Beaches in Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway

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

  • Southerness Beach (13.9 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…

  • Sandyhills Beach (14.3 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…

  • Powfoot Beach (12.7 miles)

    Powfoot © Les Hull | BY-SA

    Powfoot Beach is a stretch of coastline along the Solway Firth,consisting of mud flats, a salt marsh, and some sections of shingle.

    From the attractive village of Powfoot there is a path along the coast taking walkers to the east, towards Annan and a shingle area of the beach. However, it can be dangerous to…

  • Rockcliffe Beach (16.3 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…

  • Silloth Beach (16.5 miles)

    Silloth © Renata Edge | BY-SA

    The town of Silloth, on the Solway Firth, was once a Victorian seaside resort and it retains some attractive buildings. There is an interesting man-made harbour and a vast area of greenery known simply as The Green which is used to host a variety of events throughout the year. The docks here are over 150…

  • Skinburness Beach (15.9 miles)

    Skinburness © Oliver Dixon | BY-SA

    Skinburness is a small village on the north Cumbrian coast.  It has views over the Solway Firth towards Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.

    A short distance north of the village, Grune Point is a raised shingle and sand beach approximately one mile in length.  The west side of the beach faces the Solway Firth.  Beyond the…

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