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.

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Explore what Prestwick has to offer…


Beaches and Coastal Areas

Prestwick promenade on a beautiful sunny day.

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

Culture and Heritage

The Batchelor's Club cream building with a thatched roof.

The Bachelor’s Club is situated on Sandgate Street in the farming village of Tarbolton, and is now a small museum...

Eat

Delicious cooked meal and wine.

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

Dining area with greenery on ceiling.

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

Modern seating area.

With authentic pizzas from the wood burning stove, spicy marinated chicken from the Churrasco Grill and heavenly patisseries from the...

Robert Burns

The Batchelor's Club cream building with a thatched roof.

The Bachelor’s Club is situated on Sandgate Street in the farming village of Tarbolton, and is now a small museum...

Shopping

Lavemill larder shop lovely interior

Zero Waste Eco Refill Shops – Troon and PrestwickWe sell loose wholefoods, refill cleaning and body products and sustainable alternatives...

Swimming pools

Woman doing the back stroke in swimming pool.

The pool at Prestwick is 25m with 4 lanes and has a spectator area for up to 18 people. Organised...

What's On

Antique sewing machine

Weaving and Sewing: Dress and Textiles in South Ayrshire Pop Up Museum at Prestwick Library Visitor information Monday 18th July...