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- Family site facing a wide run of beach
- Launch your own boat from the beach and store on site for free
- Excellently-kept facilities including café and bar
It’s sand and sea as far as the eye can see in the sinuous sweep of Luce Bay, and this friendly, family-run site faces right onto the huge, unspoiled beach. It will literally take you sixty seconds to stroll down there and relish the sensation of the golden crumbly stuff sliding silkily through your toes. The view in the other direction is not to be sniffed at either, as the emerald Galloway Hills undulate into the distance.
Guests at Sands of Luce Holiday Park can get their chops round an enormous breakfast or some of the homemade sarnies and cakes in the park’s café, or hunker down and work their way through an array of local whiskeys in the Lighthouse Bar, where there are always plenty of amiable regulars offering up fishing advice.
The award-winning facilities also include a playground and two games rooms for children, although they’ll probably be too busy making sandcastles, watching the boats launch from the beach, or trying out some wakeboarding and kitesurfing...
During Easter, July and August expect plenty to do on site with a free wild food beach forage and RSPB beach safaris once a week, along with a holiday programme of activity days like archery, beach kayaking, blokarts, paddle board, kite buggies and sea fishing available for a small fee.
Guests' boats can be launched from the beach and stored in the new secured boat yard at no extra charge.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Town Hall — 7.3 miles
7.3 miles Town Hall — 7.3 miles
- Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station
— 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Barrhill Rail Station — 20.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal
— 6.9 miles
6.9 miles Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles Cairnryan Stena Line Ferry Terminal — 12.1 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
— 49.9 miles
From the south
Follow the A75 to Stranraer. Before Dunragit turn left onto the B7084 sign posted Sandhead Drunmore. Keep left onto the B7084 until it joins the A716, turn left towards the village of Sandhead. A quarter of a mile before Sandhead look for the Sands of Luce Holiday Park sign on the left.
From the north
Follow the A77 into the centre of Stranraer. Drive out of Stranraer on the A77 and take the Stoneykirk road for Drunmore, Stoneykirk and Port Patrick. Keep left on the A716; do not follow signs for Portpatrick. Drive through the village of Stoneykirk. Follow the A716 to the village of Sandhead. A quarter of a mile before the village of Sandhead look for Sands of Luce Holiday Park sign on the left.
NB: Sands of Luce Holiday Park is about 7 miles out from the town of Stranraer.
The wide open spaces, jagged cliffs and river inlets surrounding Luce Bay make for great birdwatching and wildlife spotting, as well as rambling and pedalling (and there are plenty of charismatic watering holes en route). Naturally, it’s fertile fishing, golfing and horse riding territory too.
Dotted with pretty fishing villages, this stretch of Galloway coast has an unusually mild micro-climate; there are a number of idyllic public gardens here, such as Logan Botanic Garden, which is filled with colourful blooms, palm trees and exotic southern hemisphere plants.
You can also visit the lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway, which is the most southerly point in Scotland, to sound out the mother of all foghorns and enjoy views all the way to Ireland.
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- Does Sands of Luce Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Sands of Luce Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Sands of Luce Holiday Park? The wide open spaces, jagged cliffs and river inlets surrounding Luce Bay make for great birdwatching and wildlife spotting, as well as rambling and pedalling (and there are plenty of charismatic watering … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Sands of Luce Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.