This is a lovely wide beach that is very shallow for a long distnace out. This means that on long sunny summer days the water heats up to create warm patches to swim through. You can swim back and forth across the bay in water that is waist high or chest high depending on how far out you go.
This beach has a car park that is reached by driving down a bumpy single track road. You can walk out on the peninsula to the west where there is an old ruined chapel and beautiful views of Inchmarnock and Arran.
The local swimming group have organised swims to and from Inchmarnock with kayak support as well as a longer distance swim from Scalpsie Bay to St Ninian's Bay. A partnership has crossed to Inchmarnock from St Ninian's with one person swimming and the other in a kayak, switching roles on the return journey.
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.