Saltcoats Beach

Saltcoats sandy beach is popular along with local walks and cycle-paths.

Saltcoats name is derived from the town’s earliest industry when salt was harvested from the sea water. The harbour built in 1680 ensured the town developed as a port trading in salt, fish and coal. The North Ayrshire Museum displays relics of the towns nautical past and on the archaeology, costume, transport, culture and country life with a reconstructed traditional Ayrshire cottage interior. After the turn of the twentieth century and the decline of salt panning in the town, Saltcoats became increasingly popular as a holiday destination.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Saltcoats Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 26 beaches in Ayrshire, or check our list of Ayrshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Saltcoats Beach


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Saltcoats Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 05rain
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)

Saltcoats weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Saltcoats Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Saltcoats Beach is at Ardrossan 0.98 km (0.61 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Saltcoats Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   High Tide at 02:18 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 07:44 (Height 0.36m)
   High Tide at 14:29 (Height 3.29m)
   Low Tide at 19:59 (Height 0.49m)
Wed 04 Oct
   High Tide at 02:57 (Height 3.41m)
   Low Tide at 08:26 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 15:06 (Height 3.26m)
   Low Tide at 20:41 (Height 0.64m)
Thu 05 Oct
   High Tide at 03:36 (Height 3.19m)
   Low Tide at 09:13 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 3.17m)
   Low Tide at 21:27 (Height 0.85m)
Fri 06 Oct
   High Tide at 04:18 (Height 2.90m)
   Low Tide at 10:09 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 16:26 (Height 3.02m)
   Low Tide at 22:27 (Height 1.11m)
Sat 07 Oct
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 2.59m)
   Low Tide at 11:39 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 17:16 (Height 2.83m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 06:14 (Height 2.34m)
   Low Tide at 13:07 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 2.68m)
Mon 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:43 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 09:03 (Height 2.41m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 20:10 (Height 2.68m)

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