The Pier

The Seaway to the Royal Burgh of Inveraray

Situated at the northern end of Loch Fyne the Royal Burgh of Inveraray overlooks the loch with its deep waters, sheltered bays and superb onshore facilities. The pier is the seaway to Inveraray, and the town is a gateway to the Highlands & Islands providing an excellent base for day touring and placed within easy access south (A83) to the Mull of Kintyre; west (A819 -A85) to Oban on the west coast with access to the Islands; north (A83-A82) to Glencoe and Fort William; and south-east (A83) to Loch Lomond and Glasgow.

The pier is owned on behalf of the community of Inveraray by the Inspire Inveraray . Inspire Inveraray  is a company limited by guarantee (SC490048) and a charity (SC045744). The company is run by a volunteer board of directors.

Pier Operations

The Pier was opened in April 2024 with funding from:

  • The Scottish Land Fund
  • Community Ownership Fund
  • Inspiring Scotland
  • Garfield Weston
  • Hugh Fraser
  • Donations from the local community, tourists and public

To provide a safe and financially sustainable facility for visiting boats to Inveraray, and to generate revenue for the maximum benefit of the whole community.

Inveraray Pier is a working pier primarily for the use of mariners. Please respect that at all times when using the pier.

The wooden extension to the pier remains closed. Please note that there are presently no moorings or mains power supplies. Berthing is available.

There are no issues approaching the stone pier parallel to the closed wooden pier. However, dogleg left to the stone pier requires caution 2 hours before and 2 hours after high tide. Over 2 feet draft may present a gravel hazard especially to keel boats. There is no water at low tide. Vessels are grounded.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please get in touch by email at

Mooring & Berthing

For more information on mooring & berthing click here.

For further information regarding general information, services, and facilities in and around Inveraray Pier contact:

Iain MacKay: 07880 945490
Shearer Woodrow: 07788 815300


For full terms and conditions click here.

Pier Status: Open

The stone pier is open to the public and to marine traffic.

Inveraray Pier Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2313° N
Longitude: 5.0711° W
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