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Banff Links Caravan Park
Banff Links
Aberdeenshire   (Browse area)
AB45 2JJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01261 812228

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Pitches: 50
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 20 Reviews
              9/10 from 20 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Keith 54 1 review from this member

While staying on this lovely site my consumer unit trip switch would not reset and we were left without any power to the sockets. Jim who runs the site came straight away to check it out. He discovered that part of the unit was faulty and needed replacing. Thinking we would be without power to the sockets ( no heating?) etc. Jim drove off only to come back with a replacement part that would get us underway until we got home, refusing to take any payment. The site is very well kept and a pleasure to stay on. We are planning to come back again next year. Many Thanks.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Calinyx 21 reviews from this member

We had seen mixed reviews for this site, and having last visited to suss it out many years ago where we had major concerns. We decided to actually come and stay here having popped in last week when we were in the area and were pleased with some of the changes.

This is a beautifully kept site, with very well delineated, roomy pitches. We chose to be between the sea and the burn [quieter for us as although we have a 12 year old, we aren't noisy]. We would of loved to be right by the sea, however the angle of the slope and us not having a motor mover ruled that out. However, the pitches are so roomy, that we were able to position our unit with a clear view to the sea even with both pitches in front occupied.

The welcome at reception was great and I noted that there was a well stocked wee shop also [which we didn't need].

The toilet block was spotless [and although this is June. It's been very cold] and warm. The showers were roomy enough, very hot water [possibly to hot for some as there is no way to adjust the temp] and had plenty of pressure.

There is a great park [even for our techy 12 year old] plus a superb beach that is suitable for paddling- surfing as it's wide and has a very gentle slope to it. At the far end [opposite end to reception] you cross the burn and there you can get onto a great walk/cycle path to Whitehills. So ideal for walking the dog.

At Whitehills is a fantastic fish and chip shop [which we would definitely recommend. Nearby Banff has a good co-op and tesco.

For those who like wildlife, we can highly recommend a trip along to Troup head RSPB area. You can see gannets, razorbills. And if you time it right and are lucky puffins too.

This site definitely ticked all our boxes and we will certainly return.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pamcel 9 reviews from this member

After a year of absence due to work commitments, we made it back to the wonderful Banff Links site. The weather was bad, and it made no difference. The dog and I got soaked walking the very pleasant hike to Whitehills, but we didn't mind. We parked on our usual pitch between the sea and the burn, and just relaxed watching the waves rolling onto the huge beach.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alastairg 10 reviews from this member

A welcome return to Banff after 2/3 years. The site hasn't changed, despite new management. Staff a bit stand-offish. Toilet block just as basic, and water pressure very poor - had to stand almost with head against the wall to get wet - all showers the same. Reasonable site charges, although £3 per night for a very small porch awning is excessive.

The main area of the site, surrounding reception, gets a bit busy in peak season - we always park along towards the far end of the site, where is is much quieter.

Now the good news - what a place! Everything you need right there. Excellent (raw) fish shop and first class restaurant (Rockfish) at Whitehills. Wonderful beach, coastal villages, cycle tracks, walks, etc, etc. Historic attractions well within reach. Very good surfing club on the links - our son is hooked! Going back for the surfing in October.

Banff itself is looking a bit sad, run-down. We noticed the difference immediately. Co-op better than the poor Tesco. There is no butcher worth speaking of - nearest is Huntly, where there is also a decent Tesco, but worth the trip.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Studornoch 3 reviews from this member

This site is a family friendly beach site. It is very easy to find. Clearly signposted from the A98 just West of Banff.

On arrival the reception was easy to spot and there was plenty of parking space available so I could go into the office. The friendly and helpful staff suggested a pitch that they thought would suit me and my family best. But they did say we could go to any vacant pitch we liked. I really like being able to choose my own pitch. There is a long straight road running parallel with the beach. There are pitches on both sides of this road. Pitches on the beach side are very close to the beach. A superb location with fantastic views. This is what attracted me to this site in the first place. I was a bit disappointed to discover that these pitches are on a rather steep slope up to the beach. This did not stop many others from levelling up there but I decided it was too much hassle for us. On the other side of the road were flat pitches with a burn running behind them. I decided theses were not suitable for us either because of the danger of the open water with our little girl. There was another area of pitches a short distance from the beach, very near the kids play area, that was perfect for us. It was this area that the staff had recommended originally. Very generous flat and level grass pitches with power and a water tap for every four pitches. Tv signal is no problem in this area.

The Kids play area is fantastic. Lots of things to do. The beach at this site is stunning.

Toilets and showers are very basic and clean. I'm really not a fan of taps where you need to continually keep the handle pressed to get water. Shower is a push button too. Each push lasts about a minute, water is hot and there is a good pressure.

The nearest town is Banff and it has a good selection of shops and eateries. The nearby village of Whitehall is a half hour walk from the site. Its a small fishing village and has the Sutherland Arms hotel which has outstanding food.

I did not notice any traffic other than site traffic using the site road, as stated in previous reviews. There is a sign now warning it is a private road for site traffic only. The only noise I heard at night was the sound of gentle crashing waves. Bliss!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Reuben 6 reviews from this member

What a great find! Spent 5 nights here WEF 19/9 & had amazing weather! The site is in a great location - right on the fantastic beach. The camping field without EHU is at the end of the road through the statics & caravans. If you wanted an EHU a pitch is allocated to you within this area.

Great, well drained, level pitches with fantastic views. You could have a campfire on the pebbly part of the beach judging by the fire rings - we didn't but used a BBQ.

There's a fantastic fish shop at Dowies in Whitehills about a mile away, a good chippy though we didn't try it on this occasion & the pub is good too with a lovely beer garden. Have a look in the art gallery/workshop too as it has some interesting items for sale.

The cost for a pitch was £12 a night with a £10 refundable deposit on the facilities key. The shower/toilet block were spotless at all times. The pressure in the showers was a bit poor but they were hot & free.

The nearest ATM is in Banff - none in Whitehills.

All in all a great site in a great location - we'll be back!

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