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Reviews of Coldingham Bay Leisure Park (formerly Crosslaw Caravan Park )

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Coldingham Bay Leisure Park (formerly Crosslaw Caravan Park )
School Road
St Abbs
Berwickshire   (Browse area)
TD14 5NT
Tel: 01890 771316
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Pitches: 50
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 29 Reviews
                8/10 from 29 Reviews

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 Statics for Hire   Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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 
 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   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   No Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  29 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Coronavirus Update

We are taking bookings , please be assured you can book with confidence. Our toilets are Open. Our showers are Open. Other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Johnnys149 2 reviews from this member

 Decent sized pitches, all fully serviced. Some of the pitches are a bit tight to reverse into. I have had to unhitch and push the caravan in once or twice.

Small kids play area in the middle of the touring area.

Coldingham Bay beach is a short drive away. Excellent for days out on a sunny day, and there are lifeguards on duty at busy times.

Onsite club serves snacks.

Eyemouth is close by and has a couple of good restaurants and takeaways. Berwick is around a 20 minute drive along the A1. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Stuart l 90 reviews from this member

 Not really our 'cup of tea' type of site, but was convenient to come and see family at Eyemouth. 50 pitches on the edge of a large static holiday park - but we counted 22 at least as being long term sites. Site was quiet during the week, but filled up on Friday evening.

Facility block at bottom of site with adequate toilets & showers, washing up and elsan disposal. Generally clean although not always fully equipped with toilet rolls!

Static park has a lounge bar which serves some basic food - but not inspiring.

Two pubs in the village = the Anchor was the better of the two.

Eyemouth has small selection of basic shops and is a pleasant little port town. Berwick on Tweed is only 20 minutes drive with much more facilities.

Plenty to explore in the area - but do be prepared to travel.

Would we go again? Yes if necessary - but at 30 a night, we won't be rushing. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Kevthewev 1 review from this member

 Site is located on the outskirts of Coldingham and is mainly full of static caravans with the tourers and tents tucked away in a corner field next to the main road. This of course means that you are subject to a lot of road noise as vehicles are either slowing down or speeding up depending upon if they are leaving or entering the village.

The reception is within the clubhouse, which is a sizeable, relatively modern building. The staff were all friendly and we were quickly settled onto our pitch. It wasn't level but that was easily sorted, it is fully serviced but the grey waste is emptied from the caravan into a pipe coming out of the ground so make sure you have a long enough, flexible pipe to shove down it!

Our pitch was very close to the play area which is roughly in the middle of the field, this is also where the rubbish bins are kept. Unfortunately this was a magnet for children of all ages and the noise was ridiculous going on until 11pm most nights, on top of all this one of the swings was badly in need of some grease as it squeaked on every ascent/descent.

The shower block was a couple of minutes walk away and was generally kept clean however one morning in the mens section someone had locked one shower cubicle from the outside and had emptied what looked like half a beach full of sand in the other and the water drain cover was broken too with all the sharp pieces exposed. I complained but was told that it was quite common for the children to use the showers as a play area at night when they were less frequented.

This isn't a quiet, peaceful site so if that is what you are after look elsewhere, but it is in a great area, just a shame that the owners let minor infringements spoil an otherwise good park. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rosegarden 3 reviews from this member

 We have just visited this site, but must say that the road noise was too much to stay for the week. The area is very pleasant and worth the visit but this is more a site for caravans as the noise when they leave the site bar is unavoidable in a tent but not with the insulation of a caravan.

The facilities were clean and tidy but the early hours which they were cleaned was obtrusive as this happened between 7. 00 and 8. 30 am every morning. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Patbill 8 reviews from this member

 Although the weather wasn't good at the beginning of our stay the site was quite pleasant. As we had a fully serviced pitch we used the showers in our caravan as there were only two showers in the facilities. The facilities were clean and tidy. There is a club house where you could go for a drink and entertainment

A short walk from the site took you into the village where there were two pubs, a shop and a bus stop where you could catch a bus to Berwick and local villages. A beach was about 1 mile away and there are coastal walks into Eyemouth or over to St Abbs Head and beyond. 


Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Mozchops 1 review from this member

 We chose to stay at the Crosslaw Caravan park, and we're so glad we did. The park is well maintained, with a good sized pitch for our caravan, complete with picnic bench which was a bonus. The toilet facilities were clean and kept locked, but you are given a keyfob to use the toilet block, which in my opinion is a great idea, keeping the facilities for guests to a good standard.

