Kintra meaning Gaelic for 'end of the beach'
Kintra is a very picturesque little hamlet and is worth a visit, just for its attractive bay an row of small cottages. The village was founded in the 1770’s by the 5th Duke of Argyll as part of his efforts to create a fishing industry in the Ross of Mull, Along with other small fishing stations, it really wasn't a success. Kintra did however, support families that worked over in the Granitte quarry at Tormore. The sensus of 1851 shows that there were 100 residents in Kintra at that time.