***** Please note the Octopus Centre is currently CLOSED to the public, following Government advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak*****

Octopus Centre

The Centre is suitable for all ages and entrance to the exhibition is free.

Opening times:
Currently closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please check back regularly for updates.
Seasonal opening hours will vary; please re-visit nearer the time to check for updates and keep an eye on our facebook page for daily changes.

Wheelchair access:
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.

Tennis courts:
The tennis courts are always open, please use the honesty box when the centre is closed. More information here.

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.

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