Arisaig offers good opportunity to try outdoor activities locally and the surrounding areas also offer outdoor activities. Arisaig Kayak Centre is based in the village where trips can be booked to explore the coastline.
Triagh golf course which is the most westerly course on the UK mainland, is approximately 3 miles from Arisaig. It is a nine hole course and is considered one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Sandy beaches run alongside the course with views to Muck, Eigg and Rum and the Black and Red Cuillins of Skye. Triagh is pronounced ‘try’ and means ‘beach’ in Gaelic.
Archery is available at Arisaig Archery based in the village. Boat trips can be booked at Arisaig Marine to the Small Isles. The area is also good for cycling if you wish to explore the area by bike.
Larachmhor Garden offers a lovely walk on the Arisaig Estate in the former kitchen gardens and nursery of Glen House. The entrance to this is not far from Westerlees. The gardens were started to support a collection of rhododendrons. The gardens also contain specimen broadleaf trees, as well as conifers. There are remains of an incomplete two storey house on the site of an existing cottage and there are timber buildings including a bothy, of one of the former gardeners on site.
Loch Morar offers a variety of fishing and is approximately four miles from Arisaig. The loch reaches depths of 310m and is the deepest loch in Britain and also discharges into the shortest river in the UK that flows out onto the Silver Sands of Morar.
Legend has it, that the name for the character Long John Silver in Treasure Island comes from Arisaig. John Silver was born in the area on 2nd January 1853 and went to work on the lighthouse at Barrahead, where the designer was Thomas Stevenson, father of Robert Louis who met John on a few occasions and took the name for the character in Treasure Island.