The clubhouse is very welcoming, nice and airy with bar and a pool table and darts area. There is also a small soft play section for the younger children, great for young families. There is plenty to do in the village and St Abbs beach a very short drive or a nice walk away. All in all a really nice relaxing break, and I look forward to coming back again very soon. 

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Leeds Loiners 7 reviews from this member

 Stayed for 2 nights on a large pitch with picnic table and slab for bbq with hedges giving some shelter and privacy. The tent pitches had electrics which we didn't use. Key fob entry into showers and toilets which were exceptionally clean all day long.

Plenty of hot water and plenty of hooks in shower cubicle to hang clothes along with a shower tidy to put your shower gel etc in. Indoor wash up area and laundry were very good and clean.

All in all a nice site and friendly people. 10. 25 per person per night in September seems quite high but by judging by the loads of statics on well manicured grass it may be that they don't really want tents on site. Beach close by and shops pubs etc close.

St Abbs fishing village is well worth a visit and the food in the old school house is fantastic. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Tag 18 20 reviews from this member

 Checked in with no problems and was directed to an allocated serviced pitch. I was on pitch 25 which backed onto static caravans (hidden by hedges) and faced the tent pitches. Access to the toilets/showers is via a main door which then leads to both male and female separate facilities. Both were clean at all times, there didn't appear to be any time that the toilets closed. There is a small play park and abar on site but I didn't use it. A few of kids and dogs on site but after about 9 it was pretty quiet.

The local beach isn't too far to walk but I would recommend taking the car as it is uphill all the way back which is fine but with all your gear it may be tricky. The beach is lovely, went there 3 times. There are public toilets, an outside shower, a small shop selling ice cream and some snacks and lifeguards on duty until 6pm. There are lovely coastal walks from the beach, we went to St Abbs, a small fishing village just over the hill. We also visited the Holy Island which was about a 40 minute drive away.

A couple of points to note

The road between the pitches was wide enough to drive through with the caravan but was tight to reverse onto if the pitch directly across has a tent pitched.

Each pair of touring pitches has the electric and water point between the two pitches on a shared bollard. It was fine for me as the water was the right side for my caravan, but if your caravan is the other one unless you have a very long hose it may not connect to your water butt.

If you don't have the pipework for the pitch's draining point and use your waste container instead a point to note is that drain for the waste water containers is at waist height which proves very difficult to lift if it is full.

Access to and from th touring field is through the statics on a single track road which is fine if you are off for 12 and no one arrives before then. As I was about to leave at 11:30 a caravan arrived on site, glad I didn't meet it on the road.

I liked this site and am thinking about returning next summer. The points I've raised are not complaints just things to be aware off. 

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Wally69 8 reviews from this member

 We decided to try the tent out before the season began & chose this site because of the area which we love. On arrival the ease in which we were booked in was great. Our pitch was large & made more private because of the hedges marking the pitches out. Each pitch had a picnic bench and a hardstand for Bbq's. The only down side was the ground which was quite stony in places.

The toilet block & shower facilities were second to none, with the added bonus of having a key fob entry for extra security. They were spotless every time we used them. The dishwashing & laundry facilities were superb.

Everyone on site was so friendly & helpful, & always had a smile on their faces. The bar area was quite busy on a night time, but there was always seating to be had & the service was quick & easy.

The surrounding area has so much to offer, whether you enjoy lying on the beach, or visiting places of interest. (although the weather wasn't right for sunbathing). All the amenities you need are just in the village, including pubs, restaurants, convenience stores etc.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in Crosslaw. We tried booking straight up for Aug Bank Hol but unfortunately was told it was booked up already. Try earlier next year I think! 

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Pinga 3 reviews from this member

 I have stayed here in the past and always rated it highly but I was a bit disappointed this year. Not so much with the facilities but with the people it now attracts.

This seems to be a child friendly campsite and particularly families who let their noisy children run loose at all hours. So bear this is mind. There is in theory silence after 11 pm although not everyone seems to follow this. With electric hookups available, there were several loud TVs too.

The toilets and showers are very good, which is what I like about the site. There is a washing machine and dryer. Tokens from reception. The washing up sinks take forever to dispense enough hot water. There doesn't appear to be a freezer for ice blocks.

The site is well set up for caravans but tents seem more of an afterthought.

The pitches are large with plenty of space for one large or two smaller tents and a car. A small picnic table is provided, which is nice.

There's a cafe bar on site which serves drinks. No shop but the town has a convenience store.

WiFi is available in some areas. 

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