Southerness Lighthouse
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David R
Glasgow, UK451 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited on a Sunday afternoon, shortly after lunch. There is a free car-park area available on the right, once you are past the holiday park.

The beach is pretty decent with some sand, some rocks to climb on and the lighthouse as a landmark. I'm told that in the high season this is open for visitors to go up to the top - however, despite coming at various time of the year I've yet to be lucky enough to see that.

The beach can be busy where you get to it, but if you walk along a little you can easily get away from the crowds.
Written August 2, 2020
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Jill T
York79 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
My 2 boys loved this beach, I fact the whole family did from the boys, through to grandad.
Free parking is always a bonus.. we pulled on our wellies as the tide had just gone out so we expected a but of mud. The boys weren't interested in the lighthouse just headed straight to the rocks to explore the rock pools. It qas a really.cold windy morning and as it was only 9.30 when we arrived there was no one else around.
It is a mixture of rock pools, sand and mud flats with a coue of areas of what could only be described as quicksand so do be careful. The boys had great fun wading through the areas where the tide was still going out, fast flowing water though went straight over the tops of their wellies. Would be a lovely beach on a warm day. We could easily have spend more time there but it was a stop off on our way home for the boys to burn off a little energy.
Written September 5, 2020
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Murella
Dumfries and Galloway, UK23 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
An amazing visitor attraction and the beach is amazing for starfish and huge crabs. You can walk along the beaches and enjoy the many attractions at Southerness. The mermaid bar is amazing for entertainment and the Paul Jones is great for food. The Tea Caddy is the best place to visit for any kind of food you want.
Written July 21, 2020
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Jun 2018 • Family
Didn't know where to write this review as there is no page, but this was our first visit to this caravan park and our first sun holiday and we were extremely disappointed with our caravan, our dog friendly caravan had no blinds and the curtains didn't fit the windows properly and as the caravan was situate at a corner everyone would stare in when they passed, we had no privacy at all. We had no veranda to sit outside as the caravan was extremely hot, as it was 24 degrees outside when we arrived and no window was opened, but luckily we had taken a fan with us, we couldn't have survived without it.
The beds were the worst beds we had ever lay on, the springs dug into your back and very hard, we all ended up with sore backs days later after we left here.
On the first night the toilet kept us all up with the water constantly running but we asked to get this fixed the next day, which they did, but then we had no water at all as they had a burst pipe somewhere, so we couldn't use the toilet or shower that day, and there was no bin in the toilet which is not handy at all and only one bin in the kitchen, how are you supposed to separate your rubbish into recycling and waste with only one bin supplied?
Our dogs were not comfortable either as it was so hot, we couldn't leave the doors open with no veranda, even a baby gate would have done?, this caravan was not worth the money at all.
The park itself was ok, caravans were very close together and no privacy but it was clean and tidy and plenty to do, the chip shop was good but expensive and the shop had all bare necessities but the public toilets were disgusting, they really need a good clean!
Don't think we will be back unless things improve!
Written June 5, 2018
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linda j
Glenrothes, UK6 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I was a wee bit worried about going to a pet friendly caravan. Armed with cleaning and air freshener products we headed off for a 4 night break at Lighthouse Lesure Caravan Park. We arrived quite a bit early but the caravan was ready and the staff let us check in. The caravan was lovely. Spotless and very comfortable. I even had a nosey under the beds, no dust bunnies at all. Although it was very quiet here were still plenty of services on hand. The club was very nice. The barman even delivered a bowl of water to our table for the dog. I would recommend this. Not sure about some of the reviews, we had a great time. The beach was a bit rocky but natural. The sky above the park on a clear night was spectacular. All in all a very positive visit. Thanks guys.
Written October 10, 2018
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Debbie M
Stirling, UK8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Free entry but not open every day. Lots of steep steps and a small shop at the top for souvenirs. A £1.50 donation is desirable not compulsory or a purchase in the shop. Great views and interesting information from the man sitting at the top of the lighthouse. Short walk from the park dean holiday site.
Written August 10, 2019
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Yummymummy9313
Airdrie, UK251 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Really happy to have visited here this week. Excellent that you can still enter the light house and climb the wooden stairs to the top. Was a nice surprise and on a clear day like it was when I was there the view was fantastic. My son loved being at the top of the light house and being able to use binoculars left out to view the surrounding area. Happily left a donation as such a fantastic idea.

Would recommend a visit.
Written April 12, 2019
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madaboutcars
Southport, UK117 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Padlocked and no access so unable to go inside. Not sure we missed much as really bad smell from inside anyway.
Written September 21, 2018
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Neil D
Milton Keynes, UK156 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
An impressive and imposing building on the coast, with some interesting history.
However, you wouldn't know that from visiting: with no signage, no obvious details about opening hours, and the fact that the lighthouse has been somewhat neglected, this really isn't a "must see".

Maybe worth a look if they're having an open day, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend diverting here.
Written September 12, 2016
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warboys
Huntingdon, UK1,017 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
It was rough weather when we visited so that did not help with our impression of the location.
The amenities at Southerness are very limited, the beach is very rough and ragged rocks and stones. Access to the base of the lighthouse is very awkward and dangerous and the access door was locked.
Don't bother going.....
Written September 11, 2016
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