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Ardrossan (Boydston) Beach

Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

Ardrossan is a seaside destination and popular with day-trippers who come to enjoy the sandy beaches. The photo shows a view across to Arran from Ardrossan South beach.

Beach Type



A marina and the shops
Cafes and pubs associated with a seaside town


Other watersports
Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

Explore Ardrossan and nearby Saltcoats. Horse Isle is a designated nature reserve

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Glasgow Tourist Information Centre Glasgow TIC 11 George Square Glasgow. G2 1DY Tel:+44 (0)141 204 4400


Nearest town: Ardrossan
County: North Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6432, -4.83668
Postcode: KA22 8DH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , North Ayrshire at Explore Britain.


Take the A737 south west from Glasgow and follow signs to Ardrossan.

Public Transport

Served by local buses. There is a train station within walking distance of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ardrossan Harbour (Less than a mile away)
Ardrossan Town (About a mile away)
Ardrossan South Beach (About a mile and a half away)
Saltcoats (Approx. 2 miles away)
Stevenston (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Limited parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Arran Ferry Port, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Library, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Glasgow Street, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Castle Hill, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Ardrossan South Beach Station, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
South Beach, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Glenhead Brae - South, West Kilbride (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Eglinton Street, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Glenhead Brae - North, West Kilbride (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Kirkgate, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ardrossan