The village of Dunure lies around and above its harbour on a loop of a minor road that reaches out to the coast from the A719, about six miles south west of the centre of Ayr. As it is easily bypassed by the A719 there is no need for anyone to visit Dunure: so long as they don't mind missing one of the most attractive and interesting villages on the Ayrshire coast.
The layout of the village is relatively straightforward. The harbour, complete with a dramatically weathered beacon, is the focal point. South of it lies the rows of fishermen's cottages.