This site is closing for touring caravans and tents after this season, which is a shame. Our second stop here, came 4 or so years ago. Had a problem with the car and owner in the office pointed me in the direction of a mechanic on site. Great location, right on the beach. Superb views and sunsets. Good for kayaking and many of the very friendly seasonals who stop here do this. New toilet block (portaloo sheds) replacing old ones. These very small, but nice and clean. Good on site shop. Wifi free but heavily used so very slow. Just up from Gigha ferry, which makes a nice day out. Would have returned if tourers had continued to be accepted.
We enjoyed a fantastic week at Point Sands during the UK Half term at the end of May. After the bank holiday, there were only two tents on site for the rest of the week!
We were fortunate with the weather, having no rain and mostly sunny all week and very warm.
Large site, split into 3 sections with statics at one side, tourers at the other and tents in the middle.
Most of the tents were non EHU, but we requested hook up so were reserved a space near the tourers.
Site is literally on the beach (private to the site) with fantastic views of Gigha, Islay and Jura, especially in the evening with the sunset.
Great little shop on site selling the basics. Nearest supermarket's are Co-op's at Campbeltown or Tarbet, approx 25 mins drive from the site.
A visit to Gigha is a must with the Calmac ferry leaving 2 miles from the site. Its possible to drive to the ferry or walk along the beach. Leave car on Kintyre and just walk on ferry as you can walk Gigha or hire bikes.
Recommend visiting Tarbet, Campbeltown and Carradale on days out. Some fantastic walks. Mull of Kintyre is quite a drive and a long walk back to the car, so beware!
Back on site, toilet and shower block spotless, although 2 showers in men, never busy. There is also a play park for younger children and plenty of space for ball games.
Really relaxing site. Lovely owners who are helpful with the local area. Free Wi-Fi on site, but this was hit and miss.
The campsite is in a lovely peaceful location. The staff and wardens are friendly and helpful. The tent pitches are flat and well spaced with sea views. Although the showers and toilets are temporary they were clean and tidy. The camp shop has basic food supplies and gorgeous freshly baked croissants in the mornings. A small takeaway on site cooks fresh meals to order. The camp is ideal for the ferries for island hopping. Not to be missed a visit to the Sea Food Shack at Skipness by the castle.For a quiet restful holiday this site will be difficult to beat.
I found Point Sands to have a fantastic location - right on the shore looking over to the Island of Gigha and about a 5 minute drive to the ferry at Tayinloan for Gigha, or 15 mins or so to Kennacraig for other islands including Islay and Colonsay. There's a long, white, sandy shore which is really beautiful and if you're lucky you get a fantastic view of the sun setting behind the islands. The 'Kintyre Way' long distance walk pathway runs along the site, so it would be a handy stopping point for that. There is a campsite shop and café (open evenings only), and newly installed toilet block with showers. The cubicles for the showers are pretty tight, but you can just about wedge yourself in and get the door shut; there was plenty hot water and they were free. The loos were clean, though I didn't think the mop and pail full of water should have been left in there all day. The site is spacious and when I was there, busy with families in caravans and tents. There are plenty water points and some lidded bins here and there. The only problem I really had was the weather - after one fantastic afternoon and evening a gale blew in from the Atlantic and I thought the tent and I were going to blow away, so sadly I had to leave early, but I did enjoy my short visit and look forward to visiting again. For me and the car and tent it was £12 a night so good value.
Fantastic Site at a truly stunning location (if peace and tranquillity is what you are after)
On arrival met the very friendly receptionist who put us in the direction of “Red T-Shirt Phil” (her quote - :-)) who is the ‘on site’ warden who shows you to your pitch and always available to help out if needed (very nice guy!)
Nice clean site with flat pitches (soft sandy ground so good pegs needed as can get very windy – but drains well when it rains), new toilet/shower block facilities which at first you think are small and not enough but proved to more than adequate (all kept very clean and free hot showers) and never any queues.
Lovely location with sea views (all pitches) and views to the islands (stunning sun sets). Walking/cycling distance to Tayinloan ferry to Isle of Gigha which is a must as such a fantastic island with some of the best beaches and seas you could imagine. (great little cafe by the ferry jetty for when you come back to mainland)
Has a small shop and evening beach takeaway hut which cooks to order local fish, scallops etc…or just burgers, chips…good value and excellent quality.
Wood provided to light fires on the beach at night which gives you the true camping experience and gets campers together for a chat and a drink.
Very quiet site with no late noise, in fact so quiet you can lie in bed and listen to the sea.
Based on our statistically unreliable sample, men like Point Sands campsite but women are less enthusiastic. For the men it is something to do with pretending they are wild camping, but with all the facilities of a campsite, adjacent to a splendid beach with streams to be dammed, on which fires are permitted and along which runs the 87 mile Kintyre Way. The women noted a missing sink plug in the washing-up area, a lack of instructions for the laundry equipment and an unhealthy aroma from one of the water point drains.
We stayed at Point Sands for one night prior to taking the ferry to Islay from Kennacraig, some 12 miles away. The ferry to Arran from Cronaig is a similar distance from Point Sands and both routes involve passing the only petrol station in the area.
The toilet block, laundry and washing-up facilities were all renewed for 2013, albeit in temporary buildings intended soon to be replaced by permanent structures. All were faultlessly clean and modern. Allowed to select our own pitch, we were well away from the mobile homes and children’s play area with interesting views of Cara, Gigalum and community-owned Gigha, to which a ferry within walking distance runs every hour.
The camp-site shop supplied our limited needs whilst the experienced wardens (also new to Port Sands in 2013) were clearly making strenuous efforts to rectify those aspects of the site on which previous reviewers, and the two women in our survey, commented adversely
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