Fairlie Beach

Fairlie Beach - Strathclyde
© Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Licence

The small town of Fairlie lies on the east shore of the Firth of Clyde.  The long strip of beach is mainly sandy with some areas of rock and shingle.

From the beach there are views towards Great Cumbrae Island and down towards the Isle of Arran. There are moorings here for yachts and a slipway.  The pier at the south end of the beach is not open to the public.

Some facilities can be found in the town including a pub, a petrol station and a small gift shop.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

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 »


  • Good fishing
  • Sailing


  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Picnic area

Nearest town



KA29 0AA

OS grid ref.

NS 2090 5532

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Fairlie Beach Reviews

Wee gem of a place

May 22nd 2019

Great wee beach, low key and south facing