The south end of Craignure photographed from the ferry
The village is located around Craignure Bay, on Mull's east coast. It has a population of roughly 200 people.
The original pier, on the south side of the bay, was built in 1894. The present pier, on the west was built in 1964. Ferries run every two hours (3 to 5 times per day during the winter, 6 times per day during the summer) between Craignure and Oban (on the mainland) by CalMac. The village is served by buses to Fionnphort and Tobermory.