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A Lovely Beach In Scotland..
Ayr Beach (Ayr, South Ayrshire)
Member Name: angelboouk
Ayr Beach (Ayr, South Ayrshire)
Advantages: clean, tidy, free, nice to walk along, picnics and sandcastles!
Disadvantages: jelly fish in water!
Ayr is a coastal town in Scotland. It has a huge beach which runs from the River Doon to the River Ayr. The beach is around a 15minute walk from the shopping area of Ayr. Local attractions include various fish and chip shops, a huge play park and sports centre.
We visit Ayr twice a year and usually once during the Summer if there is ever a sunny day in Scotland! The beach is a great length and runs from the harbour all the way along the coastline. If it isn't a pleasant day we often walk along the promenade which gives amazing reviews over the water without getting sand in your shoes! It is a scenic walk which is very relaxing and normally quiet as the road rarely seems busy.
The beach itself is beautifully clean and well maintained. The walls, steps and ramps are in great condition and safety is key. I have never been when the tide has been fully in but when it goes out it extends far and reveals a gorgeous golden sand beach. It is pretty and not covered in dirt or seaweed. When sunny, we like to wander down to the beach and walk from one end to the other.
The sand is soft for the most part. When drenched with water and left to settle, most of the sand turns damp and dark with a worm like appearance! I find this hard to walk on without my shoes! Pools of water form around the beach which is natural but I feel it spoils the overall look of the beach. I'm not keen on sand between my toes but this sand is nice enough. There is occasionally some pretty shells to collect which we like to do when we visit.
The water is freezing and apparently safe to swim in when the tide is low and the weather nice. It does get choppy when there is rain and winds but I wouldnt think anyone would go near the beach at this time! When it is sunny and warm, we like to paddle in the shallow area of the water. I find that this is sufficient water for us to play about in without risking going further in. Be careful though as we spotted a rather large jelly fish nearly enough on the sand and I wouldn't have wanted any of us to stand on that!
The sand is perfect for building sand castles. The sand mixed with some water makes it very easy to scoop and mould into a bucket and build various castles and forts. Buckets and spades can be bought in various shops in Ayr. The beach is the ideal place for picnics and simply relaxing. When its a scorcher of a day, the beach is really busy with families with beach towels and baby tents. The perfect way to spend a few hours before heading for fish and chips, ice cream and spending some time at the play park. There are some delicious ice cream cabins nearby and they are reasonably priced.
I can recommend Ayr beach for whether you want a relaxing walk, a jog along the shore, a picnic or a splash in the sea. Ayr Beach (in my opinion) is one of the nicest coastal beaches in Scotland. It is more relaxed than the popular Blackpool beach.
Thanks for reading.
Please note this was a short review posted as a part of a journal on IGOGO under my different username.
Summary: lovely beach in Ayr
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