Seamill Beach

Seamill Beach - Strathclyde
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Seamill is a sandy beach with a few rocky patches. Behind the beach are some grassy areas which might make a good spot for a family picnic. Along the shoreline are quite a few rockpools exposed at low tide, where young visitors can enjoy exploring for marine life.

The beach is an excellent place for walking, with the Ayrshire Coastal Path backing the beach.  This path extends for a few miles along the coast. There are excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. Seamill beach is also a good place for bird watching.

A car park with direct access to the beach can be found at the end of Hyndman Road in Seamill. Facilities such as shops and places to eat can be found in the nearby town of West Kilbride. The town also has a railway station with direct services to Glasgow.

The area is also popular for golf, and West Kilbride Golf Links backs the northern end of the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Rock pooling


  • Town centre nearby
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



KA23 9HT

OS grid ref.

NS 1979 4737

Water quality

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Seamill Beach Reviews

Seamill Beach

Kay Crawford
Apr 17th 2021

Love this beach, summer or winter.  On a clear day, views to beautiful Arran..  Walk towards Hunterston to see peregrine falcons on the cliffs.

Oct 01st 2020

Wonderful beach great for walking along at any age!Lots of the rocks are unusually and interestingly smooth,also other unique formations which made me think how the Giants Causeway was formed.Patches of lovely soft white sand and unusual patches of grass right in the middle.All in all a great day out just exploring that stretch of beach!Need to mention it was a beautiful day,when it is sunny here it can at times be pretty hot,but thankfully for me it was a perfect day.(even though for me it would be great even in the wind and rain) we were sitting on the rocks at the edge,and looking into the water and all marvelled at how clean and clear the water was.I would really recommend it,Can’t believe I have lived so close and never realised how beautiful and fascinating it is.Last thing I have just realised! The beach was very clean I did not see any litter,also dog friendly! Saw absolutely no dog poo! All in all 100% please go!As a grand finale,at the end there was the lovely Waterside Hotel,good to stop for a snack or meal.

Best Beach In Ayrshire

Rees Moog
Dec 28th 2022

My favourite beach in the area due to the lack of smug pricks in SUV’s in the vicinity

Height Barrier

Jan 16th 2022

There is a height barrier for the car park which only lets in small cars. The ground under the barrier is poorly maintained and has severe undulations so even a small car could be at risk of damage. This precludes access for wheel chair adapted vehicles as well as families in larger vehicles. The alternative is a long walk. Who owns this car park? Do they care about vehicle damage or discrimination?

Car park

May 23rd 2021

Car park has a bar at entrance, any suv, 4x4 van basically anything higher that small can’t enter total joke

Great Beach

Feb 05th 2021

Kind of beach you dont want to write a review about, as not to encourage others to go. But there you go!