Newton-on-Ayr Shore

Location and Access

The coast from the shore end (NS 42 250) of Maryborough Road, off Ayr Road, Prestwick, south along the edge of St. Nicholas Golf Course, and promenade towards Ayr Harbour (NS 2 236), accessed from Woodfield Road off Prestwick Road, Newton upon Ayr. There is kerbside car parking at either end. National Cycle Route 7 follows the coast here. There is a good bus service on Prestwick Road/Ayr Road (0.5km), with Newton-upon-Ayr railway station 0.5km away.

Easy viewing and parking along promenade (metalled surface), rough steep sandy coastal path to North.

On National Cycle Route 7.


Good mixture of rock, shingle and sandy beach with outflows attractive to birds. Species recorded according to season include Glaucous Gull, Long-tailed Duck, Arctic, Common & Sandwich Tern, Scaup, Goldeneye, Slavonian, Little & Red-necked Grebe, Razorbill, Little Auk, Black Guillemot, Jack Snipe, Black Redstart, Snow Bunting and Peregrine.