The Isle of Cumbrae is known throughout Scotland and further afield for its natural beauty and excellent cycling and walking routes.

The 4.5 square mile lump of rock is also a favourite of families with lots to do in Millport and the rest of the island.

From crazy golf to bowling, and fishing to exploring, the island has something that everyone can enjoy.

But what are the top five attractions on Cumbrae as rated by residents and visitors on TripAdvisor? Let’s take a look…

1. Cathedral of the Isles

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This beautiful building is a gem on the island, tucked away just off the main road in the heart of Millport.

The Gothic designed church was first opened in 1851 and is one of the smallest cathedrals in all of Europe.

A visit to the site is not to be missed and is a good place to cool off in the summer after a walk or cycle around the perimeter of the island.

2. Crocodile Rock

Perhaps the most famous attraction on the whole island, the rock formation in the heart of Millport has been a tourist go-to for decades.

At the height of summer, the Croc is a mass of families and friends eager to introduce the next generation to the much-loved structure.

A visit to the island is not complete without a timeless snap at the town’s most famous reptile, but be careful not to get you feet wet at high tide.

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3. Newton Beach

The home of the Crocodile Rock, Newton Beach is the place to go if you are looking for sand, sea and fun.

Take a walk along the beach or in the water and see if you can spot birds, fish or even seals if you are lucky.

Cafes and shops are just a quick hop across the road, so Newton Beach is perhaps one of the most accessible and beautiful in Scotland.

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4. Lion Rock

Lion Rock is the second geological masterpiece on the island but is much bigger than its crocodile counterpart.

The rock is worth seeking out if you are cycling or walking round the island, although it would be hard to miss.

Although some way outside of Millport, it is easy to get to from the town or from the ferry and is a must-see on any visit to the island.

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5. Robertson Museum and Aquarium

The site located within Millport’s Field Studies Centre is fun for all the family and only a short walk or drive from the town.

With plenty of activities and lots of sea creatures to explore, a visit to the museum and aquarium is a must.

Staff inside are knowledgeable and friendly and will tell you everything you need or want to know about what’s living in the Firth of Clyde.