Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site (REF : YEL)
Dirleton, East Lothian, EH39 5DS, ScotlandView on map
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.
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.
- EH39 5DS
- Lat 56.05828 / Lon -2.77888
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: North Berwick and Edinburgh
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- Daily public Transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: North Berwick
- Train station within 5 miles
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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
Site contact details
- 01620 850217