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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Lovely Relaxing Site

A lovely relaxing site, I could sit for hours watching the tide come in and out. A pitch by the wall is a must if you can get one. Site is immaculate, showers hot, and other facilities clean and tidy. Wardens friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely walks from the site. Very doggie friendly. I bought the little map in the office which was very useful and saved taking a map with us. A real get away from it all site.
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August bank holiday 26th 2019 visit

stayed for 2 nights at this gem of a site.On arrival staff where very friendly and helpful.We pitched up in the walled garden side of the site whitch got plenty of sun .Nearby walks in and around galloway house gardens where a delight, excellent for dog walking.Visited the local pub for good meal.An excellent peaceful friendly site would visit again.
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Wonderful Garlieston Club Site

Our second visit to the lovely Garlieston club site and so glad to see that Anne and Martin are still the wardens - they are a credit to the Club and must be some of the best wardens we have come across. They went out of their way to help us get the most appropriate site for our stay as my husband is disabled and uses a mobility buggy. They also supply little cards with the local walks in the area and details of the visiting food vans and garage. The site was as spotless as the last time we were there and we will certainly be returning. The position is stunning, overlooking the bay and watching the high tide come galloping up the beach is amazing. In relation to the lack of a shop in the village, the garage is now quite well stocked with food and also has frozen food as well as every day essentials. It is easily in walking distance for a relatively fit person. The Fish & Chip van on a Friday is excellent, as were the scallops and special fish cakes from the travelling fish van on the Tuesday. I missed the local travelling butcher - also on a Tuesday - but understand his meat is really good. Keep up the good work Anne and Martin and thanks again - we'll be back. Rod & Julie Blake

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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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