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Castle Point Beach Rockcliffe Beach

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 famed 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, there's 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.

On site, there's a laundry room with washing machines and dryers, washing-up areas, a lockable bike shed, a drying room for wet clothes, 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.

Please note

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.

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

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


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9.4

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98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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84% described Castle Point Caravan Site as Spectacular scenery ?

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worth a visit 05/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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

    this small Screel facing camping park is ideal for quiet breaks for all ages, despite a few pitched up campers there on the dates we visited, anyone with a young family would need to consider, there are presently no play/park areas.On site facilities are minimal but spotlessly clean and adequate for most travellers. we couldn't fault anything and certainly would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful location. If your interested in walking or simply exploring the coastline- a gentle walk along the shore line is doable, but not for anyone with mobility problems.

    Disliked: 

    the price of the ice creams from the visiting Mr Whippy van! this obviously isn't a problem related to the camp site.

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Great location, fantastic facilities and a great place to pitch up. 05/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tammie L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    We have been to this site a number of times and love the scenery how quite it is the lovely walks for both us and our dogs. Friendly locals and owners of the campsite. Always clean and the shower block and toilets are always clean which is a bonus.

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Clean site, near to a beach walk quite when we ... 05/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean site, near to a beach walk quite when we were there so plenty of pitches.

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Good site in a quiet location with ready access tho coastal path 05/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Colin N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great views and long walks along the coast with the dog. A couple of pubs about an hours walk away.

    Disliked: 

    Nowhere to empty grey water from the van

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Very nice site, clean facilities and fantastic views. 04/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane H. Confirmed

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

    Friendly owners/staff and fantastic views.

    Disliked: 

    It was difficult to find a level pitch on the tent field where we were sent as we had arrived later on in the day.

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Excellent, friendly staff, very clean. 04/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Judy B. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom mobile home (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site was immaculate as was the caravan. I went with my husband, son of 11 and two dogs. We were half expecting the normal 'older' caravan as we had a pet friendly one, but this caravan was shiny and new! It was lovely with incredible views from the balcony over the Solway Firth with views of Rough Island. We found plenty to do with some great walks. It's very quiet so if you're after some R & R this is the place to be!

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    Wish we could have stayed longer!

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Would return, well placed site but a narrow road to it 04/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ann F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Beautiful view over the firth, great beach and walks, nice owners, very friendly

    Disliked: 

    No dog poo bin

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Beautiful Site Beautiful people 04/23/2019

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  • Electric grass motorhome pitch (large)
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    Everything

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Good site and good views, will visit again! 04/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris M. Confirmed

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

    The facilities were great.
    Spotless toilets and showers.
    On site wi-fi.
    Big pitches with loads of space.
    Fantastic sea views from our tent.
    Great staff and good banter.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are not allocated or separated. This would be fantastic when its quiet and you have the pick of the entire site, but when its busy can be restricting to find a suitable pitch depending where those before you have chosen to pitch.

    Some of the tent pitches are on a bit of a slope, but still worth it for the views.

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Clean toilets and showers Great views Friendly staff 04/23/2019

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  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean toilets and showers
    Great views
    Friendly staff

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Location

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  • West Barcloy Farm, Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG5 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8585°N 3.7861°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 20.4 kilometres
Maryport: Curzon Street Coach Stop — 24.7 kilometres
Train stations
Maryport Rail Station — 24.9 kilometres
Flimby Rail Station — 25.4 kilometres
Dumfries Rail Station — 26.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 50.1 kilometres
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 89.5 kilometres

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.

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. Several nine- and 18-hole golf courses within reach too, with the closest at Colvend Golf Club on the Solway Coast.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (13.5 kilometres)
  • Robert Burns Centre (25.6 kilometres)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (45.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (34.4 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (40.6 kilometres)

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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Should you be running later than 8pm please call ahead at the site 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The balance is due 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes 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.

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

Additional terms

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

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