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  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend

Spend a day by the coast at one of the beaches in Dumfries & Galloway. Take a coastal walk, paddle your toes by the water’s edge or simply sit down on the sand and watch the world go by.

Dumfries & Galloway has many beaches for you to enjoy with the family or for some quiet time to yourself.

Soak up the stunning landscape, rays of sunshine and feeling of peace and tranquillity by taking a walk along one of Dumfries & Galloway’s beautiful beaches. With hundreds of miles of the Solway Coast threading along the south of this region, you’ll find plenty of spots for sandy stroll, picnics and outdoor activities.

On sunny days the sparkling stretches of golden sand become popular with people enjoying the fresh sea breezes, and many have good facilities to help you spend a full day at the shore.

If you’re near the town of Annan, stop off at Powfoot Beach and look out for birdlife. A few miles south of Dalbeattie is Sandyhills beach, a large stretch of shore perfect for sunbathing. Mossyard beach nearby Gatehouse of Fleet is a small sandy spot with rocks on the north side of Fleet Bay, and fine, golden sand can be enjoyed at Port Logan.

Why not take the Solway Coast Heritage Trail and explore the fantastic variety of attractions found along Dumfries & Galloway’s coastline?

Use the information listings to plan a visit to a beach in Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. Southerness

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    Dalbeattie

    This large sandy beach with surrounding rocks at Southerness holiday village offers great bathing at high tide only.

  2. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

    Surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks, the secluded Dhoon beach is a natural beauty near Kirkcudbright.

  3. Cardoness Beach

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Cardoness shore in Gatehouse of Fleet boasts six bays with small sandy beaches.

  4. Castle Point Beach

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    Dalbeattie

    Set close to Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, the sandy Castle Point beach with rocks is ideal for everyone.

  5. Sandyhills

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    Dalbeattie

    The very large, sandy beach of Sandyhills near Dalbeattie is great for sunbathing, picnics and swimming.

  6. Kippford Beach

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    Kippford

    This picturesque beach made up almost entirely of cockle shells with some sand and shingle can be found near Dalbeattie.

  7. Monreith Beach

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    Whithorn

    This long sandy beach backed by pebbles can be found near Whithorn in Dumfries & Galloway.

  8. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

    Powfoot beach is a small strip of sand and shingle beach along the coast towards Annan.

  9. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

    The small sandy Rockcliffe beach with rocks is set in the picturesque village of Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie.

  10. Brighouse Bay

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    Kirkcudbright

    Set in a quiet, secluded peninsula, the privately-owned Brighouse Bay near Kirkcudbright boasts magnificent views and great array of outdoor activities.

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