Found at the lovely little coastal village of Maidens, this long sandy beach with grassy foreshore is a wonderful place to sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery which includes views of the Ailsa Craig, and on a clear day, the Mull of Kintyre.  Stroll along the beach, heading North to uncover the pathway leading into Culzean county park.  Head South and you will find the charming harbour originally used for fishing, it is now used mostly for recreational boats.  Facilities at Maidens beach include car parking, two caravan parks, a children's play area and a small shop with a café.


The village lies two miles north of the ruinous Turnberry Castle, ancient seat of the Earls of Carrick, and five miles west of Maybole. It formerly had its own railway station on the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway. 

Natural Space

A long sandy beach with grassy foreshore it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy breathtaking scenery including views of Ailsa Craig and on a clear day, the Mull of Kintyre.

Take a stroll along Maidens beach in a northward direction to uncover the pathway which leads onto Culzean Country Park. Head south and you will find the charming harbour, traditionally used for fishing and today used for pleasure boats. 


Situated on the coast of the Firth of Clyde at the southern end of Maidenhead Bay, a series of rocks known as the "Maidens of Turnberry" form a natural harbour.

Getting There

The village of Maidens is on the coast with a small harbour.  The beach continues from the harbour northwards towards the adjoining the National Trust Park.  The beach is easily accessed from various points. 

Water quality information

This beach is a designated bathing water site. Further information about water quality at this site can be found on the SEPA website. Please observe local signage and only swim where it is safe to do so.

Contact details

South Ayrshire Council
0300 123 0900
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