The images right show Rockcliffe from the
Beach. The Village is mainly a row of houses
around the Bay, most of which are painted
white. These images were taken when there was a
School Trip at a High Tide with many children
swimming. The large images are real good.
At Low Tide, you can walk about one mile out
towards Rough Island. At a Really Low Tide, you
can actually walk to the Island along the
Beach. This should only be attempted if you
know the Tides.
There is also a Causeway from Kippford
Village just over one mile north that leads to
the Island. The Causeway is under water for
about 5 hours a day.
Rough Island is owned by the National Trust
for Scotland, run as a Bird Sanctuary.
Visitors are advised to avoid visiting the
Island during the months of May and June to
avoid disturbing Nesting Birds such as
Oystercatchers and Ringed Plovers.
Baron's Craig Hotel is in a scenic estate a
few hundred yards up a single lane road from
the west side car park in Rockcliffe.
The Hotel was closed in late 2016, there
seems to be little information if it will
re-open as a Hotel of as a Holiday Home.