Sandhead – South West Scotland
Sandhead stands on the northern shore of Luce Bay – a beautiful expanse of water ideal for sea angling, sailing, windsurfing and wildlife watching. As its name suggests, here is a long sandy beach – about five or six miles in length – and the waters along the shoreline are fairly shallow and family friendly (but pay attention to tides and wind direction!).
For those seeking adventure Power Kiting and Kite Buggy instruction is available!
Enjoy this short video courtesy of the Solway Firth Partnership showing some exciting action on the beach near Sandhead.
Sandhead has a popular hotel with a restaurant, lounge bar and pub. The village shop offers a sub-post office, an ATM, general supplies LPG bottles, and a colourful range of spades, buckets, and other beach must-haves for the kids.
There is a Tea Room in the village, and the area around and on the shore side of the Village Green offers free parking with a view.
The village also has two churches (Baptist and a Church of Scotland) and a Bowling Club where visitors are welcome.
Adjacent to the village is an award winning Holiday Park offering holiday home ownership, static units to buy or rent, boat storage, camping pitches with hook-ups, slipway, licensed club house, shop and miles of beach. New for for 2015, within Sands of Luce Holiday Park is Streatery82 serving delicious, locally sourced food with a continetal twist!
Sandhead is on the popular Mull of Galloway Trail, a scenic footpath recently opened so that there are walking opportunities in either direction along the coastline without any significant gradients involved.
What`s near Sandhead?
The Kirkmadrine Stones are only a few miles inland from Sandhead. In the porch of a former chapel are three of the earliest Christian memorial stones in Britain dating from the 5th or early 6th century.
Ardwell Gardens are just a few miles south of Sandhead and well worth a visit.
From Sandhead. you can walk along the sands for several miles in a northerly direction to reach Torrs Warren.
Where can I get a coffee?
Try the Woodland Tea Room in Sandhead village or Streatery82 at Sands of Luce Holiday Park.