With smaller pitches, fewer players and less rules to remember beach rugby is easily accessible to anyone who wants to get up and give rugby a try.
Having started in 2012, Turnberry Beach Rugby set out to get local people excited about playing rugby. It is now an annual festival-like event with interesting growing rapidly over the first three years. Local teams from the South Ayrshire area come together to put on a sporting spectacle.
BBC Scotland's Scott Currie went along to find out more.