Carradale Bay Caravan Site (REF : XCB)

Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute, PA28 6QG, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Carradale Bay Caravan Site is situated on one of the best beaches on the Kintyre Peninsular. This spacious caravan park boasts superb panoramic views over the sea and surrounding countryside that are sure to take your breath away. The Isle of Arran offers a glorious backdrop in one direction and wooded hills are to be seen on the other, ensuring that no matter where you look you will experience a visual feast. This is also an ideal location for island hopping from your Kintyre base as the entire area is a haven for wildlife and a birdwatchers' paradise.

The more active visitor to Carradale Bay Caravan Site can enjoy safe bathing and water sports from the large sandy beach. Other fun attractions include sea and game fishing, scenic walking trails, cycling, and pony trekking. Golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice when staying at the caravan park - Carradale Golf course, the world famous championship course at Machrihanish and a further three courses are all a short driving distance away. If you prefer to give your car a rest, the village of Carradale is just a short walk away with a convenient shop, bars and restaurants.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Turn left off A83 (Tarbert – Campbeltown) in Campbeltown onto B842 (signposted Carradale). In 14.25 miles at T-junction turn right onto B879 (signposted Carradale); approach slowly. In about 600 yards at site sign turn immediately right into estate road and follow signposts to site. The Site entrance is in 0.5 mile.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
PA28 6QG
GPS:
Lat 55.58363 / Lon -5.48443
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NR803373
OS map ref:
68
Handbook map ref:
C13

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Magic!

It might not be the easiest site to get to, but my word it was worth it! We were there in early May, and watched the gannets diving into the sea from our caravan. The facilities were fine, the warden extremely helpful and friendly, there were seals off the rocks and fantastic walking everywhere. Coming from the south, it is worth considering a hop across via Arran in one direction or the other - just for a change. Also check dogs for ticks if walking in the forest. There's a good gin distillery within walking distance and the local milk/ice-cream from the voluntarily-run little shop nearby is the best!

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Loved it - We stayed twice as long as planned !

A good site, well maintained with pitches to suit all expectations. We loved the location and having made the effort stayed 6 days instead of the planned 3. If your coming from Arran its a bit of a "string" road down from the ferry at Claonaig . . whilst only 15 miles or so, do take your time and its worth it. Don't be put off as the single track road is well surfaced and has passing places every 500 yards or so. We have a 7.5M motorhome so caravans would need a little more care - the route down the West coast from Tarbet and via Cambletown is longer but generally better 2 lane road - just as scenic. Take plenty of provisions however, as there are only basics in a pop up shop near the village hall (1.5 mile walk) but no other nearby shops. Colin site owner was very accommodating and it is clear he schedules / offers pitches suited / grouped to type - Families, regulars, couples etc. - We were early season so the site was relatively quiet and had a really nice pitch with views of the bay and Arran hills. Beach walks, hill walks, fishing all complemented by locality. Common facilities were good, hot showers serviced and cleaned daily Papers arrive every day, good WiFi, but provisions such as milk, bread and other essentials are a mile & 1/2 walk and mornings only in the pop-up shop. A pub (the Glen) is a similar distance in the other direction decent food and a bar but I suspect in high season you need to book. Carradale Harbour is perhaps 2 & 1/2 mile walk and there are 2 more "establishments" there catering for more local requirements - we did not partake. There is a café opposite the site entrance that advertised cycle hire - I should have investigated as we were camper "locked" so walking was our only transport mode which was a little restrictive. Carradale's Luxury Guest house nearby (about a mile walk) is exquisite we had a lunch as they only have 10 covers and were fully booked for dinner during our entire stay. Nevertheless the food was simply 5 Star and worth treating yourselves - book well in advance and get a babysitter for the kids ! In summary - A great location that rewarded the journey - Colin maintains the site well and if you arrive well stocked and get good weather then this is a fine place to just relax and wind down.

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End of season break

I agree with all of the latest reviews, however, I wish to add a couple of salient points. Colin directed me to a secluded and scenic pitch which turned out to be only 10 amps, which he failed to mention. Occasionally it tripped out even when using one appliance. Many pitches were also of 10 amps but many were 16 amps. We were not informed of the choice until it was too late to take down our awning etc. A CAMC should not be of such low amps, plus as we pay £25 per year for WiFi , I found it odd that not only did I have to request the password but had to contribute £1 to log in. Obviously it was not the amount but the principal.

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Fantastic site!!

I visited this site for the second year running in mid July. It is a fabulous place, and very peacful, with great facilities, which are keep spotlessly clean. The pitches are on sandy grass, right beside the beach, mainly level, but take ramps with you, as some fiddling about can be required. The views from the beach are lovely, and a walk along there before bedtime is a must. I walked towards the river at the end of the beach one evening, and was rewarded by the site of 2 otters playing at the mouth of the river...amazing!! The gentleman who i assumed was the warden....but i think is actually the owner (Colin?) is super helpful and friendly. My advice would be to take plenty of supplies with you, as the shop in Carradale village is very poor, with only basic items really.....and when are they going to clean up the "scrapyard" at the harbour....it really brings down that bit. We ate in the Carradale Hotel one evening.....fabulous food at good prices....service was a bit slow.....but we were on holiday, so what the heck!! I can't wait to go back to the Carradale Bay Site....if you're looking for somewhere to chillout......it's here!!!
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Stunning location, super beach walking.

Visited in mid April 2018 we had a lovely midge free stay, weather was even good enough to BBQ. We loved our walks along the beach and the sea views. I had read that hook-ups were only 6 Amp but It turned out they had been upgraded to 16 Amp. My only criticism was that the toilet block was not heated, but don't let that put you off this wonderful site. Pitches are on grass but very firm as the soil is sandy almost like being on hard standing. A gem of a site.
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Telephone:
01583 431665
Email:
info@carradalebay.com