Croy Beach

Croy Beach - Strathclyde
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This lovely rural beach lies on the Ayrshire coast between Maidens and Dunure. The beach at Croy is sandy with rocky outcrops. 

The area is popular with walkers and the Ayrshire Coastal Path passes close by.  The mile-long beach is backed by grassy areas, with low-rise cliffs at one end, behind which can be seen the rolling hills of Ayrshire. There are views from the beach out over the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran.

The north end of the beach, closest to the car park can get quite busy at the height of the holiday season.  Toilets can be found here here but no shops so it might be a good idea to bring a picnic. Some visitors bring portable barbecues.  There are plenty of holiday parks and caravan sites in the area.

To the south of the beach, Culzean Castle, now in the ownership of the National Trust of Scotland, towers above the cliffs and adds a bit of glamour to the natural beauty of this part of the coastline.

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)

Strathclyde dog friendly beaches »


  • Toilets

Nearest town



KA19 8JT

OS grid ref.

NS 2458 1245


Limited parking

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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