Newton Beach Millport

The small sandy beach sits on the seafront with many facilities located nearby.  The award section of the beach is part of the sheltered Millport Bay and has stunning views of the Clyde Estuary and the Little Cumbrae.
An electric sign displaying real-time bathing water quality predictions is available at this beach between 1 June - 15 September.  You can find out more about bathing waters here.


Millport is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde off the coast of North Ayrshire. Tourism is an important aspect of the economy. During the development of the River Clyde as a main thoroughfare for goods, shipbuilding and smuggling, Millport was a strategic base for Customs and Excise. The Victorian era was a period of rapid growth, both in terms of population, governance, amenities and property. To the west and east of the old harbour, many fine Victorian and Edwardian villas were built, along with new tenements. These still form the backbone of the housing stock.

Natural space

A sandy beach with open views to the Firth of Clyde, backed onto a promenade area.


The town is 4 miles (6 kilometres) south from the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry slipway . The small sandy beach offers spectacular views across to The Isle of Arran as well as of its smaller neighbour which lies barely a kilometre away, called Little Cumbrae.

Getting There

Situated by the promenade at Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae the beach is beside the town centre and close to the harbour.

Contact details

Helen Miller
01294 310 000


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