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Southerness Lighthouse and Beach

 
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Southerness

Southerness beach is a vast expanse of sand and rocks offering breathtaking views across the Solway Firth towards the Lake District.

It is a combination of sand and rocks and at low tide  reveals mud flats and rock pools.

A dog friendly beach, Southerness is very popular with families and walkers alike.

Parking and public toilets are available at Southerness Point.

At the western end of the beach stands Southerness lighthouse which was built in 1749. Unusually it is square in shape. Although no longer a working lighthouse it is sometimes open to visit.

At the eastern end of the beach is Powillimount Beach, with its outstanding rock formations, it is worth the half and hour stroll from the lighthouse.

 

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Grovewood House Bed and Breakfast

Kirkbean
The perfect base for exploring all that this beautiful and tranquil area of South-West Scotland has to offer. Find out more

Arbigland Estate

Kirkbean
From the luxury of the House on the Shore, bed & breakfast accommodation to the comfort of our self catering log chalets. We would love you to come and stay. Find out more

Cavens Country House

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Romantic, quirky and independently run, we combine the best of boutique hotel accommodation with the relaxed feel of staying with good friends. Find out more

Fishers Croft

Dalbeattie
 Fishers Croft has direct access to a small sandy beach from the garden and beautiful uninterrupted views  across the Solway to the Cumbria Fells beyond. Find out more

Discover Scotland; Self Catering Cottages Ltd

Castle Douglas
Whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to laze on the beach, mountain scenery, islands, lochs and a host of activities are there on your doorstep. Find out more

Galloway Country Cottages

Nr Dalbeattie
The Lodges are in an area with beautiful scenic and challenging golf courses, fantastic fishing and exhilarating water sports on offer. Find out more

Criffel Lodge

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Perfect for golf, nature watching, RSPB, 7Stanes Mountain Biking. Criffel Lodge is a log cabin on Sandyhills Bay, Colvend, South West Scotland. Find out more

Thistle Lodges

Colvend
Whether as a couples' hideaway, for a memorable family holiday by the sea, or as a base for group activity such as mountain biking or golf, Thistle Lodges will suit you perfectly. Find out more

Millbrae House B and B and Self Catering

Rockcliffe
offers three properties in and around the coastal village of Rockcliffe. . Find out more

Moonbroch Arts

Castle Douglas
True Gallovidian Artists based in South West Scotland. The combined talent of Tracy McKeand and Amanda Wilson. Find out more

Castle Douglas Golf Club

Castle Douglas
Our attractive, tree-lined 9-hole parkland course, situated close to the centre of the town of Castle Douglas, is a very fair course for all levels of golfer. Find out more

Dalbeattie Golf Club

Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie Golf Club  is a haven for wildlife; Birds of prey fly overhead, deer are often seen and woodland song birds abound in the adjacent Rounall Wood. Find out more

RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve

Dumfries
Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl. Find out more

Southerness Golf Club

Southerness
Southerness Golf Club with its level terrain, allows for easy walking and no hills to climb; meaning you can simply relax and concentrate on your golf. Find out more

Colvend Golf Club

Colvend, Dalbeattie
Our testing parkland layout offers a challenge to all abilities and is one of the area’s most popular golfing experiences. Find out more

Climb Criffel Hill

New Abbey
Criffel Hill may be less than 2000 feet high, but as this is the highest hill for some distance it is prominent in views of the Solway Coast, from the Lake District. Find out more

Galloway Cycling Holidays

Castle Douglas - Kirkcudbright
We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of ScotlandWe can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Find out more

Powillimount Beach

Powillimount
It is a great beach to visit with curious kids as it is full of shells, rock pools and huge rock formations. Find out more

Southerness Lighthouse and Beach

Southerness
Southerness beach is a vast expanse of sand and rocks offering breathtaking views across the Solway Firth towards the Lake District. Find out more

Sandyhills Beach

Sandyhills
The beach lives up to its name and at low tide has a vast expanse of sand, backed by gentle sand dunes. The beach is the perfect spot for a walk, a paddle or a picnic. Find out more

Clience Studio – Angela Lawrence

Castle Douglas
Clience Studio is a most welcoming gallery, as well as the artist's studio Find out more

Small Print

Castle Douglas
Printing, stationery, crafts, gifts Find out more

South West Coastal 300 #SWC300

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Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill

