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Visitor Reviews - Findhorn Bay Holiday Park

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Findhorn Bay Holiday Park
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Moray   (Browse area)
IV36 3TY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01309 690203

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Pitches: 50
Open: Camping: Apr To Oct, Holiday Vans Mar To Jan

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 7 Reviews
              9/10 from 7 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Carlos725 8 reviews from this member

2 night stay. Arrived on Friday and met at reception by helpful staff member who advised on location of pitches, which were not individually marked out or able to be reserved. Pitching area was grass only and as stated, not marked out, so find your own spot. Fine, in theory. HOWEVER, people obviously don't like each other as they generally parked up about 10 metres apart, instead of the recommended 6/7 metres. This meant that it was very difficult to find a space as two vehicles would take up space generally occupied by 3 !

Once we found sufficient room we got set up. Plenty of EHP and easy access to fresh water, ablutions and and grey water/chemical disposal. Toilet block was dated but clean and tidy with sufficent WC/sink and shower amenities, showers were good and hot. Site was clean and tidy. Childrens play area adjacent to pitches and tents were allowed directly opposite the access road.

I would return to the site and would probably recommend it as both a family and singles site. Good local shops facilities and pubs etc, all within a short walk or drive. Overall a good little site.

I would review the site higher than 9/10, however due to the lack of marked pitches, space was difficult to find.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Photo4x4 14 reviews from this member

My wife and I visited the site for one night and wished we had booked in for more!

Our reception was friendly and we were directed to the touring area where we were told that we could choose our own pitch. They do not take reservations but when I 'phoned ahead they said that there would be plenty of space (as there was). I'm not sure how it would be at high season though.

The 'touring' area has plenty of EHs and water points so filling with fresh water was easy and all pitches are near EH points. They do not have hard standing pitches though, however our grass pitch was quite flat and our MH only needed a little levelling on one side.

The toilet/shower blocks were spacious and immaculately clean and even had flowers pots and plants in them making them very homely. I understand that the water for flushing the toilets is gathered from the roof and stored for use - just as you would expect from the Findorn Foundation. The sewerage is also treated 'sustainably' with their own sewerage treatment plant (part funded by the EU). There are easy accessible recycling and rubbish facilities available.

The site is adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation village, which was great to cycle around and look at all of the various eco-houses. Opposite the camp site is Findhorn Bay nature reserve.

This will be a great site to take our grandchildren to because of the safety from vehicles and the play park on site.

There is a great crepes takeaway right at the entrance and I can highly recommend the spicy beef and mushroom crepes. There is also the Blue Angel cafe on sight with loads of homemade and organic food. You can also visit various craft enterprises in the Findhorn Foundation village.

The only downside for motorhomers, as far as I am concerned is the fact that there is no drain for emptying your grey waste. Elsan and grey waste is available but you need to take it there in a container. Being a motorhomer I prefer to be able to drive the MH to the relevant drain and empty direct from the MH.

Overall a great site which we will most definitely be visiting again for a couple of nights at least. I would also recommend this site to others.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wanmas 3 reviews from this member

Site was quiet when we visited for a couple of nights. Quiet pitch even though it was beside the main road as the trees seemed to mask any noise and headlights.

Toilets and showers were basic but very clean and had pot plants placed inside the block giving a pleasant feel, as did the herbs beside the dishwash area which you could use in your cooking.

I felt that the prices were cheap as we have a large tent and the staff did not charge for the freezing of our ice packs.

The site is in the Findhorn foundation which has its own shop and coffee shop, and there are often music and art events held in the hall.

We will definitely return for a short break in the future as it is reasonably close to home.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Pam H 2 reviews from this member

We called here on an overnight but could have stayed much longer. Not cheap, but lovely toilet facilities and hook-up included in price. And it takes dogs. It's on the edge of the Findhorn Community so you have access to their amazing wholefood shop and wandering round the community with its assorted housing is really interesting. Not many other units when we were there and it had a peaceful quality, but possibly very different when busy as there are loads of static caravans on site. The toilet block had just been repainted - the Ladies is a very cheery yellow - and is kept immaculately clean with lovely touches like fresh plants/flowers and big pots of herbs at the dishwashing sinks for you to help yourself. Very friendly cleaning/maintenance staff. Grounds are pristine.

The local village looks good to wander round, and you can walk from the site to the dunes and the bay. Not great weather when we were there so didn't see much of it.

