About Prestwick

Prestwick is Scotland’s oldest baronial burgh and dates back over 1000 years. A busy coastal town, it has a mix of interesting boutiques, galleries and lively bars and cafes. It’s a welcoming place to shop, golf, eat out, or just enjoy some relaxation at the seafront.  

Like other destinations along the Ayrshire coast, Prestwick is known for its golf links, and the first British Golf Open Championship was held at Old Prestwick Golf Course in 1860. As a visitor, either St. Nicholas or St Cuthbert Golf Clubs will be delighted to welcome you. 

Prestwick seafront has a wide esplanade and a lovely beach, which is perfect for a walk and an ice cream. Recently, there’s been a huge increase in the popularity of water sports there, and wild sea swimming and paddleboarding are available for visitors.


Eat and Drink

Curved seating at window

Lido Prestwick

With authentic pizzas from the wood-burning stove, spicy marinated chicken from the Churrasco Grill and heavenly patisseries from the Buzzworks...
window booths and round tables

The Vine

Here at The Vine, we are all about delicious world flavours, perfectly poured drinks and a friendly welcome. Whether you’re...
Fully stocked bar


Serving up brewery fresh tank beer, proper toasties, live music and all the biggest events in 4K, Vic’s is a...

Things To Do

A photograph of the green at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club. In the background you can see the Ailsa Craig.

Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club

Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is located in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It was founded in 1851, the same year...
Image of Prestwick St Cuthbert golf course entrance.

Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club

Formed in 1899 and originally located a mile or so to the north, Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club moved to...
A photograph or Prestwick Golf Club with the Firth of Clyde and Arran in the background.

Prestwick Golf Club 

Prestwick Golf Club is a historic golf club located in the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It was founded...
Person swimming on their back

Prestwick Swimming Pool

Prestwick Swimming Pool is 25m with 4 lanes and a newly refurbished gym.  Organised activities include adult lanes, aqua fit, plus...
Prestwick beach people cycling on promenade

Prestwick Beach

During the late Victorian era and into the 1900’s, Prestwick Beach was a popular health resort where people would come...

What's On

Monday 20 May - Friday 7 June 2024
9am - 5pm

Going to the Pictures Exhibition at Prestwick Library

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