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Ayr South

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

Getting there

South Ayr Beach is easily accessible from the town of Ayr. There are excellent public transport links by rail, bus and car. Ayr railway station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the beach, and the beach is clearly signposted. Ayr bus station, in the Sandgate is only a 2 minute walk away from the beach. The A77 trunk road from the North and South provides good access for cars. Ayr beach and promenade is part of the Sustrans national Cycle route 7.

Contact details

South Ayrshire Council
0300 123 0900
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