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

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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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The last to leave!

Had a 5 night stay at our favourite site at Garlieston. As always the site and the facilities were kept immaculate by the hard working wardens Ann and Martin. We had a lovely meal at The Harbour Inn where the staff are always friendly. We didn't want to leave the site hence us being the last to leave on the day it closed. We received a friendly welcome (and goodbye) from Ann and Martin and are really pleased to know that they will be returning to Garlieston next year.

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Autumn Heaven

Great to be back for our 3rd time. Anne and Martin kept the site as immaculate as ever. Enjoyable coastal walks and local gardens right on the doorstep. Friendly and hospitable local with well kept beer and good pub grub. Weekly visit from fish van, butcher and Aldi/Sainsburys in Newton Stewart for re-supply on the way in. Suits us down to the ground.
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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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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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Telephone:
01988 600636