The route itself is categorised as easy, with promenades, well made paths, minor roads and sandy beaches. This route starts at Irvine Low Green, although it is suggested to start at Harbourside for easy parking. The route passes through Kilwinning which has various sites of historical importance such as Kilwinning Abbey. The seaside town of Saltcoats is also passed through. When walking along the sea wall towards the harbour, care should be taken when south westerly gales are blowing due to waves breaching the wall. Saltcoats itself is a small picturesque fishing village which has a beautiful yellow sanded South beach and it is also home to the North Ayrshire Local Museum. Going through Ardrossan, there are various war memorials as well as a (slightly neglected) Ardrossan Castle.The route ends at Ardrossan Cross, Harbour and Marina.