Have you ever wondered where Pollok Beach got its name from? For a start, it is supposed to be spelled Pollok without the "c" so it definitely wasn't named after Graham Pollock. I found the source of the name on the Millers Local blog. Pollok Beach was named after the Pollok Hotel that used to stand where the present Summerseas is today. The Pollok Hotel later became the old Summerstrand Hotel which was demolished and made way for Summerseas. The original building dated back to the 1890’s, when the sand dunes were reclaimed and allocated for use of a hotel. The hotel was built by a guy called Pollok who came from Scotland and named the hotel after himself. So there you go, now you know.