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Sandhead Beach

Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

Sandhead is at the eastern end of the long wide Luce Sands, within Luce Bay. Sandhead is a small village overlooking this large flat sheltered beach.

Beach Type



There are picnic tables
Toilets and a play area for children


Wind surfing and water skiing is popular and small boats can be launched at high tide

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty of room to stretch your legs along the coast or this very long beach

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs allowed.

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


Nearest town: Stranraer
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8097, -4.95229
Postcode: DG9 9JA
(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 to Sandhead.

Nearest Railway Stations

Stranraer (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


Some parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Ardwell Bay - East, Ardwell (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Arwell Bay - West, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Logan Botanic Gardens, Port Logan (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
New England Bay, Stranraer (Unknown stay).
About 5.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Stranraer