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Visitor Reviews - Port Ban Holiday Park

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Port Ban Holiday Park
Kilberry
Tarbert
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6YD   See Map
Tel: 01880 770224
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Pitches: 42
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 39 Reviews
                9/10 from 39 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   No Bar   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf On Site   Tennis On Site 
 Beach On Site   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Seaside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

Reviews:  39 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stewarty 6 reviews from this member

Our 2nd visit here. We love this site. There is a cold water tap in the field for dishes or a big trail up to the main buildings for hot water in a sink. Portakabin toilets are cleanish. Men who clean them give them a lick and a promise! There is a holder for paper towels and a spray for cleaning toilet seat before you use it which they never fill! Proper shower which is free and no push button though not great water pressure. Electric hook ups available.

There is a shop on site and play area, pitch n put, plus a tennis court which is a bit dilapidated for kids. Our kids spent all the time on beach which is about 10 paces from tent. Beach is part sand and lots of rocks which my son loves climbing on. This site is very quiet and relaxing. Opening up the tent in morning to sea view plus Islay and Jura is amazing. On 14 mile single track road to get there we saw 2 grouse, seal, very tame fox who comes right up to car, loads of rabbits and 3 buzzards. Tarbet is about 15 miles further along single track road so coming well stocked up is advisable and saves you having to leave site. Bbq and campfire on beach and a wee glass of wine. Very beautiful and relaxing!

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kittymieow 2 reviews from this member

This campsite is lovely,the people are very friendly and helpful and there's a good playarea with football pitch, the beaches are lovely and the kids loved it here.
We were meant to stay for 7 days but due to our tent we left a day early and got a refund no problem for our missed night. The wee shop is well stocked and there's a games room and a library.
The views are fantastic but it can be quite windy at nights.The camping area is spacious and the toilets are poprtacabins and are clean.Its a quiet and peaceful place to visit,i highly recommend it.

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Alastairg 10 reviews from this member

Stayed here with our caravan, plus awning, for a week. Perfect weather - sunsets over the Paps of Jura every night. A very good site - not too much noise, even during the Easter holidays. Generally peaceful; we found ourselves sitting around, reading, strolling, cooking, etc. If you are at all nervous towing a caravan this site is probably not for you - winding, hilly single track roads. Tarbet is 13 miles away and there are 2 first class fish shops, one specialising in shellfish. The scallops are to die for!

Site facilities are good: basic but clean toilet block, a few hook-ups (but only 3 directly overlooking the beach), good cafe, good shop, friendly staff. Quite a pebbly beach; plenty rock to clamber over. Walks along the coast from site.

If you and/or the kids need entertainment laid on you will find this site dull. We loved it! We will be back.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Cocteau 8 reviews from this member

A fantastic site. Going at this time of year means a quiet time as the Scottish school holidays are over, there was only one other tent pitched for our short stay. The camping area is at the far end of the site away from the large number of statics. The camping area itself is right beside the beach, we opened our tent to uninterrupted views across the sea to the Isles of Jura and Islay. A wonderful view. The toilet and shower facilities on the camping area are basic but perfectly clean and functional. The pitches are generally flat.

We were welcomed by a really friendly and helpful host, who couldn't have been more pleasant. If you get stuck there is also a cafe with homemade cooking as well as a shop with all the basic foodstuffs as well as toys and books. If it rains you can always retreat to the games room!

The site is 13 miles along a single track road with numerous wildlife to keep you occupied. It takes roughly about 30 minutes to get to Lochgilphead where there is the usual Co-op and Spar as well as butchers and veg shops.

I cannot think of a better place to be, sitting on the beach around a campfire soaking up the scenery.

You MUST make the effort and pitch your tent here - you will not regret it!

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Bevray 7 reviews from this member

Stayed at this beautiful site for 2 nights in august wish we could have stayed longer lovely site campsite well away from caravans and statics and a beautiful beach with fantastic views kids loved the beach and lovely walks toilets and shower basic but clean and that's all you need had a fantastic fire on the beach (in the rain under our umbrella but loved it )shop very basic so I suggest you stock up at the nearest town about 16 miles away but it sells milk bread ect (no fags or beer though)

The owners were very friendly and helpful

Saw loads of wildlife deer,seals ect if you are down this way I recommend a night or 3 at this fantastic site

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Broken Arrow 3 reviews from this member

We are 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 with electric hook-up and a Khyam Indiana 8 tent. I had emailed two months before going here because we have a large tent. When we got there there was no pitch saved for us. We are 10 hours away! There are no pitches marked out so it was take your pick!
 
However, we stayed for 2 weeks and the view will take your breath away, as will having bonfires on the beach, cooking your dinner on the bonfire, schools of Dolphins that swim past, and the seals just down the coast.
 
This site is truly to die for. But, the facilities are dire! The shower block is miles away and is in need of dynamite and a rebuild! There is a portable toilet block near the tents but it is pretty grubby. There are a lot of activities each week and there is a strong christian influence on site. Also crazy golf, football pitch, tennis, play area, shop and cafe.No booze.Which is great for me but not to everyone's taste.
 
I did talk to the owner before I left. He, (Tim ), was amenable to my comments, especially about marking out pitches and saving them for people who have booked in advance. Would we go again.Yes, because the view is truly awesome.

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