A visit to the stunning Queensberry Bay Leisure Park means you can enjoy direct beach access and coastal views right on your doorstep. We’ve put together a list of the best beaches to visit near Dumfries.

Powfoot Beach

The park has direct access to the stunning Powfoot beach, which offers panoramic views of the coast, and the breath-taking Solway Firth. If you’re looking for a peaceful stroll, taking in the sounds of the waves and the smell of the sea air, look no further than the Powfoot beach. The shingles are great for piling and skipping and the quiet stretch of coast is great for relaxing and letting go of the stresses of every day life. Powfoot beach is also perfect for those who want to enjoy the local wildlife, there are plenty of birds that can be spotted and rockpools.


Mossyard Beach

If you are travelling with family and are looking for a beach that’s sandier, Mossyard beach is under an hour’s drive from the park and is perfect for those looking for a family beach. There are plenty of rockpools to explore and lots of wildlife to spot, as well as rocks for the aspiring adventurist to climb. The clean sand is great for making sandcastles, which the little ones will love, they might even be lucky enough to find some shells to use as decoration.


Tombolo at Mossyard cc-by-sa/2.0 - © IAN PURDHAM - geograph.org.uk/p/171183
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Annan Beach

Another great beach for wildlife spotting is Annan Beach. The shingled beach with plentiful rockpools is great for spotting local wildlife including; Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Redshanks. The location is stunning, with beautiful wide views of the sea, perfect for watching the sunset.

Solway Firth beach near Newbie cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ray Barnes - geograph.org.uk/p/235413
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Powillimount beach

Within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty, Southerness Beach is another stunning beach to explore. This beach has no restrictions on pets, meaning your fury friend can join you in a long stroll. If you’re looking for things to do during your walk, there’s a golf club nearby with direct access to the beach and a fish and chip shop to enjoy.

The beach near Powillimount cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Walter Baxter - geograph.org.uk/p/383455
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Whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach right on your doorstop to enjoy long strolls or a family beach for sandcastle making and rockpool exploring, there’s a beach for every taste along the Dumfries coastline.

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