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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:
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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Lack of care spoils a great site

This is a truly special site so it’s a pity that during a recent visit we noted issues that could have been addressed and should have been addressed when the site was close due to COVID The hose pipe for the toilet waste area leaked and wasn’t long enough to properly clean the bowl The hose pipe on the dog wash also leaked The water pressure is abysmal for such a large and popular site To top it all the containers at the water point / waste area areas to sanitise hands ( due to COVID) were either empty or simply not working The wardens were not particularly friendly and seemed to spend most of their time cutting the grass
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Fully de-stressed

Having booked this site for the first time what seems like a life time ago it was well worth the wait. The site and the wardens were all brilliant, check in was easy and covid safe, we were limited to a choice of 4 pitches as this site seems to run at full capacity most of the time and I can fully understand why now, to save us driving around the site the warden pointed out the available pitches and we drove to pitch 53 which did us nicely. Fantastic beach and country side walking on your doorstep, walks into North Berwick and Dirleton are within easy reach either on the beach or the John Muir way. I cannot comment on the facilities as we did not use them, but I would like to guess they would be to the same high standard hence the score. Just one thing left to say, Thankyou and yes we will definitely be returning as we have already booked, Even the 4.5 hour drive is not enough to spoil the enjoyment.
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Three night stay in East Lothian

Hadn’t been to site before. What a great place. So quiet in the middle of stunning countryside an near a beautiful beach. Site is very clean well organised and well kept. Can’t fault the site. Only issue toilet and facility wise is that other people just went getting the band system. Lost count how many times when looking for a band to put on hook they were gone. Then minutes later out someone comes with the band in hand. Then there’s the people who I think choose to ignore a proven system. Not the sites fault. Site sits in glorious countryside. Great for dogs. If you’re a golfer you will do appreciate the place. Archerfield on one side and North Berwick links on the other. You can walk by this on the substantial walk into North Berwick. It’s a hike there so be warned if you decide to walk it. Also beach and forest walks aplenty. Also great for cycling around too. Gullane isn’t far either and a beautiful wee town. Also nice wee pub in Dirleton the Castle Inn. Great food beer and service. It’s a mile and a bit to walk to it along the John Muir Way. This walk way passes by site and is a brilliant walk in both directions. All in all a tremendous site and we will certainly return.
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Rural location

I liked all the different areas on this spacious campsite which is in a rural location within walking distance to the sea and a 3 mile walk to North Berwick. It would have been helpful however, if on arrival the few pitches left had been marked out on the site map as I did have difficulty finding what was available.

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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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Telephone:
01620 850217

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Site information

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.