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Troon
sand dunes at troon beach

Smugglers' Trail

The Smugglers’ Trail leads from South Beach, Troon, along the Wrack Road across Royal Troon Golf Club, past Crosbie Kirk and through Fullarton Woods. From the Main Street, in Loans the trail crosses ancient woodland and enjoys stunning views over the Fi...
Maybole
Croy beach

Croy Shore Beach

Croy Beach is located between Maidens and Dunure in Ayrshire. With views of Culzean Castle, Alisa Craig and the Isle of Arran it is a popular spot for walkers and families. Croy beach is adjacent to the Ayrshire Coastal Path.
Prestwick
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...
Maidens
Maidens Harbour

Maidens Beach

Maidens is a beautiful coastal village, with a lovely, long sandy beach and a grass foreshore. The harbour, like many Ayrshire harbours, was built for fishing, but today is mainly used by folk who sail for pleasure. At the north of the beach is Culze...
Dunure
Dunure beach with castle in background

Dunure Beach

Dunure has a lovely little harbour, overlooked by a historic ruined castle, which clings to the cliff above. The village is an old fishing village, where charming cottages surround the harbour area, but which is now used only by pleasure craft. The b...
Girvan
Girvan beach

Girvan Beach

Girvan has a beautiful, wide sandy beach with a promenade right along its length, and a large expanse of grass beside it. Starting at the lively harbour, you can enjoy an interesting mix of boats, for fishing and pleasure, and if you’re lucky you’ll spo...
Ballantrae
Ballantrae Bay Beach

Ballantrae Beach

Ballantrae is beautiful place to visit, with a charming mixture of tranquillity and ruggedness. To the north is the harbour, once home to a thriving fishing community, where families occupied all the cottages along the foreshore. As with most small fish...
Ayr
Ayr Beach with a view to Arran and a family play in the waves

Ayr Beach

Ayr has a wonderful, clean, sandy beach, which has been enjoyed for generations. You can enjoy a picnic, build sandcastles, splash in the water, collect shells or play games. It provides great, traditional seaside fun for all the family. The esplanad...
Troon
The sandy shores of Troon beach

Troon Beach

Troon beach is divided into two beach areas. Barassie shore opens up to the north, and Troon curves into a bay and is more protected to the south. The two are divided by Troon Harbour, which was originally a small fishing port, then home to the famous A...
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