Dunure to Ayr – Ayrshire Coastal Path


This 7.5 mile (12 km) walk along the picturesque Ayrshire Coastal Path will take around 5 hours. The walk is along a promenade, farm tracks, rocky and sandy beaches

This tour is 7.5 miles long, please allow at least 2 hours 15 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

This walk has beautiful coastal views and quaint harbours but be warned there is some hard walking and slippery rocks along the foreshore. It is essential to avoid high tides, always check the tide times before leaving Dunure Harbour.

The sights along this walk include the ruins of Dunure Castle, an old Kennedy Family stronghold and Dunure Village, originally founded to support the illicit smuggling industry. The headland at Fishertob Bay has slippery rocks, please proceed with caution along your whole journey. If the tide is high you need to either wait or retreat. Then the walk takes you a rock gap, know as the Deil’s Dyke and give you a great view of the ruins of Greenan Castle.

What you'll see

Dunure - Ayrshire

Towns & Villages

Dunure is a picturesque seaside village, around 5 miles from Ayr on the coast of the forth of Clyde.

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Heads of Ayr Cliffs - Ayrshire

Nature & Wildlife

The Heads of Ayr are high cliffs which tower above a remote sandy beach.

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Wallace Tower - Ayr

History & Heritage

Not to be confused with The Wallace Monument in Stirling, the Wallace Tower in Ayr predates its Stirling sibling by approximately a decade (1855-7)

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Ayr - Ayrshire

Towns & Villages

The popular seaside town of Ayr lies on the south west coast of Scotland, around 37 miles from Glasgow.

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