The beach is predominately sand and has been enjoyed by people of all ages through the years. From picnics and sandcastles to paddling, collecting shells and playing games, you can always find something to do. The esplanade has adjacent to it a number of facilities for visitors to enjoy. The putting green, the well equipped play area which caters for a wide age range and the refurbished Pavilion which provides indoor soft play. The Low green, which has a long history as a place of recreation, is still a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Fishing is also available in and around the harbour area or go out on a boat trip to fish for skate, haddock and cod. If you prefer to stop and admire the scenery watch the world go by there are a number of seating areas along the length of this section of Ayr shorefront.
An electric sign displaying real-time bathing water quality predictions is available at this beach between 1 June - 15 September. You can find out the daily prediction by visiting the SEPA website