Brighouse Bay (Borgue)

Brighouse Bay (Borgue) - Dumfries and Galloway
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The mostly sandy beach of Brighouse Bay is about 300 meters long with a number of rocky sections. It sits at the northern end of this long, narrow, and sheltered bay. 

The beach here offers excellent views of the surrounding rural area, as well as the opportunity to explore rockpools on the outcrops that jut into the sea here. The main attractions of the beach and the surrounding area are the rural views and the opportunities for walkers. A circular walk starts at the beach, before travelling along the cliff tops and then inland. 

The beach has its own car park in amongst a wooded area at the western end. In the car park, visitors will find toilets, and a short track leading through the trees to the beach. To the west of the beach is a holiday park and Brighouse Bay Golf Club.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Dumfries and Galloway dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing


  • Toilets
  • Picnic area

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NX 6359 4546

Water quality

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Brighouse Bay (Borgue) Reviews

Aug 08th 2022

Excellent for paddle-boarding