Located off the A849 Craignure to Salen road via the A884, Fishnish is generally used to refer to the ferry terminal at this location but also applies to the headland at this location and Fishnish Bay to the west of it.
The terminal itself has a small café and public toilet facilities and is always busy There is a salmon farm located to the west of the ferry slipway.
Fishnish is a forestry plantation area and some of the trees have been harvested opening up the views. A wildlife viewing hide is now located to the east of the terminal at the Forestry Commission viewing area – Druim Na Pairce. There was once a large heronry here and although that has now gone, Heron’s and other wildlife are often seen from the hide.
There is a coastal walk from Fishnish east to Garmony.
To the west of the ferry terminal is the Fishnish Log Pier. This facility was installed by TSL Contractors of Mull for the Forestry Commission at Ledaig beach on the location of a disused mineral extraction site.
The large scale harvesting of Sitka spruce trees from the numerous plantations on Mull has been made much more efficient by the use of the pier to remove logs by sea, avoiding both haulage costs and pollution.
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