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Visitor Reviews - Carradale Bay Caravan Park

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Carradale Bay Caravan Park
Carradale Estate
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA28 6QG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01583 431665

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Featured Site

Pitches: 60
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 36 Reviews
              8/10 from 36 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Simonleeann17 19 reviews from this member

We have stayed on this site twice and love its location and the walks around.

The site is a stone's throw from the wonderful beach and is well laid out. There are some pitches with sea views but these get booked up early. The facilities are great and the warden is very friendly and helpful.

We stayed for a week and didn't move the van once as we found enough to do in and around the site.

There is a visitor centre opposite the entrance drive with a cafe and small museum. There are some walks from the centre which offer some spectacular views. The walk along the beach from the site round into Carradale is also recommended.

The shop in Carradale is adequate and the pubs within walking distance are nice enough for a drink though couldn't say what the food is like.

When we were there the river mouth was netted by biologists monitoring the fish and this made for a great spectacle for us and the kids.

We visited the site before in September the previous year and went to the Waterfoot duck race. It was great fun but wouldn't recommend sponsoring a duck and 10 a throw!

We will definitely be back to the site as it is one of our favourites in a great location.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: JENNY64 1 review from this member

As Caravan Club members we are rather use to high standards and the Carradale Bay Caravan Park will not disappoint. The facilities were spotless

And cleaned daily. The site is kept in good order and a number of pitches have sea views. The surrounding area is picturesque with numerous walks available from the site. Its a quiet site a couple of shops within walking distance offering the basics and the nearest petrol station 13 miles away. We have been to

Many sites and this is my all time favourite.

If you get chance to visit Mull of Kintyre this

Site is not to be missed.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Somersetarcher 9 reviews from this member

Large site, right on the beach and very well laid out with lots of dividing hedges and shrubs. Not very flat for tents and quite a walk to the facilities from some areas but not a problem.

The new central block is very impressive but not very easy to use in some respects. The shower cubicles are all on one level with common drainage so it's difficult to keep things dry plus only one hook! - more hooks please. The key access is good but we should have asked for a second key as there were 3 of us in 2 tents.

The warden was very helpful and made an effort to keep campers spread out away from others as much as possible - quite expensive, the dearest site on our 3 weeks in Scotland.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 255 reviews from this member

I would agree with those who have written before - fabulous site. Right next to Carradale beach - which is long and sandy. There are several marked footpaths to the village and pubs.

Carradale village is worth a visit down at the harbour where there is a pier and the most wonderful views over to Arran.

The site itself was very clean and tidy, shower and toilet block immaculate. Only 4 showers in the ladies so could get busy when site is full.

The site doesn't allow emptying of chemical toilets using blue chemicals - so don't add before you get there.

Overall this site is one of the best we have stayed at. The views and position alone make it worth staying. And at only 16 with hookup for CC members it was a true bargain.

Would recommend this site very highly.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BrandNewDay 6 reviews from this member

I can only confirm the positive things said by the others who have visited Carradale this year. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the camp is right on the beach (you can build a fire there at night), and the facilities are faultless. There are plenty of clean toilets and showers, a laundry and a dishwashing area.

We had a very roomy pitch between two hedges. Level ground, soft enough to put stakes in without a hammer. I was there on a beautiful weekend in August - peak season - and the site did not seem crowded at all. The pitches are numbered and so I could sea how it would appear if full to capacity, and I don't think they appeared too close together. As it was, I'd say less than half the pitches were taken, and the manager takes care to space people out.

The beach is long and in a sheltered bay, Right in front of the campsite it's about half sand, half pebbles, and the river enters the sea to the right. If you walk up the beach to the left, it becomes sandier, and then you reach some rocks full of tide pools and there's a large point of land that is good for walking. Then, across a field and into the village.

The village of Carradale is sort of divided into a couple of different parts. You pass through one part on the way to the campsite. There's a petrol station, a hotel with restaurant and bar, a tea room. If you pass the campsite turn-off, you'll come to the harbour end of the village, where there is a Post Office, a shop, and another nice pub. (There's another hotel down that way that I didn't see, but it likely has another restaurant and and bar.) The harbour, itself, is very small and has a few fishing boats. There are many lovely walks, and the roads have little traffic, so strolling or bicycling around is very relaxing.

I wasn't towing anything, so I didn't have any problems with the drive. Going in, I took the B842 from just pass Tarbert, coming down the east side of Kintyre. It's a pretty twisty, narrow road, but if you drive slowly and take care to not follow anybody too close, you'll have no problems. I thought I'd try the other way - down to Campbeltown and then back up the West Coast - for going back. It adds a little time to the journey, but you're not on the B-road for as long and the scenery is really stunning. Campbeltown is a 30-minute drive and is a good-sized town with supermarkets and so forth.

I've only stayed at a couple of places, thus far, but I make a point of popping in to see any camp site we pass, and this is the most beautiful spot of them all. I only got to stay one night, and I know it would be a great place to stay for several days. Unless the weather forecast grows very grim, we're going back in a couple of weeks to stay three nights.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mick_a_bailey 13 reviews from this member

Superb, level site, close to the village and the lovely beach. Cleverly designed site, pitches grouped in small areas, divided by hedging, giving the appearance of a large site but well managed. Toilet and showers impeccable, plenty of showers, toilets, hot water, spacious and immaculately clean. Not every pitch has a view of the sea, but it is literally a two minutes walk away.

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