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Visitor Reviews - Point Sands Holiday Park

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Point Sands Holiday Park
Tayinloan
Kintyre
Tarbert
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6XG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01583 441263

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Pitches: 50
Open: April 1st To October 31

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 42 Reviews
              8/10 from 42 Reviews


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Reviews:  42 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Seniorsx2 1 review from this member

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.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Westcoaster 4 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mleonard 3 reviews from this member

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.

Will definitely visit again!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kirbytwo 5 reviews from this member

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

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Garyt 1 review from this member

Home after our first but certainly not last visit to point sands campsite on the beautiful shores of the mull of kintyre, this is a cracking site with spectacular sea views and all pitches are flat and well kept, on arrival the staff were welcoming and friendly.

We were pitched right on the edge of the beach within 10 minutes after a quick rundown from helpful warden on sites facilities. The site shop was well stocked with with fresh produce and useful items, they even have a cafe serving breakfast/ lunch & dinner menu's, the toilet and shower block looked brand new and was very clean.

I cant say enough good things about this site and the £18 per night for a serviced pitch was well worth it & they even let us stay in our place till 5pm on depart day as the weather was glorious and we wanted to make most of it.

Cheers point sands see you soon.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Enki 1 review from this member

Beautiful location at lovely sandy beach. Staff and campers all very friendly. Shop well stocked including fresh fruit, vegetables & rolls. Good for walking and touring and ferry connections.

The Elsan disposal was via a drain covered by a metal manhole cover. This was also the only disposal point for grey water. We have not seen this before at other sites and it seemed not the best arrangement for hygene.

The toilet facilities, in Portaloo cabins, while clean & recent, did not seem sufficient for the size of the site.

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