The Beach Guide

Ayr (South) Beach

Ayr (South) Beach - Strathclyde

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South Beach is part of a long, partly urban beach stretching south from the mouth of the River Ayr with its harbour and dock, down to the more remote, scenic ruins of Greenan Castle, a 16th century tower house, which was probably once a fort. There is a pier at the north end of the beach, from which there are lovely views out over the Firth of Clyde to the mountains of the Isle of Arran.

The sandy beach is backed by an esplanade, along which it is sometimes possible to find a parking spot. Alternatively there is a car park just off Cromwell Road from which there is direct access to the esplanade.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Promenade

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NS 3303 2165

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