Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Ayrshire Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Fairlie is a long sandy beach, with some shingle and rocks on the foreshore.  At the southern end is a private pier and out to sea are views to Great and Little Cumbrae Islands, as well as to the Isle of Arran.  This is a favourite yachting venue and there is a slipway for dinghies.  Fairlie is a quiet town, although it has a pub and a gift shop, plus a petrol station.

Autumn visit photo gallery


A beach eulogy from Billy and Christine.


Christine tells us more.


The scene at Fairlie.