I've given it high ratings because it was so quiet when we were there, but it might seem more commercialised and hectic in peak season.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jock-frock 1 review from this member

I last visited this site in the mid 80's on a motorbike, when the pitch area was next to the road, and only a small wire fence separated the two! Road noise was not a problem (after 7 pints & 5 Banana rums ala Crown & Anchor)

I have a connection with the area having served at RAF Kinloss for 5 years. We decided to visit on the spur of the moment, and having loaded up the trailer headed to this site. On arrival I went in to the office and was informed to pick a pitch I licked and to return after 2pm when the office would be open to take payment. The pitching area was flooded slightly on the tarmac road directly in front of the tent area (it had been raining heavily), so it was a case of dodge the puddles! We noticed a few tents already up, but we had a good distance between us and the other campers.

Once the tent was up, we took the dogs for a walk around the exterior of the site and came back in to the site at the side gate next to the perimeter fence of Kinloss. The ablutions were clean and warm (entry is by a keypad system, and I am now at that special age where a fumbled code could result in a warm feeling in the nether regions!) Memo to self: In future pack more under crackers.

The showers are biggish, but the usual lack of pressure means you have to hug the wall like Spiderman to get a wash. Plenty of hot water at all times and lights work on a IR system after 10pm, so when your reading Dear Deirdre, they cut out. Fade to Gray.

They were running a NATO multi aircraft exercise, but due to the reduction of MoD budgets there were no flights after 7pm 'ish! Though I must say my 2 young children (girls 6 & 4) just about jumped out of their skins when 2 Eurofighter Typhoons took off from the (very) nearby runway! Whoosh Bang! Ah the smell of Avtur in the mid afternoon breeze! Sorry back to the site. We intended to stay 1 night to see what it was like, and as the afternoon progressed more tenter's started to appear (along with motor-homes, which set up opposite).

By late Friday evening the tent area was more like T in the park. I do not know if there is a legal limit to the licence of the park, but it was getting to the stage where guide ropes were almost next to each another’s tents!

Now you can guess by late evening one could hear snoring / talking / parping emanating from the other canvas shelters. Not to bad when it is coming from one's self or immediate close family members. Not so nice when it is coming from individuals to whom one has not been properly introduced to!

The following day the rain let up and by mid morning the sun was out and the temp was mid 20's

(The Moray Firth is a sun trap!)

We booked another night's stay as I now considered my fellow campers in a 20 mt radius to be as good as relations after all we had shared the previous evening!

We dragged the kids to Culloden Moor to tell them of the disaster that befell their ancestors (mine Stewarts of Appin and the wife who is descended from Rob Roy) all because some French / Italian / Polish Prince fancied winning his Grandfather's crowns back! It was a good day out (in a sad sort of melancholy way) and our oldest loves tales of Rob Roy and the Redcoats. Well the chap at the visitor centre dresses as one of 4th of Foot (Barrels) Regiment. She was scared! We went to Brodie Castle and stopped off at Tesco in Forres etc. The sun was out and we went for a walk to Findhorn beach and it was spectacular! Kids & dogs ran themselves ragged! Back at the site and there was even more tents I jest you not! Then after tea the heavens opened and it rained like someone had a hose! Kids did not care they had made some new friends and were over in the play park (very basic). We even lit our disposable bbq in the designated area (how I laughed like a drain when we toasted our marshmallows, then again it was perhaps the 1/2 bottle of LBV Port I had just consumed). Sunday dawned glorious and by 11 am was reading 29 degrees! Scorcher! Packed up and took the car past Kinloss to see the Nimrod MR2's all lined up waiting to be scrapped, and I knew them all, like dear pals, having been on everyone of the XV's at one time or another.

Would I go back? Yes! What improvements? Less tents, on the pitch. If I want the feeling of attending an outdoor festival guess where I would go? Correct, a festival, not a camp site!

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Foyfamily 7 reviews from this member

It was very quiet when we arrived and there were a few caravans parked which looked like they had been there a while. However, despite the site looking a little basic and deserted it exceeded all expectations. Staff were friendly and helpful, toilet block wasn't state of the art but had everything you needed, as well as sockets for hairdryers and straighteners - a luxury!

Good dish washing facilities and a little play park too for the kids. Site gets a little waterlogged with rain and the RAF base right next door is wee bit noisy in the day with jets taking off, but this wasn't a downside as my young boys thought it was magic!

Forres and Kinghorn are lovely and the Crown and Anchor in Findhorn is a must for a meal - reasonable and delicious.

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