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Saltcoats Beach

Glasgow, North Ayrshire

A traditional sandy beach in a bay between the towns of Ardrossan and Saltcoats with spectacular views of the Clyde and Arran. Popular with locals and tourists. The water is shallow for several hundred metres from the shore. The beach is close to the town.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Shops
Cafes
Food kiosks
Pier
Toilets
Leisure centre
Disabled access
Camp site

Nature and Wildlife

Good beach walks

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs allowed.

Tourist Information

Glasgow Tourist Information Centre Glasgow TIC 11 George Square Glasgow. G2 1DY Tel:+44 (0)141 204 4400

Location

Nearest town: Glasgow
County: North Ayrshire
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6393, -4.80541
Postcode: KA22 8DU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

Situated on the coast beside the B714. Access by rail from Ardrossan South Beach or Saltcoats railway station. Regular bus routes from Greenock/Ayr/Kilmarnock and Glasgow pass the beach.

Public Transport

Served by local buses. There is a train station within walking distance of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ardrossan Town (Less than half a mile away)
Ardrossan South Beach (Less than half a mile away)
Ardrossan Harbour (Less than a mile away)
Saltcoats (About a mile away)
Stevenston (Approx. 2 miles away)

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

Parking

Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Ardrossan South Beach Station, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
South Beach, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Castle Hill, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Glasgow Street, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Library, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Arran Ferry Port, Ardrossan (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Eglinton Street, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Kirkgate, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Dockhead Place, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Dockhead Street, Saltcoats (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Glasgow