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Marina Bay Holiday Park (was Peterhead Lido)
South Road
Aberdeenshire   (Browse area)
AB42 2XX
Tel: 01779 480205  or  07594 146461
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Pitches: 35
Open: 16/03 To 20/10

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

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 


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Coronavirus Update

Our site is opening in line with government guidance and we are taking bookings for arrivals from 15/07/2020 onwards , please be assured you can book with confidence

For peace of mind of our customers and staff, we have decided to restrict our communal areas and this may include toilet and shower facilities. Please contact us for full details of what facilities are available.

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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Pumba 1 review from this member

 Visited the site with my wife and children for 5 nights. Great experience. Park is set on a beautiful sandy beach over looking the marina.

The kids loved the site and didn’t want to leave. The people on site was all friendly and made us feel very welcome.

The shop on site is great for the kids ice cream was lovely

We would and definitely will be returning to visit this site again in the very near future 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dot P 598 reviews from this member

 We pulled in here at 10am, lovely helpful warden booked us in £21 per night with ehu and showers. Pitches are large and hard-standing (a couple of grass areas too). Several fresh water and grey water disposal points and recycling bins.

Facilities block may well have been there many, many years but was absolutely spotless. Showers had piping hot water 9and even though push button hitting it several times gave up to 5 minutes).

There is a laundry area with washing machines and tumble dryers and plenty of hot water for hand washing. Also a washing up area, under cover and again very clean.

We walked into town along the bay path, a few shops and cafes to see but nothing to keep us too long. In the opposite direction the former HMP Grampian is now a museum, we didn't visit but from the amount of cars it looks very popular.

The only thing we didn't enjoy with this site is its not in anyway separate from the public footpath. People wander along all day walking dogs, heading home from work - a fair stream of people past your window constantly. There is a traffic barrier but that isn't closed, we had ocal youths driving around past the vans early evening. To be fair it doesn't feel in anyway unsafe, just no privacy as if you are parked on the side of the road.

That aside, a good little site, the gentleman who booked us in and gave us information was brilliant and a credit to the site. 
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: FindlayMac 7 reviews from this member

 We decided to head north for a few days with our New Caravan & selected The Lido at Peterhead.

Initially we were staying 2 nights but ended up staying for 5 nights & did not want to leave.

Veronica (Site Warden) is a lovely, helpful & jovial lady that makes you so welcome & runs & cares for the site so effectively & efficiently that you are sorry to leave.

Toilets & Showers were immaculate to which she cleans herself & any problem then you have only to let her know & she will attend to it.

At only £22 per night for our caravan & awning we thought it was well worth every penny & the spectacular views of the North Sea, Harbour, Prison & Asco Service base is unbelievable & very unique.

The Lido is an ideal base for touring the North East of Scotland as there are so many historical & beautiful places to visit from distillery's to Castles, Beaches, Fishing Towns & Villages that you will not be disappointed.

Thank you Veronica for making our stay such a pleasant one. 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Cambia 4 reviews from this member

 Not brilliant. Warden off site when we arrived, didn't answer phone message we left. Two hours later when we contacted her, had no record of our booking. No clue as to whether wifi was available. Motorhome facilities nil.

Site itself is interesting opposite the bay watching the huge boats arrive and leave but to be honest apart from the EHU you might as well wild camp. 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Rowena8256 10 reviews from this member

 Stayed one night on round Scotland tour. Didn't book and the warden was so apologetic that she wasn't there when we arrived, lovely helpful lady who came round the next morning to see how we'd been.

Site right next to the busy harbour and fascinating sitting watching the boats in and out even a night. Right on the beach which isn't big but there is good walk along the edge of the harbour for dogs as well.

Showers hot but the toilet block is definitely cold (Warden said shes been asking for heaters for ages). Was a wet night when we stayed there but we really enjoyed it. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: DereknPaula 1 review from this member

 This site is excellent hence why we returned. On arrival we had a very warm and friendly greeting, our pitch overlooked harbour and was relaxing watching the boats coming and going, at night the harbour lights were beautiful.

We had a porch awning and the pitch was ok for that, even ground and pegs go in easy too.

Toilet blocks were clean though could have bin a bit warmer, and a radio playing would also be a good idea, also had to keep pressing shower button for water when in shower, but was okay and couldn't really complain.

Walked to town centre and had a relaxing few drammies, then went to try Weetherspoons for dinner and was fine, but we were recommended to go to Waverly in Peterhead but didn't get the chance, but will defo try next time we are back. Keep up the good work Jim, we had an excellent weekend.  

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jacquart98 1 review from this member

 We spent 6 nights on site very impressed warm welcome very clean. All sevices and grounds are well kept by wardens

Plenty of good walks and shops not far. Will return we did not have any concerns but wardens were around and visible.

We had a great spot overlooking port. Able to see harbour movements

Very quite over night and even though it was on a public walkway. All passers by very pleasant 

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Paulwibble 6 reviews from this member

 Great View. Lovely site. Good value. Close to town. Wetherspoons in town great value. Nice place.

Council pool and Sauna 1 mile away. This is a great stop off point if traveling around Scotland. The bay holds one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe.

However, there is very little noise caused by the many boats coming and going. Watch the tugs move the huge boats. See the seals. Brill. 

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Murphysmum 3 reviews from this member

 Just back from a week staying here. The position of the site is fantastic right on the beach.

The facilities are absolutely excellent, Laundry with 2 washing machines, 2 driers and iron and ironing board. The toilet block with showers was spotlessly clean and the warden was most helpful. Any problems were dealt with by the warden right away.

I really can't find any faults with the site it was a pleasure to stay there. There was also a fantastic play park for children near to the site and a 24 hour garage a short walk away.

The shops in town were around a mile away the supermarkets were slightly further. 

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Shanesnell 15 reviews from this member

 A council run campsite on the edge of the bay.   It has 6 or 7 statics and the rest of the site is grassed for tourers (no hard standings).   The shower/toilet block was very clean and also had a laundry room attached.  

The receptionist/warden was quite helpful and let us pick our pitch.   End of July, rate per night for motorhome/2 adults/2 children was £15.  
Our pitch had a view over the harbour/bay, as do most.   Perfect for watching the trawlers and supply vessels coming in and out. ??!  At the waters edge is a small beach and a smaller bay area used for watersports.  

Next to the campsite is a public playground.   We found the site very busy as people tend to use it as a thoroughfare and there was quite a lot of cars coming and going.  

Nearby (300 yards) is a 24hour garage, which you can get basic supplies, but beware as the prices go up after 11pm!  Half a mile away is a McDonalds and B&Q.   A miles walk takes you into Peterhead town centre, which has a selection of shops typical of a small town.

We used this site as a stop over and it was perfect for that purpose, although the lack of motorhome dump point would rule out a long stay.  

There were man hole covers outside the amenities block, but the wardens husband said the council did not permit them to be used for dumping our waste water and the supplied waste water points had concrete rings 2 foot high around them, meaning we could not dump our waste.  

We also had a problem with the taps, as did caravanners, as they are the bathroom smooth type with a push down knob instead of a tap.   The taps also had 2 foot concrete rings around them too,  so filling tanks and aquarolls was near impossible and quite a bore.  

The council need to listen to these few criticisms to make their site more motorhome (and caravan) friendly, although the wardens husband did say they have tried telling the council for years without anything being done. 

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