Coastal Kippford is set beside the beautiful seaside village of Kippford which features 2 pubs and a historic row of pretty granite-workers and fishermen’s houses that face the estuary. There is also a beach beyond which affords a perfect area to watch the sun set with a cool drink in your hand.
The area of Dumfries and Galloway has often been described as “Scotland in Miniature”. It makes a perfect place to explore on your holiday. Guests will also be near the Colvend Coast which is known as Scotland’s Rivera. It features beautiful rocky headlands and sandy beaches that are perfect for relaxing on. Many regard Kippford to be the loveliest seaside village in South West Scotland.
There are 2 pubs that serve great food that are just a 15 minutes’ walk from the holiday park. Also nearby there is a tearoom, a yacht club, a 9 hole golf course, pottery, an art and a gift shop. There is a shingle beach that affords magnificent views across the Solway Firth.
Coastal Kippford offers a wide range of self-catering luxury lodges, static caravans and bungalows. A majority of the lodges feature their own private hot tubs. Every caravan and lodge includes a large veranda with patio seating so that guests can make the best use of the stunning views across the Galloway countryside.
Coastal Kippford features an on-site heated toilet block that features free hot showers and baby changing facilities. We also have a laundry room.
The park has an 8,000 year old bluebell woodland and they are involved in a Red Squirrel breeding programme. Coastal Kippford has many viewing points that afford excellent views over the estuary of the River Urr, which leads out to the sea.
PLACES TO VISIT:
• Kippford and Rockcliffe Villages – two of Scotland’s prettiest seaside villages, just a half mile walk apart
• Threave Gardens by Castle Douglas, open all year, part of the Botanic Gardens of Scotland
• Threave Castle, where you are rowed across the river to the castle on an island
• Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries, known as Scotland’s prettiest ruin, set overlooking the RSPB reserve
• Drumlanrig Castle, Museum, cafe and Country Park, ancient seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch
• Hornel House Museum in Kirkudbright, one of Scotland’s finest Impressionists
• Robert Burns museum and the Camera Obscura in Dumfries
• Mabie Farm Park, one of Scotland’s best Farm Petting and Outdoor fun Farm Parks, great for the entire family
• The Chocolate Factory – go and make it then eat it or take it home – near Kirkcudbright
• Cream o’ Galloway Ice Cream Farm and play areas. In a beautiful setting beyond Kirkcudbright
• Deer Farm – take tours through the Red Deer just 5 minutes drive away
• Castle Douglas – known as the ‘Food Town’ for its ‘Old Fashioned’ high street still full of local shops
• Kirkcudbright – known as the ‘Artists Town’ where there are many galleries, a castle and harbour in close proximity.
• Border Reivers’ historic life and battle re-enactment at the original seat of Robert ‘The Bruce’. At Easter. Spring Bank and in September; frankly marvellous – see the Laird and his Wife fed and dined on traditional 14th century food with everyone in traditional costume, then watch battle re-enactment and participate too! Check dates, they vary.
• ‘Spring Fling’ in May – the Artist in Residence ‘Open Doors at Studios throughout Dumfries and Galloway
• Wigtown Book Fair each summer in September. Wigtown is known as the ‘Book Town’ for its many Bookshops. In addition it is the start point for seeing some of Scotland’s oldest Christian sites.
• 7Stanes – just 300m away is one of Scotland’s best Forest Cycle trail areas, offering ‘Hard Rock’ for experts and gentle routes for the entire family.
• Kippford Beach at the end of the village along a stunning water’s edge lane, a pretty shell beach (millions of them)!
• Sandyhills Beach – 3 miles down the road, a lovely strand with great rocks at each end, the tide goes out further than you can see
• Mersehead Nature Reserve just 5 miles off – hides, wetlands, controlled flooding – it has it all!
From the Dumfries bypass take the A711 to Dalbeattie, then turn left onto the A710 (signposted for the Colvend Coast).
The Park entrance is on the A710, 3½ miles further along – on the right approximately 200 yards straight past the junction for Kippford village.
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