Top 10 Ayrshire Beaches

Here are The UK Beach Guides top 10 Ayrshire beaches. Our rating is based on two factors, the first is the amount each page is viewed and the second is any reviews submitted. These counts get reset at the start of each month.

   1. Boydston Beach
   2. Croy Beach
   3. Girvan Beach
   4. Irvine Beach
   5. Prestwick Beach
   6. Newtown Beach
   7. Seamill Beach
   8. Whiting Bay Beach
   9. Ayr South Beach
   10. Barassie Beach

  • 1. Boydston Beach, Ardrossan

    Boydston beach Ardrossan is a sandy beach with a view across to Arran....
    For more details visit our Boydston Beach page
  • Boydston Beach.
  • 2. Croy Beach, Maybole

    Croy beach also known as Maybole shore is a long sandy beach with plenty of room for everybody. Popuar with windsurfers and land yachters....
    For more details visit our Croy Beach page
  • Croy Beach.
  • 3. Girvan Beach, Girvan

    Girvan beach is a mile long wide sandy beach backed by large grass areas. The beach stretches away from the harbour and it is just a short stroll into the town....
    For more details visit our Girvan Beach page
  • Girvan Beach.
  • 4. Irvine Beach, Irvine

    Irvine beach is a long sweeping sandy beach with views across to the Island of Arran. The beach is split by the River Irvine.The bay itself is a 14 mile stretch of coastline....
    For more details visit our Irvine Beach page
  • Irvine Beach.
  • 5. Prestwick Beach, Prestwick

    Prestwick beach is a long sandy beach with views over to Isle of Arran. The beach extends out of Prestwick and is then backed by Prestwick Golf Club, birthplace of the Open Championship. i...
    For more details visit our Prestwick Beach page
  • Prestwick Beach.
  • 6. Newtown Beach, Cumbrae

    Newtown beach at Millport on Cumbrae Island is a beach of sand in a sheltered bay harbour and old pier....
    For more details visit our Newtown Beach page
  • Newtown Beach.
  • 7. Seamill Beach, West Kilbride

    Seamill beach a small sandy beach with some rocks backed by a grassy area....
    For more details visit our Seamill Beach page
  • Seamill Beach.
  • 8. Whiting Bay Beach, Lamlash

    Whiting Bay is a beach with a mixture of sand and pebbles, with some good rock pools to explore....
    For more details visit our Whiting Bay Beach page
  • Whiting Bay Beach.
  • 9. Ayr South Beach, Ayr

    Ayr South beach is a large sandy beach between the River Doon to the south and the River Ayr....
    For more details visit our Ayr South Beach page
  • Ayr South Beach.
  • 10. Barassie Beach, Troon

    Barassie beach is a sandy beach backed by grass areas to the north of Troon Harbour and has views of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran. The beach is an extension to Troon North Sands. ...
    For more details visit our Barassie Beach page
  • Barassie Beach.

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Ayrshire is in the South West of Scotland and has many miles of scenic coastline steeped in history and home to some famous Open Championship golf courses!

This is the Clyde Coast and it offers travellers superb food, great accommodation and a vast array of outdoor activities topped with ancient castles, busy market towns and rugged countryside. It's ancient history dates back to the Bronze Age.

Tour Dumfries House for an idea of what a stately home in Scotland looks like!

Visitors are attracted by the majestic mountains, the Firth of Clyde and the historic stones. In the Firth of Clyde lies the Isle of Arran better known by locals as 'Mini Scotland' because of its lochs, mountains, hills and stunning coast. Here you'll find lots of places to visit like the local distillery, museums, craft and food markets and castles. Sports are popular here with paragliding or orienteering on offer and Celtic myths and legends to enjoy back in the warmth of your hotel or bed and breakfast.

Attractions to see in the area include:

  • Vikingar
  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park
  • Brodick Castle
  • Dumfries House
  • The Isle of Arran
  • The Clan Armstrong Centre
  • Bothwell Castle
  • Abroath Abbey
  • House of the Binns
  • At Andrews Museum
  • Souter Johnnies Cottage
  • Irvine Vennel Gallery


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