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Port Ban Holiday Park
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6YD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01880 770224

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Pitches: 42
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 35 Reviews
              8/10 from 35 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Murdochd 2 reviews from this member

Other than the site shop and cafe there are no shops etc within 15 miles so be prepared and have everything you need or make sure you know the opening and closing times of the shop and cafe when you check in. The kilberry inn looked very expensive so we didn't go.

I walked up to the cafe for a coffee and breakfast at 8:30 but it didn't open till 9:00, I didn't wait, we packed up and headed to Tarbert for a hearty breakfast but I would have preferred to spend my money on site and support the business. Also important to know you can only get a takeaway from 6pm, we didn't know this, we didn't bring plates etc but it was fine eating very good food from plastic containers.

The site, location, views, facilities are very good and well worth a visit. Three fridges and a microwave for campers to use in the wash up room, I didn't know this before I arrived.

This was my first attempt at camping and I chose the site for its previous reviews, facilities and location, I wasn't disappointed and the weather was a great bonus as we were right on the seafront on a perfect pitch.

I think the site has many regulars and I'm likely to become one.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lappins 1 review from this member

The site is in a beautiful beach location, looking over onto the Paps of Jura, a 2. 5hr drive from Glasgow (the drive alone is worth it). The last 30mins are on single-track roads.

The pitches are all a decent size, and all come with electric hook-up. The toilet/kitchen facilities are excellent (there is even a fridge for campers to use).

Music (radios, speakers etc. ) is banned on site, so there are no rowdy young campers. You are also permitted to build camp fires on the beach.

There are plenty of play areas and facilities to keep children entertained.

The owners are outwardly 'Christian', and organise a Sunday Service for those interested. They do not sell any alcohol on site, so make sure you bring it with you. The nearest shop is in Tarbert.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mumandboy 4 reviews from this member

Second stay on this beautiful, friendly, peaceful site. The views and sunsets from the tent field are just amazing and my son (7) spent hours pottering on the beach. We were also able to hire a bike for him and because the site is so quiet and friendly he was able to ride around on his own to visit the play area or shop. My partner and I swam in the sea at every opportunity from the bigger beach that is just a couple of minutes' stroll away.

Washing and washing up facilities are good: clean, well-lit, plenty of hot water. A problem with the boiler happened one morning but was fixed really quickly. The little shop on site is packed full of useful supplies and food basics and the cafe is great for meals right through from breakfast to fish and chip supper, or to just sit in with a cuppa if the weather is inclement.

The one drawback is also part of the appeal - the very long single-track road to reach the site has to be negotiated if you want a trip out somewhere. We did go out more this year than the previous one because the weather was more mixed and staying on site all day every day not such an attractive option. It is a tiring drive to maintain a reasonable speed but also stay alert to what might be coming round the next bend. However, we managed to visit Inverary, Crarae Gardens, Auchendrain Township, the Isle of Gigha and Kilmartin Glen without mishap. Gigha is really worth a visit - hire a bike when you get there and don't miss the Twin Beaches.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tammer 2 reviews from this member

This is a very nice campsite in a beautiful location. The campsite itself has good views over to the islands and the plots are well marked out and in good condition. The bathrooms and wash up facilities are probably the nicest you will find anywhere.

The elastic snapped in one of my tent poles on arrival and the man on reception was very helpful in lending me gear cable and parcel tape to allow me to rethread it.

Other reviews mention the single track road as being some sort of herculean challenge - it isn't actually all that arduous. Take a tip though and turn right out of the campsite when going to Tarbert, it is much closer that way!

It is permitted to have campfires on the beach - which sounds nice. This can backfire on you somewhat as they tend to be places where teenagers will congregate at night, with the smoke and chat blowing in the wind towards your sea-front tent. A pitch towards the back of the campground is probably a better bet.

All in all, a great place for a camping holiday and kids all loved it.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kaye Leggett 5 reviews from this member

Location, Location, Location. This has it in spades. It's not easy to get to, which ever way you approach it is 15 miles of windy single track road with passing places, but the drive is worth it. Restaurant on site plus small shop selling all essentials. Sunset over the Paps of Jura. Idyllic. Very child friendly and great service.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Merlot65 3 reviews from this member

If you want a campsite to escape to and forget all your worries, then this is the place! It is situated at the end of a 14 mile single track road where you get the most amazing views you could ever wish for. We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon and found the office to be locked so we decided just to pitch up anyway and sort it out in the morning. We found the campsite which is separate from statics and we were the only ones there.

Positives: We were the only ones there! Stunning scenery, 5 star toilet and shower facilities which have recently been added with sensor touch showers which were roasting. Great indoor washing up area with a working fridge and great for hiding from the midges (not in the fridge)! Fantastic beach walks, small shop and cafe on site. Various unused leisure activities available, tennis court, putting and bowls.

Negatives: The evil midge which actually curtailed our stay. We had to jump out our tent and make a run for the beach in our pyjamas to escape them!

Overall, an escape from reality and if you can beat the midge you are better than us and we are Scottish!

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