This sheltered shallow bay is ideal for young families with sand, seashells and rockpools. The surrounding countryside also offers many opportunities to see wildlife including rare flowers and butterflies. A variety of circular walks start from the car park and take you through woodland or farmland to a dramatic rugged coastline including the site of an Iron Age fort at Boness Batteries, see www.walkhighlands.co.uk or pick up the brochure ‘Walking in and around Kirkcudbright & Auchencairn’ from the local Visitor Information Centre where you will also find other walks in the area.
The Artists town of Kirkcudbright; Cream o’Galloway visitor centre
Brighouse Bay has a small sheltered sandy beach flanked by rocky outcrops. Shallow water means a large expanse of wet sand is exposed at low tide as well as rock pools. The adjacent holiday park provides a shop and café. The beach can occasionally be very busy in the summer but provides many opportunities to explore the surrounding countryside which is noted for its wildlife including flowers such as the Perennial Blue Flax, the Northern Brown Argus butterfly and cliff nesting sea birds.