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Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay

  • Newton Stewart
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay plus Rigg Bay also known as Cruggleton Bay are all set within the vast grounds of Galloway House and Gardens. The buildings are not open to the public but make an impressive backdrop nonetheless.

The gardens and woodlands lead directly onto the seashore where you can enjoy the large sandy beach at your leisure; beyond you can continue to follow the coastal path to view the spectacular heights of Cruggleton Cliffs and the ruin of Cruggleton Castle.

There is no lifeguard cover and care must be taken if paddling at low tide as wreckage from the WW2 Mulberry Harbour activities sometimes become partially exposed on the sands. It naturally attracts the kids' attention but is rusty and sharp and to be avoided!

Opening hours

Year round daylight access to beaches and parkland. House not open to public.


Free. From £3 per car parking.

Travel & Contact Information


Galloway House and Gardens, Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 8HF, Scotland

Phone number

01988 600 680



Click here to visit Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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