Finding your way around Loch Lomond Shores. Here is an overview of how it all looks.
If you click on the top right of the map you can then access our INTERACTIVE MAP which will let you find out more information on all the exciting things you can do when you are here.
Clyde Shopmobility Services can offer you assistance to get around. By providing free access to motorised scooters and manual wheelchairs the service allows people to get around the area and become more socially active.
Clyde Shopmobility are based at Balloch Bus Stance, Drymen Road, Balloch G83. Call them on 07804895536 or visit www.clydeshopmobility.co.uk If you have any problems contacting the team you can always call their main office on 0141 952 1578.
For full details of access at Loch Lomond Shores, please see our Access Statement – view here
The parking at Loch Lomond Shores is free and we have disabled bays close the main buildings, parent and child parking and coach parking. We are delighted to be part of the Safer Parking Scheme and have been awarded the Park Mark accreditation.
Electric vehicle charging points
We have two free double electric vehicle charge points on our site, they are located within clearly marked bays within our Coach Parking area. Just follow the signs for Coach Parking.
How to get here
From the South (M74/M6)
The M74 joins the M8 in Glasgow, on the M8 follow for Loch Lomond and Greenock until you get to Junction 30. Leave the M8 at Junction 30, for the Erskine Bridge. Over the bridge, join the A82 following signs for Crianlarich (left hand cut off). Stay on the A82 for approximately 10 miles. You will come to a roundabout indicating Balloch to the right, take this exit (this is the big roundabout with the wooden structure depicting flying geese!). At the next two roundabouts take a left. Loch Lomond Shores is directly in front of you.
From the North
We are located just off the A82 heading towards Glasgow. Once you have passed Tarbet you have another 16miles of stunning scenery along the lochside until you get to the roundabout for Balloch (this is the big roundabout with the wooden structure depicting flying geese!), where you should take a left. At the next two roundabouts take a left. Loch Lomond Shores is directly in front of you.
From the East
Follow the M8 west bound heading for Greenock. Leave the M8 at junction 30, for the Erskine Bridge. Over the bridge, join the A82 following signs for Crianlarich (the left hand slip off). Stay on the A82 for approximately 10 miles. You will come to a roundabout indicating Balloch to the right, take this exit (this the big roundabout with the wooden structure depicting flying geese!). At the next two roundabouts take a left. Loch Lomond Shores is directly in front of you.
There are great bike links to our site. Why not cycle from Glasgow by picking up this Cycle Route which is a great family friendly choice. It is a 20mile route so plan to have a lunch and rest when you arrive, you can always catch the train back.
You can also catch the Cycle Route Stoneymollan from Helensburgh or cycle from the North on the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.
Don’t forget you can hire a bike here and enjoy the network of paths during your stay.
A short walk from Balloch train station – trains directly from Glasgow Queen Street Monday to Saturday or from Glasgow Central on a Sunday. Visit Traveline Scotland for information on all bus and train timetables. Plan your journey here.
First Bus Service 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1E will take you to Balloch from Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Helensburgh and you can then stroll down the riverside walk to us, or you can hop on the 207 from Balloch bus stance right to our door.
Visit Traveline Scotland for information on all bus and train timetables. Plan your journey here.
We are open 7 days a week and the main outdoor areas never close.
Our usual shopping hours are:
Jenner’s (a House of Fraser store): 9.30am – 6.00pm every day
Mall Shops: 10am – 6pm every day
Some shops, including Jenners, operate different hours in the run up to Christmas and over the festive period – see details of opening hours in November and December here
Other opening hours
We are currently in the winter season, and so some of the leisure facilities and activities may be not be available, or will be open restricted hours.
Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre: 10am – 4pm (last admissions 3pm) every day (please note these are winter season hours)
Dogs at Loch Lomond Shores
We welcome well behaved dogs on leads to Loch Lomond Shores, and many of our shops allow you to take your pet in with you whilst you browse – however, each shop has its own guidelines, so please ask.
If you do bring your dog along, please don’t leave them in your car for any longer than is necessary – the weather can change so quickly from being cold and dull to being warm and sunny – and it is important to everyone that we don’t have any animals suffering unnecessarily.
We are proud to be involved with the Trossachs Search & Rescue team and we hold a defibrillator on site. Thanks to the hard work of Trossachs SAR there is equipment all around Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Here is a link to their app to show the locations.
Our Live WebCam!View the live webcam!
The Queen of the Loch Hotel is located at the entrance to Loch Lomond Shores and offers excellent value accommodation, and pub grub. For full information on costs and availability click here.
Loch Lomond Shores is part Love Loch Lomond and we all simply love people coming to the Loch Lomond area and having a great time. For more options on places to stay, ranging from B&B’s through to 5 start hotels visit the Love Loch Lomond website.