The Beaches: List of beaches
Chapel Rossan / New England
Beach Info
Type: Shingle and sandy bay
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This shingle beach often has lots of seashells. The beach is on a footpath route to the Mull of Galloway Trail. The Mull of Galloway to Stranraer section is 24 miles long and is mainly a coastal route taking in many of the coastal villages along the east side of the Mull. Full details of the route can be found on

Ardwell Pond Walk (1.5 miles, 3km) Starting at the Chapel Rossan Bay car park, the route follows waymarkers through woodland to the elegant 18th century Ardwell House (which is not open to the public) The surrounding gardens and woodland were designed in the early 19th century and some of the trees date from then. Go to for details.

Local Attractions

New England Bay is a similar beach nearby with more sand. Portpatrick is a harbour town with many facitilies including shops, hotels and pubs. Logan Botanic Garden is an exotic haven for plant lovers. Mull of Galloway Experience is found at the southern most point of Scotland and includes a lighthouse exhibition, RSPB Reserve and Café.


Chapel Rossan Bay is adjacent to the small village of Ardwell. Made up mostly of shingle at low tide wet sand is exposed. Signs provide information on the Mull of Galloway trail.