Dunure Coastal Photography Field Trip

Event info

This venue offers opportunity for coastal landscape, seascape, wildlife, long exposure and wave photography.


We will have access to the small, but picturesque, castle.  Also, the quaint harbour offers some interesting photographic opportunities.  The Ayrshire Coastal path is easily accessible and for those wanting to do some seascapes, there is short but dramatic section of beach with rock formations and views out to Ailsa Craig.


There is a coffee shop and bar by the harbour for when we need refreshments, or you could take advantage of the picnic table provided by the castle if you would prefer to bring your own food & drinks.


This field trip is planned to include sunset, which will be at approximately 18:30.  Long exposures can be taken at any time with an appropriate ND filter, but twilight tends to provide the best lighting for long exposure seascapes, especially as we will be mainly shooting towards the sunset.


Sunset:                     18:35

High Tide:                12:42

Low Tide:                 17:47


We will be offering participants the opportunity to join us the evening before the field trip for a Zoom meet up and, for those that wish to stay, a short presentation on long exposure photography.


Bad weather

Foul weather may curtail our activities on the day, but some of the most dramatic coastal photography can be achieved in stormy conditions.  Only if the weather is exceptionally bad will the event be cancelled.


Clothing and Equipment

Warm waterproof clothing is essential. Sturdy footwear is strongly recommended.


Camera equipment

Bring whatever you would like.  If you wish to try long exposures then a sturdy tripod is essential and an appropriate ND filter.  If it is gloomy and in particular after sunset, you may not need an ND filter.  Bring cleaning fluid, wipes or cloths to remove salt spray from your lens etc.


Toilet Facilities

Well maintained and COVID secure toilet facilities are available at the castle car park. 


Joining Information

Detailed joining information will be emailed to participants

Please contact Clive for availability of spaces

Event Organiser

Clive Watkins LRPS



Dunure Castle

Dunure, Ayrshire

Dunure, Ayrshire