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Visitor Reviews - Sandyhills

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Sandyhills
Colvend
Dalbeattie
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG5 4NY   See Map
Tel: 01387 780257
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Pitches: 25
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 38 Reviews
                8/10 from 38 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 Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   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   Golf On Site   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  38 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Thebroughfamily 1 review from this member

Sandyhills site is a lovely site next to a beach which are both looked after well. We often saw site owners maintaining the area and making sure no litter was about. The toilet and shower area was cleaned everyday. The park area was very lovely for the kids.

This is also a dog friendly place.

There is a little on site shop for the absolute basics but there's a tescos not too far away.

We honestly love this place and will be back again this year.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: AMATEUR 2 reviews from this member

Beautiful site, right on Sandyhills Bay. Pitches are grass with electric hook up. It's a small site, great location with some nice walks around about and great access to the beautiful beach. A few issues, the toilet and shower facilities aren't great, no hot water in the sinks whilst we were there, at very best lukewarm. The toilet/shower area was very cold too, no heating on. Only 2 showers with push button for the hot water - very short lived water! Only one hook in one shower and 3 in the other. You can't get a shower without getting some very wet clothes or shoes - there isn't a chair or anywhere dry to stand. Washing up sink water was lukewarm. The bins appear to be visited by foxes or dogs who throw all the rubbish around. Waste water disposal is right underneath the fresh water supply which seems wrong. Other than these issues, the area is lovely. There's a kids play area on the site. There's a little shop where you can buy essentials and a good pub up the hill opposite the entrance (10 mins walk).

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Wilky166 12 reviews from this member

What a beautiful campsite this is!

The main electric pitches are in the middle of a circle of static caravans. It is a small site and on arrival no pitches are allocated so thinking there would be a huge choice we were shocked to find only one pitch free, other people had spread out making the availability minimal. Some camper vans had left the site for the day for their pitch to be taken by a new arrival! Only two pitches next to the beach were bookable.

Facilities are tired, toilets were clean but showers were built up with mould & gunge.

On the plus side the beaches were beautiful, unspoilt and went on for miles, ideal for dog walking & small children as the sea is shallow & warm. The staff were friendly and polite.

There's a Costcutter nearby in Colvend which sells essentials.

Insect repellent is a must as there are a lot of wasps. Good food at the Anchor in Kipford & the Steamboat Inn at Carsethorne. Both pubs were pet friendly.

If Sandyhills allocated pitches on arrival & improved their facilities then this would be a gem of a site.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 156 reviews from this member

Repeat visit, our second time this year. There are now new managers at the site, they're both so keen to give the site some TLC, though it's too early to say if they've got a grip on the points in previous reviews. But they have lots of ideas, and I have no doubt we'll be back as 'the price is right' and there's so much to do in the area.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cannychiel 1 review from this member

This is a first class site. The wardens are very professional welcoming and friendly and go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. It is a small but well maintained site with a relaxed atmosphere. The shower and toilet block comes in for negative comments. Yes they are old and in need of a refurb but they are cleaned regularly and there is always hot water. No complaints from us. Walking distance from a lovely beach. Short distance from Dalbeattie and amenities makes this a perfect holiday destination. We will return as often as we can.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Atom47 1 review from this member

A lovely site spoilt only bu the condition of the toilet/shower block. There is mould around the sealant, the floors were dirty and the bottom of the shower curtains were discoloured by algae. I am surethat all this could be rectified at no large expense.

0ther than that, this is great site, being adjacent to a safe, clean snd sandy beach. There is a play area for small children, good walks nearby and the facilities of the other Gillespie sites are allwithin a short car ride. We shall be going again in 2015.

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