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Culzean Beach

Maybole, South Ayrshire

At the southern end of a long sandy bay with Croy at the North end. Culzean is a mixture of rocks and sand with a natural harbour and a castle.

Beach Type



Shop and refreshments in the castle visitors centre


Visit Culzean castle with its displays
Playground and picnin site

Nature and Wildlife

There are marked trails from Culzean castle.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

National trust web-site: Ayr TIC 22. Sandgate Ayr Ayrshire KA7 1BW.Tel: 01292 678100 Web:


Nearest town: Maybole
County: South Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.349, -4.80771
Postcode: KA19 8JY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Turn off the A77 in Maybole. heading for Dunure. At Pennyglen keep going straight. do not turn right to Dunure. Culzean country park is signposted off to the right from this road.

Nearest Railway Stations

Maybole (Approx. 5 miles away)
Girvan (Approx. 7 miles away)
Ayr (Approx. 10 miles away)
Newton-on-Ayr (Approx. 11 miles away)

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


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour Road, Maidens (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Culzean Bay, Maybole (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Kirk Road, Maybole (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Lodge Road, Girvan (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Glenalla Road, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
Maybole Station, Maybole (Unknown stay).
About 4.8 miles away
John Knox Street, Maybole (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Kirkwynd, Maybole (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Maybole