Curved into a bay Troon beach is a long sweeping stretch of sand with a popular esplanade, boasting spectaclular views across to the Isle of Arran. The beach is easy to access and the lively esplanade offers shops and a well equiped play park for children. The shore is used by windsurfers and kite enthusiasts alike.


Troon is home of the Royal Troon golf course, one of the hosts to the Open Golf Championship. The course is chosen to host this annual event roughly every seven years.

The Duke of Portland took the existing natural harbour on the north side of the headland and added docks. Later improvements included increasing the protection afforded by the headland with an artificial "ballast bank" made from the dumped ballast of incoming merchant ships. And from 1812 Troon was the terminus of a horse-drawn railway connecting it to the Duke's coal mines around Kilmarnock. This was not licensed for passengers, a minor technicality evaded by weighing those wishing to travel and charging them freight rates

Natural Space

Curved into a bay, Troon Beach is a long sweeping stretch of sand with a popular esplanade. Boasting spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran, The beach itself is easy to access and the lively esplanade offers a range of food outlets. 

Troon Yacht Haven is in close proximity and there’s a well-equipped play park for children, beautiful Italian gardens.


Situated on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Ayr and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Troon is a port with freight services at its yacht marina.

Getting There

Easy access to the beach can be made from Troon train station only 10 minutes walk and there is a nearby bus route. There is also a ferry terminal at the harbour.

Water quality information

This beach is a designated bathing water site. An electric sign displaying real-time bathing water quality predictions is available at this beach between 1 June - 15 September. You can also find out the daily prediction by visiting 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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