Living here, you can enjoy the beautiful rolling hills and parkland as well as miles of stunning coastline AND PLENTY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

From water sports and country sports, to cycling, walking and, of course, golf, South Ayrshire offers so much to see and do in the great outdoors!


Walkers can discover South Ayrshire coastal paths, bountiful parkland and estates, as well as numerous heritage trails, including the Ayrshire Coastal Path. For more information see Walking – Destination South Ayrshire


Ayrshire is one of the best golfing destinations in the world, with South Ayrshire alone offering five of the UK’s top 100 courses and three Open Golf Championship venues Prestwick, where the first open was held in 1860, Trump Turnberry and Royal Troon, host of the 152nd Open Championship in 2024.

For more information see Golf – Destination South Ayrshire


There’s a lot on offer on the water in South Ayrshire! Kitesurfing, kayaking, scuba diving and paddle boarding are just some of the activities to keep you entertained on the South Ayrshire coastline. For more information see Water Activities – Destination South Ayrshire or The Watersport Guide to Ayrshire & Arran


Cyclists can challenge themselves to some rugged off-road tracks or enjoy the scenery on the plentiful road cycling routes. For families, the area has miles of off-road cycle ways as well as wide promenades and parkland paths that make it ideal for a safe, fun and relaxed family cycle.

For more information see Cycling – Destination South Ayrshire


With one of the most memorable stretches of coastline in the UK, South Ayrshire is blessed with some of the country’s best beaches making it a popular choice for traditional family fun, as well the increasingly popular activity of wild swimming! For information see Beaches and Coastal Areas – Destination South Ayrshire

For more outdoor activities, visit See and Do – Destination Ayrshire