Portpatrick is a charming coastal village on the western side of the Rhins of Galloway. There’s a sheltered harbour and the beach is sandy at low tide. The feel here is bustling in the summer, as the boats pass in and out of the harbour. I recommend a stroll along the promenade and a visit to the lifeboat museum. There are pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops to explore in the town, all within walking distance. The prevailing wind is mild, thanks to the Gulf Stream, so gardeners are happy in Portpatrick, with its sub-tropical climate.
The harbour at Portpatrick.