Glasgow International Airport is a mere 15 minutes by road. Connecting bus services run from the airport to the city centre and on to Dumbarton. Prestwick Airport is about an hour away by road.
From the South and East.
Glasgow City Centre 20 minutes by road. Take the M8 west out of the city leaving at jct. 30 M898 Erskine Bridge (toll). Cross the bridge and turn west onto the A82 sign-posted Crianlarich. Pick up the signs for Dumbarton, forking left onto the A814 at Milton. Follow this road into Dumbarton and onto a small section of dual carriageway in the town centre. At the lights go straight on over the bridge and take the first left turn off the bridge and into West Bridge End. This road bears left, follow this road until you come to a bridge that is now closed, turn right into Woodyard Road. Follow the river and Sandpoint Marina is at the end of Woodyard Road.
From the North and West
Follow the A82 south and onto the dual carriageway at Balloch. Take the first slip road (very sharp left hand bend) sign posted Renton B857. At the bottom of the slip road turn left under the A82 sign posted Dumbarton A812. Follow this road into Dumbarton turning left at the lights at the T-junction then immediately right into West Bridge End. This road bears left, follow this road until you come to a bridge that is now closed, turn right into Woodyard Road. Follow the river and Sandpoint Marina is at the end of Woodyard Road
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55 deg. 56 min N 4 deg 34 min W (Admiralty Charts 2131 and 2007 , Imray Chart C63)
Radio Chnl. 37 & 16
Sandpoint Marina lies just inside the mouth of the River Leven below Dumbarton Castle. At the mouth of the River Leven on the north side of the river, 7 miles upriver from the Clydeport Container Terminal. Leven Perch is a stone beacon 1/4 mile southwest of Dumbarton Rock at the east side of the entrance, which is marked by miniature lateral buoys of which the first is 1/4 cable northwest of the Leven Perch. The charted depth in the entrance is 2.4 meters, but where the channel bends to the west there is less and it should be approached 3 hrs either side of high water, preferably on a rising tide. Follow the miniature buoyed channel until well inside the main River Leven. Once inside the River Leven the pontoons appear on your portside some 1/2 a cable from the bend.
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All major train operators run to Glasgow Central Station from where local trains run from lower level. Change at Partick for trains to Helensburgh or Balloch and alight at Dumbarton Central . For inter-city trains arriving at Glasgow Queen Street a direct "low level" connection to Helensburgh or Balloch will stop at Dumbarton Central station. Sandpoint Marina is just over 10 minutes walk from the station. Follow signs to the town centre turning right onto the High Street and then left onto Bridge Street . Cross the River Leven and immediately turn left into Woodyard Road. Follow the river and Sandpoint Marina is at the end of Woodyard Road.
For those visitors wishing to find accommodation in the area, Dumbarton has a number of small hotels and guest houses within the town and there is a travel lodge nearby. For more information and reservations regarding accommodation please contact the Tourist Information Centre directly on 01389-742306 .
Sandpoint Marina contact details
address : Sandpoint Marina, Sandpoint, Woodyard Road, Dumbarton, G82 4BG
Telephone : 01389-762396
Fax : 01389-732605
e-mail : SALES@SANDPOINT-MARINA.CO.UK
VHF Chnl : 37 & 16
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