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Heads of Ayr Beach

Ayr, South Ayrshire

Heads of Ayr is a small sandy beach backed by a grassy area and dominated by high cliffs. It is a quiet and secluded beach destination. The photo shows Ayr beach with the Heads of Ayr in the background.

Beach Type



There is a campsite nearby


There is a farm park with adventure playground nearby

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the beach and the surrounding coastline.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Ayr
County: South Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4345, -4.68411
Postcode: KA7 4LB
(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.


off the A719 south of Ayr

Nearest Railway Stations

Ayr (Approx. 3 miles away)
Newton-on-Ayr (Approx. 3 miles away)
Prestwick Town (Approx. 5 miles away)
Maybole (Approx. 6 miles away)
Prestwick International Airport (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


Limited parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Greenan Beach, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Castle Walk, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Blackburn, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Cromwell Road (South), Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Barns Crescent, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Cromwell Road (North), Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Dalblair Road, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Charlotte Street, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Old Cattle Market, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Morrisons, Ayr (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ayr