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Castle Bay Caravan Park

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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Castle Bay Caravan Park is a lovely holiday destination just over a mile outside the village of Portpatrick, close to the town of Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway.

This park has holiday homes for hire, as well as a number of pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. In addition, some of the holiday homes at Castle Bay Caravan Park are permanently owned – if you want to visit Scotland regularly and would like to make this park your permanent holiday retreat, contact the park directly.

Pitches with electric hook-ups are available for touring guests, while awning space can be provided, but please state this when you place your booking. Seasonal storage is also offered here.

The popular attraction of Dunskey Castle can be seen from this campsite, while on a clear day the sea views are complemented beautifully by views of the Irish mainland, which sits on the horizon.

If you're spending your camping and caravan holidays in Scotland at Castle Bay Caravan Park, you'll surely want to explore the natural beauty of this part of the UK. A gorgeous coastal path takes guests into nearby Portpatrick in 15 minutes, while the path can also be followed via Dunskey Castle for those not minding a slightly longer walk.

Once in Portpatrick, you can enjoy its quaint centre and harbour area. Visit the independent shops, stock up on holiday essentials or maybe buy a few gifts for loved ones at home. The village also has a number of beautiful pubs and restaurants serving great food and drinks.

Take a short walk to the north and you'll find the local beaches, which are a great place to relax with the whole family. Sea fishing can also be enjoyed from the beach, though some of the local fishermen in Portpatrick will often happily take tourists out on their boats for those interested in the experience.

Portpatrick Golf Club offers a course that is a good challenge for all ability levels, while there are another six courses within an hour of the park, most offering amazing views of the local area as well as a fun round of golf.

The town of Stranraer sits on the southern edge of Loch Ryan and is about a 20-minute drive from Castle Bay Caravan Park. There are plenty of shops, amenities and eateries here. In addition, from here you can take the ferry across to Northern Ireland – there are daily sailings to Larne and Belfast.

About an hour and a half from this campsite by car, you'll find the unspoilt beauty of Galloway Forest Park. Enjoy cycling, walking, mountain biking, orienteering, horse riding, wildlife spotting, canoeing or white water paddling. This is also the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, making it a fantastic place for stargazing.

Stay at Castle Bay Caravan Park on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Scotland, and loose yourself in the rich, natural magnificence of this region.

Open all year.

Allow rallies, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities

18 Holiday homes (for rent), Motorhome pitches, Residential homes (for rent), Tent pitches, Touring pitches, 60 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis, Games Room

Castle Kennedy Gardens with 75 acres of landscaped terraces and avenues, also including the ruined and historic Castle Kennedy at one end and Lochinch Castle at the other. See also Logan Botanical Gardens, the pictureque village of Portpatrick, Killantringan Lightohouse and the beautiful beach at Portlogan.

Castle Bay Caravan Park

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)

1.0 stars

What a disappointment the last leg of our holiday ,the static caravan was meant to be a bronze it was nothing like the picture advertising a bronze ,the cushions were missing from the back of the chair,it had no net curtains to the front window thus no privacy,the fire was very rusty and the carpet covered in stains and dirty ,the ignition on the oven wouldn’t work so needed two of us to light the oven,when you used the shower the waste water poured out underneath outside ,and when I removed the duvet covers /pillow cases for them to wash they were filthy/mouldy, glad to leave a day earlier than we should have

South Lanarkshire

5.0 stars

Castle Bay Caravan Park is a really good caravan site. I have being going here every year since i was a little girl and it has always been great. The staff are really friendly and are always there to help. It is really close to Portpatrick that is lovely wee area with a few pubs and restaurants. There is a park and games room that makes it all the more enjoyable for children of all ages and the shop makes it easier to get milk for the morning instead of walking a mile to the newsagents down in Portpatrick. All in all it is an amazing site and you can make really good friends!
Castle Bay Caravan Park, Stranraer, Scotland

South Lanarkshire

4.0 stars

Have been coming to this site for a couple of years, and we have found the staff very helpful. The site is located within walking distance from Portpatrick, which is a great folky village with excellent wee pubs and resturants. The toilet block is not the best we've seen, but it is kept clean and the site makes sure it does not over book for the size of the block, even though they have lots of space to do so. Not a great deal for the kids to do, however the site is quite and is probably suited more to couples.
Overall a good basic site.