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Visitor Reviews - Brighouse Bay Holiday Park

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Brighouse Bay Holiday Park
Borgue Peninsula
Kirkcudbright
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG6 4TS   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01557 870 267

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Pitches: 200
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 123 Reviews
              8/10 from 123 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scotts dad 9 reviews from this member

This site is quite large, reception and shop at one end and the clubhouse and bar at the other end.

Plenty of space for tents of all sizes scattered across various areas of the park, pitches are really well laid out as well.

No lighting on the site which means you need a torch for visits to the toilets. Plus side of no lights means you get a brilliant dark sky at night.

Only downside was the 10. 30pm curfew needed to be adhered to a lot more.

Noisy neighbours can be ignored for a while but when the foul language starts its not much fun. Thank you to the North East of England crowd for their expletive ridden conversations at night, you really do your neck of the woods proud.

Apart from this it really is a great site if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the surrounding area.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wetwellies 5 reviews from this member

We would certainly visit here again.

Good points: friendly, helpful staff. Let me charge my phone in reception in return for a donation to charity. Sheltered hedges dividing and sheltering tent pitches in the one area of two we stayed in. Playarea very good. Showers and toilet blocks look a bit tired but the shower was gloriously hot and strong flow, no coins needed. Loved the cubicles of shower, loo and sink but bet there is a long wait when it's busy. Lots of wildlife on site. Good exploring paths about the place. Beach literally next door to the site and it has a clean loo! Great Rock pools for the children and water is shallow in sea for a good way out. Great pony trek on the beach, horse responsive and well mannered. Would recommend chocolate factory nearby for children. Play area and chocolate making workshop fantastic value for money. Mossyard Beach down the a road is secluded and beautiful, it was like being abroad when the sun shone! Loo there also and two pound car park charge.

Less good:

Toilets a good way from tent pitches, if we went again we would pay for an electric pitch just to be nearer. Would be good if they could build a toilet hut like they have next to the beach.

Site is huge and recommended bikes or scooters to get about. It's quite a long way from a settlement for food, Kirkcudbright has a chippy that's tasty and a co op to stock up on food. Didn't use leisure centre or site restaurant so cannot comment on that.

Overall, I would recommend this site during term time when we went as being peaceful and ideally located if your children are of an age to be happy digging on the beach for hours.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Johnierotten 3 reviews from this member

Firstly the positives this is a massive site (which doesn't feel that cramped even at full capacity until you want to use the facilities that is) it is nicely laid out with ponds, crazy golf, club house and adventure playground) in a beautiful rugged area of Scotland. Lots to do for the kids Lagan Leisure, Cream of Galloway, Cocoa Bean factory are all close by free family activities include the coastal walk around the site which has some stunning views, plenty of little villages to explore nearby including a potter around Kirkcudbright, Kippford, Gatehouse (which has a yummy cafe Galloway lodge) and plenty of beaches Mossyard, Brighouse Bay beach, Borgue, Rockcliffe, Kippford etc etc etc.

The site is massive and in my opinion it is better suited to families with older children as there is a decent sized play area which can get quite rowdy with some older rougher kids dominating it. Quite a few large parties here. Many kids are left to their own devices for quite some time here (whilst some parents were the worse for wear).

The club house is fine for a drink and the food is edible but nothing special (a smaller play area here more geared for the littler ones).

Because the site is so big if your camping at busy times you can find yourself with quite a long walk to get the facilities which isn't too good if you have a long walk for a wee and then have to queue. The shower/ toilet/ sink facilities at one block have both been changed to Unisex (and both have urinals in), the cubicles are mixed up some just have a sink in, some just have a shower and some just have a toilet in, some men left the toilet cubicles without washing their hands and some were having a wee in the cubicles in full view with the doors open. So this didn't really work. Long queues formed for the facilities at peak times. The shower/ sink/ toilets were very shabby and badly needs an overhaul together with regularly cleaning quite often two or three toilets had no toilet roll toilet paper on the floors and empty shampoo bottles accumulating. We were there three days and never saw a cleaner once during our stay.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hellish38 1 review from this member

This is a beautiful site, the staff are lovely and friendly. The shower blocks/toilets were immaculate. The site is huge and there's plenty to do. The swimming pool, sauna and steam room are fantastic! The food in the cafe is lovely and very reasonably priced. There's a lovely play area for the children. My daughter was particularly taken by the horse riding, which I can't recommend highly enough, the lady taking the lessons was lovely. All in all I can't speak highly enough of this site and can't wait to come back!

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Phishing 14 reviews from this member

Very enjoyable visit. This is a very big site but seems to manage to cater for all tastes. We do not normally do big family sites as we like a bit of peace and quiet but despite the size and a bank holiday this site did not disappoint. Access is excellent, no issues even for the biggest of units. All the roads were of excellent standard, mainly tarmac. Reception were pleasant and efficient. Washrooms were fine and regularly cleaned, they were never too busy even over the BH when the site was packed. Did not use the shop, bar, golf, or pool so can not comment but looked OK. The key is to specify your location, the center of the site by the play area and main washroom is very noisy and lively with a lot of family tents. The areas by the riding school and out towards the statics is far quieter but to be honest the noise was not an issue after late evening and site behavior was excellent even over the Bh when it was rammed and there were a number of large groups.

The location of this site is stunning, the beach is fantastic, the walks from the site were superb and the woods are superb for dog walking. The local area is wonderful, loads of beaches, small towns, hills and lochs. No traffic, free parking, welcoming pubs, good food in just about every town. Happy to recommend the Borgue hotel for food, and best beach is Mossyard, superb.

A few negatives. The wifi was terrible (even when paid for), there is no phone signal, the fishing lakes are poor.

In general a great site, won't suit everybody, could do with a bit of TLC in some areas but more than makes up for this with location.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Zeb74 9 reviews from this member

Just back from a lovely weekend at Brighouse Bay.

Lots to do on the site, nice walks to the beach/bay, through the woods and around the site itself.

Toilet/shower block was clean and water in the showers was nice and warm.

There is a large playpark which our young son enjoyed as well as the swimming pool and games room at the clubhouse.

We had lunch and evening meal at the clubhouse and the food although basic was very good and with good sized portions.

Onsite bar was also good to have.

There is an adequately stocked on site shop too, although Kirkcudbright is only a short drive away for other shopping items.

We had a large group of friends all staying on site and it was great to sit out on the ample grassed areas all together. Having said this the 22:30 noise curfew which is strictly enforced I feel is a little early, but each to their own and it didn't really ruin what was a great short break.

There are a few small fishing ponds but I'm not sure there are any fish large enough to take even my smallest of hooks, i'll have to try another pond on our next visit.

On site Wi-Fi is pretty poor but better than nothing but it is charged for, which I wouldn't mind if the quality was at least good enough to upload a photo to facebook.

We will definitely return again though.

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