Kennedy’s Pass is a dramatic coastal route and an important geological site.
The shore of the Firth of Clyde, with its many fascinating rock formations, exposes rocks that are over 450 million years old. The rocky terrain of the beach requires caution, but it provides an interesting walk across fascinating rock structures and offers spectacular coastal views. Access to the beach must be on foot, but there are several lay-bys on the A77 where it is possible to park.
Getting there by railway:- From Vicarton Street Railway Station in Girvan, turn left onto the A77 heading south. At the Shallochpark roundabout, take the third exit onto A77 (signposted for Stranraer), and continue forward. Kennedy's Pass (which is signposted) is approximately two miles past Lendalfoot on the A77. There are several lay-bys available to park.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From the roundabout at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, take the first exit onto A79, then at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Monkton Road, and continue forward into Ayr. After approx. 1.5 miles, at the roundabout for Ayr College, take the third exit onto Station Road. Take the second exits at the next two roundabouts, and then at the first junction, turn left onto Beresford Terrace (signposted Stranraer). After approx. 0.5 mile, branch left onto St Leonard's Road (A79) and continue forward. At the end of A79, turn right at the T-junction onto A77. Continue straight on A77 (passing Maybole, Kirkoswald and Girvan), and follow signposts for Stranraer. Kennedy's Pass (which is signposted) is approximately three miles past Girvan on the A77.
Getting there by ferry:- The nearest ferry terminal is at Cairnryan (arriving from Northern Ireland). From the terminal, follow the A77 northbound. Kennedy's Pass (which is signposted) is approximately two miles past Lendalfoot on the A77. There are several lay-bys available to park.
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