When you look at a map of Troon, there is an astonishing number of golf
courses. There are around twelve in all, some of which are nearer the
adjacent towns of Irvine and Prestwick, but all in all Troon is very
much regarded as the place to go if you're fond of little white balls
and sticks. And so, you might rightly enquire, what is there in Troon
for those not interested in golf? And the answer would quite simply be
the seaside. The seaside is not something that costs money to get in.
It's there all the time, constantly reminding us of its presence with
bracing odours and whooshing waves and monsters that lurk under stones
in rocky pools. Here in Scotland we like nothing better than strolling
along promenades with extravagant arm-swings, gazing thoughtfully out to
sea and working up an appetite for a fish supper and some ale. It's what
the seaside is all about: casual relaxed exercise and good food and
drink. It's a time to recharge those spent batteries and allow your
brain to go all mushy. Heck, there's even the opportunity to roll up
those trouser-legs and dook your feet in the very sea itself, a simple
act which brings with it no small amount of pleasure and excitement. At Troon there
are miles and miles of golden sandy beaches. The North Sands head, quite
logically, north in the direction of
the South Sands meander south towards Prestwick and Ayr.
yourself through to Troon right this very minute. A day on its sandy
beaches will without question ensure that that evening you will
deepest and most refreshing sleep you have ever had.
A STROLL ON BALLAST BANK, TROON
TROON TOWN CENTRE
SAND AND SEA NEAR TROON
You can get a train to Troon from Glasgow Central Railway Station.