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Visitor Reviews - Carradale Bay Caravan Park

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Carradale Bay Caravan Park
Carradale Estate
Carradale
Kintyre
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA28 6QG   See Map
Tel: 01583 431665
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Pitches: 60
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 57 Reviews
                9/10 from 57 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Seaside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  57 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Photolady 7 reviews from this member

This is a really lovely campsite. The approach to it is quite magical as you have to drive 3/4 mile down a tree lined driveway to reach reception. The site is owned and run by Colin who bought the estate and is a really friendly and helpful guy. The pitches are quite different in character as some are facing the beach which is beautiful and have a sea view whilst others are tucked in amongst gorse bushes and hedges giving a high degree of privacy. We went for the privacy angle and it was a grass pitch. The facilities are good - plenty of toilets and 4 showers for the ladies all very clean. The Carradale area is the nicest part of Kintyre and well worth visiting. The views alongside the eastern side of Kintyre are unbelievably beautiful across the water to Arran. The main town is Campbeltown and the distillery called Spring Bank is worth doing. The town itself needs a makeover. We did two boat trips from Kintyre - one to the island of Gigha where we had the most amazing meal at the Boathouse Restaurant there. It is worth making the trip just to eat there. The second trip was to Arran where we basically drove round the whole island stopping for lunch at Brodick -fantastic views from there.

This is a site well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Innes Young 1 review from this member

I have been going to Carradale for 38 years now and have always been very impressed, especially now when Colin Burgess runs the site. The shower block is immaculate. It is a very friendly site and safe beach. I couldn't ask for any better for a holiday!

Thankyou

Bob and Innes Young

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: McCarron 13 reviews from this member

Fantastic location with stunning views. Made journey there and back via South route to/from Campbeltown, only one hill on return journey a 1st gear challenge just after village of Saddell (7. 5m motorhome). Check in no problem, found pitch had no sea view but asked to move, which was no problem, got great pitch with sea view and no path through or next to our pitch to beach. Pitch was grass with sandy soil so good drainage and no sinking or mud when it rained. Used ramps to level the van but most pitches including ours were reasonably level overall. Water pressure is poor, to fill tank takes quite a while. ( an issue in most sites around this area). You need Green toilet fluid for cassette on board van/caravan, Blue is not to be used ( Green fluid available from reception, £10. 00) Motorhome waste tank empty point is adjacent to bins at toilet block under galvanised drain cover, can take a bit of maneuvering to line up with van if you don't have a drain hose. Some pitches had gazebo's/boats/canoes and all sorts of things lying around which encroached on adjacent pitches and gave the overall impression of being untidy. Beach is on your doorstep with totally stunning views. Kids were allowed to roam around site until late, on one occasion 11pm making some noise which may just be due to school holidays. Access track to the site condition has been mentioned on other reviews, pot holes were being in filled as we left 14/07/16. Great walks from the site through the adjacent woods with sign posting, easy walking distance to reach café/hotel/shop etc in Carradale.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Doggies On Tour 28 reviews from this member

Best site ever. What more do I need to say? Our pitch was facing out towards the sea and it was a stones throw to get onto the beach! The facilities were spotless and plentiful. The owner was really friendly, very busy, but always time for a chat and recommendations. As soon as we arrived we just relaxed. So much so we forgot to fill up with water before pitching! Amazing views and the bay is great for kayaking. The dogs loved playing on the beach and you could have BBQ's etc on the beach too which was great. All the other campers were super friendly and relaxed too, there is something about the area. Even the children in the village stopped to say hello. Can't wait to go back, trying to work out how long we can stay there for next time as a week wasn't long enough! Oh and we went home north on the east side rather than down to Campbeltown and up the west and we found it a lot better with our large twin axle caravan. Not so many hills! I know there is a lot of debate over which way to go!

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Silverbirch 2 reviews from this member

Beautiful site. Although there are statics, many touring pitches for caravans and tents, there is no sense of crowding or interference in the landscape of hills and sea. It is far from the main road so safe for children and dogs. The site looks onto the bay and the beach is just yards from the site boundary. The bay is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, water skiing. The beach is slightly pebbly sand, we were able to find good stretches to play tennis as the tide goes out and the kids enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the campfire as the sun went down.

There is plenty of walking, including the Kintyre Way, and off road cycling. There is a cycle hire shop just off the main road, with a small tea room and toilets. We cycled into the village each morning for freshly baked buns, pasties and pastries at the village shop. Very friendly and very accommodating to our large party of adults and kids. If you're lucky enough to meet the fishing boats coming into the harbour you can get freshly caught langoustines straight off the boat.

We had pub meals twice, once at the Carradale Hotel and once at the Glen, both serving locally caught fish. We enjoyed both places, good food and friendly staff, coping well with our large party.

Site facilities are very good. Only eco friendly toilet chemicals are allowed and there is some for sale if needed.

The only negatives I can think of - the low water pressure, which means it takes a very long time to fill the water barrel - take a book! Not much to do if the weather is bad, though Campbell Town is 14 miles away and has a swimming pool (am thinking of the grumpy teens). Wifi is almost non existent (teens again!). Take midge repellent. Oh yes, and almost forgot - the 18 mile single track road to reach Carradale, fortunately we have only encountered half a dozen cars on it at most, but it can be nerve-racking, which is the only reason for losing a star on location.

This was our third visit to this site and we'll be back again next year.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tedthebudgie 29 reviews from this member

Really liked this site. Stayed for one night with my motorbike and tent. The site is made up of lodges, statics and lots of space for motorhomes and vans with pitches facing out to the beautiful Carradale Bay. I'll be back with my partner in my Auto-Sleeper next year!

I'd phoned ahead to check small tents and motorbikes were accepted for an overnight stay. I've turned up at a few caravan sites which had a tent symbol on their details but which only really wanted large family tents. The owner had confirmed that all were welcome. When I arrived mid afternoon, the reception was closed and I toddled around looking for the tent pitches. Couldn't find them. Asked a few people and they said they didn't know and hadn't seen any tents! Went back to the reception and saw the contact number which I should have spotted in the first place and got directions.

The tent area is at the back of the site but secluded and very nice. Lush grass and decent shelter from any wind. You don't feel like your on a big site. I did have the tent area to myself, Wednesday night mid-May.

Facilities really superb. This is a CC affiliated site so you would expect decent loos and showers but these were better than most CC sites. Clean and modern. No extra charge for showers. Key needed to access facilities.

Discount for CC members. Helpful, friendly owner. Lovely setting and out of the breeze which can get a bit stiff on campsites the other side of the Kintyre peninsula. Reasonably warm evening but not bothered by midges.

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