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Port Ban Holiday Park
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6YD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01880 770224

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Pitches: 42
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 37 Reviews
              9/10 from 37 Reviews

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Reviews:  37 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SusanMcT 12 reviews from this member

We have just spent 3 nights camping at Portban. What a fantastic site! Great pitches right in front of the beach with amazing views over to the Isle of Jura - what a sunset!  Campfires allowed on beach but maybe bring your own logs as not much drift wood. 
We had amazing weather and not a midge in sight due to the welcome sea breeze.  My boys (aged 3 and 6) spent hours on the beach exploring the rock pools and building sand castles.  Good play park too. 
The site shop is fine for milk and bread but I`d strongly recommend bringing ALL your supplies with you as the road is so long and winding.  Toilets nice and clean but I wished I had brought my flip flops for the showers. Chip shop open from 5 until 7 each night and hot meals served each day in cafe.
I will never forget sitting on my own private beach, reading my book and gazing over to Jura.  We`ll definitely be back next summer!

Date of Visit: October 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Boggis 6 reviews from this member

I stayed at the site for a weekend in late October. The weather was superb and the corresponding views were fabulous.

The campsite is well away from the static area of the site and the main facilities, so jumping out of bed for a quick pee is a pain, but this means that the camping area is very quiet with no 'through' traffic.

The owners allow bonfires and BBQ's on the beach, this makes a fantasticly romantic and spectacular sunset even more enjoyable.

The campers facilities are basic, but perfectly functioning and spotlessly clean - the showers were great. The site has a laundry as well as the small shop and cafe.

Visitors would be well advised to buy anything they may need (bread, milk, etc.) in Lochgilphead, the campshop is very small and only the garage at Clachan might save you, though it often closes at lunchtime on Saturdays when not in season. Tarbet exists on the map but I couldn't find any shops, Cambelltown is very disappointing - though it does have a Tesco.

Overall one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and delightful camping experiences I've ever had.

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