Sundays in Arisaig
There's something about Sundays in Arisaig. Throughout the busier summer months Sunday becomes somewhat of a paradox! While there's a definite "Sunday vibes" relaxed atmosphere in the village, there is also a heck of a lot of to-ing and fro-ing going on:
Day-trippers: On a sunny Sunday, day-trippers arrive in their droves to embrace the beautiful beaches.
Weekenders: While the day-trippers arrive, the weekend visitors are checking out of their accommodation and making the most of their last hours in and around the village.
Self-catering: The self-catering properties in the area predominantly operate on a Saturday to Saturday basis, meaning Sunday is often the first day of the holiday for those spending a week or two in the area.
Locals: Never forget the locals! Arisaig is a popular and thriving village with a growing community so Arisaig residents can also be found making the most of their Sunday downtime by enjoying all the area has to offer.
So with so much going on in Arisaig on Sundays, we decided to write a quick blog about how to spend the perfect Sunday in Arisaig. After all, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content!
Morning Walk (9.30am until 11am)
Nothing says Sunday like a morning stomp, and Arisaig is a true treat for the feet! We recommend taking a walk around Larachmhor Gardens, through the Arisaig Estate and along the Rhu Road. Or if you fancy seeing the area from up high, why not take the trek up Creag Mhor. If it's beaches you’re after, this walk is an absolute MUST and if you’re a history buff, a wander down to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s cave should definitely be on your itinerary.
Re-fuel (11am until 12pm)
After a good walk, there’s nothing like some coffee and cake to set you up for the rest of the day. The village is home to two great cafes - Sound Bites & The Boathouse Tearoom. Both cafes offer great coffee and a good selection of cakes, scones and tray bakes.
Jacobite Steam Train (from 12pm)
All that caffeine and sugar will give you the energy required to walk up to the top of the village where you'll find the UK's most westerly railway station - Arisaig Railway Station! If you get there for midday, you can wait in anticipation for the Jacobite Steam Train (or Hogwarts Express!) to chug by. You don't have to be a child to get excited about waving at the drivers and passengers (we do it all the time!) and it’s brilliant to get up close and personal with the famous locomotive.
Lunch at Arisaig Shellfish Shack (1pm)
Seafood lovers rejoice as Arisaig Shellfish Shack is open every Sunday from 10am until 3pm. The Shack offers a great selection of sandwiches, tapas tubs, platters and whole cooked shellfish all prepared using Arisaig & Mallaig landed shellfish.
Live Music at Arisaig Hotel (2pm until 5pm)
The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Did you know you can bring your Shellfish Shack goodies over to the hotel and enjoy some drinks AND an afternoon of live music?! From 2pm every Sunday there's a live traditional music session led by Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin.