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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Great site

Lovely coastal site and really enjoyed are stay. Booked initial 2 nights but stayed a third, really loved our first visit to this site.
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Our favourite site

This was our fourth visit in two years to Garlieston, our favourite site. We love to pitch beside the harbour wall and watch the tide go in and out. Ann and Martin, the wardens, keep the site immaculate, with amazing floral displays, and are always willing to provide information about the area. This is a beautiful, unspoiled area of Scotland, missed by campers who carry on up the M74 instead of turning left at Gretna. Garlieston village has a great, dog friendly pub, the Harbour Inn, with good value food and friendly locals. The bus stop outside the site has regular buses to Newton Stewart, Wigtown, Whithorn and Isle of Whithorn. Our favourites are Wigtown, Scotland’s book town, with a great variety of bookshops and cafes, and Isle of Whithorn, which has an award winning pub with it’s own brewery (Five Kingdoms). There are loads of good walks from the site, which, along with the sandy beach, makes this a great site for dogs (and their staff). We are already looking forward to going back again next year.
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Favourite site!

We're not the most experienced caravaners but Garlieston is our all-time favourite site. The location is beautiful and peaceful and the owners have done a superb job in every aspect of the business. The shower/toilet/washroom block is immaculate and we were particularly impressed by the information centre which has a hugely impressive array of attractions and things to do. We ate at the Harbour Inn in front of a roaring log fire enjoying freshly caught cod with all the trimmings. Garlieston may be a long drive from Bolton but we will definitely be back!

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Very relaxing

I love this site at the end of our holiday for a few days of relaxation. It is lovely in the walled garden. We met lots of friendly folk and the Harbour Inn is great for food and very dog friendly - always dogs in. Tyson, our rottie, wants to go in every time he passes the door! The walks are good in the area and it is easy to get bus to Wigtown and other places. The facilities were very clean and warm but the showers are tight for washing and could probably be updated. Love coming here and hope to be back again.

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Harbour Highlight

Visited this site for 4 nights mid October. The main attraction was the harbour view and a pitch on the railings was our aim. Upon arrival, there was one pitch by the railing available, which was perfect, despite the warden trying to convince us to take other pitches (really not sure why as no bad weather was forecast!). We were delighted with our spot. The view is magnificent at high and low tide. Note: only the hard standing pitches were in use, so this significantly reduces the availability of railing pitches. The site was very peaceful, but we can imagine that would be somewhat different in high season as when the grass pitches are in use and they do seem quite close together. The facilities were clean and accessible, although only two shower cubicles in each of the women and men sections is very limited for the number of units which can be accommodated. However, I do wish that the Club would upgrade these sites with a more useful/powerful hair drying facility. Unfortunately, there was no fish and chip van on Friday night, as advertised but not notified until our arrival - perhaps we will be in luck on our next visit! Garlieston itself is a very quiet fishing harbour village. There are two rows of cottages, one along the harbour wall and the other in Forteviot Gardens. The only eatery and watering hole is The Harbour Inn which is a 100 yard walk from the site, along the harbour wall. It offers a cosy, friendly and warm atmosphere with good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Supported by locals and visitors, there is always plenty of banter - and its very dog friendly. The beach is great for running the dog at low tide, as there is no dog walking/exercise facility onsite, which means that the beach is popular. There is also a WWII museum open Friday and Saturday detailing the history of Garlieston, which is well worth a pop in. The bus stop right outside the site entrance enables easy access to Newton Stewart, Isle of Whithorn, and Wigtown. The drivers were very helpful regarding timetables, fares and pick up points etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garlieston and will be returning next year before the high season starts, to explore further afield around Dumfries and Galloway.
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