Set in well-maintained lawns with tarred roads, the park is less than two minutes' walk from the beach and lighthouse. Immediately adjacent is a fully stocked shop and a regular bus service from the village to Dumfries and intermediate villages.

On site we have an adventure playground and leisure complex offering plenty of fun and relaxation for all the family. The Park has been in operation for nearly 40 years and being family-owned, has built up a well-established warm and friendly atmosphere.


Originally named Salterness by the Vikings, the village was first officially recorded in a 12th century charter giving monks the right to work the saltpans.

The historic lighthouse, the oldest extant in Scotland, is a reminder of bygone days of piracy, smuggling and sea-trading when the Solway and River Nith abounded with ocean-going vessels for centuries.

Southerness still holds its old day charm, with many of the original stone cottages and lighthouse. As there is only one road in and out of the village, there is only minimal local traffic.

The beach is a two minute walk away and as well as having many interesting rock pools for children to investigate, there are miles of sandy beach to paddle in or stroll along perfect for the dogs too!

Leisure Facilities

Craft shop

10 pin blowing (great fun for all the family)

Opening 2015  (Date to be announced)

New leisure centre with heated pool, coffee shop, entertainment bar, adult only bar and children 's play zone



The Caravan Park from the sky

Welcome to Lighthouse Leisure Caravan Park

The bar at Lighthouse Leisure

Heated swimming Pool at Lighthouse Leisure


  • Lighthouse Leisure
  • Southerness
  • Dumfries
  • Dumfriesshire
  • DG2 8AZ
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