The area is unspoilt, boasting beautiful scenery and amazing seascapes around the Rhins of Galloway. Other local attractions include golf and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Harbour porpoises, dolphins, seals, otters and minke whales can be spotted in the area. Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants, and only a couple of miles further is Cairnryan, home to the Stena Line ferry, where you can take a trip to Ireland for further sightseeing. Portpatrick is a delightful conservation village, and one of the many jewels in the crown of South West Scotland. The focal point of the village is the harbour, which offers a lively calendar of events such as lifeboat week, the folk festival and live entertainment provided by some of the hotels and restaurants. There are several golf courses together with tennis courts, bowling and putting greens.