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Visitor Reviews - Findochty Caravan Park

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Findochty Caravan Park
Jubilee Terrace
Banffshire   (Browse area)
AB56 4QA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01542 835303

Facilities:  (Key)

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Pitches: 33
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 21 Reviews
              9/10 from 21 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tour gs 14 reviews from this member

Cracking location. Views right out to the Moray firth the site is situated in a small cove with a small pebble beach right in front of the pitches and a couple of large rock outcrops that are used by kids for base jumping into the water at high tide. Rather them than me! Got booked in at reception and was met by the straight talking owner who told us where everything was. Seemed quite a relaxed site with not to many unnecessary rules. Previous posts have put down the toilet block as being dated which I suppose it is a bit however we liked it and it reminded us of what it may be like to use your granny's outside toilet. It had a homely feel to it freshly painted and plenty hot water for the showers. The showers are push button type but you get plenty time between presses. £24 a night for two with EHU is reasonable value. Lovely walks from the site along the Moray Coastal Trail to Buckie and to Cullen which seems to be the best bits of this long distance footpath as far as we could see. Only down side to the site for me was the chemical waste disposal. It was fairly basic which was okay but the problem was a metal grid with two inch square holes had been placed over the 'bowl' no doubt to stop cassette caps from falling in and blocking the drain. This led to previous user toilet paper and other matter remaining above the bowl. Nasty! Not entirely the fault of the site, if only people would use the correct paper or at least use the hose provided to wash their mess away all would be well. Great location relaxed site with a local keystore in the village for all your basics.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Capt Lightning 26 reviews from this member

Findochty (locally called Finichty), is fairly typical of Northern Scottish fishing villages, with painted cottages

Clustering round the harbour and up the hillside beyond. In past years, this was a working fishing village

But as the boats became bigger, they moved to the larger port of Buckie, a few miles to the west. Now the

Harbour mainly caters for leisure craft.

The campsite sites on a flat piece of ground beside the harbour. At first glance, it looks like a residential site

With a number of static vans and caravans that appear to be there for some time. The few touring pitches are small

But well maintained. The toilets are very clean, but cramped and have a quaint 'recycled' look. There is no

Seperate dishwashing or veg prep area and as far as I could see, only one water tap. The owner was not very talkative, but the caretaker was friendly and helpful.

There is one small, expensive 'one stop' shop in the village and a pub right at the campsite entrance. It offers

Meals and a rather unimaginative takeaway service. Unfortunately, it appears only to serve 'popular' beers

Which is a pity because there are some good small breweries in the area. We gave it a miss.

It sounds as if this site has little to recommend it, but it has one saving grace - its location.

With our pitch only yards from the beach, we sat and watched a dozen or so dolphins leaping a hundred or so Yards offshore. Orca, Minkie, humpback and Bowhead whales have also been seen in the area. Although the site does not cater well for children, the ones on site seemed to enjoy playing on the shore, climbing rocks and fishing.

To both the east and west, there are footpaths (part of the Moray coast path) and apparently the site fee includes a round of golf at the adjacent Strathlene course. To the west, past Buckie, you reach the start of the Speyside way, and the Dolphin centre at the mouth of the Spey.

If you can forgive the shortcomings of Findochty and the eccentricities of the site, this is a great place for a break.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Delzer 2 reviews from this member

First visit here and what a lovely spot. Owners very nice and helpful. Yes toilets are a bit dated but they were immaculate. Lovely walks for the dog and couldn't get any closer to the sea. When we were there a lot of regular campers who have been coming for years and we can understand why. Near lots of things to see and do. Locals very friendly with plenty fresh fish and lovely ice cream out and about. Would definitely recommend here if you like walking or anything to do with water. Lovely quiet for chilling out. Nice pub didn't eat anything there the night we decided to eat there they were fully booked about an hour's wait. We definitely will be back and the weather was lovely. Just one day overcast. Lovely place.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: AlisonLow 1 review from this member

Just returned from an amazing break at Findochty. Have never been before and were lucky to hire 1 of the statics. Lovely, clean caravan. Stayed Monday to Saturday with our two kids. Plenty of room for 4. Site very clean and friendly. Surrounding area is beautiful! Breathtaking views over the sea, and we saw the infamous dolphins on Wednesday night! Amazing to see. Had a great week weather wise too which helps. We will be coming here again! Also fish and chip van visited on Thursday night in the harbour. Queues whole night. Walks in every direction. Visits to spey bay recommended to see the Dolphin Centre and Baxter Factory well worth visit too. Sorry to have to leave. No shop on site but 1 a ten minute walk at the most. States site to be quiet after 11pm, but quiet in general.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Itsyum 89 reviews from this member

We totally found this site by chance, spotting a camping sign as we drove along the Moray coast road. Dropping down through the picturesque town the site is situated adjacent to the small harbour. We had a hardstanding pitch right on the front with the most amazing view of the rocky coastline. The site was mainly tourers with a handful of static mobile homes. The toilet & shower facilities are housed in a cottage at the site entrance and are very old worldly but immaculately clean. There are lovely walks along the coast line into secluded coves with tiny shingle beaches. The town of Findochty has a small supermarket and a chemist with a post office inside on the upper road and the Admirals pub which is situated at the entrance to the site. This is a great little place loved it !

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Photo4x4 14 reviews from this member

My wife and I stayed at the site for one night in our motorhome. We visited reception and were given rather vague directions as to which pitch we should use so we just chose one ourselves which was right next to the shingle beach with great views. The gravel hard standing was fairly level and only needed a slight adjustment to level the vehicle.

There are plenty of EHs within easy reach of the pitches and the site has lighting at night. There is also recycling and rubbish disposal available.

The site is well established and is in a great location for coastal walks and views. The village is extremely picturesque and the harbour has many interesting boats. There is a pub at the entrance to the site and the restaurant was well patronised (we did not use it ourselves). We could not find any shops nearby for food etc. , but there must be some in the village we just did not come across any as we did not need to stock up.

The shower and toilet block is in a cottage at the entrance to the site and has previously been described is warm and cosy and was immaculately clean. The showers has plenty of warm water and were of the ‘push button’ type so no fiddling with taps and settings. There were just 2 MHs and two touring caravans on the site when we were there so there was no queuing for the showers. It may be that in high season with a site full this would not be the case.

Elsan and grey water disposal are available by taking your ‘tanks’ to them. As a motorhomer I prefer being able to drive over the drain to dump my grey waste.

Would we visit again – certainly. Would we recommend the site to others – yes.

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