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Visitor Reviews - Point Sands Holiday Park

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Point Sands Holiday Park
Tayinloan
Kintyre
Tarbert
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6XG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01583 441263

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Pitches: 50
Open: April 1st To October 31

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 45 Reviews
              8/10 from 45 Reviews


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Reviews:  45 in total, now showing 37 to 42                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: WILLIAMTHEBRAVE 5 reviews from this member

Location of this site was fantastic, if you like to sit at the beach with a glass of wine in your hand watching the sunset and looking at the stunning views then this is the site for you. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Toilet block was clean, though needs upgrading. On site shop has what you need if you cant get to supermarket. Ideal location for touring the mull of kintyre, would recommend a day trip to gigha,small but lovely island. If you need to stock up,stop at tarbet for all your bits and bobs. Overall we would really recommend this site have been to a few over the years,though this one is tops for the views and tranquillity. Would definitely go to this site again.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: The Strutt Murdochs 1 review from this member

We were delighted to have found the Point Sands Caravan Park as we struggled to get accommodation on the many others we had tried last weekend. The guy on the phone was very accommodating. We were keen to have some facilities for our 2 children aged 6 and 5. This site suited us fantastically. The playground was situated in the centre of the site with a clear view to it from where we were pitched. Although the playground wasn't hugely equipped it served the purpose well and kept the kids occupied. When they tired of that we could all wander down to the burn running at the back of the site to feed the very friendly ducks. This was quite a treat as was the site of all the bunny rabbits spotted around the campsite. Especially in the middle of the night when the toilet was needed!

Apart from the playpark and burn, the beach is truly spectacular with amazing views across to Jura and beyond. Again safe enough for the kids to collect shells without getting out of sight. Beach fires were permitted and made for a lovely night watching the stars on a beautifully clear night.

Facilities on the site were adequate. The showers costing £1 were spacious and clean, if a little rundown. Your £1 got you a nice long shower though. There are only 2 showers in the ladies shower block so there was sometimes a short wait for them to be available especially if there was a parent with children using them.

Plate washing wasn't great. Not much in the way of hot water and the taps were awkwardly positioned.

All in all we had a very enjoyable stay. Beautiful location, peaceful and not too busy. The on-site shop sold milk and bread as well as some other basics. A short drive to Campbeltown for food and also close to ferry service to the islands.

We would highly recommend this site for people camping with children of a similar age group (5 & 6) we would like to think we will be back.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lelly25 1 review from this member

Beautiful location, fantastic beach and very safe for young children; relatively expensive (one person plus tent £16 per night) plus £1 per shower. One toilet block from the 70s, poorly maintained and a second one lying derelict and there seemed to be no cleaning or rubbish uplift at the weekends when the site was at it's busiest and no bog rolls or hand soap. Plate wash and clothes wash facilities are reasonable. No drinking water on site. Shop poorly stocked and short opening hours but other local shops only a short drive and very well stocked. No pubs nearby.

Great if you don't mind roughing it or have your own bathroom facilities.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Leolion 10 reviews from this member

Once you turn off the main road you travel about quarter of a mile to the site, then it opens up to a lovely view over the mull of kintyre. There is a gorse between the sandy beach and the caravans, there is open space for the kids to play and one or two play things for them but there were many other kids there so they all intermingled safely, only thing is that at the back of the site there is a small stream so would be careful, oh the stream has ducks living there and they tend to come around the tents in the morning and night.
The tourer/tent part is in open area and they have a static part which is in a wooded area. The toilet blocks possibly could do with a makeover and they charge £1 for a shower which could go back into the toilet block. Again the wash pan area could do with a lick of paint but serves the purpose.
Tayinloan about 1 and a half mile away here you can get a ferry to the island of Gigha which you can see clearly from the caravan site takes roughly 20 mins on ferry and is well worth the visit.
The shop could do with either being a smaller size or more stocked a nice restaurant could work on the site but there are nice places to eat within a 20 mile radius.
All in All the site seemed well cared for with plenty of hook-ups, bins and water taps, helpful friendly couple running the site and fees are worth it if you never been before and if you haven't do it

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Trixie21 1 review from this member

This is a gorgeous lovely site nice and peaceful, the sea here is so safe for the kids. It is the one place where the children can wander around safely. The site is in such a lovely location you don't often want to wander away, Tayinloan about 1 and a half mile away here you can get a ferry to the island called Gigha which you can see clearly from the caravan site takes about 20 mins on ferry and is well worth the visit. Tayinloan did used to boast a pub but sadly it is closed though we did hear rumours of it opening again.

The site seemed well cared for with plenty of hook-ups bins and water taps, showers and toilet blocks clean and adequate. Good play area for children, nice clean shop for basics, helpful friendly couple running the site

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Purpleturtle 7 reviews from this member

We met up with friends here. They were staying in a static and found very little wrong with it.

For us (2 adults)the adjacent campsite left a lot to be desired.

There was nobody at reception, so we just pitched up in a far corner, the only tent amongst a thin scattering of caravans.

We chose the further away pitch as we could see by the littering of pink bikes and kids toys that this wasnt going to be a 'peace and quiet' site.

The showers didnt work and the 2nd shower block has been left to dereliction.

When we went to pay (day 2) the unfriendly owner(?) seemed bewildered as to why we didnt think this site was worth £14 a night.

The website states 'tents £9 - £14' but I dont know what would be the criteria for a £9 fee. A one man tent in November?

Anyway, we got a discount of £2/per night for the non-working showers, only to find that the showers cost £1-a-go anyway!

What exactly are campers paying £14 for???

Water taps - few and far away

Bin - as above

Showers - 2 male/ 2 female, on a site that could accommodate 100's of campers!

A play-park - constantly inhabited by neglected adolescent teenagers, even at midnight!

Great location. But so have many other more caring campsites in the area.

I must say , that our friends were very happy with the static caravan accom.

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