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Wemyss Bay Beach

Greenock, Inverclyde

Wemyss is a small town on the banks of the firth of Clyde. It has a ferry service across to the isle of bute. It has a small rocky beach with parts of the town stretching along the waterfront.

Beach Type



There is a slipway
Further facilities can be found in the town


Boat trips to the isle of Bute

Nature and Wildlife

Take the ferry to Rothesay (30 mins) and explore the town and surrounds.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Glasgow Tourist Information Centre: 11 George Square. Glasgow G2 1DY. Tel: 0141 204 4400


Nearest town: Greenock
County: Inverclyde
Latitude/Longitude: 55.8848, -4.88627
Postcode: PA18 6AH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


take the A78 coast road east from Glasgow.

Public Transport

There is a train station right by the waterfront.

Nearest Railway Stations

Wemyss Bay (Less than half a mile away)
Inverkip (Approx. 2 miles away)
IBM Halt (Approx. 4 miles away)
Branchton (Approx. 5 miles away)
Gourock (Approx. 6 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Main Street (Pearsons), Wemyss Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Wemyss Bay Station, Wemyss Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Community Centre, Skelmorlie (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Shore Road, Skelmorlie (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Harbour View, Greenock (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Inverkip Station, Inverkip (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Fran Terrace, Inverkip (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Pier Head, Innellan (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Lunderston Bay, Gourock (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Sandy Beach, Innellan (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Greenock