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  • Family-friendly park with spectacular Solway Firth views
  • Kids' and teens' clubs, soft play, amusements and outdoor playgrounds
  • Showbar; bar-restaurant; takeaway and 25-metre indoor pool with flume

Northerners, fear not: southern-ness is not a prerequisite to enjoyment of a stay at Southerness Holiday Village at the foot of the Galloway Hills; the superb sea views and great facilities on site should please all comers.

The pitches at this family-friendly park look out over the windswept beauty of the Solway Firth, towards the English Lake District; and the surrounding countryside is teeming with wildlife, from the tiny creatures that inhabit the rockpools on the neighbouring beach to the great stags stalking the Galloway Forest Park further inland. Amphibian admirers will be interested to know to that the site is next door to Scotland’s largest breeding colony of Natterjack toads...

When it comes to your own wee beasties, Southerness serves up a generous dollop of fun for kids too: buzzing clubs catering for the very small to hulking teens; an indoor pool with a flume, fountains and toddler pool (and a Jacuzzi for the grownups); a soft play area; crazy golf; amusements; outdoor playgrounds - plus of course the lively schedule of evening entertainment for the whole family in the Sunset Showbar.

There’s a good choice of menu options in the onsite bar-restaurant, as well as fresh Costa coffee; or you can opt for a takeaway if you just want to chill out in your own space and admire the views.

There’s free wifi in designated areas of the site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 8AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8739°N 3.5974°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Maryport: Curzon Street Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
Aspatria: Market Square Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Flimby (Cumbria): Rail Station Bus Stop — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Maryport Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 13.1 miles
Aspatria Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 26.2 miles
Keswick Ferry Landing — 26.6 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 26.8 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 59.5 miles


Southerness is a beachside holiday park located 15 miles from Dumfries.

By car
Head for Dumfries town centre and follow the A710 Solway Coast Road.
Approximately 14 miles after Dumfries, one mile after the village of Kirkbean, look out for the clearly signed turning on the left down to Southerness Holiday Village.

By bus
There is a bus stop within 100 yards of the park gates running to Dumfries and Dalbeattie. The service is infrequent, running approximately every two hours. The approximate cost of a taxi fare to Dumfries is £12.

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

Assuming the weather is kind, the area surrounding Southerness Holiday Village is tiptop for anyone looking for an active holiday. Do your own thing or shake off the cobwebs and try something new and exciting at one of the excellent activity centres in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Golfers are in for a particular treat, given the enormous choice of excellent courses nearby (the closest championship course is on the doorstep, in Southerness).

If you fancy getting out and about, there’s a plethora of attractions to choose from: tickle your taste buds with a trip to the Cocoa Bean Factory or ice cream factory; rattle around on the barrel train at Mabie Farm Park, a great value attraction packed with activities to keep the kids entranced all day; ramble around the romantic ruins of Sweetheart Abbey; clamber around a couple of castles; or visit the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.

Or you could head to one of Dumfries and Galloway’s 'themed' towns: Wigtown for bookish types, Castle Douglas for foodies, or the artists’ town of Kirkcudbright.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (1.6 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (13.4 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (22.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (17.1 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (24.2 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.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Southerness Holiday Village cancellation policy

29-42 days: 50% of holiday cost
43-55 days: 30% of holiday cost

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 and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The balance is due 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance should be paid within 1 day of booking.

Please contact Southerness Holiday Village to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.

After receiving your confirmation, within 24 hours you will receive a second email confirming your booking from Parkdean. Please do not contact Parkdean prior to receipt of this email. This email will display a link to pay your balance.

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Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.