The Scottish Riviera

Escape to a secret coastline, known locally as ‘the Scottish Riviera’
Beautiful, unspoilt and accessible.

Unique coastal accomodation on the Scottish Riviera

Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway on Scotland’s Southern coastline. Situated only 3 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet, the beautiful sandy beaches and unspoilt picturesque surroundings are a stone’s throw from the heather hills, lochs and forests and provide the ideal haven to relax and unwind.

There are many lovely walks both at the shore and in the surrounding areas. Visitors can also enjoy sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing in the bay.

Carrick Shore

“Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Situated only 3 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet, the safe Carrick shore is a place of unspoilt natural beauty boasting a picturesque sandy beach. This haven of peace and tranquillity reflects in its way the overall beauty and charm of the area.

There are many lovely walks to be had at the beach and around Carrick shore and visitors can also enjoy swimming, sailing, windsurfing or canoeing in the bay. Those less energetic can relax and enjoy the peace, meet up with friends and have a barbeque.”
(Visit Scotland)

Our favourite places to visit

There are countless stunning attractions all within a short drive of Cluniemore. Below are a few of our favourites.

Cream O’ Galloway. There’s something for everyone at this family run ice cream factory! If you fancy a day away from the beach then a couple of miles from Carrick you’ll find the most amazing indoor and outdoor play area, mini zip wire, ice cream making workshops and nature trails……

Galloway Forest Park. Visit Kirroughtree, the gateway centre for Galloway Forest Park and discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history at Glentrool. You can also enjoy tranquil views over lochs and hills at Clatteringshaws, Kirroughtree and Glentrool. The Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, choose from two scenic Forest Drives, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places to stargaze in Europe.            

Cally Gardens. The ‘Cally Gardens of today were built 1765-1770 as the walled kitchen gardens for Cally House now known as the Cally Palace Hotel and Golf Course. We regularly visit the gardens from Spring right through to Autumn, often followed by afternoon tea at the Cally Palace.

Laggan Outdoor Centre. For those wanting an adrenaline rush and a bit of an adventure look no further. This family run activity centre caters for those wanting to try something new, offering activities including zorbing, zip wiring, segwaying and clay pigeon shooting to name but a few! 

Thrieve Castle. We know you’ll love this unique castle, which is only accessible by a short boat trip (the children will love ringing the bell to call the boatman!) The castle itself has a dungeon and interesting history. For those bird watching enthusiasts, you’ll find plenty of photo opportunities as we regularly see buzzards, red kites and more recently the top floor of the castle was closed due to nesting peregrine falcons!