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Sands of Luce Holiday Park

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Sands of Luce is a four-star holiday park overlooking the beautiful Luce Bay, in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, in Scotland.

The park offers holiday home hire and ownership opportunities, as well as welcoming caravan and camping guests with motorhomes, tents and touring caravans.

There are three separate areas available at Sandhead Caravan Park for touring and camping guests. The Dunes offers amazing views out to sea as well as direct access to the beach. All the pitches on this field are hardstanding and are fully serviced with electric and water hook-ups.

The dedicated touring and camping area is well sheltered by trees and shrubs, and is popular with families. The field is well spaced offering plenty of privacy to guests, and electric hook-ups are also available at these pitches, which are all grassy but with excellent drainage.

Guests wanting a full-on beachside camping experience can use the beachside field. Again, all the pitches here are grass and have excellent drainage, and these are perfect for tents. Electric hook-ups are also available at a select number of these pitches.

Visit Scotland on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays and the astounding natural beauty of this country is something many want to simply spend time drinking in – and you can do just that from Sandhead Caravan Park. The location of this park means that guests have every opportunity to enjoy the delights of Luce Bay, as well as the breathtaking countryside and villages of the local area. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, mountain biking and fishing nearby, and the park is hugely popular with outdoor lovers that choose to stay close to the site.

Locally, guests can enjoy a trip to the Mull of Galloway, and the unrivalled views it offers out across the Irish Sea – it's about a half hour drive from this campsite. The Irish mainland and the Isle of Man are visible on fair weather days, providing amazing photo opportunities, while the Galloway Hills are also visible. There is a great eco-café found on the Mull of Galloway from where the stunning vistas can be enjoyed.

Port Logan Fish Pond is a great place for the whole family to spend a day, even if there are family members that don’t enjoy fishing! Guests that don’t mind driving a little further can experience a vast array of outdoor activities and adventures at the Galloway Forest Park. In addition, Galloway Forest Park is one of the few official Dark Sky Parks, making it a great place to do stargazing.

The nearest town to this campsite is Stranraer, about a quarter of an hour away by car, where guests will find places to pick up holiday essentials and groceries. There are plenty of great establishments in Stranraer to eat and drink, too. In addition, golf lovers will find plenty of amazing courses within an hour of the park, while there are a number of stunning botanical gardens and country estates open to tourists close by.

Stay at Sandhead Caravan Park and explore Dumfries and Galloway, whether you're going for a one-off break, or you're planning to make it a permanent holiday retreat.

Open all year.

Pets allowed, Disabled access, Children's play area(s), Electric hook-ups, Sanitary block(s), Laundry, Wireless internet, Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities, Bar, Restaurant

games room

Touring pitches, Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, Holiday homes (for rent), 90 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Sailing, Water Sports

Stranraer Museum
Castle Kennedy Gardens
Stranraer Harbour

Sands of Luce Holiday Park (www)

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
United Kingdom
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Sandhead or Sands of Luce Holiday Park are one and the same. They are actually two caravan parks merged into one, so it is a fair size.
Luce Sands are a beautiful huge expanse of sand especially good if you have dogs, I only wish Sandhead or Sands of Luce Holiday Park was half as good as the scenery. We stayed from 02/06/08 to 09/06/08.
The bad bits :
1. Reception not staffed (ever that we saw). We met a tanned male on site dressed in casual clothes driving a sports car (presumably the owner, though he did not actually introduce himself) who directed us to go one of two places, then returned the very next day (once we had set up) asking abruptly had his man not told us to move, which he hadn’t. We were then told we had to move as another person had rented the pitch we were on for a year. No apology, ‘just move back a bit’. Bad thoughts and rude words coursed through my mind.
2. We were not given any information on arrival either of cost, local points of interest or even when the on site shop opened. Though homemade signs on site listed the shop as opening for three separate opening times in a twenty four hour period, though it did not actually say on what days. It turns out the shop opens at weekends only ‘until the school hoildays’ (what happens then was not disclosed).
3. The site is generally tired looking. Drinking water is not sign posted and the water was supplied through an old piece of hose and tasted metallic even after being boiled, bottled water recommended.
4. The washing up areas and shower block/toilets are not cleaned daily and suffer as a consequence. Our shower block/toilets were cleaned twice in seven days. There are only two cleaners employed to clean the whole site and they can only do what they can. This means that the toilets are repeatedly without toilet roll and hand towels. The hand towels for some reason when they were re-stocked were only filled approximately a quarter of the way up, which means they only lasted a matter of hours. The washing up area we used was not noticibly cleaned in the week we were there. The greasy spag bol sauce was a bit of a give away.
5. Kids play area is not fenced. We witnessed one small upset wanderer.
6. Staff not identifiable. No badge, embossed shirt or uniform. A helpful male named ‘John’ (who could have been anyone) arrived in a car outside the van on day two and asked how long we were staying and then asked to be paid. Unfortunately we did not have any money as we were not expecting him. John and the casually dressed tanned male driving a sports car do not appear to communicate well with regards to who has paid and who has not as we witnessed fellow campers being rudely told ‘Make with the money’ by the casually dressed tanned male driving a sports car when in fact they had already paid ‘John’ in advance in full.
7. The large orange circular sticker ‘John’ stuck on our awing window indicating the length of our stay was of the sticky backing that does not come off variety which left behind glue which had already reacted with the plastic of the awing window causing it to bubble. An unfortunate incident especially when you consider the awing cost £700-00.
8. No re-cycling on site or no information provided as to where to place your re-cycling rubbish if there is any.
9. No dog poo bins.
The good bits :
1. Great beach
2. Bar and local restaurants within walking distance and the County Hotel in Stoneykirk, which serves the best quality steak and has a chef who can prepare it extremely well, is only a short drive away.

If non existent customer care and a lack of toilet roll are your thing, Sandhead or Sands of Luce Holiday Park is the place for you.