Beaches in Dalbeattie, Dumfries And Galloway

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Dalbeattie. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Rockcliffe Beach (5 miles)

    Rockcliffe © Ann Cook | BY-SA

    Rockliffe is a sandy beach located at the southern end of the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. It is part of a National Scenic Area and there are plenty of National Trust areas around the beach. In fact this is known for being one of the most beautiful areas of coastline anywhere in Scotland. As such…

  • Sandyhills Beach (5.4 miles)

    Sandyhills © James Denham | BY-SA

    Sandyhills is a large sandy beach located along the southern coastline of Dumfries and Galloway. The beach slopes gently so the water is shallow and it is a popular beach for paddling and exploring rock pools. However, there are water quality issues at Sandyhills so it is recommended to check latest updates on the water…

  • Southerness Beach (10 miles)

    Southerness © Walter Baxter | BY-SA

    Southerness is a wide, sandy beach, with some rocky areas. It covers the areas either side of Southerness Point, within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a perfect beach for walking, with dogs allowed all year round and the sands rolling on for many miles. At low tide mud flats are…

  • Dhoon Beach (13.7 miles)

    Dhoon © Ann Cook | BY-SA

    Dhoon, sometimes known as Goat Well Bay, is a small sandy beach situated in a pleasant, wooded area looking out onto Nun Mill Bay at the mouth of the River Dee. The water is relatively shallow, and there are plenty of rock pools which can be fun to explore. The tide range here can be…

  • Workington Beach (22.1 miles)

    Workington © Mick Garratt | BY-SA

    The coastal town of Workington has a rich industrial heritage. Just south of the mouth of the River Derwent, and the docks area, Workington Beach forms a stretch of shingle, with some sand exposed at low tide. Workington is the starting point for the Sea-to-Sea Cycle Route (C2C), a challenging ride over the Pennines to…

  • Siddick Beach (21.3 miles)

    Siddick © Bob Jenkins | BY-SA

    The small coastal settlement of Siddick is 2 miles north of Workington. The sand and shingle beach is quite a popular fishing spot. The railway line runs close to the beach here and significant sums have been spent on building up the sea defences around the beach to reduce the risk of flooding on the…

Dalbeattie beaches map

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