COVID-19 - For the latest travel updates visit our COVID-19 guidance page

 

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site

Dirleton, East Lothian, EH39 5DS, Scotland

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Yellowcraig Club Site is an attractive location with several pitching areas separated by grass banking, shrubs and roses - a splendid choice for family holidays with acres of flat golden sands and rock pools nearby. Nature lovers visiting this caravan site will appreciate the birds and wildlife that are found in abundance amongst the sweeping dunes. The Millennium Commission funded Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick uses remote controlled cameras to monitor the wellbeing of Scotland's seabirds and offers a spectacular Gannet Experience sound and light show.

Located within easy reach from Yellowcraig Club Site, the promontory harbour affords exceptional views of the Bass Rock and other islands. Nearby East Lothian combines convenient access to 'Auld Reekie' with its many charming villages of pantiled cottages. The site boasts a coastline of lovely sandy bays and rocky headlands to feast the eyes on. The site also provides access to the John Muir Way, a coast to coast long distance walking path that stretches right across Scotland. There are also loads of sporting activities available in the area, including water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and no less than nineteen golf courses. The nearby National Museum of Flight is a fun and informative day out for all ages. The museum also hosts air shows and other attractions such as the Wartime Experience and the chance to enjoy a helicopter flight. Award-winning, family run The Castle Inn is just a short walk from the site and offers a bar & bistro, restaurant, plus golf and other attractions.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

Nearby

Walking notes:

There is easy access to the 215km John Muir Way from the site, also to the walk from Yellowcraig country park to North Berwick (which is about 3 miles each way). Leaflets with details of walks in the local area are available in Reception

Supermarket notes:

Tesco and Aldi are about 3 miles away from the site. Both have access for motorhomes.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

From South and West: use M6/M74 turn off at Junction 13 and follow A702 via Biggar to the Edinburgh bypass (A720/A1). On A1 turn left onto A198 signposted North Berwick. At Dirleton follow brown tourist sign to the site. From North and West: turn off A1 onto A199 (signposted Aberlady, A6137); at next roundabout turn left onto A6137; in 2.5 miles at mini roundabout turn right into road signposted B1377, Drem, which becomes the B1345 (do not turn off main road); in 5 miles turn right onto the A198 and almost immediately left into the road signposted Dirleton; continue until the brown caravan signpost and turn left. The site is at the end of the road.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EH39 5DS
GPS:
Lat 56.05828 / Lon -2.77888
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NT516853
OS map ref:
66
Handbook map ref:
G14

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: North Berwick and Edinburgh
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: North Berwick
  • Train station within 5 miles

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 4 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Lovely quiet location

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
This site is a hidden gem, very quiet and peaceful and is a few miles outside of North Berwick, so if your looking for a busy and noisy site then please do not book here, it might not be good for teenagers either as they will get bored as there only outlet is the beach, which was fantastic. We had 4 nights here and packed in a great deal Walk into North Berwick along the beach took us about an hour and had lunch at the seabird sanctuary, really lovely place and great food and views out to sea. Highly recommended Walked back through the town and caught the bus back to Dirleton. Stopped off at the castle in now under new management and had an evening meal, it was lovely and the pub has a really nice feel to it and the young staff were excellent as was the food. Long walk back to the site took about 25 mins but nice as the sun was beginning to set. Took the long walk to Dirleton and the bus to Edinburgh, took aver an hour but it was nice just looking at the villages and gardens en-route before arriving at Waverley station. nice walk-around the sites in Edinburgh. Lunch and toilet break in M&S where the food was good, cafe a little busy as was he city high street. Took a nice stroll through the grass market which has lots of nice bars and cafes, tree lined with many places to stop and take in the views. Had dinner in the local open arms hotel opposite the Dirleton castle very nice Spent a day on the beach and its really easy to go for a few hours and come back to the site for lunch and then take in the John Muir walk into North Berwick or Gullane if you go the opposite way. Good spot for star gazing too as there in low levels of night light pollution. Nice facilities and spotless as expected, wardens were constantly working hard to keep it looking great on quite a big site but its all split into smaller quite private cul-d-sacs which made it feel much better that a large open expanse. You can choose trees or open air but please arrive early, we got there at 1230 for a 1300 opening and were 11th in the queue of arrivals that day and just as many behind us by 1320 when we eventually booked in, but it was worth the wait. Will be back for longer next time

Our house

Motorhomer from Derbyshire

Reviewed on 02/09/2021 15:31

21 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Don’t go by first impressions ……..

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
We arrived at Yellowcraigs and to say I was gutted was an understatement….. I had thought I had booked a hard standing pitch, and there were none left and all the grass pitches looked tired, and worn where awnings had been previously. As I say don’t go by first impressions…… after speaking with the lovely’s wardens it became clear that I hadn’t booked hardstanding as they don’t offer the facility to book and so we took the best pitch we could find which turned out to be spot on for sunshine and peace & quiet. Yes, the pitches were Sandy rather than grassy however this is due to the popularity of the site and that the pitches are constantly busy so not getting a chance to air more between uses - some users I note could be more ‘kind’ with their choice of groundsheet to help make this easier for the wardens though….This site has an amazing location, we walked to north Berwick which was about 3 miles via the John Muir way and came back along the stunning beach. Lovely meal at the Castle Arms one night, and great fish and chips from the superfry at Gullane too. We ended up so happy on our pitch we managed to secure an additional 2 nights from cancellations - again many thanks to the wardens for being so helpful with this and also for cancelling our booking we had in place with another club site. We spent hours on the beach and our wee doggy has never been so tired out. Facilities were spotless, and nice to see 2 x washing machines on site which meant less queuing - yes I know we are on holiday but it’s nice not to have pack for a full 2 weeks and go home with bags and bags of washing!! A different site if you are used to the military rows of hard standing pitches on some club sites, but beautiful, peaceful and very well run. We will definitely be adding this to our list of favourites.

elvis101

Caravanner

Reviewed on 30/08/2021 14:14

5 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

FANTASTIC SITE

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
Just back from our fourth trip this year to Yellowcraigs it’s truly a fantastic site . Wardens are great very friendly and have the site and facilities always in tip top condition you always see them busy doing things . Beach is stunning even on the not so nice days . You can walk along beach into North Berwick 3 miles or take shorter route through woods and golf course. We’ll definitely be back again before the years out.

JeanandJohnston

Reviewed on 27/08/2021 13:45

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Love it

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
Absolutely love this site, couldn’t be situated in a better place. Walks along the beach to either North Berwick or the other way to Gullane is just gorgeous, so wild and uninhabited it’s no wonder that it proved the inspiration for Treasure Island! Lovely wardens and spotless site ... can’t praise it enough!

Dave and Diane

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 18/08/2021 21:54

31 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Great site. This is a site we visit at least twice a year and it is great

Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
This is a very good site with great Staff/wardens who make you very welcome. The location is great and so are the surroundings very close to the beach and plenty of walking is available if desired. Only downside was the site WiFi we have visited this site at least twice over the last ten or so years and have never even bothered with 4G or site WiFi but as we had our two year old grandson with us we thought to try the site WiFi and it was very poor and definitely not worth the daily costs

Anton70

Caravanner

Reviewed on 12/08/2021 18:02

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Site contact details

Telephone:
01620 850217

Special offers

Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.