The Visitors' Guide to Dalbeattie and the Solway Riviera
Dalbeattie and District. On the Scottish coast of the Solway Firth, in the heart of the attractive countryside some 12 miles west of Dumfries, Dalbeattie is the shopping and amenity centre for the very popular Colvend Coast and Urr Estuary holiday areas.
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This website last updated 17/06/2013
About Our Area
Dalbeattie--'The Town of Hard Granite and Warm Hearts'. An expanding and prosperous town of some 4000 inhabitants. Many older buildings are constructed of grey, hand hewn, granite extracted from local quarries, giving the town a unique character. There is a wide selection of accommodation, shops, restaurants and services. more >>
Kippford. This attractive village set on the east bank of the Urr Estuary, and once famous for it's shipyard in days of sailships, is now a popular centre for pleasure sailing. more>>
Rockcliffe. Overlooking Rough Isle and the open Solway, this small village set in it's own sandy bay offers a peaceful and welcoming haven. more >>
Colvend. From Rockcliffe to Sandyhills and Southerness, there are beaches, cliffs, and quiet roads with opportunities for walking, cycling, birdwatching, and enjoying the countryside. more >>.
Sandyhills. The wide sandy beach of Sandyhills Bay is an idea place for families to spend a holiday. digging in the sand, exploring the rock pools, or just relaxing in the quiet of this lovely coastal area. more>>
Golf. Four local golf courses, including a Championship Links Course, all of which are open to non-members. more >>
Walking. There are several excellent forest and coastal paths in the area, many of them recently opened or expanded. more>>
Cycling. Whilst the area does offer some challenging cycle routes, especially for mountain biking, many of the roads offer level and relatively quiet cycling for all the family. more >>
Mountain Biking in Dalbeattie Forest on the famous 7stanes Trail is exciting and exhilarating. more>>
Seashore. The area is bounded to the south by many miles of coastline, much of which is open to the public. more >>
Sailing. Just 5 miles from Dalbeattie is the Solway Estuary with many picturesque villages. Sailing from Kippford is one of the great pleasures of this area. More>>
Fishing .There are lots of good marks for sea angling from boat, shore or beach, and lots of lochs and rivers from which to fish. More>>