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Ardwell Bay Beach

Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

A sheltered and sandy cove situated on the South West coast of the Rhins.

Beach Type



Picnic sites


Exploring rock pools or looking out for seals

Nature and Wildlife

A walk to nearby Doon caslte reveals the remains of a settlement thought to date back to 200BC.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information Stranraer TIC Burns House. Harbour St Stranraer Wigtownshire DG9 7RD. 01776 702595


Nearest town: Stranraer
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7627, -5.00018
Postcode: DG9 9PE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Stranraer. take the A77 then the A716 South. Turn off shortly after Sandhead towards and through Clachanamore then continue on to High Ardwell and then Ardwell bay.


Ample parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Ardwell Bay - East, Ardwell (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Arwell Bay - West, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Logan Botanic Gardens, Port Logan (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Logan Fish Pond, Port Logan (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Port Logan Bay, Port Logan (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Village Hall, Port Logan (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
New England Bay, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Stranraer