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Tralee Beach, near Oban

Just a 15 minute drive north from Oban, this attractive quiet beach, with shingle at one end and sand dunes at the other, is a short walk by a signposted footpath from Benderloch, where there is a car park, café and shops. There is another car park at the west end of the beach off the South Shian road.

Tralee Beach is the perfect destination if you are looking for a quick afternoon trip. It is a very sheltered beach, stretching round the head of the bay, with a shallow sea shelf, making it safe for kids to paddle and play in the shallows.

The ship wreck of the Breda, one of the most dived on wreck sites, near Oban is just off shore. She was damaged on December 23rd 1940 by a German Heinkel bomber flying from Stavanger in Norway and had to be beached in Ardmucknish Bay. Part of a convoy sailing to India, she carried aeroplanes, cement, rupees, and 10 horses. Hardly any of the cargo was salvaged though the horses were released and swam ashore.

The SS Breda before she was sunk at Tralee beach

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