Salen is a picturesque village on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The bay lies on the north shore of Loch Sunart which, at 19 miles long, is the longest sea loch in the Highland region. The scenery varies from the volcanic Ardnamurchan to the forested Morvern Peninsula on the south shore and follows the ancient Sunart Oakwoods.
The pace of life in Salen is very laid back and relaxed - the perfect place to stay for a night or two. Some visitors love it so much that they stay for much longer and come back time after time!
Salen Jetty has been under new ownership since June 2010, and we aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The Jetty itself is of architectural and historic interest. It is believed to have been built under the supervision of Thomas Telford around 1820. Since the installation of our new pontoon the Jetty is largely redundant and we’re sure that many of our visitors will be relieved that the Jetty no longer needs to be used for getting ashore!
Things to do
Restaurant & Bar
The focal point of the village is the Salen Hotel. Why not visit and enjoy their excellent meals or just call in to relax with a drink in the friendly and welcoming bar.
(It is recommended that meals are booked in the high season on 01967 431661).
Shop & Tearoom
The Jetty Shop’s new small tearoom is very popular so why not pay a visit and sample some of their delicious ice-cream, cakes, drinks or snacks. Across the road from the Jetty is Loch Sunart Yarns & Buttons, which has a range of gifts/crafts and Emma also specialises in spinning exotic yarns and has a good range of buttons.
If you like to do something a little more energetic or just get the kids ashore, why not go for a walk in the ancient Sunart Oakwoods. There are many walks in the village varying in length from gentle shorter ones to those which are uphill and more strenuous. On a clear day the views from the top can be spectacular and you can see as far as the West Coast Islands.
Please ask for our sheet of walks in and around the village.
Alternatively, why not bring your cycles and ride along the quiet single track roads. Places to visit include Acharacle (3 miles) where there are shops and a post office and then why not continue to Castle Tioram on Loch Moidart.
Cycle hire is also available from Sunart Cycles www.sunartcycles.co.uk and a collection/delivery service is available to the Jetty.
Car Hire is now available through Loch Shiel Garage in Acharacle www.lochshielgarage.co.uk. Various vehicles are available and a collection/delivery service can be arranged (just mention that you are at Salen Jetty).
There are lots of places to explore including:-
The distillery opened in 2014 and does tours daily except Monday.
Why not explore the lighthouse from the land rather than the sea and this is also the most westerly point on the British Mainland.
Castle Tioram on Loch Moidart
Meander over to the castle and take in the stunning scenery
Art exhibitions, many of which are by local artists and are available to purchase
Further afield are Ben Nevis just north of Fort William, Nevis Range Mountain Resort (Gondola available to the top of the ski runs and walks), Glenfinnan Viaduct (where Harry Potter had a scene filmed) and of course Fort William itself
Alternatively just meander around, taking in the many areas of stunning beauty
The local Shiel Bus passes the Jetty at approx 8.45am Monday to Saturday (silver 30 seater). The service runs to Acharacle and then on to Fort William via the Corran Ferry over Loch Linnhe. There’s no bus stops so just stand on the opposite side of the road and put your hand out to stop the bus. The bus arrives back at the Jetty at approx 2.50pm and gives 3 hours in Fort William, where there are supermarkets and you can obtain most other supplies that you may need.
At most times, it is possible to leave your boat here for short periods if you need to return home, subject to availability. There are transport links from Fort William via train and bus to Oban and Glasgow, with Shiel Buses getting you from the Jetty to Fort William on the 8.45 am service. Glasgow Airport can easily be accessed from Fort William using the Citylink coach service - Citylink Coaches
To book a mooring or for any other enquiries please ring
Mark or Jan on
01967 431510 or 07909 944494
Salen Jetty, Salen, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4JN
Aerial Photos courtesy of
Iain Thornber of Morvern