Beaches in Dumfries and Galloway

Holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway available from 5-12 July

Visitors to Wigtownshire often describe it as ‘Cornwall but without all the crowds’. The Rhins of Galloway are endowed with numerous and spectacular beaches, and during your stay at one of our holiday cottages you won’t have to get up early to book your place, or that of your dog, on the golden sands.

Killantringan Beach

Killantringan is a picture postcard beach with a lighthouse designed by Robert Louis Stevenson’s nephew, steep cliffs, rolling sands, caves, rock pools and views across to Ireland.

Sandeel Bay

A pretty walk along the cliff tops at Portpatrick brings you to Sandeel Bay – a stunning spot, with caves and a waterfall – an ideal place for a picnic.

Larbrax Beach

Just along the coast there’s Larbrax – also beautifully sandy and with wonderful warm pools– it’s great for some serious paddling for both children and of course dogs.

Other Nearby Beaches

The beaches at Sandhead, New England Bay and Port Logan are also well worth a trip.

The photographs here were all taken on the local beaches.