Newton Campsite

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Newton Beach (added by manager 11 Aug 2022)
Waterside pitches (added by manager 11 aug 2022)
Pitches and beach (added by manager 11 aug 2022)
Aerial view (added by manager 11 aug 2022)

  • Family-friendly site in with direct access to a private beach
  • A quarter of an hour to Kirkcudbright or Newton Stewart by car
  • Direct access to the South West Coastal 300 route
Folk come to the coast of Dumfries and Galloway for the peace and quiet, the castles and – if you opt for this particular spot just off the A75 – for access to a private sandy beach. Newton Campsite is a family-friendly site in a rural location with direct access to Scotland's southern seascapes and the scenic South West Coastal 300 driving route, all in a convenient location 15 minutes' drive from the popular towns of Kirkcudbright and Newton Stewart. The site is surrounded by fields and the pitches are just a short walk from the beach, where you can relax over a picnic or bring a kayak, bodyboard or wee sailboat and make your own oceangoing adventures. In the evening, head back to base to build a small fire in the designated spots, or bring your own firepit and spend the night enjoying sizzling snacks and gazing up at the stars. Newton Campsite has basic facilities only, including a waste-disposal point for toilet waste and a tap for fresh drinking water. Because of this, you'll need to bring your own toilet facilities (and all guests staying in tents are asked to bring their own toilet tent). The nearest set of shops is about four miles away, while Newton Stewart is where to head for bigger supermarkets and restaurants.

Campground type

Camper sites 30
RV sites 30
Tent sites 29
Open all year
Please note
  • This park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
  • There is no reception building on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

French

Campsite types & availability

Reviews

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97%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Fantastic beach and views

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Great little site. Fantastic views and access to the beach. There is now a portaloo on site which is good. No facilities but expected.

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What a fantastic place to stop right on the beach we would…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Gary C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: What a fantastic place to stop right on the beach we would definitely be back

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Ideal location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Michael (Mick) B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Beautiful location friendly welcome

Disliked: All good

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Unspoilt but well-kept, quiet, choice of spacious, level pitches, fantastic sea views…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Unspoilt but well-kept, quiet, choice of spacious, level pitches, fantastic sea views and direct access to lovely beach

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location. Clean site. Friendly site owner.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Paul B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Great location. Clean site. Friendly site owner.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site, nice owners, this place is amazing.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Second time staying here and like the first time loved it and will be definitely be back.

Disliked: None

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Great views…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Great views

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful place to stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: What more do you want for £17.50 a night. We were 30ft from the beach and the view Was to die for. The owner was very friendly and directed us to the local shops which had everything we needed. You do need to be self contained as there is no toilet or shower.

Disliked: There was absolutely nothing to dislike.

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Beautiful view and great location. Dogs loved the beach. Owner very welcoming…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Beautiful view and great location. Dogs loved the beach. Owner very welcoming and friendly. Would have loved to stay longer

Disliked: None

Recommend to friends Visit again

Back to basics. A special place

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
James H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and sand travel trailer campsite

Liked: Everything about this site is amazing. 3rd time we have stayed and the back to basics approach with the most amazing location...wins again.

Disliked: Nothing

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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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Newton Campsite

A75

Gatehouse of Fleet

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG7 2ER

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.85288°N
-4.25348°W

Nearest transport

Bus
3.3 mi Mill on the Fleet
3.3 mi Mill on the Fleet
3.3 mi Mill on the Fleet
Rail
27 mi Barrhill Rail Station
30 mi Dumfries Rail Station

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

In the immediate vicinity, you could explore mysterious ancient history at Cairn Holy (five minutes' drive), a set of Neolithic chambered tombs. If you're minded to range far and wide you might also like a spin around the 7Stanes bike park in Dalbeattie (30 minutes). One of the closest castles is at Cardoness (five minutes) in a hilltop location where you can take in far-reaching views, while down by the coast Carsluith Castle (10 minutes) is very well preserved and free to enter. More history and heritage is showcased in Kirkcudbright (15 minutes; pronounced kirk-oo-bree), including Broughton House, a restored Georgian mansion. The town also has a swimming pool for those months when the sea's a bit too chilly for a dip. Newton Campsite is also within easy reach of pretty coastal peninsulas like Isle of Whithorn (40 minutes), a pretty coastal village long associated with St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland. The Rhins of Galloway peninsula (45 minutes) is also well worth a visit if you fancy visiting green spaces like Logan Botanic Garden (an hour) or the southernmost point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (an hour and 10 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Mossyard 1 mi Estuary N/A Good Good Good
Carrick 2.3 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Brighouse Bay 7 mi Sea N/A Poor Poor Poor
Dhoon Bay 7.1 mi Estuary N/A Poor Poor Poor
Rockcliffe 18.2 mi Estuary N/A Poor Poor Poor

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre 26.7 mi

Robert Burns Centre 29.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Cream o' Galloway - Carrick Shore - Cream o' Galloway 2.9 mi

Gatehouse of Fleet - Sandgreen - Girthon - Gatehouse of Fleet 3.3 mi

Around Gatehouse of Fleet 3.4 mi

Gatehouse of Fleet - Glencap Forest - Dow Craig Hill 3.7 mi

Carsluith - Kirkmabreck - Carsluith 4.2 mi

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.

Nearest campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable campgrounds.

Want to know more about camping in Dumfries and Galloway?

  • Does Newton Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Newton Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Newton Campsite? In the immediate vicinity, you could explore mysterious ancient history at Cairn Holy (five minutes' drive), a set of Neolithic chambered tombs. If you're minded to range far and wide you might … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Newton Campsite?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Newton Campsite? From $22.51 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.