Near by Beaches

Near by beaches – City Apartments

When thinking of sunbathing, you don’t automatically think of a beach in Scotland. However, just because great weather is not always available doesn’t mean great beaches aren’t!

The City Apartments are within reach of a few of the best beaches on the west coast; Ayr Beach, Largs/Millport Beach and Helensburgh Beach.

Ayr Beach (Just 45 minutes drive) has all that is needed to spend the day at the sea side. A great range of fun facilities, including crazy golf, Laser tag and children’s play area and swing park. On the way to/from the beach, located 10 minutes away, is Heads of Ayr Farm Park. The Farm has lots of exotic animals – meerkats, Lemurs, monkeys, camels – and plenty of exciting activities for the kids to enjoy; amazing bumper boats, water wars, electric tractors and diggers. There is even an extensive play area with an assault course, giant sand pit, trampolines, ringo sledging, a giant aerial runway and jumping pillows.

40 minutes in the car is all it would take to reach the lovely town of largs on the North Ayrshire coast of the Firth of Clyde. Largs has a long winding coastline that has plenty for its visitors; a putting green, a historic viking landing point, famous ice cream and chip shops as well as play parks and attractions for the children. If willing to get the ferry across, the town of Millport lies directly across the water on the island of Great Cumbrae. The quaint town has its own beach with also; a host of superb restaurants and bars and plenty of bike rental shops to help you make a lap of the island a little faster.

Lastly, also 40 minutes drive away, is Helensburgh Beach. Helensburgh is an attractive little town in Argyll and Bute and has a picturesque waterfront/beach with many attractions to make the most of a great family day out.

Emirates Arena Glasgow

In Glasgow’s East end is the magnificent sports complex The Emirates Arena. Less than 15 minutes from The City Apartments and directly facing Celtic Park.

Glasgow Cathedral

The City Apartments are only 5 minutes away from this historic Glasgow landmark just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. This amazing peice of history was built circa 1136 making it around 884 years old!

The Gallery of Modern Art

In the heart of the city centre Glasgow’s most visited art gallery, The Gallery of Modern Art, located in Royal Exchange Square only 10 minutes away from The City Apartments.