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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 Bakehouse, our Mediterranean influenced menu is sure to turn heads here at Lido Prestwick. Aside from our att...
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 looking to start your day off with a laid-back breakfast, enjoy a cosy lunch date with sizzling steaks fresh from the fire pit or...
Fully stocked bar


Serving up brewery fresh tank beer, proper toasties, live music and all the biggest events in 4K, Vic’s is a classically laid-back bar with some contemporary touches. If beer isn’t your thing, not to worry, why not get to know our nine-signature gin ser...

See and Do

Person swimming on their back

Prestwick Swimming Pool

The pool at Prestwick is 25m with 4 lanes and has a spectator area for up to 18 people. Organised activities include Early Bird sessions, aqua trim, pool discos and fun sessions, plus a full programme of swimming instruction, competitive swimming and di...
Prestwick beach people cycling on promenade

Prestwick Beach

During the late Victorian era and into the 1900’s, Prestwick was a popular health resort where people would come to enjoy the sea breezes and walks along the beach. The beach area is mainly sand although there is an area of shingle to the south, whic...


Prestfest 2022 Live Music Festival
Friday 2 - Sunday 4 September
Various times
Free entry
Suitable for adults
Prestfest 2022
Prestwick annual live music festival features a fantastic lineup of bands including… Just Beatles, Jeremy Levit, Cutchy Cash, The Ronains, The Rising, Katee Kross, Skaledonia, Hot Love, Absolute Jam, Soldier On and many more! Venues will be...

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