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.

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:02 BST
Sunset20:40 BST


22 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed6mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:04 BST
Sunset20:38 BST


23 August 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:06 BST
Sunset20:35 BST


Low tide: 05:44 BST
(04:44 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:46 BST
(11:46 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:06 BST
(17:06 21 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:49 BST
(23:49 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 06:30 BST
(05:30 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:34 BST
(12:34 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:52 BST
(17:52 22 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:33 BST
(00:33 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:10 BST
(06:10 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:18 BST
(13:18 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:32 BST
(18:32 23 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Ayr) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (