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
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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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Beautifully looked after........

Location, facilities and wardens all excellent as described by previous reviewers. My gripe is that the club is being a bit greedy in squeezing too many pitches facing directly onto the bay, particularly 17 to 20. If you are pitched here you really have to hope you have considerate neighbours ( thankfully we did ) as you will become quite intimate with their comings and goings. We were very conscious of having the tv on as low as possible so as not to disturb the vans either side and trying to close doors as quietly as possible. One pitch less would be so much more comfortable and relaxing for everyone.
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Lovely Garlieston

I have just returned home after a wonderful week at Garlieston ,even although there were some wet and windy days .The warm welcome you always receive from Anne and Martin the wardens makes you feel good to be there.The site is a little haven ,so peaceful a great place for walking and cycling .The facilities are so clean and the pitches well maintained.The little pub is just along the road from the site ,if you feel like having a meal out.Looking forward to going back to Garlieston llater in the year .Alistair

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Beaches, bays and bookshops

We arrived at the Garlieston site in beautiful sunshine; the sea was bright blue and the site and village couldn’t have looked prettier. Our pitch was not directly at the harbour’s edge but we could still catch glimpses of the water and boats from our van and awning.

This was our first trip to Galloway and we made the journey so that we could visit Wigtown (Scotland’s Book Town), which is just a few miles north of Garlieston. We spent a full day browsing the many bookshops in the town. Most of the bookshops sell second-hand books but some also have new stock. Our dog was welcome in a number of the shops and cafes which made our visit so much easier. Also nearby is Kircudbright, which has been designated an “Artists’ Town” with many art and craft galleries to visit.

On another day we enjoyed a trip to the Isle of Whithorn where we visited the harbour, the tower and the ruins of St Ninian’s chapel. Then we moved further along the coast to St Ninian’s cave. The half-hour walk from the car park to the cave takes you through a wooded valley to a pebbled beach where the cave is found in the cliffs overlooking the bay. We were glad we’d followed the advice we’d found online to wear stout footwear – the path is muddy through the woods and the beach is rocky with large pebbles.

We took a trip west towards Stranraer to visit Castle Kennedy Gardens. We explored the large gardens following the waymarked trails. Afterwards we visited Portpatrick on the west coast of the Rhinns of Galloway. It has an attractive harbour, beach and rocky cliffs from which you can look across to Northern Ireland.

During our stay, we took a number of walks from the site along the edge of the bay round to Galloway House Gardens and also in the opposite direction past Garlieston beach and north around the bay. Our dog loved running on the beach at low tide.

We will come back to Garlieston because there is plenty more to do in the area that we didn’t have time for this time, particularly exploring north into the Galloway Forest Park.

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Beautiful people

Once again another fantastic week, Ann and Martin were brilliant nothing is ever to much trouble for them, and the site is as always lovely, I’m looking forward in returning in September for my fourth holiday there, l was really surprised to read among the reviews that someone had to write that they found the wardens unfriendly, frosty and brusque these people must be very hard to please because in ten years of coming to Garlieston l have never found either of the wardens frosty etc, I’m sure most of us appreciate what you do.

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A little gem

A warm and friendly welcome is what you can rely on when visiting this site. Ann and Martin do their utmost to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable and will go the extra mile to do so. Their pride in this site is evident as soon as you turn into reception . The tubs and borders are resplendent with flowers and shrubs,the pitches are well manicured and the facilities spotless. No overbearing or indifferent wardens here as there are on other sites. The site is beautifully situated for those who like rest and relaxation. The local walks both short and long are set amidst the lovely Dumfries and Galloway countryside. The village pub and eatery provides excellent food at reasonable prices and a little village garage also doubles up as a small shop and newspaper outlet. Anyone who isn’t impressed must be VERY hard to please. Our favourite site which we visit on a regular basis and hope to continue to do so for many years to come. Thanks again to both of you for a very enjoyable stay Maria and Ken Phillips

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