North Troon Beach (Barassie Beach)

North Troon Beach - Strathclyde
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Troon in Ayrshire has two flat, sandy beaches and a harbour.  There are seven golf courses nearby. 

The North Beach, otherwise known as Barassie Beach, is the wide expanse of sand stretching north of the marina. The harbour wall provides some degree of protection to the southern end of the beach, and the Barassie Burn enters the sea at the north end.
Next to the beach is a large grassy patch with a children’s play area.

There are lovely views out over Irvine Bay, Barassie, the peaks of the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde. 

The bay, which has a big tidal range, and small waves, is a popular destination for kite surfers, windsurfers and other watersport enthusiasts. 

Parking can be found at various spots along the road which runs alongside the beach.  Facilities such as a supermarket and restaurants are close by.

Also known as:

Barassie Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No known dog restrictions on Troon beach

Strathclyde dog friendly beaches »


  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



KA10 6QZ

OS grid ref.

NS 3221 3165


Parking available.

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North Troon Beach Reviews

Dangerous beach for dogs.

Sep 04th 2021

My friend & I took out dogs to the beach yesterday (03/09/21) and they had a great time walking along the beach, we decided to go to the rock pools and while walking over them our dogs started to become very ill and disorientated, we had to pick our dogs up and carry them. We had to find the nearest vets and get an emergency appointment because our dogs were beginning to come in and out of consciousness.  Once we got to the vets our dogs got rushed away, thankfully our dogs are feeling much better now however they both got blood tests and they both came back with toxins which means our dogs were poisoned, we unanimously agreed that it was due to the beach. The vets/we are unsure if it’s natural causes or if someone planted something there that is harmful to dogs but that could’ve been a very different outcome, the vets even commented that they had never seen anything like it before and for it to be two dogs who had the exact same symptoms and very similar blood test results come back. Our dogs went from being happy to not being able to stay concious after walking at the rock pools. If you have dogs, please stay away from this beach because your dogs can become severly unwell and you could end up needing to get an emergency appointment at a vets. Thankfully the vets at Vets4Pets Irvine are fantastic. Unfortunately I couldn’t give this beach a 0 star rating.