The Beach Guide

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 Mossyard. 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.

  • Mossyard Beach © Ann Cook | BY-SA

    1. 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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  • Portpatrick Beach © David Medcalf | BY-SA

    2. Portpatrick Beach

    Portpatrick is a small, sandy beach which only really appears when the tide is out. It lies within the natural harbour of the little town of Portpatrick. The beach is a good spot for paddling, watching the boats entering and leaving the…

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  • Annan Beach © Les Hull | BY-SA

    3. Annan Beach

    To the south of the town of Annan, there is a large salt marsh at the mouth of the channel of the Rivers Esk and Eden, which acts as a haven for wildlife, particularly bird life. West of the mouth of the River Annan, a shingle beach runs…

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  • Carrick Bay © James Bell | BY-SA

    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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  • Southerness Beach © Walter Baxter | BY-SA

    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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  • Drummore Beach © David Medcalf | BY-SA

    6. Drummore Beach

    The predominantly sandy beach at Drummore looks out from the southern end of the Rhins of Galloway Peninsula to the north east, back towards the Scottish mainland. Drummore is in fact the most southerly located town in Scotland. Thanks…

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  • Sandyhills Beach © Ann Cook | BY-SA

    7. 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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  • Powfoot Beach © Les Hull | BY-SA

    8. 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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  • Rockcliffe Beach © Ann Cook | BY-SA

    9. 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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  • Ardwell Bay © Dave Smethurst | BY-SA

    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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