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Things to do in Barassie, Ayrshire

Kites, birdlife, windsurfing or just walks by the sea, Barassie has it all. It nestles on the edge of the west coast of Ayrshire, with the most tremendous views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. The town has a school, a cycle path and lovely homes.

A long stretch of interesting beach offers the chance to walk, or watch the hundreds of birds there. You may be lucky enough to see oyster catchers, terns, curlews, ring necked plovers, herons and many more. Out in the bay the traction kites fly overhead giving a hugely colourful display and many windsurfers loop round performing fantastic jumps.

If the weather is warm swimming is an option, but paddling may be more attractive. As the tide goes out there are rock pools full of life, with anemones and crabs to watch.

From the station at Barassie an hourly service runs to Glasgow, which takes 40 minutes.

The Irish ferry goes into nearby Troon harbour throughout the summer twice a day - good to watch or catch to Ireland.

Troon which is only a mile along the shore road from Barassie, is full of shops, it has a swimming pool and lots more.

Description by B Short.

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