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.
This beach belongs to Corsewall Estate and is a sandy beach with a craggy cove and views across Loch Ryan to Glenapp in Ayrshire. As a family, it’s our favourite beach – perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking as it’s relatively sheltered and more often than not, there’s an onshore wind. There’s a car parking area and a slip way too. We’ve recently added a coastal path from the far end of the bay, where the salmon huts are, round to Port Beg – the other smaller beach on Corsewall Estate.
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.
Located on the south Rhins, about a 10-minute drive from Stranraer, Sandhead is a wonderful beach for families. There are miles and miles of sand, wonderful views over Luce Bay and when the tide comes in, it warms the water up so it’s perfect for swimming. You can park up beside the beach and the children’s play park – so it has easy access.
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.
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 Ardwell Bay, New England Bay and Port Logan are also well worth a trip.
The photographs here were all taken on the local beaches.