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Breathe in the fresh air

Set in a wonderful location, Southerness Holiday Park is right on the edge of the beach, offering lovely sea views across the Solway Firth. Take a stroll on the sands or head into the local area to explore pretty market towns.

Of course, you don’t need to leave the park to have fun. Visit the indoor pool or the outdoor adventure play before enjoying a game of pool or trying your luck at the amusements.

After an action-packed day, you’ll find a wide choice of food and drink on the park, from the bar and restaurant to the takeaway.

There’s lots of ways to enjoy a holiday at Southerness Holiday Park with caravans, lodges, camping and touring. We also offer caravan and lodge ownership.

Relaxing in the pool Relaxing in the pool
Heading down to the beach Heading down to the beach
A family walking across the grass by the lodges at Southerness Holiday Park A family walk in the park grounds
A family meal in The Coast Bar & Restaurant Enjoying a family meal

What's Included in the Cost of Your Holiday

When you book your holiday directly with us, you can enjoy all of the fantastic facilities below at no extra cost.

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5 Things To Make Your Trip Memorable

The River Nith and old bridge at Dumfries 1

Discover Dumfries

Walk across the sandstone bridges over the river at Dumfries to admire the stunning architecture. Visit the town’s Greyfriars Church or Robert Burns House, the home of Scotland’s best-loved poet.

The pool inflatables at Southerness 2

Family Swims

The whole family will love the large indoor swimming pool. At 25 metres, it’s perfect for swimming lengths but the highlight for the kids is the giant flume and water sprays. 

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Galloway Wildlife Park

Discover almost 150 animals in a beautiful woodland setting at Galloway Wildlife Park. Enjoy pretty walks while meeting ring-tailed lemur, otters and more at this wild animal conservation centre.

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Sweetheart Abbey

Step back in time with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey. Over 700 years old, this impressive abbey offers an insight into Lady Dervorgilla who founded the abbey in tribute to her beloved husband, John Balliol.

Family enjoying a meal in the Coast Bar and Restaurant at Southerness Holiday Park 5

Tasty Fare

Enjoy a range of food and drink on the park. Relax with a coffee on the terrace, savour a meal at the restaurant or treat the kids to burgers from the 50s-inspired takeaway.

Southerness reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 421 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10


GlasgowGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
Overall a good holiday and loved the location. Paid £36 for passes however for nothing as would not let me book for swimming on the email and tried to call several times but no reply.
Confirmed traveller:14 June 2021
Published on:21 June 2021

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. We do hope you had a great stay with us overall and would consider a return to Southerness again in the future.

10 out of 10


FIFEGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 4 or under)
Southerness was fab. The park is not too big or too small, just right. Entertainment was great, was so good to listen to a live singer. The Entertainment team were really good. The location for us was good, beach on your door step. 10 mins walk from site there is a Chippy, ice cream shop and few restaurants, defo recommend Paul Jones, food was delicious. There is no local supermarket other than nisa on site so recommend you bring your food shop with you as nisa is pricey. Caravan was lovely, great having the veranda. Only one negative is the carpets in the livingroom need replaced, they were really old and tatty. Would be better with linoleum right through from kitchen. Will defo return for a relaxed break.
Confirmed traveller:14 June 2021
Published on:21 June 2021

Hello Sarah, thank you for taking some time to leave us this terrific feedback. It's thrilling to hear that you had such a good trip to Southerness. We can't wait to welcome you back to one of our parks soon to create some more amazing memories.

9 out of 10


GlasgowGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
When we arrived on site we found it a bit tricky to locate our lodge, 93 Seaview, as there wasn't enough signage, but it was definitely worth the confusion when we reached it. The lodge was gorgeous, amazing views, right next to beach access path, beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and we loved it. We noticed there was a second fridge freezer in the living area, thought it was odd, but it wasn't until day 3 we realised the freezer in the kitchen wasn't working and that was clearly a replacement. A wee note about that would have been useful. We were too late to book swims and most activities but we did manage the fairy walk. We also enjoyed an hour or two in the arcade. We were disappointed to note the on site shop closed at 7pm on our arrival day as we didn't make it in time to buy provisions and we didn't see opening hours advertised on line which would have helped us make decisions. All in all we made our own entertainment, had a great time in a lovely lodge but it was the views that really made it for us.
Confirmed traveller:14 June 2021
Published on:19 June 2021

Hi there, thanks for the brilliant review! We're glad you had an amazing stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

7 out of 10


Memorable for the wrong reasons.
Confirmed traveller:11 June 2021
Published on:18 June 2021

"Hi there, thank you for taking some time to leave us this review regarding your stay at Southerness. It's disheartening to hear about your experience whilst holidaying with us.

Our guests’ feedback is invaluable to us, and we rely heavily on our guest's feedback and recommendations. This helps us to continually improve and refine the park as well as the service that we provide. Please contact us further to share your specific concerns with us, so we can address these for you.

We do hope to have a chance to welcome you back to one of our 67-holiday parks again in the not-too-distant future, to restore your faith in Parkdean Resorts."

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Our holiday parks received two gold awards at the 2020 British Travel Awards.