Spent 2 fantastic weeks on this site. Weather was not the best but, did not let it spoil the fun. Site is quiet and if you are looking for somewhere to relax, this is the place.
Fantastic setting, looking out over the sea, some fantastic sunsets and even weather is not so good, brilliant scenery. Not a lot for the kids to do but, if like mine, they like playing on the rocks and on the sand, they will love it.
Nice place nearby to learn body boarding, details on site, and perfect beach to do it as well.
The owner Anne, is always around keeping the place in good condition and always has time for people. Clean toilet and shower block with hot water and always clean.
Only down side, if you need to launder your clothes, you have to go to Campbell town. 10 miles away but, you can leave your clothes safely in the launderette while you shop.
It was well worth the 7 hour drive to get there and will definitely be back again.
What a wonderful little site! A real find - but. You need reasonable weather!
Fantastic level pitches, with electric, all about 10 paces from the beach with glorious views of the Isles of Islay and Jura when the mist an drizzle disappear.
Sea Otters and Seals abound, we watched both frolicking in the sea from our caravan window most mornings.
This really is the best getaway from it all site with a wonderfully friendly and helpful owner (Anne) and a LOT of extremely friendly repeat guests. Says it all really :-)
On the downside we found it to be a little too isolated for our taste - I suspect this was exacerbated by the appalling weather we encountered. Not unique to the Kintyre Peninsular but the whole of the UK sadly - blame the peksy Jet Stream.
Lovely site in equally lovely location. Tent campers - do not let static vans put you off!
These are confined to one area at rear of site and tent/tourer pitches are along the beach front with stunning views. As others have mentioned this coast does tend to be rather windy so make sure you are prepared for this.
Toilets and showers were free and clean with plenty of toilet roll, liquid soap and hand dryer. Free hair dryer in ladies.
Outside dish wash had plenty of hot water but really could be doing with canopy.
Excellent value at £16 per night including EHU - no extra charge for Bank Holiday weekend
This is simply the best site I've ever been to. I'm a single parent camper with 12 year old son and hate places with clubhouses, kids clubs etc. - we make our own entertainment. At this campsite that becomes incredibly easy with the beach within a stone's throw of your tent, the sun setting over views of Islay and Jura accompanied by the glow of a campfire.
The scenery is spectacular and we saw Golden Eagles which nest in the cliffs behind the site.
There are only a few tent pitches and it's best to book. If you don't need a hook-up then you can pitch on the 'Bowling Green', which has the best views. We paid £15 per night for a four man tent with 2 people and got the seventh night free! Its a small site which hugs the shore with units in a single line.
There were quite a few caravans and motorhomes while we we there and plenty of return customers. The other campers were absolutely lovely: like-minded people who weren't nosey or in-your-face but always had a word to share about the weather conditions (a bit of an obsession being so close to the coast) and tales of their travels to the Isles, complete with tips and contacts.
The lady who owns the site is very customer orientated and lives in the local village, Glenbarr. She comes round to check on everything and clean the facilities every evening, always with a friendly word and cheery disposition. It's just off the really fast west coast road, but with he waves lapping continually, you really don't notice.
The showers are powerful, hot and free, and were always- as with the toilets- clean. I can't help but feel that it's largely due to the type of people there who take ownership in keeping it pleasant to use. The washing up facilities too were well maintained and with boiling hot water.
There is no shop but the local village shop, an easy 15 minute walk to Glenbarr, stocks most things and has fresh bread, veg, good local meat and has a garden centre with a cafe attached to it. There is also a country house and gardens that you can visit which serves teas etc.
Campbeltown is a 20 minute drive away, regular buses also go past the site, and has everything you could need- we managed to buy an electric pump there. If you go there you must go to Davaar Island (accessible at low tide, check tide times) and the community-run, beautifully preserved old fashioned cinema. It runs one film over a week and we paid 50p extra to sit in the balcony.
There are so many places you can visit: we loved the vast deserted beach at Machrahanish, went right down to the desolate, totally wild and untamed Mull of Kintyre (forget Paul McCartney, the song does it no justice at all) where there were clear views over to Ratray Island-off Ireland.
Ate fresh langoustines at the Seafood Shack at Skipness Castle, which is well worth a visit with imposing Arran just over the water and serene walks along the beach. The ferry to Gigha goes from just up the road which we'll explore next time.
It really is worth visiting this area and even in August it was quiet. There are 2 or 3 other campsites around, one of them supposedly 'award winning', but I promise you, this is the best.
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