On the north side of the town of Troon lies Barassie Beach. If enough west through to north west in the wind this is where you will find the locals. If there is a north westerly blowing there is a local acceleration of wind that can mean you will usually find it around 5 to 10 knots more than XC will be showing – the stronger the forecast the greater this is. At high tide there is a large shallow lagoon area that fills in and lets you blast around at high speed or practice your freestyle.
Wind Suitability: North through to Westerly
There are a couple of free car parking areas with the one most used about 300 yards outside of town – this is a large grassy area and you can park very close to the beach.
There are a few exposed rocks at low tide, they are fairly blunt and easy to spot. at low tide a concrete pipe can be exposed but this is very near to the town and again very easy to spot at different states of incoming/outgoing tide the water can get shallow very quickly in areas formed by sandbars so be aware of this when jumping as you can go from water a few feet deep to a few inches very quickly.