Surf seekers often use the beaches at Machrihanish (5 miles west of Campbeltown on the B843 road), and at Westport (6 miles north on the A83).

Surf hire and lessons are provided by Pete's Surf School & Hire, which is run by Live On The Edge, surfers who have also set up the Westport Beach Surfcam and have self-catering accommodation available right next to the beach at Westport.