Beaches in Ardrossan, Strathclyde

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Ardrossan. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Saltcoats Beach (0.4 miles)

    Saltcoats © Troutcolor | BY-SA

    Saltcoats is a wide, sandy beach with excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde and across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. It sits in a south-west facing bay between the towns of Saltcoats and Ardrossan. The water stays quite shallow along the bay and there is a small, crossable stream runs down the…

  • Ardrossan (Boydston) Beach (0.7 miles)

    Ardrossan (Boydston) © Leslie Barrie | BY-SA

    Ardrossan is a popular resort town on the North Ayrshire coastline. It has two beaches, a harbour, shops, cafes and a mysterious pre-historic shell mound close to the railway station. Boydston Shore, also known as North Beach or North Shore, is a sandy beach to the north of the harbour. Just off the beach one…

  • Stevenston Beach (2.2 miles)

    Stevenston © Wfmillar | BY-SA

    Stevenston is a sandy beach curving gently round a bay between Irvine and Saltcoats. The beach is backed by low, grassy dunes and lies in an area which has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. The dunes here provide a habitat to a variety of bird and plant life. Also look out for wild…

  • Seamill Beach (3.9 miles)

    Seamill © Alan Reid | BY-SA

    Seamill is a sandy beach with a few rocky patches. Behind the beach are some grassy areas which might make a good spot for a family picnic. Along the shoreline are quite a few rockpools exposed at low tide, where young visitors can enjoy exploring for marine life. The beach is an excellent place for…

Ardrossan beaches map

Map featuring Ardrossan beaches. Click on pins to view beach details