Dalbeattie is a small town in South West Scotland close to the coast. There are numerous attractive beaches only a short drive away, including the popular sailing village of Kippford. It is on the edge of Dalbeattie Forest and not far from Mabie Forest, both part of the Seven Stanes and very popular for mountain biking. There is a park across the road, very popular with locals and visitors. Dalbeattie is 14 miles west of Dumfries and 6 miles from Castle Douglas.