Beaches on Arran

Whether you're heading to the beach for some sunbathing, to enjoy a relaxing stroll or to explore the rocks pools you'll find Arran full of family friendly beaches to suit all tastes.

Brodick beach is fun for the whole family! Sunbathe, build sandcastles or have a go on the play park. This beach is easily accessible for any visitor to the island and is a stone’s throw from shops, pubs and restaurants. For those wanting to explore, take a wander down Fisherman’s walk.

The still bay and view of Holy Isle make Lamlash beach a favourite with active locals. The little ones can collect seashells or play on the swings while you get together your picnic. It’s only a short walk to the tennis courts, so you can get your game on before relaxing on the green.

Beach comber or beach bum, you will love Whiting Bay. Wander along the old pier, or head across to the football field. Enjoy a patio seat at Coast and just enjoy the view across to Ayrshire.

Everybody loves Kildonan beach! With stunning views of Ailsa Craig and Pladda, this sandy beach is the place for a relaxing stroll, peace and tranquillity.

The locals of Lagg keep their beach a hidden secret. As far as the eye can see is pure Scottish ocean. This beach is a mix of sand and moss-covered stones. Even on a driech day, this beach makes for mysterious, moody photographs.

There is something intriguing about Blackwaterfoot beach. A mix of sandy stretches and ancient boulders, it provides a stunning stroll after the drive across the island.

Crack, clunk, plunk are the sounds of the stones of Machrie Bay beach beneath your shoes. This is one of the quieter beaches on Arran, but is perfect when you want a peaceful walk with your significant other, be they a person or a puppy!

The shoreline of Lochranza Bay captures classic Scottish scenery. Rolling hills of heather meet the bay, the ruins of Lochranza castle reflect in the water and the scent of the sea calms the soul.

Sannox beach is a picnic paradise! Even the locals love this sandy haven. Bring a book, bring a towel and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. You may even see pony trekkers trotting along the shore.

Corrie beach piques the curiosity of all. Slabs of rocks show the ebbs and flows of the tide over time. While it may not be a sunbather’s top choice, it is definitely a shore to explore!