New Abbey
See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Threave Castle

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Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle set on its own island. Rich with wildflowers in summer; you might see ospreys and otters hunting in the river. Find out more

Historic Scotland – Dundrennan Abbey

Kirkcudbright
Enjoy the peace of this beautiful Gothic abbey set in tree-fringed pastures where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours in Scotland. Find out more

NTS Rockcliffe Coastline

Rockcliffe
Part of a National Scenic Area, the National Trust for Scotland nature reserve is fringed with wildflowers and dotted with sailing village Find out more

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

Dumfries
We are pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife, a centre for excellence in conservation science and experts in wetland management and creation. Find out more

Mabie Forest Park

Dumfries area
Offering spectacular views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside and over to the Solway Firth. Find out more

The Crichton Memorial Church

Dumfries
The Crichton Memorial Church is regularly used for weddings, funerals and weekly services.  Graduations, concerts, plays and 'Wine & Dine' events. Find out more

Criffel Coaches

Dumfries
where our aim is to provide high quality mini coach travel at affordable prices without compromising on safety. Find out more

Easterbrook Hall

Dumfries
Easterbrook Hall and The Crichton Memorial Church sit proudly within the grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries in the South West of Scotland. Find out more

Savings Bank Museum

Dumfries
In 1810 Dr Duncan opened the world's first commercial savings bank, paying interest on its investors' modest savings. Find out more

Ernespie Farm Centre

Castle Douglas
un for all the family in the heart of the country! At Ernespie Farm you can enjoy hours of fun and views to take your breathe away. Find out more

Laurie Arms

Haugh of Urr
The Laurie Arms is a family-run pub and restaurant with excellent local food in the scenic village of the Haugh of Urr. Find out more

Threave Garden and Estate

Castle Douglas
is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to one visit. Find out more

John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre

Kirkbean
The cottage is where John Paul Jones, hero of the American Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy, was born in 1747. Find out more

Sulwath Brewers

Castle Douglas
The Tap Room sells 4 house brews in cask & two house brews from keg. Ciders are also available. Guest ales from other parts of the country are available at Sulwath’s annual Beer Festival in May. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey
A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. Find out more

Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Cafe

Beeswing
They are proud to live up to that title by offering a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods: Find out more

Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle. Find out more

Ernespie Farm Centre

Castle Douglas
un for all the family in the heart of the country! At Ernespie Farm you can enjoy hours of fun and views to take your breathe away. Find out more

Laurie Arms

Haugh of Urr
The Laurie Arms is a family-run pub and restaurant with excellent local food in the scenic village of the Haugh of Urr. Find out more

The King’s Arms Hotel

Castle Douglas
The King's retains unique, antique features from these early days, including original leather posting bags and beautiful brass post horns. Find out more

Colvend Shop and Treats & Eats Tearoom

Colvend
Colvend Store is open all year round, seven days a week. Adjacent to the store is the Treats & Eats Tea Room serving delicious meals, baguettes, paninis, rolls and home-baked cakes and scones Find out more

Threave Garden and Estate

Castle Douglas
is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to one visit. Find out more

John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre

Kirkbean
The cottage is where John Paul Jones, hero of the American Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy, was born in 1747. Find out more

Cavens Country House

Kirkbean, by Dumfries
Following an excellent meal, you are then welcome to sink into an easy chair and enjoy a liqueur with coffee and chocolates by a real fire place. Find out more

Auchencairn Store and Tearoom

Auchencairn
Great place to stop for refreshments and a chat when you are cycling, driving or walking around the region. Find out more

Mr Pook’s Kitchen

Castle Douglas
whether you're looking for a light, friendly lunch or a delightful evening menu, Mr Pook's is rapidly earning a name for itself as the go-to place in Dumfries & Galloway. Find out more

Sulwath Brewers

Castle Douglas
The Tap Room sells 4 house brews in cask & two house brews from keg. Ciders are also available. Guest ales from other parts of the country are available at Sulwath’s annual Beer Festival in May. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey
A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. Find out more

Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Cafe

Beeswing
They are proud to live up to that title by offering a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods: Find out more

Abbey Cottage Tearoom

New Abbey
The kitchen in this family-owned business is busy from early morning producing home-cooked food. Find out more

Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa

Dumfries
An ideal place to stop-off for coffee, lunch or dinner or for cocktails and pre-show meal and drinks. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle. Find out more
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