Beach and dog-friendly campsites near Rockcliffe

Coastal walks, abundant birdlife and a Dark Age settlement draw visitors to Rockcliffe.

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10 top beach and dog-friendly campsites near Rockcliffe

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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

47 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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£25
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing& Camping

36 units · Glamping30 acres · Preston, Lancashire, North West England
Lakeside rural tranquility and the 'kiss-me-quick' fun of the seaside – you can have the best of both worlds at Stanley Villa Farm's cute camping pods
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£65
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Moss Side Farm Campsite

33 units · Tents4 acres · Cumbria, North West England
Small-scale farm camping in the South Lakes, with campfires, wildlife and fine views
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The Charcoal Huts - Isle of Bute

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Scotland
Our Huts are located within the Moss Wood area of Bute Forest - a mixed birch and alder wood that extends up the hillside to the west of the A886 that connects the Rhubodach Ferry to Port Bannatyne and Rothesay. Moss Wood has a range of facilities. Park on the shore-side where the coast can be enjoyed or at the main entrance, and take a walk up through Moss Wood along the Poetry Trail. A steep walk in places, the Poetry Trail is a loop punctuated with places to stop and read, to stop and think. Read nature poetry from throughout the ages, stop at the Blether Stane, or taking the spur to the Viewing Point back south across the Kyles. Moss Wood connects to the West Island Way – take the Poetry Trail and the spur to the Viewing Point – and then take the Stag’s Trod further up (steeply) till you reach the West Island Way. From there, head south towards Port Bannatyne or north along the boundary of the Community Forest. From the viewing point, you can also explore interesting heritage features such as the old WW2 bunker, kayak shelter, Balnakailly settlement, and the SSSI oak woodland.
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Runach Arainn Glamping

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kilmory, Scotland
A three-yurt luxury glamping site on the Isle of Arran, steps away from the beach
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£160
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Middlemoor Farm Holidays

2 units · Glamping1000 acres · Alnwick, England
Bracken, one of our two dog friendly pods, kingsize bed, toilet and shower, hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle. Enclosed outdoor space with fire pit, bbq and Log fired hottub to relax in and enjoy the views down to the coast. A ten minute drive to the fabulous Northumberland coastline and pretty villages and Castles, ten minute drive also to Alnwick Gardens and Lilidorei.
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£135
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Broom Fisheries Campsite

4 units · Glamping200 acres · Dumfries, South Scotland
Luxury caravans ideally situated next to picturesque Scottish fishing lakes
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£166.66
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Beach and dog-friendly campsites near Rockcliffe guide

Overview

The picturesque seaside resort of Rockcliffe lies along one of Scotland’s most beautiful coastlines, stretching along the Solway Firth on the southern edge of Dumfries and Galloway. The village’s rugged shoreline makes it a magnet for rock pooling, while the walk along the coastal path to Sandyhills offers views across the Solway to Cumbria and the Isle of Man. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot nesting seabirds, including razorbills and cormorants, along the coast and, at low tide, cross the causeway to the Rough Island bird sanctuary. Campers can pitch a tent at nearby sites that offer easy access to the area’s gems.

Where to go

Around Rockcliffe

Just south of the village, and within walking distance of such attractions as the Dark Age settlement Mote of Mark and three beaches, Castle Point Caravan and Camping Site welcomes touring caravans and campers to a small site with excellent views over the Solway Firth.

Along the Coast

Three miles east along the coast from Rockcliffe, Sandyhills Bay Holiday Park is just steps from a sandy beach. It’s an ideal location for exploring the coastal villages and activities such as sailing, fishing and horse riding. At the foot of wooded hills, the site offers a secluded atmosphere as well as glamping pods and spacious touring and camping pitches. Six miles further east, Southerness Holiday Park is a good pick for families.

Dalbeattie

Fewer than seven miles north of Rockcliffe, Islecroft Camping and Caravan Site offers a great base for hiking, fishing and exploring with easy access to the shops, pubs and restaurants of Dalbeattie, just a five-minute walk away. Under two miles (two kilometres) from the 7 Stanes mountain biking center, it’s a great choice for bikers. The site has hardstanding and grass pitches suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes.

When to go

For enjoying the great outdoors, the summer is your best bet, but the season also brings large numbers of visitors. To avoid the crowds, opt for September or October: the temperatures are cooler but you’ll enjoy a more peaceful experience and some wonderful autumn colors. Note that, in order to protect nesting birds, visitors are not permitted to cross the causeway in May and June.

Know before you go

  • Many sites in the area are seasonal: check opening dates before travelling.
  • If you choose to wild camp, be sure to adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 
  • The area is well-served by local buses, though having your own transport offers more flexibility 
  • You can stock up on food in Dalbeattie’s grocery stores. For camping gear, head for Dumfries.

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