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Ryan Bay Caravan Park

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Gallivant to the Gaelic shores of Ryan Bay to guarantee you and your wee ones a dose of brisk Scottish air so plentiful that even the most restless of residers will be zonked out night after night...

The scenic saunters to be had on the west coast of Scotland are enough to exhaust any intrepid explorer and there’s no better place to rest your heid than at Ryan Bay Caravan Park. Even on a dreich day, you can choose to whisk(y) yourself away for a highland hike or enjoy the perfect excuse for loching yourself up cosy and warm…

So pick a pitch from which to take in the bonny backdrop. A hol for the whole family will greet you here. A place for a pint? Aye! Outdoor play area for the little people? Certainly. Pooches permitted? Indeed. Campers and caravanners can make the most of the green pitches, free heated showers, covered dishwashing area and Elsan and waste disposal points. There is also a laundry on site for guests’ use and the park has CCTV too.

This site is a member of Hagans Leisure group.

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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • Innermessan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 8QP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9239°N 4.9915°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 1.8 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 7.8 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 20.3 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Barrhill Rail Station — 14.6 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 23.0 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 1.7 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 3.0 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 3.0 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 43.2 miles


Take the A77 through Stranraer. Turn right at Loch Ryan. Follow the road for 2.5 miles and the park is located on the right-hand side.

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

When you’re not basking in the beauty of the Bay on your doorstep, the local area has plenty to keep the whole family out and about. Seafarers can even hop aboard a ferry from Cairnryan (just three and a half miles north) and enjoy a day trip to Northern Ireland, where the crossing will take you to Larne.

Castle Kennedy and Gardens are about seven miles south-east of the park and have a bountiful array of plants (some rare and exotic) and wildlife to spy - there are even bird hides to get snug in. Family events are arranged throughout the season so kids could be in for extra entertaining and educational treats. They’ll feel like real winners hiding beneath the 20 towering and ancient ‘Champion Trees’ and there’s a right royal time to be had exploring the ruins of the sixteenth-century castle.

Sea lovers will be beaming like beacons as they skidaddle to Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway (45 minutes’ drive). Climb the 26m-high lighthouse and visit the engine room exhibition to have all your questions answered by the experts and have a peek at the artefacts housed there. The surroundings are a Site of Scientific Interest and RSPB reserve, so when you’re not mulling over Mull’s scenery, you can spot the likes of roe deer, brown hare, guillemots and puffins. The coffee shop here serves up hot drinks and snacks, as well as a scoop (or two) of Cream o’Galloway ice cream, which can be tucked into as you gawk at the panoramic views of Galloway, the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Foodies, The Cocoabean Company chocolate factory is about an hour’s drive east, where, aside from the feast to be had, there are kids’ workshops and play areas. About 45 minutes from the site you’ll find Galloway Smokehouse (in Wigtown Bay) for the very best smoked Scottish salmon and trout and where you can pick up some absolutely gilliant recipes. If you’re on the way back from the smokehouse, Bladnoch Whiskey Distillery’s shop is enroute and we think it’d be rude not to pop in for a sample of Scotland’s finest to take home...

Galloway Forest Park is around an hour and a half’s drive inland. Three hundred square miles of rugged Scottish scenery await here in Britain’s largest forest park. Fill up on your porridge oats and make a day of it, taking on a cycle ride or walk around rivers and lochs, spotting birds of prey along the way. You’ll be starry eyed as you as you gaze above too, seeing exactly why this is one of just four Dark Sky Parks in the Western world.

Cycle routes

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


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Additional terms

Same-sex male or female groups of 3 or more people under 30 years of age are not accepted.

Once a booking has been confirmed each amendment required by the guest will incur a charge of £25 for any subsequent re-invoicing. It is possible that a change of holiday dates in the same calendar year may be considered and charged as an amendment. This is subject to availability.

Under no circumstances should the number in your party exceed either the number on the booking page or the capacity of the accommodation as advertised.

In the event of you having to cancel your holiday you are required to notify us by telephone as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to adjust our services since it is possible that in some circumstances, accommodation, entertainment or a facility may have to be withdrawn, due to maintenance, renovation, adverse weather conditions, changes in legislation, or any other factor outside our control.

Family bar: open Thursday - Sunday only. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children must be out of the bar by 9pm. Do not bring your own alcohol into the family bar. Possible noise can be heard from the bar depending on how close your accommodation is to the bar.

Please note that we are not responsible for the operation of the wifi network. In addition, we are not responsible for the strength of signal on mobile networks.

Holidaymakers should obey all driving and parking signs on park. You are not permitted to bring working vehicles onto the park e.g. pick up trucks, lorries, vans.

Every effort has been made to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday. If however, you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your holiday you must inform park reception as soon as possible so that remedial action can be taken. If the problem has not been resolved to your satisfaction you must record your complaint with the duty manager. If, at the end of your holiday, you feel we have still not dealt with your complaint satisfactorily, please contact the customer services manager in writing at our head office no later than 14 days after the end of your holiday. We are only able to address complaints that are firstly brought to the attention of park reception and the duty manager while you are on holiday and secondly reported in writing or by email to the customer services manager within 14 days of the end of your holiday.

Please treat the property and facilities at the park with respect and care so that other guests may continue to enjoy them. If you notice damage to any facility please report it to reception immediately so that we can rectify the problem.

We reserve the right to terminate a holiday without compensation or refund if, in the opinion of the park manager, the customer or any member of their party is or has behaved in an unreasonable manner that impairs the enjoyment, comfort and safety of other guests or our staff members. Unreasonable behaviour includes, but is not limited to, verbal and physical abuse, and breaches of the park rules. We reserve the right to enter any accommodation at any time under special circumstances or emergencies

We cannot accept working vehicles on site, for example, pick up trucks, vans and open back trucks.

Acceptance of these terms and conditions confirms that you will abide with the park rules at all times.