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Craig Tara Beach (Wonderwest World)

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Craig Tara Beach - Strathclyde

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Craig Tara is located on the Ayrshire coast and is backed by a lively holiday park. The beach itself is a mixture of rocks and sand, and is a good place to look for marine wildlife in the rockpools which are exposed at low tide.

Although the beach becomes quite narrow at high tide, it is fairly popular with walkers and beachcombers. There are lovely views over the Ayrshire hills, and the Heads of Ayr cliffs, and out over the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran.

A walk along the beach in a north-easterly direction at low tide will bring the visitor within the sight of the splendid ruins of Greenan Castle, which towers majestically over the rocky cliffs. To the south-west of the beach lie the equally picturesque ruins of Dunure Castle.

The Heads of Ayr Farm Park is very close to the beach and makes for a good family day out during the holiday season.

Also known as:

Wonderwest World

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Strathclyde dog friendly beaches »

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Nearest town

Ayr

Postcode

KA7 4LB

OS grid ref.

NS 3013 1884

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