Best beaches in Dumfries And Galloway

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Dumfries And Galloway as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Dumfries And Galloway is Rockcliffe. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Dumfries And Galloway just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. Rockcliffe Beach

    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…

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    2. Sandyhills Beach

    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…

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    3. Dhoon Beach

    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…

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    4. Carrick Bay

    Carrick is a small bay, with a sandy beach sitting at its north eastern end. Carrick Bay separated from the rest of the much larger Fleet Bay to the north by a rocky headland which is about 200 meters long. The small beach here is reached…

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    5. Southerness Beach

    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…

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    6. Luce Sands Beach

    Widely regarded as the finest beach in the Stranraer area, Luce Sands is an expansive stretch of sheltered sand. At low tide the beach here extends around three miles from the village of Sandhead, home to the Sands of Luce holiday park.…

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    7. Powfoot Beach

    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…

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    8. Mossyard Beach

    Mossyard is a small, sandy beach, slightly less than 100 meters long; located next to the Mossyard Holiday Park it sits at the northern end of the mouth of Fleet Bay. The beach is popular for boating, and small boats can be launched from…

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    9. Monreith Beach

    Monreith is a long, wide, sandy beach backed by a rocky area and cliffs which lead up to the small village bearing the same name. The beach is popular for swimming in the summer and fishing throughout the year. There are also many rock…

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    10. Ardwell Bay

    Ardwell Bay is a remote, mostly sandy beach looking out towards Northern Ireland from its location on the the Rhins of Galloway peninsular. Aside from building sand castles, the beach offers opportunities for exploring rockpools and looking…

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