Southerness, Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG2 8AZ
Explore this park:
Set in well-maintained lawns with tarred roads, the park is less than two minutes' walk from the beach and lighthouse. Immediately adjacent is a fully stocked shop and a regular bus service from the village to Dumfries and intermediate villages.
On site we have an adventure playground and leisure complex offering plenty of fun and relaxation for all the family. The Park has been in operation for nearly 40 years and being family-owned, has built up a well-established warm and friendly atmosphere.
This park charges a refundable £50 security deposit.
Enjoy an ideal opportunity to enjoy the freedom of self-catering, and just relax in the comfort and luxury of our holiday caravans.
If you wish to bring a pet, please call Lighthouse Leisure on 01387 880277 to check availability prior to confirming your booking.
TRAIN: There is a frequent train service to Dumfries from Glasgow. Coming from the south one would usually need to change train in Carlisle with a pleasant 40-minute onward journey to Dumfries. For timetable information visit either TheTrainLine website or Scotrail.
BUS: There is a regular bus service to Dumfries from most directions. The local bus service (number 372) runs from Dumfries to Southerness nearly every hour. This can be boarded from the main bus terminal, Whitesands, next to the river. For detailed bus travel information, visit the website of Citylink.
ROAD: See map for the best motorway route. From Dumfries follow the A710 Solway Coast Road for about 15 miles, turn left at the turn off to Southerness. Once in Southerness keep on the main road heading towards the lighthouse. Our reception is on the right hand side just before the 19th Hole Pub. There is only one road in and out of the village so there is no chance of you missing us!
For any general travel/timetable enquiries, there is a nationwide travel information service available, called Traveline Scotland. One number gives access to information about all rail, coach, bus, ferry and internal air services in Scotland. Telephone 0870 608 2608. All calls will be charged at the national rate.
GOLF: The park is situated next to the championship Southerness Golf Club and there are seven other courses of varying size within a 15 mile radius of Southerness.
FISHING: There is sea fishing along the coast and a selection of Loch fishing inland.
As well as the sandy and rocky beaches to explore there are wonderful walks and cycling tracks around the forests of Mabie and Dalbeattie.
Riks Bike Shed at Mabie Forest hire out mountain bikes. The delightful Mabie Farm Park with lots of animals, play barn and grass sledging for the children and adults is close by and is a must for all families!
The historic Sweetheart Abbey and the working Corn Mill are set in the picturesque village of New Abbey, close to the costume museum and gardens of Shambellie House. The cottage of John Paul Jones (the local pirate who became the Founder of the American Navy) is close by and well worth a visit.
A few miles to the west are the secluded coastal villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford (our “Scottish Riviera) with its yachting marina plus some excellent restaurants.
For the bird enthusiasts there is the Mersehead Bird Sanctuary just a couple of miles along the coast from us. Further to the west is the Cream o Galloway Ice-cream factory
Perfect day out for all! Dumfries is a short 20 minute drive away where there is the Ice Bowl, Museum and Camera Obscura, Aviation Museum , Robert Burns Centre, Caerlaveroch Castle, Britains only triangular castle and of course the many high street shops in the town centre. Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park is just 18 miles north of Dumfries and offers something for all the family with an outstanding adventure play park, castle tours, craft workshops, cycle hire, walks and trails Less than an hour's drive away is the world famous Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green where romantic runaway marriages were forged in past times.
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