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Beaches near Glasgow

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Beaches near Glasgow

Trying to make the most of this heatwave & thinking of getting out of the city:)

What beaches are nearish to Glasgow driving that are nice? I have a car. I've heard mixed reviews on Ayr based on overcrowding and it not being very scenic. Went to North Berwick a couple of years ago and it was great but there were jellyfish & it freaked me out so I couldn't swim. Ideally want a beach that is not in the middle of nowhere so we can get a 99 nearby if we get hot but somewhere pretty...any ideas?

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1. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

Prestwick/Barassie beach is nice and a bit closer than Ayr and less crowded.

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2. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

Kinghorn beach is lovely I would go east coast before Ayrshire

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3. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

i quite like troon and barrassie too and the town has some lovely cafes and the famous chippie the wee hurrie. how about largs?

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4. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

I always used to go to Pettycur Bay near Burntisland. It is normally quiet as not so many people know it is there so shhhh!!

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5. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

On the west coast I second Largs - the beach at the Pencil.

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we are going tomorrow (false start last week when I ended up having to work). After looking them all up I'm still undecided but leaning towards troon...

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7. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

Are there any quiet beaches around loch lomond? balloch country park is so neddy.

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8. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

If you are heading to any beach by train this weekend do check timetables for any works that might be going on. Also if you are heading ayrshire way you might consider a beach that is close to the railway station. In that case I would probably take prestwick over troon if only because in this head the walk from troon station might be a bit tiresome. Prestwick station on the other hand is very close to the beach (and the town). If you are travelling by car none of that matters and you won't have to compete for seats with the hoards!

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9. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

We've got the car but thanks for the info anyway x

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10. Re: Beaches near Glasgow

Stevenston beach next to saltcosts is nice and quiet,but been a few year since i have been