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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First Visit

My first visit to this site, stayed for 2 nights. Was on pitch 9 with my Motorhome and 2 dogs. Next to a lovely, friendly elderly couple in their caravan who told me all about the various walks available. Although a big site, it was very quiet and everyone was very friendly. No great views from the site, but 5 minutes walk and you are at a fantastic beach and plenty space to exercise your dogs or easy walking distance in to North Berwick etc. Yes there were lots of dogs on site but to be honest you would not know, there was no excessive barking and the cleanliness of the site it was immaculate. Felt very safe on the site, even leaving the dogs outside the Motorhome while going to the facilities or washing dishes. Thank you to all for an enjoyable stay. Will certainly be back.

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Best campsite, super friendly staff!
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Back again!

This was our 3rd visit here. We come back because of the location it’s outstanding! Our trip was in the summer so the site was very full. Finding a suitable pitch can be difficult. Some are considerably smaller than others and there are several sideways pitches which are offered as awning pitches but really aren’t. Some pitches are huge on the other hand. It feels like it needs reorganised?!? Our pitch was decent although backed on to a tree we discovered children used to play in. Gets a bit tiresome when they’re standing under your canopy shouting for friends for most of the day. This wasn’t the den area previously mentioned either. Saying that we had a wonderful time the site is beautiful and is two minutes away from stunning scenery and a beautiful beach where you can walk for miles. The wardens are very pleasant. We walked up’The Law’ the local hill, went on a rib at the Scottish Seabird Centre and were lucky enough to see dolphins. North Berwick is a lovely little town as is Dirleton where we allied to from the site and visited the castle and the newly opened cafe for an ice cream and coffee. Our dog was in heaven with the dog walk also. Best by far we have been to. Plenty of bins as well! Local shopping and a couple of close supermarkets. We shall definitely return and hope that the Russian roulette of pitch availability will be on our side. If it wasn’t for this gamble this site would definitely be a 5 star all the way for us as we love it.
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One of the best sites

We arrived very early before the reception opened, sat at the waiting point until the staff returned from toilet cleaning duties. The reception door blind went up with a very cheery lady beckoning me to come and book in earlier than opening time, this was much appreciated as after a long journey you like to be pitched as ASAP. She told me she opened earlier as we were forming a queue. Throughout the booking in I was made to feel very welcome and treated like a long lost friend, this friendliness was evident during our stay and never were we passed by without a greeting wherever we were on the site. Other visitors were treated the same as us. As a single dog owner we found the onsite dog walk the best we’ve seen as well as a fantastic beach miles of sand to walk on just outside the site. Great staff a credit to this site. Great location. I must avoid the time when 734 dogs are on site😂
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Overrun with dogs!

There are 112 pitches on this site and - max outfit length is 9.2 metres but apparently no restriction on the number of dogs per outfit - the wardens never ask. A recent member we spoke to counted 7 dogs with one outfit- that's a lot of dog pee etc! We are no longer dog owners but think the club should limit the number of dogs like some overseas sites. Of as much concern is that the club does apparently not keep records of dogs brought on site, nor does it check if a dog is on the dangerous list... 112 pitches x 7 dogs per pitch = 784 dogs - now that surely is not acceptable?

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