A stroll on Ballast Bank, Troon
Troon town centre
Sand and sea near Troon
Troon
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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 Irvine, while the South Sands meander south towards Prestwick and Ayr. So get yourself through to Troon right this very minute. A day on its sandy beaches will without question ensure that that evening you will have the deepest and most refreshing sleep you have ever had.
A STROLL ON BALLAST BANK, TROON
TROON TOWN CENTRE
SAND AND SEA NEAR TROON
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You can get a train to Troon from Glasgow Central Railway Station.
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