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Best beaches in Strathclyde

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Strathclyde as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Strathclyde is Heads of Ayr. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Strathclyde just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Heads of Ayr Beach

    Heads of Ayr Beach

    Heads of Ayr is a small sandy beach backed by a grassy area and dominated by high cliffs. It is a quiet and secluded beach destination. The photo shows Ayr beach with the Heads of Ayr in the background.

  • 2. Ganavan Beach

    Ganavan Beach

    Ganavan has two sandy beaches a few miles north of Oban. Secluded and with wonderful views this is a peaceful beach destination.

  • 3. Fairlie Beach

    Fairlie Beach

    Fairlie is a long sandy beach with some shingle and rocks on the foreshore. It has a slipway and moorings for yachts.

  • 4. Turnberry Beach

    Turnberry Beach

    A sandy beach backed by sand dunes and the Ailsa Golf Course. A regular venue for the Open Championship.

  • 5. Whiting Bay

    Whiting Bay

    A very pleasant village with all the amenities and facilities close at hand. The beach itself has a sand / pebble shoreline and is a great spot for rock-pooling.

  • 6. Maidens Turnberry Beach

    Maidens Turnberry Beach

    Maidens is a small village with a long sandy beach and a grassy foreshore.

  • 7. Dunoon West Bay

    Dunoon West Bay

    A shingle beach in Dunoon facing south into the firth of Clyde,

  • 8. Machrihanish Beach

    Machrihanish Beach

    Quiet rural sandy beach located on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsular, and over three miles long. Favoured by surfers, the beach ajoins the Machrihanish Golf Course.

  • 9. Barassie Beach

    Barassie Beach

    A large flat sandy beach with a big tidal range.

  • 10. Craig Tara Beach

    Craig Tara Beach

    A sandy beach with some rocks that is overlooked by the Wonderwest World Holiday park.