Largs faces into the Firth of Clyde and is the departure point for ferries to the Isle of Cumbrae. It has a several small sandy beaches.Tweet
Parking by the harbour.
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Boat trips to the Isle of Cumbrae. There are two museums close to the beach. Boating and golf are popular here. There is a restaurant within the harbour.
Explore the town or take a trip to Cumbrae. Explore the town or take a trip to Cumbrae. Largs boarders Muirshiel Country Park, where there is excellent walking and you might spot a hen harriers, for more information about the park and visitor centre here: http://clydemuirshiel.co.uk/park-sites/muirs See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach
Beach type: harbour, sand,
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Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, from 1st June to 15th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.
High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?
Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.
At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-
Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!
MCS beach cleans are run all year round with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' in September.
Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.
Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins
Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it
Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!
Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Largs (Pencil Beach) beach
We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.
Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.
Visit Fish2fork website
Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid
There are currently no restuarants listed within 10 miles of this beach!
You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come
across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially
if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell
us what you find.
Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".
Within 10 miles of Largs (Pencil Beach) beach
Jellyfish seen here by Ingrid Rutherford
on 28 May 2017
Jellyfish seen here by Melanie Dalton
on 26 May 2017
Jellyfish seen here by Jacqueline Bond
on 25 May 2017
Jellyfish seen here by Elaine O'reilly
on 9 May 2017
Jellyfish seen here by Angela Sewell
on 4 May 2017