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Yellowcraig Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
North Berwick
Lothian   (Browse area)
EH39 5DS
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 136
Open: 16/03/2021 to 05/11/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 69 Reviews
                9/10 from 69 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   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   Wifi Access 
 No Shop   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mischka 60 reviews from this member

 The Caravan club has started a wristband system to control entry into the toilets and showers, because of the social distancing requirements. There is a tub of differently coloured wristbands (in sterilising fluid) at the door, and you can only enter if there is a wristband available.

This seemed to work, although I occasionally went in to find no people inside, but forgotten wristbands hanging on the back of doors. As usual, the area was kept clean and tidy.

We recommend the ice cream parlour in nearby Dirleton, which had plenty of outdoor seating. 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: David6 1 review from this member

 Excellent site

Spotless toilets and grounds

Very quiet even though the site was full

Only blot on the paper was the kids playground was closed. They said it was because they would need to clean it regularly Even though every other playpark in Scotland was open and kids were mixing freely in every other part of the park 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mischka 60 reviews from this member

 The site is level and divided up into lots of small areas so it doesnít feel vast. The staff were friendly and the info point has lots of info. The showers and loos were modern and clean, we didn't use any of the other facilities.

The best thing about this site is the location. Although you cannot see the sea from the site, it is only a 5 minute walk to a beautiful beach which is mainly sandy with some rock pools.

The beach car park has public loos and showers, a childrenís play area and usually a Mr Whippy ice cream van.

We cycled a 30 mile circuit from the site to East Linton / Haddington / Longniddry which was on quiet roads and cycle paths and was mainly level. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Romastone 11 reviews from this member

 The positives are it's very well kept and the facilities are spotless. I like how the site is divided into smaller sections divided by hedges. It's a bigger site that you'd initially think. It's very close to a nice beach and you can walk into North Berwick in around an hour.

We stayed at the beginning of the school holidays and it was very busy. The warden had told us where he though the empty pitches were, but, on closer inspection, most were already full and I suspect residents weren't informing the reception of their pitch number as quickly as they should have.

As a result, we found a tiny little pitch which seemed to be partly used by our neighbour's friend's car. It didn't allow for much privacy and as a result, I'd recommend arriving at this site early or visit outwith school holidays. I wish CMC would allocate spaces when it is this busy. 

Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Delzer 9 reviews from this member

 Passed this site last year while we were in area but travellers were camping near by which put us off. Glad we changed our mind and came this year. Brilliant site and a dogs paradise.

Massive dog walk just off site with numerous doggy bins. Dogs have to be kept on lead on this walk and I can understand why as there are a lot of wildlife.

Woods just across the road and the massive beach plus s shower where you can wash the sand off yourself and your 4 legged friend. Like the way the site is laid out and you just choose where you would like to go and then just go to reception and tell them where you are.

Facilities are spotless and nice and warm. Good information hut and travel timetables if need. Small selection of essential food at reception also.

Lovely ice cream/coffee shop in village highly recommend it. Lovely walk if weather nice. Play park and den on site but also play area in the woods opposite site.

We were advised that if we donít want to be disturbed by child running about donít go between end of June to August. 


Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: VenessaR 8 reviews from this member

 My most visited site. Perfect for dogs, although maybe more suited to my Labrador than my mini spaniels, as they tend to disappear in the sand dunes!

Yellowcraig is a hidden gem on the East Lothian coast. A bit of effort to walk through the dunes rewarded by the best beach I've ever been on.

Campsite is nicely split by large hedges, so many pitches feel very private.

Immaculate like all CMC sites 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Capt Lightning 43 reviews from this member

 The bad thing about Yellowcraig is not its location, but getting there along a series of 'long and winding roads'. It was also the first time I visited a site where dogs appeared to outnumber the campers!

Other than that, it is a popular large site with a well kept mix of hardstanding and grass pitches in a number of varying sized areas. The facilities block is large and spotlessly clean - the standard that you come to expect of CAMC sites. Unfortunately, because of the size of the site, some pitches are quite a walk away. There may well be a case for a second toilet block.

