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: Bronze

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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Relaxing place

Just back after two weeks at garlieston,the flowers at the entrance show the effort being put in by the wardens to enhance your stay, our first time but won’t be the last very relaxing and well kept site ,we were there when the lone piper played , and also felt disappointed he was asked to stop his spontaneous piping for a short spell brought most people out to listen/enjoy his playin and just to chat ( yes chat) that’s not common these days, anyway it was a fantastic break an we can’t praise the site or wardens enough.
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Peaceful and relaxing

After a long drive on some less than ideal roads we arrived at Garlieston on our first ever visit to a warm welcome and brilliant display of flowers. We stayed for 2 weeks and got a front row pitch overlooking the bay. The weather was brilliant so the setting was great just watching the goings on in the bay with the changing tides. Very peaceful and relaxing. The only real gripe we had was when a piper started playing the pipes and he was asked to stop by the relief wardens. The VAST majority of people were enjoying it and were out listening, speaking to their neighbours and taking photos. It’s a shame that one complaint spoilt it for the majority, maybe common sense and taking time to look at the situation would have been better and allowed him to play for a short while longer only.
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Jimmy and Bettys favourite.

Once again another lovely trip to Garlieston. This is our 2nd stay in a month. fortunately the weather has been brilliant which has shown the flower display as you enter the site in it,s full glory. What a great job wardens Ann and Martin do at the site.The last time we put a review in we had heard they could be leaving this year and we honestly hope this is not the case. They truly are an asset to the club and would be a great loss for Garlieston. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They really are a lovely couple, and we are so proud to know them.

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An under rated area of Scotland

Galloway is a hidden treasure and the club site at Garlieston is well located to explore it. We will certainly return soon.

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Could be our last visit, as we believe Ann and Martin are being moved

What a joy as you enter the site the flowers are amazing as always.The welcome as warm as this years summer, oh what a pity the Club feels it is right to move such amazing people. We have been many times because of Ann and Martin but will not return if they leave, as this site will only go one way, downhill. We find Camping and Caravan Club wardens are always friendly but this is not always the case with Caravan and Motorhome Club. We may reconsider our membership as this is one of the few sites we feel that the wardens are always there to help and talking to others many feel the same. Please reconsider moving them as it will upset many members.Thank you again Martin and Ann for yet another lovely holiday, hope to see you here again next year if we don't make it back again in 2018

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