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Visitor Reviews - Port Ban Holiday Park

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Port Ban Holiday Park
Kilberry
Tarbert
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 32 Reviews
              8/10 from 32 Reviews


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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!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cooki01 3 reviews from this member

This campsite is set in stunning scenery. It is quite remote, 14 miles from nearest shop(the site has a shop with basics). The site consists mainly of static caravans with a field for tents and motor homes. The camping field has about 30 pitches all clearly marked out. For me this was the only downside. The pitches were very close together BUT the campsite operates a strict policy of quiet after 11pm and silence after 12pm. It was the quietest campsite I've ever stayed on. The toilet block has very recently been up dated and has bathroom fixtures and fittings that you would usually find in a bathroom showroom. Very nice. However facilities only cleaned once a day but saying that the ladies was never dirty or out of loo roll which was not my son and husbands experience of the gents. Alcohol consumption is allowed on the site but you are not allowed to wander around drinking and you are asked to not swear either (probably why it was so quiet). There was a kids club organised in the morning and an activity in the evening such as a bonfire on the beach or midnight walk. There were lots of families about and the kids had lots of freedom. The camping field is literally a few feet from the beach and the scenery is stunning, overlooking Jura and Islay.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bouzoukigirl 18 reviews from this member

This campsite is in a most beautiful place. It caters mostly for statics. It has a campers field for tents. Touring vans only have a few spaces so are soon booked up. Where I was, there were spaces for only four vans or large tents - although they were in a great place by the beach. I noticed the odd other tourer dotted about here and there but they looked as if they were there on a seasonal basis.

Lots of positives - the area is very picturesque and peaceful; there are daily activities set up by the owners for kids and adults; the cafe and bar looked good although I didn't use them; the shop provides essentials and this is very useful as there are no shops within 14 miles.

The main negative is that tourers (and tenters) basics are not well provided for. The chemical toilet emptying site was blocked and dirty; the area where you dispose of 'grey' water didn't have any working taps that you could wash the container after emptying. The toilet/shower area (can't comment on men's) was just about OK

Would I return? Probably not unless I was sure that basics for tourers and tenters was a whole lot better.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kazloo 12 reviews from this member

Reviewing this site for the second time. Once again we love the site but the toilets and showers are poor. We were there for 3 days and the toilets were not cleaned once. This was proven by the soiled toilet paper which remained on the floor throughout our visit.

Great site, great location but fails on creature comforts. Nice walking in a lovely area. Be prepared for the single track 14 mile drive however deer and seal can be viewed in the wild during this.

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