The Centre is suitable for all ages and entrance to the exhibition is free.
We have recently re-opened following the coronavirus pandemic.
We have entered our winter season and therefore hours and days open will be much more limited and subject to volunteer availability.
For weekly hours, which are subject to change, please get in touch or check our facebook page.
Health & Safety
Unless exempt, please wear a face covering.
Only one household, or two individuals inside at any time.
Through the roadside gate (next to the Coastguard entrance), a ramp to the Centre and fully accessible public toilet facility.
For groups and special needs:
If you are a group of over 8 people or if you have any special needs, get in touch so we can help organise your visit.
We have a marine-themed gift shop and card payments are accepted.
All proceeds support the COAST charity. Card payments are accepted for purchases or donations. No minimum charge.
Free high speed broadband WiFi
This is present throughout our site, inside and outside, with the password available from reception.
The tennis courts are always open, please use the honesty box when the centre is closed. More information here.
Putting is generally open only when the Discovery Centre is. Please use the honesty box for payments.
Tea, coffee, and Arran Dairies ice cream are available in our inside and outside seating areas.
Fill your water bottle!
Ask us to refill your water bottle. COAST is part of the “Arran fills bottles” initiative, by Arran Ecosavvy.
Paid group activities:
We can offer half days or full days of activities for groups if you book in advance. Please contact us for details and prices and to discuss your needs further.