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Garlieston Caravan Club Site

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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One of my favourite sites

Garlieston Caravan Club Site
Absolutely brilliant site,Ann is one of the best and accommodating warden I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Martin her husband keeps the site extremely tidy. It’s an absolute gem. David Wilson, motorhomer

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Reviewed on 18/07/2021 17:36

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Garlieston Caravan Club Site
Been here 7/8 times (from memory) and never been disappointed. Just returned from 11 nights there, Awesome scenic location and superb for those after a bit of peace and quiet. Martin and Ann run a tight ship with spotless facilities and manicured grass and flower beds - entrance is one of the best! Due to volumes it was allocated pitches when we arrived, not a pitch we'd normally select but site managers can only manage what they have available - it was perfectly adequate given size of van. This site suffers from one layout fault that needs to be rectified - the Mhome service point is in the walled area and that can lead to queues of motorhomes sitting waiting (often with engines running). Given its location you often need to wait for a service session to be completed before you can leave or reeenter. A second one needs placed in the main area. Only other complaint is that the wifi is a waste of time, constantly disconnecting or unavailable - essential as EE in the walled garden is virtually never available, missed a number of calls. Kids need to like the countryside/nature or the sea - there's nothing else there! Proof of the pudding is that we are back in mid August for another 10/12 nights

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Reviewed on 12/07/2021 20:53

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Tilly and Bonnie

Garlieston Caravan Club Site
Just back from another lovely week at Garlieston. The added bonus was brilliant ,warm weather. It really is a lovely wee site and the wardens Anne and Martin work hard to keep it like this. The flowers at entrance and reception are beautiful. I’ve read reviews on here that some people didn’t like the site, caravans too close and they felt claustrophobic. This is not the case at all. The pub sells lovely food, there is a wee shop for anything you need, and there are lovely walks. For a caravan holiday what more do you need. I know that we’ll be back .x

JIMMY DRINNAN

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 11:47

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Garlieston Caravan Club Site
Just had 3 nights at Garlieston and cannot fault the site. Facilities were excellent and very clean the standard of this site is as good as we have been on . Thanks very much Ann

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Reviewed on 08/07/2021 18:21

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Garlieston Caravan Club Site
We booked 5 nights at Garlieston in July. We had wanted a pitch with awning for 7 nights but it wasn't available. When we arrived the wardens were brilliant and were able to give us an awning pitch for 7 nights. The site is beautifully kept with lots of flowers and is within easy walking distance of the beach, harbour and pub which served good food. Site facilities were restricted because of Covid 19 safety measures and worked on a wrist band system. Even though this reduced the number of showers and loos we only had to queue on one occasion. Everything was very clean but the showers did have a tendancy to flood the changing area because of being on one level rather than a step down into the shower. That made it difficult to change in a dry area after showering. We had a pitch next to the village to harbour road and there was a bit of traffic for the harbour in the early hours but we didn't find it disruptive. The site is very well placed for touring the Whinns peninsulas and for the Galloway Forest and Stranraer.

Ian Stockdale

Reviewed on 08/07/2021 11:31

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01988 600636

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the lastest Government guidance, we are please to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

Please note: This site is susceptible to periodic coastal tides.