Walk 9 – Prestwick Promenade – 1.9 miles

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High tide at Prestwick Beach

This walk is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time but enjoy a brisk seaside walk on easy ground.  There’s a play park for the kids too. If you time it right and the tide is in, there is one section of the promenade where the water reaches the sea wall and on a ‘choppy’ day the waves sometimes spill over onto the promenade (exciting)! This is a “there and back” route with a total distance of 1.9 miles / 3km.

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  Parking available at Prestwick promenade (KA9 1QG). Prestwick Town train station and bus stops on Main Street are 0.4 miles from the start point.

route image  Route: With Kidzplay behind you and the water on your right, walk all the way to the end of the promenade. Return via the same route. 

Prestwick Promenade

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WALK REVIEW: 14th January 2016

This morning the little man and I went to Prestwick to watch the fly-by marking the final flight of the Sea King rescue helicopters. They were leaving from Prestwick at 10am. We made it just in time to see them (running late as usual).

While we were there I took Thomas a walk along the prom in his buggy. It was a beautiful sunny winters day with clear blue skies and a stunning view across to snow-covered Arran (see photo below!). Walking along feeling the freezing wind on my face I was in my element, I thought to myself ‘there is nowhere else I would rather be right now.’ Perfection! We were joined by plenty of others out enjoying the fresh air.

If you have kids with you then the play park halfway along the promenade is a must-visit: it quite possibly has swings with THE best view in Scotland, it is quite magnificent!  I normally sit my two in the swings facing towards the sea and they pretend that they are flying into the water 🙂

Looking north along the promenade from Kidzplay (the opposite direction from where this route goes)
This is another play area on Prestwick prom, just outside Kidzplay. It is the location of the former outdoor pool, known as the Lido. It was the largest swimming pool in Scotland at one time, attracting 32,000 people in its first season of summer 1931! Cheap package holidays abroad were its demise.

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