Friendly welcome (get a welcome pack with code to loo, key to beach gate etc), also provided us with levellers as pitched on slight hill, dog friendly, great outlook over Tay and good basic clean facilities. Beach right on your doorstep which was great for our dogs but not a family type beach. Typical edge of town/city site although big still nice and quiet and clean. Handy for Dundee and surrounding area. Walking distance to shops, Tesco etc. Didn't eat out so can't comment on that side of things.
We've just returned from our camping trip and had a great time the camp is very secure which helped me to relax on my first camping trip for nearly 40years. On Arrival we had a warm welcome and run down on the area and what it had to offer. There is a very good cafe called the van diner which does amazing fish and chips. Ann who keeps the place Spick and span is also very friendly and helpful. So on the whole I would highly recommend tayview we can't wait to go back again
After reading reviews my 14 yr old son, myself and our dog stayed at this lovely site. I was impressed with the attention to detail such as a baby bath available should you need it and a close toilet block for campers. It was great to have a large fridge freezer, indoor sinks and 2 cookers available for us too.
There was always hand towels, soap, toilet roll and no queues.
Whilst chatting to other campers they said that the trains (mentioned in other reviews) are part of the attraction to the site. Their children desperate to pop thought the lockable gate to 'see the trains' and play on the beach. We did hear the trains until 11pm ish and they didn't wake me up in the morning. Slept soundly until 8am, bliss.
A fantastic site for dogs with lovely walks near by, we visited; Monikie country park and hired kayaks for £5 each per hour on the lochs including buoyancy aids ( and wetsuits if you like), we also found the walks at Comrie country park good. Both had good play parks for younger children and Monikie was particularly good for teens with an arial assault course, pico sails, flying fox etc.
Lovely staff, Will definitely return.
Ps turn down union street and then 1st or 2nd right (depending on your height restriction) and you will find it no problem.
We, being 2 adults and 2 kids (4 & 7) stayed at Tayview for 2 nights during the first weekend in July. The first impressions of the site are lovely (sun always helps !) A nice flower lined drive on the way up to reception and well maintained looking buildings. We were given a warm welcome and directions to our pitch which was easy to find and well-marked. There are 2 camping areas, one with EHU among the touring caravans and the non EHU area at the far end of the site (nearest to the gate out to the beach). The pitches were in excellent condition with short, well maintained grass. However, hidden below the lush surface greenery lies the surface of the moon ! Please, please make sure you have rock pegs. I had some but not enough and ended up with a number of banana shaped Deltas as a result.
The location is great, you are literally yards from the fine sandy beach. There is no ‘direct’ access to the beach due to the fence that surrounds the campsite. However, you are given a key when you check in which allows you through a gate and straight onto the beach. The site is not huge so you wouldn’t be any more than a few minutes to walk to the gate from any pitch. Only downside of a beach location? Yep, wind. The actual wind appeared to be a few mph stronger than those forecast by Netweather ! although it caused us no significant issues, I’d believe it could get very, very windy here. About a 100 yards from the site is a very large playground which caters for all ages. Only negative would be the fact that it is outside the site you do get the odd group of ‘neds’ using the area as a hang out. It’s no big deal they were easily ‘hunted’. A reasonable sized Tesco’s and a number of take-away’s and other shops are only a 5 minute walk into town.
The main shower/toilet block (by reception) was kept very clean and was never very busy during our stay. The showers, although the push button type, were hot and powerful. There is a ‘portacabin’ type arrangement in the camping area which has toilets and a dishwashing area which includes a large fridge freezer for customer use. Access to these areas requires a PIN entry which you are given on arrival. There is a laundry area with washer/dryers, we never used them but they are token operated. I think they were £2. 50 a pop (no idea if that is expensive).
Only real niggle is a train track runs right across the back of the site. They run from around 06. 30 to 23. 30. Whilst it is true you barely notice them after a while during the day, you certainly do at night/early morning.
The pitch cost me £24 + £2 for EHU per night with a £10 refundable deposit for the barrier and gate keys. Between the beach, playground and nearby attractions the kids had a ball here and we would certainly return…. As long as the wind forecast is favourable…. And ideally during a train strike !
Spent the May holiday weekend at this great wee site. Hard to fault it in any way, great views, good walks, family run, excellent facilities, well maintained and friendly place, well worth the £ 22 per night. I highly recommend it, give it a go.
Monifieth isn't such a high spot but Broughty Ferry along the road is a great place with loads of pub, restaurants etc. We went to the The Ship Inn one evening for dinner - very good, well worth a visit. The Anchor for lunch - again very nice. Dundee City is a also short trip away with plenty to do.
In short give Tayview Site a try - it's hard to beat you won't be disappointed !
My wife and I and our seven (count 'em) children stayed at Tayview for six nights. We are an awkward bunch, we don't like too much organisation on site, such as clubs and entertainments, but we DO like good quality facilities, like laundry and showers. Tayview is, in my 'umble opinion, just about perfect. The pitch was fairly flat and not stony.
It did rain a fair bit during our stay, and the ground suffered, but we didn't get flooded, and it was never a big issue. There is no on site playground for the kids, but there is an excellent playgroung about a hundred yards from the site. The only thing stopping you landing on the beach if you fall out of bed is a fence, and the beach itself is great. The Munchkins loved exploring the tide pools and the rocks, there are vast swathes of sand when the tide is out, and when the tide is in, the beach slope is so gentle your knees are still out of the water 15 or 20 feet out, great for two year olds, less so for surfers, I guess.
The toilets where kept very clean (thanks Jill) and the showers where hot and powerful (operated by push-button, but nothing is really perfect).
We didn't spend much time locally, but there are plenty of supermarkets within driving distance, and one within a short walk of the site. We don't do pubs, so can't help you there. There are a few good NT places to visit locally, and Dundee itself is a great city.
There is a small cafe on the site, doing Jacket potatoes etc, and some really decent coffee.
We wish we could have stayed longer, but there you are, life goes on.
A big cheer to the owner, who made us feel very welcome. A big boo hiss to the mossies who came out at night and annoyed us a little, but we didn't see a single midge the whole time. Really, that alone was worth the price.
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