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Brighouse Bay Holiday Park
Borgue Peninsula
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
Tel: 01557 870 267
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Pitches: 200
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 79 Reviews
                8/10 from 79 Reviews

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 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding On Site   No Cycle Hire   Golf On Site   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  79 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Degsyblue 3 reviews from this member

 Average site close to the estuary, beach is great as the tide goes out. Woodland walk close to the site is fine but overgrown in places.

The site isnít particularly cared for, grass verges are muddy, shally access roads. Interestingly the area around the golf course were much better kept.

We were on a fully serviced pitch at the lower end of the site. Grey water waste was a difficult aspect of the pitch as it had to run uphill! Pitches are of a decent size & on gravel with grass adjacent. Water, electricity & tv point at the electric bollard.

No toilet or shower facilities were open at the time of the visit.

We couldnít find any recycling facilities at the site which in these times is unacceptable. The site manager was very helpful in getting a solution to an issue we had whilst on site which was very helpful. 

Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jlwo19 1 review from this member

 Excellent site very clean and tidy, good food from the leisure club house albeit only takeaway service due to COVID-19 staff always smiling and friendly.

We will certainly return to this marvellous site with its excellent beach in its own little cove.

Ps touched the no rating button accidentally for child friendliness score is 10/10 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Joanne 1 review from this member

 Great location, park was great, beach was lovely,

Shame that nothing is open due to covid.

Lots of things to do near by with kids, chocolate factory was good. 
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Date of Visit: December 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Geokaz 1 review from this member

 Had a fantastic relaxing week, beautiful woodlands and the sea.

Town not far away, bus service also though we didn't use it.

Staff 10/10

Would advise taking a torch and a tv cable as need to use a hook up tv cable on electric point which gives fab signal.

Cables available at reception for a l returnable deposit 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Brian Mclachlan 1 review from this member

 Loved this site. And so did my 8yr old son itís a bit out of the way.

But well worth it food is great at the on site restaurant.

All facilities in perfect working order. Canít wait to return 
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Aldo1877 7 reviews from this member

 We took our Grandson back to this site and found it just as enjoyable as our previous visit. The weather wasn't very accommodating as it rained almost the whole time.

This is a large site with walks throughout which can show lots of local wildlife. Deer are known to visit the lakes, but we have not been fortunate to see one. Not all of the facilities were available, due to the time of year. The clubhouse includes a swimming pool (reasonable charge), which my Grandson and I had all to ourselves. It also has a small games room and a small cafe area which is used outwith the main season for food. The bar opens in the evening.

The on site shop provides most things you would need in a hurry, but there are supermarkets in Kircudbright which is about a 20 minutes drive.

The play area is getting a bit run down and could do with some investment to improve and increase the apparatus. This can be a busy area in the better days, so needs a bit more for the kids.

Prices are on a par with many sites. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Campingtoon 2 reviews from this member

 Very well maintained site with friendly staff




Child friendly

Great beach nearby

Decent club house


Scottish weather (can't be helped)

Some of the toilet blocks are starting to look a little old and grimy. 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Red Robbo 5 reviews from this member

 We have stayed at this site for many years camping, touring caravan and lately with a motorhome and we will not be back.

This site in our opinion has gone down hill over the years and is looking very tired and dated. I note that the first toilet block did say it was going to be updated over the winter and not before time. Shower cubicles in the ensuite rooms were disgusting, with even more disgusting shower mats that I presume were originally white. Surely a wetroom type of ensuite is more hygenic with less crevices to be black and mouldy!This shower block was also closed for cleaning at 8:30 in the morning!

The maintenance of the site leaves a lot to be desired. There were a couple of lads mowing and strimming the grass whilst we were there and no effort was made to pick it up - hence the grass was everywhere. Everything seemed to be done in a half-hearted manner, even the reception staff were not very friendly.

The seasonal pitches looked very untidy with awnings that were green with mould, collapsed and grass growing around them.

The only good thing about this site is the bay which is excellent for families and the walks in the area.

Perhaps Gillespies are a victim of their success and don't need to do anything as they continue to get the customers. However we have always recommended this site to others but will not do so again and we will certainly not go back. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Sitesnooper 1 review from this member

 Just returned from a 4 night stay and absolutely loved it, always a bit concerned with reviews and found the site much better than some reviews would have us believe. Location was great with access to a sandy cove, good walks in every direction, golf course, fishing what more do you need. Reception staff were most helpful and friendly, will most definitely be back very soon. 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mcgeachyscott4 1 review from this member

 Very impressed with campsite excellent facilities showers n toilet block kept really clean staff very friendly and helpful loads to do on site dogs loved it shop was impressive wasn't much they didn't have good prices great value for money definitely be going again x will stay longer next time was great base for touring dumfries n Galloway 

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