Wemyss Bay

Wemyss Bay - Strathclyde
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Wemyss Bay is a rock and shingle beach, looking south over the bay of the same name and across the upper Firth of Clyde to the wild countryside of the surrounding area. The beach is also an excellent place for watching the ferries approaching and leaving the ferry terminal to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Boating is also popular here.

Limited parking can be found around the town of Wemyss Bay, but the beach itself is set on a private road. It can be reached down a slipway.

Facilities such as shops and cafes can be found a few hundred meters south of the beach in the town centre, near the ferry terminal. There is also a large holiday park located close to the beach.

The railway station in the town is reputed to be one of the most beautiful in Scotland, and offers frequent services to and from Glasgow.

Type of beach

Shingle & 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 »


  • Town centre nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



PA18 6AH

OS grid ref.

NS 1922 6934

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