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Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site

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:
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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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peaceful post lockdown break

lovely peaceful friendly site,friendly helpful staff. ideally located for us in the furry friend fraternity or even those who like a walk or a beach without a dog?? Beach area can be quite busy at weekends etc. Handy site for North Berwick Don't believe your mobile providers coverage checker 3/4G is patchy/ poor we did manage to stream to 4G laptop one day but any kind of signal on other mobile devices was intermittent, some kind of external 4G antennae might help with this as there obviously is 3/4G in the area at times
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Amazingly Helpful Warden Gary.

We were due to arrive at our favourite site (YellowCraig) around 5pm on a Thursday evening 29th April. My hubby is self employed and things never seem to go according to plan when we are to go away in the caravan, added to this I am a Nurse and Nurses never get off on time! Thus the stars aligned to wreak havoc and after a very stressful & tiring day, we set off much later than anticipated. Gary had already rung my hubby to check we were still arriving and told him not to hurry and to drive safely. A lovely thing to do. He must have been sufficiently concerned, as he then rang my mobile and said it was not a problem if we wanted to put our arrival off until the Friday morning, by this time we were in the car and hoping to just beat the 8pm deadline. Fat chance! We arrived in the pouring rain at 20.50 and immediately went onto late night arrivals. Now as anyone who knows YellowCraig will be aware, the late night arrivals has no electric. Something that is incredibly inconvenient, when you just need a cuppa or a snack after a stressful journey and some light to feed our 4 Labradors! Without any hesitation, Gary came across and asked my hubby to give him the electric cable which he duly plugged into his socket, giving us access to light, heating and cooking. Gary went out of his way in an absolute downpour to come out of his warm caravan to ensure we had some comfort. We’ve met a number of good Wardens, but not many who go out of their way to ensure members are looked after with such care and concern. He continued in this vein, when I had to change our summer holiday due to planned hospital appointments. It appeared that we may have to book elsewhere as there was no availability- not a problem for Gary who listened to my problem and without further ado, came up with a solution. It’s not just the fact that Gary does what he does, which in itself makes him rather special, its also the manner in which he does it and the the obvious care and concern he demonstrates while delivering a first class service to members like us. WELL DONE GARY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. Without people like you who go the extra mile the Caravan Club would quite literally crumble. You and like minded Wardens are the Clubs bedrock. We shall be back to our favourite site soon and hopefully will not be the guest of “Late Night Arrivals!” Grateful thanks, Helen & David Stephenson.
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Great Site and location - serviced pitches would be much better.

The on site wardens were very polite and helpful. We had a wonderful stay as usual at Yellowcraig and look forward to returning again next year. Very good Covid -19 procedures in place at toilet block and dishwashing areas for those who required to use them. We like most families used our caravan facilities for most of the time we stayed. It would be excellent at some time in the future if there were serviced pitches with mains water just like your Edinburgh site. Is this something you are already thinking about in your future plans, especially when we have covid-19 situation. This would save using the same area as everyone else for collecting and disposal of water. We do appreciate that this all takes time and revenue to implement. I would like to comment on the Wi-Fi situation at Yellowcraig which as you know isn't too good at all. My sister paid £11 on 2 occasions for 7 nights on her 2 visits in August and October and found the connection very poor in October much worse than August, to be fair August wasn't that great, so much so we had to take her home early during the October visit in order to do an extremely important live zoom meeting for a mortgage application, as she had had an offer accepted on a house during our October visit. If she hadn't gone home, she would have missed this very important interview (she had to wait 2 weeks to get the meeting in the first place) and could have possibly lost the house. She would have had to wait until the lender could arrange another zoom meeting. To be honest the lenders, are currently extremely busy with mortage applications, goodness knows when they would have been able to conduct another zoom meeting. My sister felt that by going home it didn't not only cost her the £11 for the wi-fi, it shortened the holiday (as she didn't return with us to continue the holiday just in case the bank required to contact her again during the rest of the holiday)and the inconvenience and expense of having to take her home. We would appreciate your help in speaking with your Customer Services Department in order to consider refunding even the second £11 or perhaps providing a voucher we could use towards our future bookings for the inconvenience caused. Is the wi-fi connection at Yellowcraig something you are looking to improve going forward for the future, as this site is an extremely popular site for members. Thanks
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Absolute perfection

Our stay was as usual... outstanding . The staff are in our opinion the BEST in your club network . They never pass without a smile or wave ... happy to chat ... . The facilities are exceptionally clean and well maintained ...and we felt very safe during these COVID times of risk . I was delighted to see kids having fun .. loved hearing their laughter .Mark and Sam Have been familiar characters during the last few years here ... kinda feel like friends ... so much so I had a wee cry when leaving and popping the barrier card in . Will def have a visit to Edinburgh site as they move their next season . in addition we are looking forward to seeing Darren and Sam as they are primed to head wardens here next year ... they too are exceptional ... . We have booked several stays here for next year . Thank you all for helping make our stays so safe and relaxing . Stay safe .
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Great site

Great site for walking along beaches and woodland in just about any direction. North Berwick is left and about 3 miles along the beach and not too sure where you’d end off if you turned right, but you’ll find numerous gorgeous little bays along the way before you get there! Site facilities were spotless and wardens (as usual) were super friendly. Had a great few days 😃
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01620 850217

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This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with government guidelines.

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.