Portpatrick & Local Attractions


Portpatrick is a busy little harbour where fishing and sailing boats come and go throughout the day.

The village is set in a cove nestled by cliffs, surrounded by natural outstanding beauty. At one end of the village is the start of the Southern Upland Way, which covers 212 miles across the south of Scotland.

Portpatrick looks across 22 miles of the Irish Sea. From Southcliff you can see the lights of Belfast and Donaghdee at night. North and South of the village is lined with secluded coves and beaches.

Southcliff House is less than 5 minutes walk from the beach, which is situated in the middle of the village.

Sandhead beach, about 10 minutes by car, is a beautiful sandy beach that stretches for more than a mile and boasts unlimited sand when the tide is out. Small boats can be launched at high tide and it is a popular place for windsurfing and water skiing.

Things to do

We have listed some of the things we have enjoyed doing whilst living in Portpatrick.

Logan Botanic Garden

Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken

Lochryan Boat Trips

Portpatrick Golf Club

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Dunskey Maze & Garden

Mull of Galloway (the most southernly point of Scotland)

Horse Riding

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Star Gazing in Galloway Dark Skies Park

Mountain Biking: 7Stanes at Kirroughtree

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