Balcary Bay Hotel

A lovely country house hotel, with past smuggling associations dating back to 1625, stands in over three acres of garden in a secluded and enchanting situation on the shores of the bay and today provides an idyllic venue for short breaks in Scotland.

The unspoilt countryside of Galloway has a rich variety of scenery from sandy bays to lochs, forests and moorland and,with the benefit of the Gulf Stream, enjoys a mild and long holiday season. The hotel retains much of its old character and charm while providing modern amenities and comforts.


Hotel Facilities

20 Bedrooms
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Free Wifi
Open All Year
Customer Parking

It has full central heating and all bedrooms have en suite facilities, colour TV, radio, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The focus is on comfort, locally sourced food such as Galloway beef & lamb, and fine wines. Excellent hospitality and superb setting make this an ideal base for taking short breaks in Scotland, particularly in the south-west, Dumfries and Galloway.

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Balcary Bay Hotel
Shore Road, Auchencairn
Castle Douglas
01556 640 217

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Our Rooms


There are a range of room types at Balcary Bay Hotel - rooms with a little more space and a choice of twin or double bedded rooms. Three superior sea view rooms are located on the ground floor with their own patio overlooking the bay ideal for less mobile guests. Many rooms enjoy magnificent views across the bay, with the remainder overlooking the beautiful mature gardens. 



Balcary Bay Hotel food is guaranteed to delight the most discerning palate with the freshest local ingredients & superb tasting food.  From casual dining in the conservatory amongst the lapping tide, a romantic dinner for two or whatever the celebratory occasion you will find a menu to suit making it a truly memorable experience. Balcary Bay offers their guests both relaxed and comfortable surroundings, yet in a distinguished environment. 

Reasons to Stay

Reasons to Stay

Stunning seaside location. Comfortable bedrooms most with wonderful sea-views. Freshest local ingredients serving super tasty food.Romantic, secluded, tranquil & welcoming.Dogs accepted by prior arrangement.

Our Location


Not the easiest to find but certainly worth the effort.  Balcary Bay Hotel is locacated 2 miles from Auchencairn on Shore Road.  The outstanding natural beauty of Dumfries & Galloway has a little something for everyone.  There is a large variety of scenery and terrain to explore for walkers, cyclists, golfers, bird-watchers, painters or a perfect escape for a little peace and tranquillity.

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