Beaches in Ayr, Strathclyde

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Ayr. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Ayr (South) Beach (1.1 miles)

    Ayr (South) © Andy Farrington | BY-SA

    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…

  • Prestwick Beach (2.3 miles)

    Prestwick © Mick Garratt | BY-SA

    Prestwick is a long, mostly sandy beach, with some pebbles, offering excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is very close to the beach and it is possible to see the planes landing and taking off from the beach. There is a large car…

  • Doonfoot Beach (2.5 miles)

    Doonfoot © Hamish Kirkpatrick | BY-SA

    This small, rural beach can be found 2 miles south of Ayr on the lovely Ayrshire coastline. There are views over the Firth of Clyde out towards the Isle of Arran and beyond that to the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. The terrain is mainly sandy, although there are some rocks, and the beach is backed…

Ayr beaches map

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