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Set in a stunning hilly location by the lovely seaside village of Kippford, this award-winning park is one of the most beautiful holiday parks in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. It is open all year so you can enjoy four seasons.The park has a private woodland which is home to an 8,000-year-old bluebell area and a growing red squirrel population, as well as viewpoints from where you can see over the sea to the Lake District over 40 miles away to the south, and onto the Galloway Hills over 20 miles to the north.
Coastal Kippford has a great choice of holiday homes for sale to suit most budgets as well as caravans and lodges to rent for short breaks and week stays. All our rental properties are exceptionally well maintained in order to allow you to enjoy holidays to the full. Our dog loving guests are welcome to bring their 4 legged friend on holiday too! We also have a fantastic range of seasonal pitches; all hardstanding and available to rent throughout the year. Pitches are available to rent for a minimum period of one month.
Little adventurers will love the outdoor play areas on Park, including an assault course for older children. Our self-service laundrette is open 7 days a week.
If you want a nice meal by the sea, Kippford village is only 15 minutes away by foot. It is an exceptionally pretty harbour with an active yacht club, a yacht chandellery and a gift shop.
For bike lovers, you are right next to one of the best mountain bike trails in Europe Dalbeattie Forest 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails, only 300 metres from the park. Offering over 17km of cycling trails linking Dalbeattie to Colvend, Sandyhills and Kippford; these three villages being just a short ride outside the Forest itself which also offers a lot of gentle family routes. These are suitable for the whole family, with clearly marked trails, leaflets are available at reception. Bike hire is also close by, ask for more details.
Golf at Craigieknowes 9 hole course and its tea room are just across the road, from the park gate.
For those who prefer walking, there are some amazing forest and coastal walks around. From Kippford, an extremely pretty coastal walk passes the beach and follows the shore to the neighbouring seaside village of Rockcliffe. Stop here for refreshments and decide which of the way-marked forest trails to use to return to the park. Longer coastal trails can be taken, using the local bus to get back.
Within 3 miles, you will find more Golf and fishing options.
â€‹By car there are a lot of places to visit, fun things to do:
Shopping and lunch at our "food Town" Castle Douglas, art galleries and tea rooms in our "artist town" Kirkcudbright, or bargain hunting in Wigtown, well known for its second hand book shops.
The Galloway Activity Centre with outdoor activities for the whole family including sailing and their wobbly water park.
The Mabie Farm Park with its animals, indoor and outdoor attractions, adventure park and farmshop.
Cream O' Galloway Ice Cream Visitor Centre, an amazing place for outdoor activities and one of the most famous ice creams in the area.
For those who prefer chocolate, The Cocabean Company, is the place to educate your taste buds to an excellent chocolate while kids are playing.
Dumfries and Galloway also host several events throughout the year, there is the Big Burns Supper in January, the Wildlife Festival around Easter, DG Arts Festival May to June, Spring Fling Art Festival in late May/early June and Flavour Fortnight in August/September just to name a few, you can find out more about them here...
"GREEN" TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Every winter Kippford spends 3 months or so on: cutting back, pruning and planting for the future. Two generations of steady work was required to achieve a true parkland setting - and there is always more to do. At present, there is less planting but more relocation of mature shrubbs to give space between each, enabling us to make an "instant" mature bed elsewhere! Trees are removed or cut back, the branches are chipped for mulch and the trunks used to form neat shrubbery boundaries as well as to tidy up little messy areas where grass cutting is unnecessarily fiddly.
Coastal Kippford re-opened for sales viewings on 29 June 2020; Holiday Home Owners on 3 July 2020 and rental customers from 17 July 2020. We are delighted to have been certified as 'Good To Go' meaning we are fully compliant with all government and industry guidelines to safely welcome everyone to our holiday park.
Mr and Mrs Aston
At the western end of the Dumfries bypass (A75) turn left following signs for Dalbeattie via the A711. Once in Dalbeattie continue until staggered crossroads and turn left onto the A710 (signposted Solway Coast). The park entrance is on the main road in 3.5 miles, 200 yards further on than the branch road to Kippford. Look out for brown tourist signs for Kippford Holiday Park. Reception is located on the right as you enter the park.
Beach within walking distance
Village/Town within 1 mile
Wifi throughout the Park
Caravan holiday homes for hire
Facilities within 2 miles:
Public Golf Course