We visited Muasdale with a tent for a two week stay and after an 8 hour journey to get there, we pulled in and Wow! what a beautiful view! This place is definitely all about the view. I don't normally write reviews but as I always read reviews before going anywhere or buying anything I thought it's about time I started. I was concerned about the noise of the road next to the site but you really don't notice it.
The beach is beautiful and as we had wonderful weather the first week the kids were on it constantly as it's quite literally in front of your pitch. We could mostly sit back, relax and enjoy the view with the kids safely in sight.
The toilet facilities are clean and well kept, only 2 toilets and one shower in the ladies, and I assume in the mens, but it was never a problem. The only thing that let it down was the laundry facilities, we ended up going to the launderette in Campbeltown as we were there for two weeks, they definitely need to update these facilities.
The second week of our stay we had a huge storm and the wind was quite unbelievable. Our tent got quite damaged and it's a big very sturdy Outwell Vermont so just be warned if you're taking a tent. The pitches in front of the toilet block with tents were sheltered and fine but we were at the other end so got the full brunt. Even so I wouldn't have liked to be pitched in front of the toilet block as the security light and people going in and out of there would drive me crazy but that's just personal choice.
Overall the holiday we had there was the best camping holiday we have had so far, beautiful and well worth the journey. The resident seals were wonderful too! If you have kids buy some crabbing lines before you go, they'll spend hours standing on the rocks crabbing with a line and bucket.
What can we say about this site? I am loathed to give it a good review as it might entice you all to visit and make it difficult for us to get a pitch in future.
We spent 5 nights here at the start of July and despite some mixed weather we enjoyed every minute. We were greeted by Adrian who showed us to our pitch, explained the layout of the park, the facilities available and gave us some excellent information about the local area including the shop in the village where you can get almost everything.
The facilities are spotless, cleaned every day and were never busy. Only one shower in each block and despite the campsite being full we never needed to wait to use them and hot water was always available.
Some people complained that there are too many rules for the site, however these rules help ensure that this is a very clean, tidy and enjoyable place to visit.
At the reception there is loads of information leaflets about the local area and for someone in a tent the big bonus of a freezer which ensured that the freezer blocks were keeping the gin and wine cold in the coolbox and the milk fresh.
We enjoyed the daily visits from the local seals, a couple of golden eagles but we had to travel to Gigha for a glimpse of otter. We spent an excellent day walking in Gigha which was easy to visit with the ferry leaving from Tayinloan just 4 miles along the road.
The site is close to the main road with the lorries trundling past but it isn't busy all day and as someone said just focus on the sound of the sea, the wildlife oh and don't forget the absolutely stunning sunsets.
I really enjoyed my 5 nights at this site. We were lucky to get some good weather whilst there and enjoyed having direct access to the beach. You can walk for miles along the shore in both directions and we regularly spotted seals out on the rocks (don't forget to take your binoculars here!).
The site owners were very nice a kept themselves to themselves, although they were never far if you needed them. Only a couple of negatives, one being the washing machine didn't do it's job very well (it did look a bit old), and you couldn't walk anywhere from the site if you had a pram or small children due to it being on a busy road with no pavement. That being said you didn't need to drive far to access some nice walks.
We visited the Isle of Giha on one of the sunny days and my word it was beautiful! White sands and turquoise blue waters, wish I took my swimming costume. We met a couple who had paddled around the island and this is now on my bucket list. The hotel did some tasty food too!
Management response: Thank you Misschickabee for your review, what a shame you didn't tell us the washing machine wasn't satisfactory, I would have put your washing through our machine. We use the machines every Saturday and haven't had any trouble, it is quite possible that we had a run on them and the hot water hadn't heated up again.
Access to the local shop is possible via the beach, therefore avoiding the road.
We had a wonderful week at this very quiet site. Firstly, it's right next to the beach - step out of the van and within a few paces the beach starts. Secondly the views - looking over to Islay and Jura, especially in the evening (we were facing west). Thirdly, the birds - if you enjoy watching birds you'll see plenty. Fourthly, the site owners were very welcoming and helpful. Toilet block exceptionally clean.
Our best day involved taking our bikes and crossing over to Gigha (by ferry). Wonderful sands, sparsely inhabited.
Saddell Bay on the east coast was worth a visit and if you're a Paul McCartney fan then you'll recognise the bay where the 70s song, Mull of Kintyre, was filmed.
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