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Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Arran
Discover the coast of South West Scotland on holiday or on your doorstep

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Best beaches in Dumfries And Galloway
List of the top 10 beaches in Dumfries And Galloway as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Marine mammals - SWSEIC
Dumfries and Galloway is seldom considered a hotspot for watching whales and dolphins, yet some species can be seen all year round in our coastal waters...

Coastal Walker - Dumfries & Galloway
Ruth Livingstone presents her diary from walking the coastline of the UK.

The Ayrshire Coastal Path
The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles.

Coastal and marine - Ayrshire
With 147km of coastline stretching from Glenapp to Largs, the Ayrshire coastline is brimming with life...

Community of Arran Seabed Trust
A community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde...

Arran Coastal Way
A challenging and rewarding 65-mile / 105 kilometre circular route around the beautiful Isle of Arran...

Discover the Isle of Arran
Find a little bit of everything you'd ever want from a Scottish island; an ever-changing coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered beaches...

South Arran NCMPA
This area was selected for protection because of its diversity of animals and plants...

Arran Sealife
Stunning and inspiring underwater photographs from the sea around the Isle of Arran in Scotland...

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The National Trust for Scotland

A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.

CoolStays by the Sea

With 100's of cool properties on the UK coast, half a dozen on the South West coast of Scotland including an island lighthouse cottage, a charming cottage near Stranraer perfect for walkers and photographers and more. Use the map to zoom in on the SW coast for local results.

Craig Tara Holiday Park

A Haven park with camping & touring pitches, chalets and lodges beside the sea along the Ayrshire coast. Ideal for exploring the coast by day and using the amenities on site in the evening. Family friendly.

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