View of busy harbour full of fishing boats.


The seaside town of Girvan is a great destination for a relaxed holiday, or just for a day out in the sunshine. The traditional fishing harbour and wide, sandy beach have made it a place where families have enjoyed themselves for generations.  

Girvan harbour looks out to nearby Ailsa Craig, and you can catch regular boat trips out past the lighthouse to fish, or to explore the granite ‘Fairy Isle’, which is home to 40,000 gannets and is still used to make the best curling stones in the world.  

Inland, there are many popular trails for keen walkers in the hills and Carrick Forest, and no fewer than 20 different castles to explore. There are many links to Robert the Bruce and you’ll find traces of him everywhere. 

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Quaint kitchen area.

Miner's Cottage

Miner’s Cottage is a beautifully refurbished ex-miner’s cottage in the heart of Girvan. Very close to train station, bus routes, local restaurants and the sea....
Two grey couches and a fireplace.

Corner Cottage

Corner Cottage is a charming coastal cottage only 50 meters from the sea in the seaside town of Girvan. Two double bedrooms (king and twin),...
Tastefully decorated bedroom

Harbour View House

Harbour View House is a fantastic three bedroom property suitable for four adults and two children. With fantastic views over the harbour and a private...

Things To Do

girvan coastline from the hills

Girvan Trails

Girvan is a coastal town with great views over to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Inland, Girvan Trails are very popular for keen walkers in the...
Go Girvan Logo

Go Girvan

Go Girvan is a tourist information resource for visitors to our town. We’re part of the UNESCO Biosphere, situated on the stunning west coast of...
The Mckechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute is Girvan’s cultural hub, featuring a permanent display of artefacts highlighting the town’s heritage, the McKechnie Institute also hosts a regular programme...
Stumpy tower

Stumpy Tower

Girvan’s Stumpy Tower, known as ‘Auld Stumpy’, is what remains of Girvan’s courthouse and jail. It was built in 1825-27, and is now the town’s most prominent...
Children swimming under water

The Quay Zone

Make waves at The Quay Zone in our fantastic, modern pool which is light and airy with a full glass fronted end allowing great views...
White sands and blue sea on a cloudy day.

Girvan Beach

Girvan Beach is a beautiful, wide sandy beach with a promenade right along its length, and a large expanse of grass beside it. Starting at...

What's On

Image of Jupiter+ Storefront with Rachel Maclean posing in front of it.
22 September - 23 December 2023
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Rachel Maclean: Jupiter+

A picture of an elf dancing on the snow and the title tays Elffy's Christmas Adventure.
Wednesday 6 December 2023
3 to £6

Gaiety on Tour: Elffy’s Christmas Adventure! – The Carrick Centre, Maybole

Graphic illustration of young girl with red hair dancing in the street at night.
11 November 2023 - 4 February 2024
See listing for opening times

The Graphic Novel World of Metaphrog Exhibition

Festive stars lit up
Throughout November and December
Various times

Festive North Carrick

Two pieces of artwork side by side. converge:diverge Gordon Cockburn and Ronald Rae. Joint retrospective - a conversation over five decades
18 November 2023 - 28 January 2024
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Smiling family of three wearing santa hats.
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2023
12 noon - 4pm

Festive Family Fun in Ayr Town Centre

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