Saltcoats is a wide, sandy beach with excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde and across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. It sits in a south-west facing bay between the towns of Saltcoats and Ardrossan.
The water stays quite shallow along the bay and there is a small, crossable stream runs down the middle of the beach. Saltcoats beach is backed by a long esplanade and a park area that is a good spot for family picnics. Along the esplanade there are toilet facilities and a children’s play area.
There is a car park along Montgomerie Crescent, with access to the centre of the beach down a short slipway. Further roadside parking is also available.
Ardrossan South Beach Railway Station is just 100 meters from the beach, from which there are direct train services to Glasgow.
Visitors are well-catered for, with two town centres very close to the beach; Saltcoats at the south-eastern end and Ardrossan at the north-western end. Both have plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants.
This beautiful stretch of golden sand is found at the mouth of the River Irvine near Irvine Railway Station and is accessible via the A78.
At the edge of Irvine beach is Irvine Beach Park, set in sand dunes and grass with beautiful views of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
In addition to having the town of Irvine’s amenities close by, Irvine beach boasts facilities including picnic sites, parking and toilets.
Prestwick beach is located near Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in Ayrshire.
This long sandy beach boasts magnificent views of the Isle of Arran and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the west coast of Scotland.
In addition to having the town of Prestwick’s amenities nearby, you can walk alongside Prestwick Golf Club, birthplace of the Open Championship.
Facilities found at Prestwick beach include picnic areas, shops, and toilets. The town is accessible via the A77 from Glasgow and services from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.
Scotland’s Largest Regional Park and welcome over 700,000 visitors a year from Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, Inverclyde and beyond!
108 square miles of scenic Scottish countryside to enjoy a walk, run, cycle, some accessible outdoor activities on Castle Semple Loch or just relax in the Café.
Predominantly sand, Ayr Beach is a great location for picnics and sandcastle building, with a good expanse of grass for children to play on. Admire beautiful views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and on a clear day – Pladda.
A great range of fun facilities are located adjacent to Ayr Beach, including a putting green, crazy golf and children’s play area. Also located on the seafront is Pirate Pete’s Family Entertainment Centre, where children can enjoy the indoor soft play, mini golf and laser games. There is also a café to relax in, perfect for catching a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.
Westport Beach with Machrihanish Dunes as its backdrop, is a beautiful, long beach popular with surfers, beachcombers and walkers. This walk along the beach from the north end allows you to make your walk as far or as short as you want.
When we want to take our dog indoors, step through the doors of Inveraray Jail and step back in time to a 19th Century prison.
Experience what life was like for the real men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up here. Explore the atmospheric historic buildings at your leisure and meet the costumed characters who animate the past in this unique living museum.
Completely dog friendly, and open all year round, please see our website for all information.
We have been working hard to develop our brewery so that it is a great place where you can come and enjoy Fyne Ales a their very best in the stunning surroundings of Glen Fyne.
Come visit and take a tour with one of our expert brewers to see how our beers are made, and sit in the courtyard and enjoy the sun with a pint of your favourite beer and a steak pie made with beef from our own herd of highland cattle.
Not only are dogs welcome, the shop also sells dog beer and biscuits so they can join in the fun!
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!