Travelling north from Prestwick brings you to the town of Troon, which dates from early 1800's. The town is now a popular holiday resort with its soft sandy award winning beach overlooking the Isle of Arran.
The esplanade offers various facilities for families including crazy golf and putting.
The bustling harbour attracts anglers, sightseers and yachting enthusiasts who can enjoy the excellent facilities of the 300 berth Troon Yacht Haven which is one of the Clyde's leading sailing centres.
A full range of recreational pursuits is available including an indoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts and bowling greens.
Troon has an amazing six golf courses, including Royal Troon, which regularly hosts the Open Championship, and did so most recently in 2004.
A good selection of restaurants and wine bars will refresh you after you have browsed through the many individually owned shops which offer something just that little bit different.
As a destination for visitors South Ayrshire has a distinctive appeal - long sandy beaches; unique cultural heritage at the Burns National Heritage Park and Culzean Castle and Country Park; unrivalled golf, walking holidays and sporting opportunities; and a host of other leisure and recreational facilities.
With a year round programme of indoor and outdoor events and the best shopping on the west coast of Scotland, South Ayrshire really does have something for everyone.
Ayr, with its racecourse, is a short journey away.