Second year of staying at elie, was fantastic, such a quiet site, staff friendly. The site had everything you wanted from shop, restaurant, takeaway and bar. Toilets were nice and clean and well maintained. Unfortunately the beach was full of seaweed but that was due to high tides, it was cleaned up nearer the end of our holiday. Will definitely come here again.
Booked pitch with electric hook up for 2 nights. Whilst I think its getting very expensive to book for tents, I am sure that this site is no more expensive than the next. Over £40 for 2 nights in a tent's quite pricey I think.
Field for tents is large and pitches sufficient although very sandy soil so difficult to get windbreak tethered.
Facilities good, very clean and not too busy despite the site being full.
Had a meal in the restaurant one night, food was good and not too pricey. Drinks at the bar also not too bad, with entertainment both nights.
First time staying at this site. We booked in for a 4 night stay over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The site is well signposted for the approach roads and is reached by a long, single track road with numerous passing places and bordered by woodland which seems to be accessible to dog walkers. When we phoned to book the guy at reception asked us if we wanted a pitch nearer the play area or the beach front. - we plumped for nearer the play area which was very good for the kids however was a pretty long hike away from the toilet/shower block and the noise from the entertainment complex (thump, thump, thump, thump) went on every evening till midnight and was irritating.
The pitches themselves are pretty basic, all in rows facing out to sea (lovely view), with hook up, but not really clearly defined and quite close together. Mainly grass with some gravel bits, the grass itself is well drained but very bumpy. When we arrived we discovered that the people to the right of our pitch had set up about 1. 5 meters over towards our pitch, meaning that to get our van and awning up and still to leave enough room for the folk on the other side we had to set up very close to the pitch on the right, it felt a bit claustrophobic.
Play park is fantastic and a short walk further down the slope there is a great football pitch with goals, our two boys loved it, it was well away from any of the vans. Loads of kids on site as you would expect over the Easter weekend but there was plenty for them to do, a puppet show for the wee ones, and our boys loved the free football coaching session on the Saturday morning.
The restaurant on site was actually really nice and reasonably priced, food good, generous portions. We ended up eating there a couple of times, and they do a small take away service too. Shop on site pretty basic, there is no shops near by you would need a car to get anywhere. We drove to Anstruther as there is a fair sized Co-op there. There is a good fish and chip van in Elie itself on certain evenings.
Beach was nice, kids loved it, plenty of rock pools etc. Great site for dogs, loads of places to take them nearby.
Shower block and toilets are quite a bit over from the main reception area. The toilet key needs a £20 deposit. Toilets were reasonably clean, but the shower cubicles left a lot to be desired. I can't agree with previous reviewers describing them as 'spotless' as quite frankly at times they were disgusting. Each shower cubicle has a toilet, sink and shower in it. The wall mounted shower is push button operated. There is a curtain rail around the shower area but no 'lip' so the water from the shower is just pouring on to the floor where you have to stand and get dry. No mop or squeegee of any description, so most days the shower floors were covered in mud and sand from people's shoes which you have to navigate or walk over to get into the shower area. Can't understand why they don't provide something to encourage you to clean the floor area after you've had a shower. Not pleasant.
Two nights in a row we were woken at about 6am by an alarm going off somewhere, either the shop or the complex. Entertainment was on most evenings and was the usual mixture of local bands / singers, preceded by the bingo and family disco. It was actually pretty good, we particularly enjoyed 'Joanie' on the Thursday evening. There is also a small arcade area to gobble up the kids money.
Great site for kids if you are not too fussed about the minging shower floor situation or the less than generous pitch sizes.
A long weekend that went very well. The staff were welcoming and the caravan was well looked after and clean. The site is very friendly with plenty for the little ones to do. The beech is right on your doorstep. Only down side was the amount of rubbish on the beach. Most of it washed up and not from the locals. The site has a very good bar this regular entertainment in the evening and a nice restaurant with quick service. The shop is small and stocks the basics.
Good site. Nice level pitches in main area. Toilets and showers very clean and only had a five minute wait in the morning as the place was busy. Very close to beach which was nice for walking dog. Childrens play area, bar, restaurant and take away looked good however never tried due to short stay. Plenty of room on pitch if everyone stays within designated area and plenty of space between each pitch. Great walking along the cliffs to Elie where the Ship Inn is well worth a visit. Child and dug friendly with great food and very friendly staff. The East Neuk of Fife is a lovely area with lots of nice small villages to visit. All in all a good site in a lovely area which we will return to.
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