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So you have hired a camper van  and are wondering where to stay the night in Dumfries and Galloway.  Here are a few of our favourite campsites, but there are many more to discover!


    • Castle Point Caravan & Camping Site A fairly small site, just a few metre from the sea, with a short walk to the picturesque sandy beach of Rockcliffe  A spectacular cliff top walk will you to the sweeping sands of Sandyhills.
    • Sandyhills Bay Holiday ParkIf you would prefer to wake up to a wide sandy views, this is the site could be for you.  A useful shop on site will provide you with all the essentials – like ice cream.
    • Loch Ken Holiday Park – With most pitches having views across Loch Ken, this is a must for those that love messing about in boats, and of course fishing.  Boat hire is available on site.  But if watersports are more your thing, plenty are available just down the road at the Galloway Activity Centre. The site has superb facilities, including a well stocked grocery stall.
    • Solway View Holidays  – Not far from the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright, you will find this smaller campsite, located on a beef and sheep farm.   Again it has views of the sea, and a short walk will take you to a quiet cove.  You can’t beat sitting around a camp fire, on a warm evening, and in our opinion this is is one of this site’s best features.  Not only are fire pits provided, so are the logs (at a cost).  If you are wanting a quiet break, this is one for you.
    • Brighouse Bay Just a few miles from Solway View, you wil find this is this much larger site.   As well as its stunning, long beach, Brighouse Bay has a leisure clulb – with pool and jacuzzi, pub, restaurant, cafe, and even its own golf course.  Something to please everyone!
    • Red Squirrel Campsite, Glenmidge – Situated near Auldgirth, this is a traditional campsite.  Basic, but quiet, clean and simple, this would be a  lovely place to spend afew days back to nature.   From here you can take walks into the beautiful local countryside, direct from the countryside.  .  Shops, bars and restaurants are a couple of miles away.
    • Balloch O’Dee Campsite – Based near the village of Kirkowan, Newton Stewart, this quiet campsite has a relaxed vibe.  Campers are free to set up camp wherever they like, camp fires are allowed and even the animals (chickens and shetland ponies) are free range!  Once or twice a year the owners hold music weekends,  check out the website for details.
    • North Rhinns Camping – North Rhinns is in the most westerly part of Dumfries and Galloway. Small and quiet, this site takes just seven tents and three campervans, each plot being separated either by bushes and trees.  This is as near to “wild camping” as you get – with still having loos, showers and EHU!
    • Galloway Point Holiday Park – This peaceful holiday park has views overlooking the Irish Ocean, but is just a short stroll from the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.  Here you will find plenty of pubs, reataurants and gift shops.  The site itself is clean and well maintained.