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.
Explore what Girvan has to offer…
Beaches and Coastal Areas
With one of the most memorable stretches of coastline in the UK (all 45 miles) it should come as no surprise that we’re blessed with some of the country’s best beaches.
Camping and Caravaning
Castles and Towers
South Ayrshire is home to magnificent castles and historic buildings which attract visitors from far and wide. Not only is Ayrshire famous for Robert Burns, we also boast connections with some of Scotland’s most influential historical figures such as Robert the Bruce.
Culture and Heritage
South Ayrshire has plenty to attract visitors to come and explore the region and its rich culture and heritage.
Why not explore Ayrshire’s great outdoors on two wheels. With stunning scenery, coastal towns, rolling countryside and a rich heritage to discover on route, Ayrshire offers exciting opportunities for cyclists.
South Ayrshire has some of the finest golf courses in the world, including two of the Open Championship courses in Royal Troon and Turnberry.
Museums and Galleries
Explore our museums and galleries.
Sport and Adventure
With fantastic beaches, wonderful parks, and gardens to explore as well as a variety of sports for all ages and abilities, we’ve got something for everyone.
Choose from one of our many swimming pools – Ayr Citadel, Girvan Quay Zone, Prestwick, Troon or Maybole.