Beautiful, sheltered sandy beach in the village of Southend.

Climb up Dunaverty Rock and admire the views over to Sanda, Ailsa Craig and beyond. This rocky outcrop was once the site of Dunaverty Castle, from the top you can certainly appreciate why it made such a good stronghold – it’s quite a drop to the sea below!

The gently shelving sandy shoreline makes it ideal (though normally slightly chilly!) for paddling or swimming.

The beach can be accessed either by crossing the golf course (there is a small parking area at the end of a fairly rutted track) or from a lay-by on the B842 at the far end of the beach. Public toilets are available next to the lay-by.