Gamrie Bay CL Site

Easter Cushnie Gamrie, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3HT

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL site itself is situated on a large field next to our family run fishing trawl design and net manufacturing company. It is in a quiet location surrounded by working farms and hillsides. Adults, children and pets are all welcome on our CL site.

The pitches are fully serviced with electrical hook up, water, waste and hardstanding with additional parking available. We have a chemical toilet disposal point, recycling point for waste and fire point located on the site. Wi-Fi is also available on site.

The whole area is fenced and easily accessible from the main road. On the North side, a small stream separates the site from a beautifully planned field garden area that includes a pond. The site is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful village of Gardenstown, situated only 1 mile away.

We have a small Spar shop that has everyday essentials, an excellent harbour and a community coffee shop that is open at the harbour in the holiday period, along with the local Heritage Centre. Boat trips to Troup Head RSPB Bird colony which is one of the biggest in the UK can be enjoyed from the harbour. Gamrie Bay dolphins and basking sharks can sometimes be spotted along with a sunset that is well worth waiting for.

There is also an excellent Harbour Restaurant (advance booking required). St Johns Church dated 1004 overlooks Gardenstown beach. Excellent walks the whole length of the Bay take you from Crovie to Mohr Head via St Johns Church at the West of Gardenstown.

From the East you can discover Crovie, Troup Head RSPB Gannet colony, Fort Fiddes, Cullykhan Beach, Mill Shore beach and Pennan where Local Hero was filmed, all within 2-3 miles of the location. We have deep sea and beach fishing with excellent private rainbow/blue trout fishing (1 mile). Private salmon fishing on the River Deveron with a gillie is also available.

7 miles to the West lies Macduff with an 18 hole golf course, Myrus Driving Range, Marine Aquarium and Commercial Harbour. The Town of Banff / Macduff is separated by the estuary of the River Deveron. Banff is the main supermarket town with Tesco and Co/op stores. Visitor attractions include Duff House, Banff Marina, Banff Links Beach and Duff House Golf course.

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Michael and Linda look forward to welcoming you to their CL.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

Extras

Price per night for awning: £2.00

Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding, enhanced (fully serviced)

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 10

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
AB45 3HT
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GPS:
Lat 57.651586 / Lon -2.333838
OS field ref:
NJ800756
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Macduff or Fraserburgh

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Lovely welcome, great site, fantastic area,

Spent 4 nights on this lovely peaceful CL this week. Linda and Michael were way when we arrived so we were initially met by Linda's brother (Roy?) who made sure we had everything we needed and brought us a local information leaflet. Linda is a charming and welcoming host with lots of knowledge about the local area. As motorhomers themselves Linda and Michael know what we need - water and drainage on each pitch is really appreciated. There is so much to see in the area with lot of small harbours and beaches. We spent much of our time just watching the fishing boats come and go. The local people were very welcoming and happy to talk to us and recommend places to visit. We had the best fish and chips in a long time from the Dolphin at Macduff - highly recommended (thanks for the suggestion Linda!). We will be definitely return. Jill & Brian.
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Great c.l.

This is a fantastic c.l., extremely well laid out with water and waste point to each pitch, even waste hose provided ready to connect, and a fresh water hose provided. Or you can fit your own Aquaroll style connector direct to the tap as needed. Bins and chemical disposal to far top corner of the site, with water to clean out container, all immaculately kept. Pitches gravel hardstanding, with timber board surrounds board to separate from the grass. similar to many main CAMC sites. In fact if it wasn't for the number of pitches you could be on a main site. Linda so friendly and helpful, chatting each time she came on site, and advising on local area. My wife and I visited Macduff Marine Aquarium, very interesting and informative, smaller scale than Sea Life centres but much less commercial! Special offer on at time of our visit April giving free access to another three Aberdeenshire attractions, we had time to visit Scottish Lighthouse centre at Fraserburgh(Kinnaird Head), again very interesting, including a guided tour to the top of the old lighthouse with a gentleman Michael - extremely knowledgeable. Another visit we made was to RSPB Troup Head reserve,around ten minutes drive, involves a ten or fifteen minute walk from reserve car park - well worthwhile - to the coastal cliffs where many sea birds nesting and mating at this time of year. Fantastic views along the coastal headlands. Do visit Pennan where the 'famous' telephone box sequence in film 'Local Hero' was done, keep putting the ten p's in the slot - oh happy memories of old style phones!! The site is a credit to the owners, and our sincere thanks to you. We would recommend to all. Ian and Elma.

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Lovely peaceful site

Arrived Friday midday and had the option of 4off available piches. All large enough for my twin axle unit, awning and car although there was separate parking areas if required. Pitches were level and on a slight slope but nothing major. Brilliant touch with providing water supply hose and waste water pipe all already connected, just final connection to caravan required. Electrics 10 amp and toilet emptying close to hand along with recycling facilities. Large field adjacent to site for dog walking and site is totally fenced in also for added security. Well placed for visiting all the nearby fishing villages and main towns. Gardenstown to Crovie is a must walk along the coast, Pennan. Rosehearty, Portsoy ,Cullen and many other coastal villages are all worth visits. Main towns of Banff and Macduff are ideal for main shop. Would definitely return and recommend to friends as an ideal quiet and peaceful site. Linda is an ideal host with plenty of knowledge and being a motorhomer herself knows what is required on site. Doug & Jenny

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What a beauty

We stayed here a few weeks back on a tour of Scotland and it was by far the best CL we visited. The welcome from Fran (the owner was on holiday herself) was grand. He arrived within minutes of our arrival, very concerned that we hadn’t been given log in details for the WiFi on the phone when we called to book, just an hour or so earlier. WiFi on a CL - amazing! He recommended a smashing walk to the old church and then along the beach to Gardenstown. It’s a beautiful place - you could wander along those little pathways for ages. We discovered the pub in the village and locals suggested we extend our walk to Crovie. Stunning. Yes it’s a steep old climb back up but if you enjoy a bit of exertion it is highly recommended. And if you don’t, then there’s a car park at the top of the Crovie Road - still a steep walk but much shorter. If you are anywhere near, then don’t miss this CL - you won’t be disappointed.

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Our visit to Gamrie Bay

Arrived on site Saturday afternoon (16th Sep) and while Linda and Malcolm had advised that they would be away but we would be met by her brother Francis during our visit.. We had set up and within about an hour or so Francis came to welcome us to the site which was a really nice touch after making sure we were ok he left us to our own devices. We used the site to take in the natural beauty of the area, really wonderful and great to see the local fishing villages, full of history of Crovie and Gardenstown. The site is well maintained and the pitches being fully serviced is a boon. On the evening before we left Francis came to see how we had enjoyed the stay we mentioned that the Heritage centre had been closed in Gardenstown just in passing, he offered to try to get the keys that evening to go and see the Heritage Centre, he tried so hard but unfortunately he was unable to get the keys and came back to our van to say sorry he really went out of his way for us and it was appreciated. To sum up an smashing 3 days on a excellent site with a friendly welcome and approach to our stay definitely be back in the future to this great peaceful site.
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