British Beaches

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Helensburgh Beach

Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute

A sand and shingle beach with two piers and a promenade in places. This is a popular spot for the local windsurfing community.

Beach Type



Toilets and all the facilities you would associate with a medium sized town


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the town or stroll along the promenade.

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: Helensburgh
County: Argyll and Bute
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0024, -4.7362
Postcode: G84 8AW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Linked by ferry to Gourock. or by taking the A82 then the A814 from Glasgow.

Public Transport

There are two train stations by the beach and a ferry link to Gourock.

Nearest Railway Stations

Helensburgh Central (Less than half a mile away)
Helensburgh Upper (Less than a mile away)
Craigendoran (About a mile and a half away)
Fort Matilda (Approx. 4 miles away)
Greenock Central (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Parking available at the ferry terminal.

Nearby Car Parks

Helensburgh Pier, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Maitland Street, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Sinclair Street, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Helensburgh Central Station, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Kidston Park, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Luss Road, Helensburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Pier East, Kilcreggan (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Opposite Post Office, Kilcreggan (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Roslin Street, Greenock (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Geilston House, Cardross (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helensburgh