Portpatrick is one of the most picturesque ports in Scotland. The harbour is still the focal point of the village, sustaining a small fishing industry. It is therefore no surprise to learn that sea angling is a popular pastime with visitors. There is also the opportunity to try river and loch fishing inland. The small sandy beach offers the visitor a comfortable place to relax and bathe, while the local craft industries appease those with discerning eyes for bargains. A children playpark, tennis courts, a bowling green, putting green, horse riding, water skiing, a lifeboat museum and the 16th Century Dunskey Castle are among the local attractions. During the summer a number of activities are arranged by the local community which are fun to attend and provide an insight into the local area -for example the “RNLI lifeboat week” in August and the “Folk Festival” in September.