British Beaches

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Girvan Beach

Girvan, South Ayrshire

Not a commercialised beach, Girvan still offers some traditional seside activities such as amusements and a boating lake. This sandy beach also boasts great views towards the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.

Beach Type



Picnin site
Shops and cafes


Boating lake
Amusements and a leisure pool

Nature and Wildlife

There are marked trails from the southern end of the beach.

Water Quality




Tourist Information

GIRVAN TIC Bridge Street. KA26 9HH Tel: 01465 714950


Nearest town: Girvan
County: South Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2373, -4.86039
Postcode: KA26 0AW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Take the A77 coast road south from Ayr.

Public Transport

bus service number 60 runs between Ayr and Girvan. Monday to Saturday.

Nearest Railway Stations

Girvan (About a mile away)
Barrhill (Approx. 10 miles away)
Maybole (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


Parking is available at the north end and the south end of the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Ailsa Street East, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Beach Pavillion, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Girvan Harbour, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Viewpoint Pillar - North, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Viewpoint Pillar - South, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Girvan Station, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Girvan