To See and Do


Port O’ Warren beach
Port O’ Warren beach

The secluded beach at Port O’ Warren is approximately 200 yards from Victory Cottage (at the bottom of the lane).

Plus the beach area at Sandyhills is just a mile and a half away and more access to the Solway Coast is at the end of your road at Portling.


View of Coastal Path, Rockcliffe to Portling
View of Coastal Path, Rockcliffe to Portling

The cottage is an excellent starting point for walks along the coast including along the coastal path westwards to the attractive village of Rockcliffe and the local sailing centre of Kippford.

Then you can venture inland to the hills of Dumfries and Galloway and Southern Scotland.


Wonderful Wellies – Hiking Etiquette Guide (click)

Wonderful Wellies Website- Click

We recommend Wonderful Wellies for all your walking and hiking needs, they come in all shapes and sizes!!


Just nearby are two local links golf courses at Colvend and Southerness and there is ready access to the many other golf courses in Dumfries and Galloway.


Centrally located for access to the 7 Stanes mountain biking with cycling centres at Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae and Kirroughtee. Some ten miles from National Cycle Route 7 and a great location to experience cycling in Dumfries and Galloway and the South of Scotland.

Wildlife and Bird Watching

Victory cottage view of Mersehead Nature Reserve, Southerness Lighthouse
Victory cottage view of Mersehead Nature Reserve

The RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve is two to three miles eastwards down the coast road.

There are plenty of other opportunities to see some local wildlife.


The local sailing centre of Kippford is just four miles away.


Fishing off the rocks at Port O’ Warren
Fishing off the rocks at Port O’ Warren

The area has many local opportunities for fishing and some surprises.


There are opportunities to try horse-riding in Dumfries and Galloway with centres nearby in Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas and, in particular, at the Barend Riding Centre close by at Sandyhills (01387 780 533). Or try horse riding in the Galloway Forest Park.

Local Gardens

Many renowned local gardens can be viewed including Threave Gardens fifteen miles away at the National Trust property in Castle Douglas plus some gardens from around the world.

Out and about

There are water sports and more at the Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken.

Or you can experience the arts heritage of the area and the local food and drink or take simply take a journey around Dumfries and Galloway and its attractions.