Garlieston Caravan Club Site (REF : GAR)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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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Garlieston

This was our first visit to Garlieston and cannot wait to return next year. Excellent site - Wardens were lovely and very helpful. This is one of the best sites we have stayed on. Toilet facilities were of a very high standard and showers were the best we have experienced. I have no hesitation on recommending this site.
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Garlieston

It was our first time at Garlieston and we thought the site was lovely nice and peaceful with lovely sea views. The wardens were helpful and the site facilities were very good. We loved the peace and quiet and the slow pace of everything. The Pub down the road from the site served lovely meals at a reasonable price. I think it was a Friday when the fish and chip van came and it was very popular. The only down side was the lack of shops the only one was the local garage which is a good walk away and from where you could order your papers but very limited in the grocery side of things. The local buses run regular.

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Great experience

Really enjoyed this site and the area in general. The site was, I would guess, 90% full, but still quiet, whilst we were there. Many pitches provide for a nice view over the harbour. The local pub was welcoming and friendly. Plenty of Walks in the near vicinity and beyond. The area in general is mainly rural with small towns and villages dotted about..There are imited local bus services, otherwise a car is necessary to get to most places. Enjoyed tge site and the area very much and would be happy to revisit at some point in the future.

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Stayed here for two nights, glad we never booked longer Very overrated site and very pricey Small pitches. More like staying next to a river ,then the sea. No dog walk

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Most unusual site

This was our second site in a three week trip. I have to say the road to reach the site was dreadful - like a cart track. But the welcome from the wardens was warm and friendly and we were recommended a pitch with extra grass for our dog and a good view over the harbour. We had a lovely stay. The weather was varied (but it is Scotland) but we did plenty of walking and visiting. There are two bays to visit and a certain amount of walking from the site. Take most of what you need with you. The local garage is the shop. It is very limited with what it offers. And the nearest supermarket is a bit of a drive .Wigtown is your nearest. They are no cash machines closer than Wigtown either - be warned. And very few places close to the site to eat. We went to the local inn - but were turned away as they were full. They were also full of loud and fairly drunken people too. I say no more. We found the local area very deprived indeed - quite shocking in many ways. We visited the arboretum next door to the site and, with everyone else, wondered at the faded decay of Garlieston House. It was when we were leaving that we had a disaster - caravan was clearly in difficulties and eventually it was clear we would have to be relayed home. The warden was brilliant. He made helpful suggestions, found a pitch for us to limp onto that the flatbed would be able to access the next morning and even told us that we could leave the van in their care to be collected if we needed too. Our lady warden (so sorry to have forgotten your name) was also lovely. She rang our following two sites, cancelled for us and made sure we didn't get a warning letter for late cancellation. Mayday were rubbish, the caravan took five days to be repatriated, we are still waiting for the part to be made so no caravan all summer. But the wardens were great and we had a good stay. And maybe we'll be back next year.
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