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Season: autumn

Turnberry is best known for the championship Ailsa golf course, which often hosts The Open.  The links course runs the full length of the beach, which is located behind the dunes.  Turnberry village is at the southern end, where you’ll also find parking.  Beyond the northern end of the beach, Turnberry Lighthouse, built on the site of Turnberry Castle, Robert the Bruce’s birthplace, is now part of the Trump Turnberry luxury golfing resort.  Looking out from the beach, across the Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran, there’s a strange echo of the past in the present.  This is a fine place for a dog walk, with free access all year round.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Max.


A view from the back of the beach.