Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site (REF : YEL)

Dirleton, East Lothian, EH39 5DS, Scotland

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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Great site and location. Facility Refresh due?

Yellowcraig remains a great C&MC site, and a favourite. It’s location next to miles of Sandy beaches is key, as is the diverse wildlife (birds, deer etc.) that can been seen both on and off the site.

For the more energetic a walk into town of North Berwick (and even a climb up The Law... look it up) can be done in as little as an hour along the beach or the John Muir way. For the less energetic, a 10 minute drive is all it takes to get into town.

The site itself is as clean and tidy as you would expect, with a very large dog walk right outside the gate. We noticed that a recent change means that dogs must now be kept on a lead here, whereas previously they could run free. I imagine that this is due to the local wildlife, especially the deer, and the proximity of the road.

As with many well used sites, although the facilities here are perfectly adequate, they are starting to show their age and a refresh is probably in order. No doubt as this is a popular site, this will be in hand.

Don’t let any of this put you off in any way though. As I said at the beginning, Yellowcraig remains a great C&MC site, and a firm favourite

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A bit out of the way, but great for exploring the woods and the sandy beaches

Stopped over for a night and was greeted with a warm welcome. Lucky that as I pulled up, someone was leaving, so a nice pitch near the toilet block and play area, but I have to admit, I did not get disturbed by any noise. Highly recommended, but stock up with the main things before you arrive, as the nearest shop is not that near, although the site shop has a fair selection. Only downside for me, was chose the fish and chip van in the evening and was not that impressed with the quality, but, it was better than cooking it myself! A shortish walk to the beach, with the best thing being a separate path for dog walkers, so you don't have to watch where you are walking on the normal path. Beach is stunning, with fantastic views. It was the main reason I stopped off, as I went metal detecting on the beach as a new hobby. Look forward to visiting again in the near future.
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Awesome site and staff

We spend 2 weeks here every Easter ...have done for around 15 years . This site is fabulous ..the team who manage the site are exceptional .Mark, his wife and the other wardens provide a warm welcome and always have a cheery word ...never pass by without a wave . The site is immaculate and the landscape very tidy . They even sweep the road with a BRUSH ..not a noisy leaf blower ( often used on sites and shatters the peace . Please please clone tnis team .... this site is for me....my piece of paradise . Yes children have fun ...but hey that's fine by us ...better than being glued to technology Will hopefully manage a few weekends here ..then back for 2 weeks again next year as usual .
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Noisy play area

Visit marred by noisy play area with very old children (old teenagers) and younger ones just screaming for no reason, rules ask adults to supervise but no evidence, Not CAMC direct fault, but occasional audits could be done by wardens, especially at night-time.
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Loved It

Never been before we went for short relaxing break with the dogs and had a fantastic time the site staff were lovely, the toilet block was by far the cleanest we had ever seen, the pitches were of good size.Plenty of walks to do with or without pets we even stopped off at the Castle Inn pub with two dogs and had a lovely pub lunch and the staff were so friendly. Definitely will be going to this site again. Thank You
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01620 850217

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Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.