The Penkiln burn in front of the house has 3 pools where it is possible for the hardy/children to swim. Be warned the water can be cold! The best local sandy beach is at Mossyard, shown above, or neighbouring Cardoness, both just off the A75 and a 20 minute drive from Cumloden. Other good beaches can be found at Brighouse Bay near Borgue and Dhoon , 3 miles from Kirkcudbright. There are numerous other beaches but they tend to be very rocky with access more difficult.