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Brighouse Bay Holiday Park
Borgue Peninsula
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 119 Reviews
              8/10 from 119 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Phishing 10 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.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Wilson4 2 reviews from this member

We have had many visits here as a family over the last few years and love coming back. Its a big site if you want it to be, and a smaller one too it all depends what you're looking for. The statics are in a separate area to the tourers and some pods have been installed too. We've always found it family friendly and our young kids love the freedom of cycling about exploring the woods and the playpark. The pitches are well spaced out (unless you choose the grass ones which you share with tents) the fully serviced pitches are best and cost a minimal amount more than standard. Toilets/showers are fine too but the ones up at the play park are best. We don't use the Clubhouse other than for the occasional swim, so can't comment on that. The shop is well stocked and reasonably priced with fresh rolls daily. There is loads to do nearby with beautiful Kirkcudbright a short drive away, Castle Douglas a little further and endless other gems. Ok so there is no mobile signal, but to us that's a great thing. You can really switch off. Staff are always pleasant and accommodating and I would not hesitate in recommending this site to anyone. Only thing missing? A mobile fish and chip van!

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: David storm 5 reviews from this member

Visited what used to be a lovely 5 star site, having been a regular when my kids were growing up. Very disappointed. Touring pitches crammed together with little room when they used to offer space. In fact area around pitches 18y onwards looked like a car park. Pitches gravel with little grass surround- very poor condition- lots of mud, little grass! At his park used to be famed for its plush surrounding and grounds- sadly not now. Clearly obvious that policy has turned to quantity over quality. Toilets and showers fine, but unchanged in 10 years. Park now has hundreds of statics, cabins etc all seeming to bring in the pounds over the quality of experience. Park area extremely noisy, even though we were parked well away from the area. A pitches sodden and muddy with little grass next to had standing-despite little ran. Shop ran out of bread by lunchtime and little in the way of supplies at all. No wifi, despite offering to charge you 17 a week! no phone signal. Pay phone at reception out of order- sign saying use payphone at club. Payphone at club also out or order! not really good enough for a 'premier'park. Shame on you Gillespie leisure. Quality should count and its quit clear that is no longer the case! Very saddened by visit and sadly what I can not evidence is a sadly neglected former fantastic park. I had recommended this park to numerous families through the years, but no longer.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Julietyran 5 reviews from this member

We would normally stay at another park in Kirkcudbright but as it was full we decided to stay at Brighouse Bay. Although it was a lovely big park, it was too big for us. We prefer smaller parks. A few issues were that there was no mobile phone coverage. The toilets/showers were unisex which did not appeal to us at all. We decided to use the swimming pool on the morning after arrival and once in the pool realised that there was what looked like a greasy layer on the top of the swimming pool. It really looked like it needed a good clean out. Don;t think we would go back to this particular park. There was a path that took you to the beach but unfortunately when you got to the end of the path, it was just too rocky. We had our dogs with us and was quite disappointed to find this.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Grandhare 5 reviews from this member

Site very quiet. We were very handy for shower block and no one near us at all. The unisex shower cubicles were great but they closed them halfway through our week as not enough people on the park to justify the extra cleaning - which I agreed - it would have been nice if Reception had known why they were suddenly closed with no notices posted. (I had to find out from the cleaner). Bit too isolated for us - quite a drive to 'civilisation'. Also there was a group arrived for the weekend at one of the seasonal pitches and they were still partying well after midnight.

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