Fernlea Guest House
Lewis Street, Stranraer, DG9 7AQ, United Kingdom
More about Stranraer
Bottle brush plant
Montbresia, lillies and the lake.
One of the lochs at Castle Kennedy
Ponds and swans at Ardwell
Travel Tips for Stranraer
On google earth, this looked a possibility for wild camping in the motorhome. In reality, when we travelled the long,rutted track to this magnificently wild beach on the motorbike, there was no way we could have taken the motorhome down it.
An absolutely beautiful empty, wild beach, rocks, cliffs, surf and sand, lots of it. The road turns into a pot-holed semi surfaced track and then into a rough track that takes you to a lovely grassy area ideal for camping, behind the beach. To proceed further, we had to negotiate a massive puddle which we managed without getting wet. We parked up and wandered down to the beach. How beautiful it looked with the sea glimmering in the sunshine, the wind whipping up the waves that crshed onto the shore and not a soul to be seen. The only sign of civilization (apart from a house a little further back superbly situated behind the beach) was a fishing boat tending his creel pots.
I wandered along the beach, looking back I noticed you could see the lighthouse at Killantringan. I also noticed a number of large jellyfish had been washed up and stranded on the sand.
Stranraer is a nice place to visit, there are loads of interesting places to see, the ferry goes to Ireland from here and there are rail links to Ayr/Glasgow.There are a lot of interesting wee shops in the town and plenty of eating places and bars.There is a market once a week and two supermarkets.Leisure facilities are a swimming pool and also a cinema. In the middle of the town there is a castle where you can climb up the stairs and stand on the roof and look all round the area, there is also a museum further up the road with interesting exhibitions.The public libary has a host of interesting leaflets which will show you places to visit, there is also a tourist information office.Portpartrick is a beautiful village not far from Stranraer where you can enjoy eating out in the many restruants who specialise in fresh fish.You can sit outside and watch the harbour and see the creel boats going out.There are many caravan parks dotted throughout the area and there are good bus links to Dumfries and Wigtown, which is the book town. There are also buslinks south to Birmingham etc.