|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Troon Harbour (NS307315)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||Harbour, A759, A79|
|Old route now:||A79|
|Route outline (key)|
The B749 is a short B-road through the Ayrshire town of Troon.
The road starts on the unclassified Harbour Road, at the point where the road turns from residential to industrial. The road heads south along the edge of the harbour to reach a public garden. At this point the (unclassified) road ahead is signposted as all routes except town centre. The B749 TOTSOs right towards the town centre at a small park which has been extended across the former more direct link (the unclassified road ahead continues along the coast to meet the B746, although the council list now suggests that the B749 continues along Harbour Road to the roundabout, where it becomes the B746, neither route having a connection to the A759 at this point). The B749 then quickly TOTSOs left at the T-junction immediately afterwards. It runs parallel to the first road for a short distance before bearing right along Templehill and meeting a set of traffic lights. The A759 starts here and heads off to the left, whilst the B749 continues ahead.
The road heads south along Ayr Street, which is not as wide as Templehill. It passes the church and civic centre with the occasional view of the sea to the right. As the road continues it becomes more residential and quickly becomes the nearest public road to the coast, although there are usually buildings in the way meaning the sea cannot be seen.
Eventually the road reaches the golf course and bears left to go inland. It soon crosses the Ayrshire Coast Line. From here the route of the road is unclear. Some maps show that it TOTSOs right into Southwood Road whereas others show it continuing ahead into the parallel Monktonhill Road. The two roads meet again at Monktonhill (with Southwood Road having to TOTSO again), after which the B749 continues for a short distance before ending on the A79. B749 traffic must turn left (to get to the A78 roundabout) but all other movements are allowed. Before the construction of the A79 traffic had to bear left here anyway as the road ended on the A78.