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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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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Nice Location

We don't normally have many complaints about CC sites wardens, sadly the start of our 3 night stay challenged this. Having pre booked a non awning pitch, we were on arrival given pitch 11, a sideways-on non awning pitch, because, we were told, they were fully booked and no other pitches were available. This pitch might be OK for an overnighter but beyond that NO !! Small, irregular, staring straight into the camper in front of us, a matter of feet from the roadway …. goldfish bowl comes to mind absolutely nil privacy. My wife went back to reception to find out why we couldn't use some other empty pitches but she was told they weren't available, my wife even suggested we take an awning pitch and pay extra but she was told none were available. Actually the cost is the same I've now realised. We tried to find some benefits of the pitch but eventually we chose to pack up and leave and I went to inform the same female warden who dealt with us initially. Immediately she gave me the choice of 2 pitches (99 and 107) that were non awning pitches. I enquired why she hadn't offered us these when we spoke earlier and she replied she would have to "jiggle things around". We viewed both and accepted 99. During our stay 11 and 107 remained empty as did others. My question is why was the first few hours of our stay so frustratingly wasted ????? Moving on, the wardens were otherwise pleasant and the site typical CC so no complaints. Yellowcraig is a 5 minute stroll from a beautiful beach, where you can walk for miles. North Berwick is lovely, Edinburgh or Berwick on Tweed aren't far away, and there's plenty to do within a short walk or journey. The Castle Arms in Dirleton is very friendly and serves great food, the castle itself is worth a visit. Locally there is a large Tesco in North Berwick.
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Great location

On arrival the wardens were very friendly and welcoming. The site is very clean and the toilet and showers also very clean.The location is superb, only a 5 minute walk to the lovely beach and plenty dog walks including one on site. A 5 minute drive into North Berwick. The only gripes were the lack of mobile phone signal and the hit or miss CAMC WiFi connection

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Fantastic site

Lovely site, friendly chatty wardens make you very welcome there is an excellent dog walk on site (one of the best we have seen). There is a fabulous beach 5 minute walk away perfect for children and dogs. Ideally located to visit North Berwick a lovely Town with a good selection of shops and supermarkets where you can also go to Scottish Seabird Centre and have a trip out on one of the boat trips. We did the one on the catamaran yesterday that went to Bass Rock would definitely recommend or if you feeling braver than us you could do one of the trips out on one of the ribs 😊😊 There is a lovely Ice Cream Shop called Alandas their ice cream is to die for. If you fancy a bit of retail therapy and somewhere for a coffee or a meal out Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is about half an hours drive away. It is also within easy reach of the National Museum of Flight
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a return visit to this site, can't fault it. Enough said.

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