Ayr (South) Beach

  • Ayr (South) Beach - Strathclyde
    © Andy Farrington and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Ayr (South) Beach - Strathclyde
    © Colin Kinnear and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • 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?

    Dogs allowed

    Dog friendly beach

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    • Good fishing
    • Swimming/bathing


    • Toilets
    • Town centre nearby
    • Picnic area
    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    KA7 1DU

    OS grid ref.

    NS 3303 2165


    Parking is available near the beach.

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