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General

  • Within walking distance of three sandy beaches
  • Spectacular scenery on the Rockcliffe coastline
  • Laundry room, lockable bike shed, play area and barbecue area

Here’s an interesting factoid with which to flummox your friends: it wasn’t just famous seaside resorts like Brighton and Bournemouth where well-to-do Victorian types hung out for their hols. Oh no. They sallied north as well, to the gorgeous coastline of Rockcliffe in Dumfries and Galloway for its warm climate, wealth of walks and unsullied scenery. Jolly sensible of them, of course and something of which even fierce social critic Charles Dickens might have approved.

Twenty-first century sorts seeking the same high standards should sally forth to Rockcliffe’s Castle Point Caravan Site, set a short stroll from the sea and within easy ambling distance of three sandy beaches – and with some of the best views in the area. Which for Scotland is saying quite a lot...

On site, guests will find a laundry room with washing machines and dryers, washing-up areas, a lockable bike shed, a play area for the kids and a barbecue area with seating. For provisions, a well-stocked food shop is about a mile away at Colvend and a couple of small supermarkets are around six miles away in Dalbeattie.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

For hire caravans there must be at least one person 21 or over.


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9.5

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98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Overall nice campsite 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets ,showers always clean

    Disliked: 

    Wifi dropped out a couple of times

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Would definitely recommend. A hidden gem. 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views of the coast. Very friendly hosts. Great washing/toilet facilities. Plenty of hook up points in the field. Fantastic site all round.

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Good clean site with very nice views. 13/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zenia J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice views.
    Level pitch.
    Clean toilet and shower facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Single track access

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Nice site. Lovely views. Helpful people 11/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marcus R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice site. Lovely views.
    Helpful people

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The views are lovely, and the toilet, shower & washing ... 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views are lovely, and the toilet, shower & washing up facilities in camping field well maintained.

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New shower block in progress. Good facilities. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Myrella M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views were spectacular. Lovely friendly staff. Great base for exploring.

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Great staff, fabulous location and site. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom daniel_g238211 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets, views, site, walks, beaches and of course, the location for a base to adventure from.

    Disliked: 

    No seasonal pitches available

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Friendly staff, relaxed attitude to pitching, good facilities 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Danielle H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Friendly staff, relaxed attitude to pitching, good facilities

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A delightful, un-crowded site in a beautiful place, well provisioned. 01/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jesse H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, peaceful, plenty of space, not all crowded together, great views, excellent loos, showers and other facilities. Good reference room with plenty of information on the local area. Visiting motorhomes, caravans given just as good a place as the more "permanent" stored tourers and the statics which are staggered on steps up the hillsides. Excellent facilities without being over the top.

    Disliked: 

    The notes on local walks would have been well augmented with some simple sketch maps, perhaps on a sheet so people could take them to follow, or small signs placed at strategic points. We found our way but not without difficulty. Washing up place for any tent users on the bottom area, or sleeper vans like ours without water and sink, was not obviously present. Small gripes.

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Thanks. These are good ideas and we will work on them.

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Excellent site, with good facilities, friendly staff, good pitches 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site is beautiful, plenty of space to pitch up. Very good disabled facilities. Very friendly welcome and great booking process.

    Disliked: 

    Could have a couple more showers.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • West Barcloy Farm, Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG5 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8585°N 3.7861°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Maryport: Curzon Street Coach Stop — 15.4 miles
Train stations
Maryport Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 15.8 miles
Dumfries Rail Station — 16.5 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 31.1 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 55.6 miles

Directions


Either follow the A711 to Dalbeattie and then the A710 to Rockcliffe (recommended if you have a caravan) or the A710 from Dumfries, for a more scenic trip. Follow the signs to Rockcliffe. At the brow of the hill just as you pass the Rockcliffe sign, turn left down Barcloy Road. Follow the road straight onto the farm road. The entrance to the caravan site is in the farmyard.

Postcode for Google Maps/satnav: DG5 4QL.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Walking and wildlife are the order of the day here: clamber along the cliffs from Castle Point to Rockcliffe and along the Jubilee Path up the Muckle Knowe; you can also walk along the causeway at low tide from Kippford to Rough Island and its bird sanctuary or take to the hills at Screel, Bengairn and beyond.

To be even more strenuous than Scottish hillwalking, follow the signposted trail from Rockcliffe village and climb the Motte of Mark for some stunning views over the Urr estuary and beyond to the Lake District and the Isle of Man.

As for wildlife, the area is full of species to stare at, including butterflies, bluebells and summer swallows, with Dumfries and Galloway an all-round nature haven: try the Galloway Red Kite Trail, stamping around with the stags at the Galloway Forest Park, looking for small critters in the beach rockpools or seeing the seabirds from the RSPB centre at the Mull of Galloway.

Remember to flummox your friends with another Random Rockcliffe Fact: a very rare species of ladybird was discovered here in 2011, named Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata after the 24 spots on its wings – bonus points if you can say that very quickly.

If you prefer two wheels rather than two feet, Castle Point is close to the 7stanes, the seven mountain biking trails across the south of Scotland and there are numerous cycle trails nearby.

Other active options in the area include pony trekking, fishing, sailing and tennis – Kippford is a well-known sailing centre and there are watersports, archery and other activities at Galloway Activity Centre and the Laggan Outdoor Centre. There are several nine- and 18-hole golf courses within reach too, with the closest at Colvend Golf Club on the Solway Coast.

After all that activity, relax and fill up with the many flavours of fresh Dumfries and Galloway produce: have a wander around the foodie village of Castle Douglas or stock up on the famous Cream of Galloway ice cream near the village – there’s an ice cream factory here with an indoor activity centre for rainy days.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (8.4 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (15.9 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (28.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (21.4 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (25.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Should you be running later than 8pm please call ahead at the campsite to let the warden know. Please use the contact details provided on your booking confirmation email.

Castle Point Caravan Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Additional terms

For hire caravans there must be at least one person over 21.

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