Garlieston Caravan Club Site (REF : GAR)

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8BS, Scotland

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  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

An ideal location for a relaxing holiday, Garlieston Club Site is both peaceful and picturesque. Divided into two sections for choice of comfort, one section of the caravan park offers beautiful views overlooking the bay, while the other provides a far more secluded and sheltered space for those who enjoy extra privacy and quiet. All non-awning pitches and a limited number of awning pitches are located in the part overlooking the bay, while all pitches in the walled area accommodate awnings. 

Garlieston Club Site gives you easy access to the rural charms of Garlieston village, geared towards farming and leisure. Many of the attractive cottages in the crescents that wrap around the bay are holiday homes, and pleasure craft now share the harbour with a few fishing boats. The caravan site is well located for fishing, boating, cycling and walking, with adjacent access to a coastal path leading to the famed azaleas and rhododendrons of Galloway House Gardens. The sandy beach at Rigg Bay, where wartime Mulberry Harbours were tested, is an excellent place to spend a summer day. If you're happy to venture further afield, The Galloway Forest Park offers 300 square miles of beautiful moorland, lochs and mountain tops to explore.

A mobile fresh wet fish van visits this site, please ask the site staff for details.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

Good walking routes near the site are the coastal route to Cruggleton Castle remains and the coastal walk to Eggerness Point and Innerwell Fisheries.

Supermarket notes:

There is a Mace in Garlieston, about 250 yards from the site. There is a Morrisons and Tesco in Stranraer.

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Directions

From A75 (Dumfries - Stranraer). In about 8 miles in Crocketford keep left on A75; do not turn right onto A712. In Newton Stewart turn left onto A714. In about 5 miles on outskirts of Wigtown turn right onto B7005 (signposted Whithorn, Garlieston, B7004). In 1.75 miles continue onto A746 (Whithorn). In about 2.5 miles (0.5 mile past Kirkinner) fork left into a short one-way system onto B7004. Within 4 miles at T-junction turn left (signposted Garlieston). Within 0.25 miles at seafront turn right. The Site office is on the left by harbour. Please note that there is no Late Night Arrival area.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DG8 8BS
GPS:
Lat 54.787263 / Lon -4.367967
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NX479462
OS map ref:
83
Handbook map ref:
D11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Isle of Whithorn and Whithorn
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: {0}

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We love love love Garlieston

Garlieston is a very special place for me my father was born in Sorbie and as a child we came to visit the area each summer. To be able to visit with our caravan and our two cocker spaniels when we feel like it as we are retired is just perfect as is the site. The wardens are welcoming on arrival with plenty of help but they then leave you to get on with your holiday and are not in your face. The site is immaculate we like to be in the walled garden which is spacious and very peaceful.lovely dog walks either on the shore or if want to go further lovely walk down to Rigg bay and away down to Cruggleton Castle ruins lovely views to Isle of Whithorn. Or you can go in the other direction round the bay through the woods both of these walks were given to us on arrival by the wardens thank you.The local pub is good with tasty food and a must visit also the mobile fish and chip van on a Friday good fish and chips and lots of locals getting them always a good sign. If you really want to venture further away lots of attractions await you Galloway Forest Wigtown Isle of Whithorn up the Stranraer coast road to Port William and Port Patrick .Garlieston club site will always be one of my very favourite sites and we will continue to visit regularly

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Another first visit on our Northern Adventure. What a lovely little site, on the harbour, and in two areas, we picked the walled garden, proper little sun trap. Very peaceful and relaxing. Short walk to beach where dogs are allowed, lots of lovely little walks. Short walk to excellent pub and good meals. The site itself is immaculate, all very clean and tidy and flowers at reception a picture. Wardens Ann and Martin are very helpful and give lots of info when checking in. There isn’t much there regards shops, just essentials at the garage and just one diesel pump, so make sure you are stocked up before you go. A small town Wigtown, a lovely little place, is about 6 miles away with a co-op post office etc, then Newton Stewart in about 18 miles. The pace of life is very slow, park where you want free! we were travelling along a side road and saw a sign ‘this road will be resurfaced one day next week’ says it all. Make time to go down to the Isle of Whithorn and walk to the headland which is the most Southern point in Scotland, on a clear day Ireland, Isle of Man and Cumbria can be seen. A lovely relaxing 5 days stay

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Wish we'd been able to stay longer !

We booked in advance as a stop off point on our trip from Surrey to Kintyre. The site location whilst a little off the beaten track is simply beautiful and worth the diversion. Immaculately maintained and polite efficient welcome. We only stopped for one night but will certainly keep this in mind for future trips. There is a local shop about a mile walk (you need to order a paper the day before) and a nice wee pub with hearty food some local produce. It is a picture postcard site and the owners clearly care, with planters kerbs and other features well maintained adding to the ambiance. We would have stayed longer were we not scheduled elsewhere. A good service point for water and toilets. An interesting history about the town in notices spread around and a long beach great for early morning / late evening walks. A quiet spot and with good weather somewhere we would happily settle for 4 or 5 days at least. We have no beef about WiFi . . but that's perhaps a generational thing ! . . We loved the site.

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peace and tranquility

Small site in a peaceful setting. Anne and Martin keep it immaculate washrooms very clean and tidy, hanging baskets and planted area's stunning. On arrival made to feel very welcome, information on local area walks, shop/garage/harbour inn opening times all printed out ready for us which was so helpful. I can't thank them enough for sorting my Wi Fi problem out. Would recommend this site, big thank you to both.
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A place to relax and unwind.

Beautiful location. Totally unspoilt. The site is split into two areas.We stayed for 8 days in the walled garden area which was quieter and protected from any wind.The site is well maintained with beautiful flower arrangements. Anne and Martin work tirelessly and are very attentative and helpful to your needs. The information room covers everything including local walks. os maps are available to borrow. The shower blocks need upgrading but are kept clean to the highest standard.The Harbour Inn is a two minute walk offering a good standard of food. Dogs are made welcome. An excellent stay.

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01988 600636