British Beaches

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Prestwick Beach

Ayr, South Ayrshire

A long sandy bay with views over to Arran. This beach is close to Prestwick international airport and jets fly over it's northern end.

Beach Type



Picnic site
Childrens play area
The surrounding area has shops and hotels
There is a promenade


There is a golf course and cycle routes nearby
There is an activity cntre and karting near the beach
This is a good spot for angling

Nature and Wildlife

if walking northwards along the beach it is possible to cross the Pow burn at low-tide although you may well get your feet wet.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Tourist Information

Ayr TIC 22. Sandgate Ayr Ayrshire KA7 1BW. 01292 678100


Nearest town: Ayr
County: South Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5014, -4.6212
Postcode: KA9 1QN
(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.


Head down the A77 from Glasgow. Turn right on the A7 then left into Monkton and Prestwick.

Public Transport

The X77 bus service leaves Glasgow Buchanan station and visits Prestwick.

Nearest Railway Stations

Prestwick Town (Less than half a mile away)
Prestwick International Airport (Less than a mile away)
Newton-on-Ayr (Approx. 2 miles away)
Ayr (Approx. 3 miles away)
Troon (Approx. 3 miles away)

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


Two car parks. right on the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Esplanade - South, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Esplanade - North, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Prestwick Town Station, Prestwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Grangemuir Road, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Prestwick International Airport-Long Stay, Prestwick (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Bellevue Road North, Prestwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Bellevue Road South, Prestwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Prestwick International Airport - Pickup/Drop Off, Prestwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Prestwick International Airport - Short Stay, Prestwick (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Pleasantfield Road, Prestwick (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ayr