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Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01387 780257

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Pitches: 25
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 33 Reviews
              8/10 from 33 Reviews

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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.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Adiekate 11 reviews from this member

1st visit to this peaceful site. If you like peace & quiet then this is the place, the only noise we got was from the numerous birds all around us. Nice welcome when we got there, a bit early but that wasn't a problem. Nice pitch overlooking sea. Beach is a short couple of hundred yard walk & coastal walk (for the fitter people) is on edge of site. Small shop selling basics.

Shower block - this seemed a contentious issue in some reviews - yes they need a good fettle & re-paint but the showers were more than hot enough. Maybe should have another shower block as we imagine that when the site is busy you may have to wait. We will be returning.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Neerodreck 1 review from this member

We stayed here from Friday to Sunday, site is lovely with a great beach and plenty walks, toilets were adequate if a bit dated. The shop is advertised as being licensed but when we went for a bottle of wine we were told they don't have a license. There is a shop about a mile away but had we known in advance we would have brought it with us. We will be back though and bring our wine next time

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 133 reviews from this member

No complaints and only praise from my group (11 of us, half are pensioners, in a variety of units). Happy to reassure people that there's plenty of toilet paper (multiple rolls in the cubicles), and no smell from the drains. When I was having a shower the (male) manager called in at the door of the toilets - 'can I come in to clear up the grass?' as the cut grass gets walked in, unavoidably. He wiped the floor, did some other quick cleaning and was out. Yes, the toilet block is dated, but it was clean, freshly painted, and the showers were hot and free. We all thought 17 (for EHU) was good value for what we got. And the managers went out of their way to be helpful. Really quiet, and wonderful dark skies at night.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Love To Escape 1 review from this member

We love this campsite and have visited quite often as it's quite an informal site, laid back and next to a great beach. We visited over the Easter break and I have to say I was disappointed with the facilities. The ladies toilets were dirty and some of the cubicles had no toilet paper. They still have the same problem that if someone has a shower the whole place steams up it also makes the floor where the wash basins are very wet and slippy - there was a mop there for people to use. Outside of the toilets there was a really awful smell from the drains. This is the beginning of the season ?? It needs updating - a new facilities block in the 'tent' field would make a huge difference to this site.

We will go to this site again because of it's location.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Masha 10 reviews from this member

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful site for 4 nights with our 3 children (8, 6 and 2) during a really hot spell.

The site has a toilet/ shower block (including an outdoor shower which also has warm water for reasons I will say later). There is a laundry room, a basic shop, a play park, a play field and oh yes, the most fantastic beach 100 yards away through a path!

The toilets were clean enough and the showers as well. There was often a lot of sand on the floor but I really can't complain as we were by the beach and the owners seem to do the best they could do keep it clean.

The outdoor shower was a blessing as the kids got very muddy on the beach and would have made an awful mess in the indoor showers.

The site was beautiful and picturesque. There were plenty of trees and a nice view of the beach. There was also a little stream the kids could paddle in.

We did find it hard to find a flat pitch but not impossible and we were happy where we pitched in the end. The grass was of good quality and well maintained.

The shop was quite expensive and fairly basic. There was a Costcutter up the road a mile or so when turning left out of the campsite.

The play park was fine for all my kids and they had lots of fun there and made lots of friends.

The staff were friendly and helpful and I noticed they kept the shop open later than advertised on some days.

The beach was stunning. When the tide was out it left catch pools and rivers which were warm, lots of shells to collect, rock pools and caves. When the tide came in (and very quickly) the water was safe, shallow and not cold at all. We spent 3 full days on this beach and didn't feel the need to visit anywhere else. Everyday the tide left something different to do so the kids were never bored. We also walked out to an old RAF practice bombing target from WWII.

I would recommend the beach and the campsite to anyone. Just great!

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