The image top is looking along Sandhead Main
Street from the south with the Sandhead Tearoom
on the left.
The Tigh Na Mara
Hotel is on the Main Street in the centre
of the village. The hotel is a popular spot for
meals and drinks.
Sandhead beachside has a large grass area
with kids play and parking for many cars.
The Beach at Sandhead Bay is about 2 miles
long from the Sands of Luce Hoilday Park in the
north, to the high point in the south.
The Sands of Luce
Holiday Park is situated about half of a
mile north of Sandhead. The park offers holiday
homes, touring, camping, watersports and beach
Balgreggan Motte and Sandhead War Memorial
are situated on the north side of Sandhead,
between the village and Holiday Park. The Motte
is about 60ft high, thought to have had a
wooden fort for protection against Viking raids
in the 600s & 700s.
A castle was built for the Clan MacDowall
a short distance further inland, known as
Castle MacDowall, or Castle Freugh. This castle
/ tower house was destroyed by Cromwell troops
in the 1650s.