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  • Writer's pictureSusan Dickie

Top 10 beaches in the surrounding area

The beaches are all quite far (around half an hour to an hour from the cottage). However when you get there it is so worth it for the scenic views, long walks and fresh air.

Check out our list of beaches below and map out your road trip for a fun, family day out!

  1. Barassie Beach

Barassie is a long, wide and mostly flat, sandy beach, although its expanse depends largely on the tide.

Troon KA10 6SQ

2. Troon Beach

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.

Troon Beach, St Meddans, Troon KA10 6JU

3. Sandyhills beach

Sandyhills is a large sandy beach located along the southern coastline of Dumfries and Galloway.

Sandyhills Beach, Dalbeattie DG5 4PT

4. Stevenson Beach

Stevenston is a sandy beach curving gently round a bay between Irvine and Saltcoats.

111 Trelawney Terrace, Stevenston KA20 3PN

5. Ayr Beach

Scenic, family-friendly beach featuring water recreation, fishing & a nearby entertainment center.

Ayr - KA7 1DU

6. Prestwick Beach

Prestwick beach is a great beach to visit, even for the locals too. Prestwick beach maybe small though don't let that surprise you!

Prestwick Beach, Prestwick KA9 1QN

7. Irvine Beach Park

Irvine Beach Park, also known as the Gailes sits to the south-east of the mouth of Irvine Harbour. The sandy beach offers outstanding views over Irvine Bay.

Irvine KA12 8FA

8. Girvan Beach

Girvan is one of Ayrshire's most popular beaches, and the town offers a variety of traditional seaside activities

Girvan KA26 9AJ

9. Carrick Beach

Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Carrick Beach, UK, Kirkcudbright

10. Powillimount Beach

Powillimount beach is located to the east of Southerness beach near Kirkbean on the Solway Coast and is part of the Arbigland Estate.

closest postcode to the beach - DG2 8BQ

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