding area also offers a range of activities including local cycle routes and walks, golf courses, fishing and historic sites.



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Local Activities

Muirshiel to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route

Three Ferries Cycle Route

Gourock to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Skelmorlie Golf Club Beithglass Road Skelmorlie PA17 5ES  01475 520152

Kip Marina Inverkip 01475 521485


Eating in or out

The Station Café
Hot & cold meals, snacks, takeaway
Mon – Sat 7- 4.30 Sun 8.30 – 4.30
07742 968475

The Seaview Cafe
Bistro at MacCaskie’s
Shore Road Wemyss Bay PA18 6AR
01475 521733

Shore Shack at the Filling Station
Takeaway Food, Newspapers
7 – 2 & 5 – 10
01475 303035

Cafe Riva at Kip Marina
Seasonal Italian Coffee Shop by Nardini
Tel. 01475 528 728


Inverkip Hotel
3 Star Inn
Dining – Drinks – Accommodation
Main Street Inverkip PA16 0AS
01475 521478

Foresters House
3 Star Gold B&B
Station Rd Inverkip
PA16 0AY
01475 521433

Belle Vue
4 Star B&B
13 Beatock Place Inverkip
PA16 0DZ
01475 520975

Holiday Park Wemyss Bay PA18 6BA
Indoor pool, Caravans & Lodges, Spectacular views, Family Entertainment, Pet Friendly

Skelmorlie Mains Campsite
Skelmorlie Mains Farm, Skelmorlie, N Ayrshire
PA17 5EU
01475 522091

Isle of Bute Accommodation 
Hotels, B&Bs

Travel Information

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McGill’s Buses
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Caledonian MacBrayne
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