There is a reasonable beach a few minutes walk from the site, and a good variety of wildlife in the immediate area. For anything else, there is a well signposted walk along the coast and a number of good museums within a short drive away.

A good site for a short stay, but either the Edinburgh or Berwick on Tweed offer more scope for easy sightseeing. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Artel 2 reviews from this member

 Visited this site for a week in early May and were quite fortunate to have good weather for the majority of our stay. The site is a mixture of grass and hard standing with a lot of the pitches arranged in small groups separated by trees or bushes which does seem to give the impression of it being a smaller site than it is.

Only the one toilet block but plenty of water and waste points around. WiFi is only available in the area of reception if anyone needs it.

The site is only a few minutes drive off the A198 and is handy for the town of North Berwick and also the smaller towns/villages of Gullane, Dirleton and Aberlady. The nearest supermarket for shopping would be Tesco at North Berwick.

The site has its own dog walk just outside the gate on the right but a ten minute walk takes you to the beach where you literally have miles of walking. Also woodland and dune areas for walking as well.

There is a small play area which would best suit younger children. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Chappies43 33 reviews from this member

 On arrival we thought 'Oh no, what have we come to?' as Yellowcraig seemed remote, too out of the way and it has a very curious layout. A cool sea fret also didn't help with first impressions either and this was present every morning but burned off by lunchtime.

Be warned when you are looking for a pitch, some of the roads are dead-ends and this is very disconcerting when you need to turn around with a caravan on tow - study your site map very carefully! Also, very unusually, some of the pitches are sideways and the markers did not make it clear at all where you needed to line the caravan up, nor were we told about this on check in.

We followed what the 2 caravans in front had done and pitched with the marker by the front corner (by the way, we could not possibly got on this pitch without the motor mover) and got level, legs down etc and were starting to put the awning up when a warden came over to make sure we were correctly pitched. He told us in no uncertain terms that we had done it wrong and needed to move so the marker was central.

We felt like naughty children and really did not appreciate his tone, especially as we were tired after having travelled for 8 hours. He started to say he had told us on check-in but quickly realised he hadn't when my husband reminded him of their conversation.

I begged him to let us leave it where it was so he measured the distance between us and the unit behind and allowed us to stay put. This could have been because I pointed out that we would be too close to the 2 in front if we moved forward as he was suggesting.

They had obviously made a mistake in pitching themselves but their awnings were already up so he wasn't about to make them move as they clearly should have been told on arrival too. I've got to admit, the warden did upset me and I felt uncomfortable for the first couple of days whenever I saw him but he did then make an effort to be friendly after that so I forgave him!

Anyway, moan over - now about the site! The facilities are lovely and clean as you would expect from a CAMC site and there is a useful dog shower for washing off the sand from your 4-legged friend.

The area around Yellowcraig is absolutely lovely with a multimillion pound housing estate just minutes away from the site along the coastal path at Archerfields. We spent a lovely day walking from the site to Gullane, home of the Scottish Open at Muirfield, and back.

The beach which is just a few minutes walk away from the site is beautiful and uncrowded with gorgeous walks both ways into North Berwick or Gullane. We sat on the beach one evening to watch the sunset and didn't see a single soul.

We walked to The Castle Inn in Dirleton on another evening and found the staff very friendly and welcoming and it has a very pleasant beer garden which welcomes dogs.

In North Berwick itself there is a super park to exercise your dog and a great ice cream parlour which produces its own ice cream in loads of delicious flavours. We had pizzas and kebabs from the Turkish Kebab House on North Berwick High Street and they were very tasty and we would highly recommend them.

Also in North Berwick is the North Berwick Law which is a dormant volcano but is basically a big hill that you can walk to the top of for breathtaking sea views. There's a Sea Bird Centre too but we only went in the shop there so can't comment on that.

All in all, after a shaky start we found Yellowcraig to be a super site that we would love to return to - don't let first impressions put you off! 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mischka 60 reviews from this member

 This is a peaceful level site. There are several small areas which are dead ends, so it doesnít feel like a huge open field. The toilet block was clean and tidy.

Easy walk to a great sandy beach, and you can walk all the way to North Berwick along the beach. 

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