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Portpatrick (Outer Harbour) Beach

Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

Portpatrick is a small town with a sheltered harbour containing some sandy areas at low tide.

Beach Type



Portpatrick is a small resort town with some shops
Restaurants and pubs
The harbour has berths for pleasure craft


Or simply exploring the town and enjoying the views

Nature and Wildlife

Portpatrick is the start of the southern uplands way.

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: 54.8415, -5.11976
Postcode: DG9 8AN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Head for Stranraer then follow the A77 to portpatrick.

Nearest Railway Stations

Stranraer (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are two car parks in the town.

Nearby Car Parks

Lighthouse, Portpatrick (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Lagwinnan, Portpatrick (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Dashers Den, Portpatrick (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Ryan Leisure Centre, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.5 miles away
Hanover Square, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away
Agnew Crescent, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.7 miles away
Breastworks, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.7 miles away
Fisher Street - West, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.7 miles away
Fisher Street - Middle, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.7 miles away
Fisher Street - Library, Stranraer (Short stay).
About 5.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Stranraer