British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Irvine - Gailes (New Town) Beach

Irvine, North Ayrshire

Part of the long strip of sand that makes up Irvine bay the beach park boasts the Magnum centre which has good facilities and plenty to entertain the family.

Beach Type



Beach park
Picnic sites
Toilets and a large leisure centre


Boat trips
Visit the museum or visit the Magnum Centre with its swimming pools
Concert hall and theatre

Nature and Wildlife

Part of a very long strip of sand the beach offers plenty of room to stretch your legs.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Irvine TIC New St Irvine Ayrshire KA12 8BB. 01292 678100


Nearest town: Irvine
County: North Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6016, -4.68759
Postcode: KA12 8PP
(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.


Leave glasgow on the A737 then take the A78 to Irvine. Follow signs to the New town and harbour.

Public Transport

Regular bus services from Irvine town.

Nearest Railway Stations

Irvine (About a mile away)
Stevenston (Approx. 3 miles away)
Barassie (Approx. 3 miles away)
Saltcoats (Approx. 4 miles away)
Kilwinning (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Parking is available

Nearby Car Parks

Irvine Beach, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harbour (Pilot House), Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harbour, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Beach Park, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Magnum, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Irvine Station, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
New Street - West, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
New Street - North, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
New Street - East, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Cunninghame House, Irvine (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Irvine