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Largs - Pencil Beach

Largs, North Ayrshire

Largs faces into the Firth of Clyde and is the departure point for ferries to the Isle of Cumbrae. It has a several small sandy beaches.

Beach Type



There is an information centre


Boat trips to the Isle of Cumbrae
There are two museums close to the beach

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the town or take a trip to Cumbrae.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Largs TIC. The Station. Main St Largs Ayrshire KA30 8AN. 01292 678100


Nearest town: Largs
County: North Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7794, -4.85614
Postcode: KA30 8JZ
(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 out of Glasgow. followed by the A760 straight to Largs.

Public Transport

Bus service number 585 (stagecoach) Bus service number 17 (Arriva) Bus service number 577 (McGills) All link largs to Glasgow. There is also a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Largs (About a mile away)
Fairlie (Approx. 2 miles away)
West Kilbride (Approx. 5 miles away)
Wemyss Bay (Approx. 7 miles away)
Dalry (Approx. 7 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Bowencraig East, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bowencraig West, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Largs Marina, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Haylie Brae, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Kelburn Country Centre, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Largs Station, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Gateside Street, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Pier Road, Fairlie (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Bay Street, Fairlie (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Seafront, Largs (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Largs