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Belhaven Bay Caravan & Camping Park
Edinburgh Road
Lothian   (Browse area)
EH42 1TU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01368 865956

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Pitches: 120
Open: 8th March To 30th November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 58 Reviews
              8/10 from 58 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dickiebird 6 reviews from this member

Good location with lots of open spaces and plenty for the younger children to do and explore. The site itself is reasonably well laid out with a section of owner statics with a few available for rent, and other sections for caravans, motorhomes and tents. Apart from the hard-standing pitches which were quite spacious, the other pitches were not well defined and this meant a very haphazard sprawl of caravans/tents with cars parked at random. There was a small section for wigwams and this looked quite inviting.

The town of Dunbar is within easy walking distance, either along the road or more interestingly along the coast. However, there is a regular bus service with a stop outside the site for those who do not want to walk or take their vehicle. There are several pubs, restaurants and fish and chip shops in the town itself to suit all tastes.

The receptionist was very welcoming and cheerful, and provided us with useful information.

Unfortunately, the biggest draw-back is the toilet/shower block. It is one of the poorest I've experienced and would benefit from being completely pulled down and rebuilt - totally inadequate for the number of pitches - 4 toilets and 2 showers per male/female - very, very old-fashioned, with nowhere to place toiletries for just washing/cleaning teeth. We had to queue each morning for a shower. I expected a much better standard of sanitary facilities for the price I paid each night for the pitch (£29. 80).

Finally the door to the male toilet/shower section was held open by a brush with a long handle, causing an obstruction in an already cramped walk-way between the gents and ladies section, where shrubs etc overhung the wooden structure, whilst the ladies' section was propped open by the fire extinguisher - a breach of health and safety rules, I think.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jsswalton 3 reviews from this member

Spent 3 nights on this site recently. Really friendly welcome at reception and even loaned me 2 wine glasses as I asked for directions to supermarket to buy some. A lovely touch.

Got onto our pitch (hard standing) no problem at all. Good sized pitch.

Apart from getting a freak hailstones shower the weather allowed us to get out and about. Site is real good for younger kids with plenty of grass space and 2 small play parks. My liitle one loved following me to do my water and toilet cassette duties on his bike. The openess of the site means that when the sun is out then the majority of the park gets well covered.

Would definitely recommend this site as a good base and also nice and quiet to chill out on.

Site would benefit greatly from bigger and more modern toilet block. 2 showers in each side not enough if site was busy. Fully serviced pitches would also be a useful addition. Toilets were spotlessly clean (as was rest of park) but are very outdated. Wouldnt stop me from returning though.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 134 reviews from this member

This site is owned by the same chain that runs Mortonhall, outside Edinburgh. We'd planned to stay 3 nights, but cut this back to 2 due to the high cost - we thought £31 pn for EHU & hardstand was too expensive (it's little cheaper on grass). We've willingly paid over £30 pn on other sites that provide an individual water pipe and grey water drainage to each stance, and have modern toilets. Here the one toilet block for 60 pitches - though clean enough, no complaint there - has a temporary 'portacabin' feel. It is very cramped for space, you have to juggle as there's no shelf to rest your wash pack on, the ladies have men's toilet seats, and there is no 'modesty cubicle' (sink in a private cubicle).

On the positive side, families with children seemed very happy as there's a good range of play equipment. Showers are free. Recycling is comprehensive. The motorhome service point was useful. If you arrive late, a list of available pitches is posted on the office door. For dog owners, there's a good run with bins and rabbits beside the site's wee loch, and ready access to the John Muir Way; turn right (east) if you want to walk to the sandy beach as you can't just hop over the high sea wall. For delicious local lunches, we recommend the tea room at the excellent Seaton Plant Nursery signposted in nearby East Linton. And the community-owned bakery in Dunbar is a prize winner.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Camken9810 1 review from this member

Just back from our first camping trip as a family, 2 adults and child of almost 4. The weather was kind to us which made it all the more enjoyable. Check in was quick and time was taken to give direction and leaflets etc of what's on and things to do around the town etc. Ok, the Campsite has 4 Tourer/Tent fields 3 with electric hook ups 1 non electric. Each field is surrounded by trees so offers some protection from the wind. The fields share one toilet block, mens, ladies, disabled/baby change, and a laundry room with, laundry facilities, ironing board, freezer and 3 sinks for washing up. The showers/toilets are fairly small, 4 toilets and 2 showers and could get really busy I would imagine in high season(the site was fairly quiet on the particular day I used them and I had to wait, this however didn't bother me)they were adequate for our needs, but probably could be improved, this wouldn't put me off returning. You provide your own entertainment on site, but that suited us as we were only staying for 2 nights, there are 2 small wooden framed play parks which my daughter loved, but would imagine older children would tier of them quickly.

The beach is 2 mins from the site(no sea views), but you can hear it (just) when its quiet in the evening. That brings us to the noise factor, the tent fields are fairly close to a pretty busy road and you are aware of it all the time, again this wouldn't stop me returning. We also encountered a biker party, I think its common and annual for them to meet on Easter Sunday for a 'ride out' they did make a lot of noise in the evening when they returned from, I'm presuming the pub(which is around a 10 min walk away), and my Daughter wasn't keen on the noise from the bikes. There was no warden to monitor evening goings on, I don't think, and they were fairly rowdy into the wee small hours. If this particular group of Bikers used this campsite as their annual place to stop, this would put me off going at that time of the year, it would maybe be worth asking if you want tranquillity during your Easter bank holiday stay. The evening after they left(Sunday) the campsite was peaceful and I slept soundly.

Dunbar is a small town, handful of shops, swimming pool, leisure centre, and East Links Family Farm park very close to the site, we got a discount voucher from reception, which was a nice touch, and visited on Easter Sunday, which we enjoyed.

To sum this up, we enjoyed our 2 night stay, my daughter had a total ball running around at the play park, and we were happy to let her as it was right on the tent doorstep, I would return, but for us it would be a long weekend campsite, and perhaps not at Easter if its a favourite with the Biking community.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nidi 1 review from this member

We booked for 3 nights over the Easter holiday weekend and found the site to be busy but not overcrowded.

On arrival the lady at reception was friendly, welcoming and full of useful information. The site was flat, the ground was well maintained and one of the best sites we had visited.

Facilities were clean and although there was no club house or shop on site there are several pubs and stores within a 5 minutes stroll of the site.

The real beauty of this site is its location to the beach, less than 100 feet to the sea wall and 'the bridge to nowhere'. However if you intend to venture further afield Edinburgh is just over a 20 minutes train ride away from Dunbar station.

Overall a fantastic site that we intend to visit again and is extremely good value for money.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thurso 2 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to this site. We were promised a new toilet block in 2012, and early 2013, but it has been delayed yet again until 2014. The site appears to have new people managing it, and the standards have dropped a lot since our last visit. The toilet block is old and dated, and not big enough for the size of site, and not good enough to deserve the 4 star rating and the 5 star prices to camp there. The small (shop) is very expensive for the sweets and drinks, you are cheaper going to the Westbarns shop just along the road. No one seems to patrol the site at any time of day, apart from a mower cutting the grass at 8. 00am! one Sunday morning.

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