Wet again during the night with a grey start to the day but the afternoon was beautiful, warm and sunny. Today we are leaving The Machars and heading beyond Gatehouse of Fleet to catch up with a few beaches that we have yet to visit. First stop was Sandgreen and White Bay.
Not really a village but a holiday park with a sheltered crescent shaped beach, part course sand and lots of shells. However there was nowhere to park the car or any sign of a footpath carrying on around the headland, so after a quick play we moved on to Knockbrex where we found a car park above the Isle Mouth Bay.
A lovely part sand part stone and rock beach with more and more sand exposed with the falling tide until you could walk out to Ardwall Isle – how beautiful!
We followed the access road through a rather lovely site of holiday beach cottages and lodges (Carrick Holidays – looks fabulous and peaceful) to Carrick Bay.
What can I say? Just wonderful!
A little further on is a smaller bay but we found the wet sand to be a little on the muddy side so continued out onto the headland from where we could just see Sandgreen.
The shore beyond this point was mostly rocky crags and would be great to explore with a kayak when the tide is in but for now we are back off to enjoy a play in the sunshine on Isle Mouth Bay.
From here we just nipped a bit further east to catch our last Bay (a couple of miles west from Brighouse Bay that we visited from Annan) – Kirkandrews Bay.
Just a few houses, this pretty little church and a rather rocky inlet.
Two thoughts of the day:
This little spot is another one to add to the list of ideal holiday locations- even in the height of season I can’t imagine it would be anything other than a little bit of tranquility.
So far the Scottish Coastal Path is not very evident or reliable unlike in England and Wales – still it is only early days.