View of tulips in bloom next to memorial statue.


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...
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...
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...

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 as Prestwick Golf Club, and...
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 our existing course in 1963...
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 in 1851 and is one...
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 a full programme of swimming...
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 to enjoy the sea breezes...

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+

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
See listing for opening hours


A blue background with a glass slipper and the heading Cinderella.
Friday 1 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
2pm, 12pm and 6.30pm
Prices variable – please see individual performances


A picture of Santa and Mrs Claus sining carols.
Wednesday 6 December 2023

Rotary Club of Prestwick's Annual Carol Concert

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