In my opinion, this is one of the best coastal roads in SW Scotland, for both driveability and scenery. Along with the A746 it is the main route onto the Machars penisula.
Bladnoch - Glasserton
The road now starts at a junction with the A75 Glenluce Bypass; the short stub of its original route into the village of Glenluce can be seen to the north of the bypass.
South of the junction, the road crosses some bleak moorland before hitting the coast at Auchenmalg. Here starts a superb coastal run. There are no dramatic mountain backdrops or sheer cliffs, but the wide expanse of sea and the undulating coastal escarpment make for a really enjoyable drive. Between Auchenmalg and Monreith the A746 runs on a low coastal shelf between wide pebble beaches and the gradually rising land. The B7005 (former A714) from Wigtown joins the road at Glenheugh Point. The only settlement of any size along the way is Port William, a quiet fishing village with a brilliant lifelike statue of a fisherman looking out to sea that has fooled many tourists into speaking to it!
At a mini roundabout in the village, the B7085, also to Wigtown, heads inland. The A746 continues around Barsalloch Point, then heads inland at Monreith (where one of the few sandy beaches can be accessed on an unclassified road to Point of Lag). The last section to Glasserton echoes the first from Glenluce, with bleak moors and pastoral farmland. The road terminates abruptly - a T-junction to the left marks the start of the A746 to Whithorn and Bladnoch; straight ahead is an unclassified road which used to be part of the A747, leading to a junction with the former A750 (now B7004) and the Isle of Whithorn.
Original Author(s): Nick_B6245