Port Logan South West Scotland
If Port Logan looks familiar, it is perhaps because it was the main location for the BBC TV drama series ‘2000 Acres of Sky’.
The village sits on the southern edge of the wide sweeping sandy beach which runs from Logan Fish Pond down to the harbour at Port Logan.
The iconic lighthouse and sea wall were designed by Thomas Telford in 1830. Although no longer a commercial fishing village, the harbour is home to a number of local fishermen, visiting small craft and a local charter hire sea angler.
Logan Fish Pond is well worth a visit. Once used as a larder of fresh live fish for the local Laird of Logan’s table, it is today a popular visitor experience where you can feed the fish, observe and learn about many other species kept there.
Also close at hand is the famous RHS Logan Botanic Garden and the garden at Logan House. Logan Botanic Garden is an outpost of the RHS Edinburgh and is now a 5 Star VisitScotland Visitor Attraction. It features a wide range of species from around the world, collected since c1900. Logan House Garden is a restored private garden, open to the visitor by courtesy of the owners. Both are well signposted along the road between Ardwell and Port Logan.
The Port Logan Inn is, at time of writing, being refurbished. There is a car park above the beach, and more parking closer to the Inn. There are public toilets (seasonal) at the car park above the beach. From this car park, a track runs along to the Fish Pond which has its own visitor parking.
Fishing here is good; Pollack, Mackeral, Dogfish can be caught from the shore, rocks or quay, whilst boats offer a chance to go after Tope (a specie of shark). If you wish to charter a boat for Tope fishing, contact Onyer Marks Sea Angling Charters – a local crew who know some great marks, launch sites and watering holes….!
Where can I get a coffee? The Potting Shed Bistro is in Logan Botanic Gardens ( 5 Star Visitor Attraction) and while you may need to pay the entrance fee to the gardens, they are superb and so is the Bistro.