Sea views and mild winters
The area around the harbour, where the two rivers meet is a mecca for bird watchers with a marvellous variety of sea birds to view.
The views across the Firth of Clyde to the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig are wonderful, particularly at sunrise and sunset. The Kintyre peninsula and the well known Mull of Kintyre are just behind the island of Arran.
Heading north one can visit the towns of Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan and to Largs and beyond. Good ferry services are available to cross to the islands of Arran (from Ardrossan), Bute (from Wemyss Bay) and to the Cowal peninsula for Dunoon (from Gouirock). Details of ferry services can be found on the Caledonian McBrayne website. Pleasant evenings with good company in THe Ship Inn at the harbour