The Thread 'Wilding in Ayrshire' reminded me of this place.. a fantastic beach I first went to as a kid.. Croy Shore, Ayrshire.. at low tide you could drive along the beach and park anywhere you liked,, the further you drove the wilder it got until you were right below Culzean Castle .. My dad first took us there as kids.. I had my first driving lesson in an old Commer Cob van driving along the miles of hard sand... The last time I was there was in the late 80s, probably 1987..I took Jan there just after we met and we camped on the beach.. in a tent.. built a campfire and sat and watched the stars.. in the morning we saw a deer grazing in the grass.. not 50 mts from where we were pitched.. what a fantastic place it was.. Only yesterday Jan mentioned it and said how she would love to go back in a camper van.. So I looked it up on Google maps and my worst fears were realised.. it has been commercialised, row upon row of wooden holiday shacks.. the National Trust have blocked the vehicle access to the beach and made a car park with a gate that closes at 7.30pm.. and a big sign No Overnight parking.. Google Street View How I hate it when a wild place is commercialised, and lost for ever to those who just like to do their own thing.. Now it's all concrete and made easy, parking, loos, ramps.. etc .. the adventure removed.. sanitized for the masses .. made easy and used as a cash cow. What wild places do you remember that have now been commercialised.. lost forever.. ?