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Seal Shore Camping
Seal Shore
Kildonan
Isle Of Arran
Ayrshire   (Browse area)
KA278SE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01770 820320

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Pitches: 40
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 82 Reviews
              9/10 from 82 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Greyhoundstar 9 reviews from this member

Visited this site first week in May, lovely clean well kept site with plenty space for everyone as tent owners are asked to park their cars at reception not outside the tents. The site has beautiful views across to Pladda Island and Ailsa Craig beyond. You cannot miss the seals as every night they sit out on the rocks relaxing, highlight for us was on our last morning and last walk on the beach seeing an otter at close range sitting out on the shore eating a fish and then rolling around in full view, excellent oh and having a hotel/pub 20 meters away came in handy. Site facilities were very good a credit to Maurice and his daughter. Will visit again.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ragdoll64 2 reviews from this member

What an idyllic setting this wee camp site is situated in - the views over the Firth to Pladda island(?) and Ailsa Craig are just beautiful. A warm welcome on arrival from Maurice who showed us where to park for best views was much appreciated. Toilet blocks, although older were regularly cleaned and well appointed. Reception includes all your basic needs and is kept well stocked. Practically adjacent is a welcoming hotel, good food and great atmosphere. This is a well kept, dog and child friendly site in beautiful surroundings and the icing on the cake is watching the seals and the otter sunbathing and playing in the water. Great holiday. Thanks

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mmad 6 reviews from this member

Despite bad weather we had a lovely stop here. The views are brilliant and so is the wildlife. I had three good sightings of otters and numerous ones of seals. Also had a sparrowhawk fly into a bush next to our caravan. Great to sit and watch the gannets diving in quite close to shore. The exposed location means tents and awnings can suffer a little in high winds. The remnants of hurricane Bertha passed over Scotland when we stopped. My wife had the same problem as mentioned in the previous review about the water temperature in the shower block. The 4 extra showers in another building were a better bet for her. The shower blocks are a little dated but cleaned each day. All the staff I spoke to were friendly and helpful. Hotel next door very handy for a drink, took advice and did not eat here. Generally a quiet site apart from one noisy family packing up their tent early one morning.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Maloptera 6 reviews from this member

We stayed both in this campsite and in Lochranza campsite in the north of the island. Both have pros and cons, but the major pro of this campsite is that it did lack midges as claimed. The views were outstanding too. The beach adjacent to the campsite itself was not great for swimming but there was a very nice sandy area with the sand extending into the water ideal for swimming just a short walk to the left. The facilities were good but I did find the showers in the female toilet block to be far too hot, almost scalding. After the first time, I reported this to reception and was thanked for pointing it out, but the next day it was just as hot. There is a set of showers outside the toilet blocks and these allow you to control the temperature yourself, while some of them even allow you to keep the water on as long as you want to, I would definitely recommend using those in preference. Also, some of the toilets had often run out of toilet paper in the morning. The undercover BBQ area and dayroom are a lifesaver in wet weather, but the information provided was confined to a collection of leaflets, with some extras in the form of bus timetables and useful numbers. One of the highlights was definitely the crabs and lobsters that were sometimes available in reception: delicious and great value. Dining out options are limited to the hotel next door, which is certainly convenient but maybe not very good value for money (we dined there once). Kildonan shore is great for wildlife watching and Whiting Bay is not that far away.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Quinster1973 5 reviews from this member

This year we downsized on our car so we were delighted to see that Seal Shore has added some camping pods. We stayed in one for 4 nights, Ailsa is situated looking across to Pladda - perfect.

I agree with the previous reviewer, there ARE midges. I've been going to seal shore for 4 years now and I've seen one midge each year I've been. I killed one this year so their numbers are down to 3. Try camping next to Loch Lomond and then you'll know what midges are.

The midges are as rare as the owner's moods. He's always been helpful, accommodating and a very hard worker. His charity work in the off season tells you what a stalwart he is.

Maybe people in a bad mood find him in a bad mood?

Anyhow, the site is perfect in location, facilities and management. Again this year Maurice took the boat out and brought in the biggest crab I've ever seen. I washed it down with a beautiful Arran lobster.

He's such a kind guy he even took me out in the boat last year, bit of a risk seeing as he didn't even know me.

The camping pods are a great addition however in the hottest weather they may be too hot as they are so well insulated. They are soundproof too - the double glazing keeps out all noise. Some suggested improvements would be: a work surface at the front left to save leaving food/wine on the floor and possibly another long bench/sleeping surface on the front right. Similar to WigWam designs.

The quality of the pods is fantastic, we're thinking of returning in the autumn possibly to try them again.

We had a trip up to Lochranza this year for the first time Kildonan wins hands down on campsite location and on the midgeometer.

Well done guys - keep up the good work.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: 2011cvjc 2 reviews from this member

Well what can I say another fantastic holiday at seal shore !

A fantastic warm welcome as always by Maurice and Theresa.

Beautiful weather, the children had a fantastic time playing on the beach crabbing etc, the beach is very clean and safe for the children which is one reason we go back every year !

Maurice took me out fishing again this year which was a real treat catching mackerel lobsters crabs basically my staple diet while I am at seal shore and very cheap as well !

The facilities are spotless clean and a fantastic camp site !

The views from our pitch were amazing views directly over to pladda island I can sit there all day relaxing as time goes by so peaceful !

See you again next year !

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