Pencil Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Pencil Beach

  • Largs
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Want to teach the kids to swim in the sea? Why not give them their first lesson at Pencil Beach in Largs!

This small family-friendly beach is only 300 metres long. You're unlikely to be surprised by huge dips as you walk into the sea. The water is shallow, which makes it great for little paddling adventurers.

A lazy day at the beach is a firm family favourite - just unwind and enjoy the sun to the sound of kids playing and waves washing on the shore with a quiet “Woosh”. Want more fun? From Pencil Beach you can take a quick walk to Pencil Monument, which commemorates the Battle of Largs in 1263. So, go ahead and bring some history into your day out!

  • Sand, grass & pebble beach
  • Shallow water, perfect for swimming
  • See the historic Pencil Monument

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Pencil Beach, Largs, Ayrshire and Arran, KA30 8JZ, Scotland

Phone number



Click here to visit Pencil Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Pencil Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Pencil Beach has not told us about their dining options.

Pencil Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Pencil Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Pencil Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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