Yellowcraig Club Campsite

Dirleton, East Lothian, EH39 5DS, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Yellowcraig Club Campsite 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 Campsite, 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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

Tesco and Aldi are about 3 miles away from the site. Both have access for motorhomes.

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Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: SEA LIFE Blackpool - Pre-book tickets
Offer image for: National Museum of Flight - 50% discount
Offer image for: Scotland's Secret Bunker - Child goes free
Offer image for: Segway Trails - Gorebridge, Midlothian - 10% discount
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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
Plan a route to this site
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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Excellent Site

Yellowcraig Club Campsite
A favourite of ours but agree with some of the previous reviews. We did see some queue jumping and there was a certain Motorhome that had some fortress structure built around it plus an additional car! This is a popular site and we will be returning in the near future, facilities are clean and staff are friendly. We love the area and there’s plenty to do.

Heike Hymer

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 25/05/2022 22:01

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Queue jumping

Yellowcraig Club Campsite
Queue jumping. Stayed in May 2022 for 2 weeks This practice was apparent on a number of occasions. It works like this. Whilst in the queue before check in the passenger of the vehicle alights walks into club site find a pitch they want and then leaves a marker as if occupied. The variation on this is for the passenger to stand guard on the pitch until the rig has arrived. On one occasion a passenger even asked to borrow a bowl from a pitched caravan owner to claim the space. This was declined by the way. The staff are aware of this problem. I have no first hand knowledge of this problem on other sites but certainly exist at Yellowcraig

TonyHG

Reviewed on 25/05/2022 21:15

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Great site, great location but.....

Yellowcraig Club Campsite
Ok, so we’ve been coming here for a while and it remains a favourite. Not just for us, but many others, given the occupancy which is always pretty full. And it’s easy to see why. The rather special sandy beach, a few minutes walk away, the John Muir walk to North Berwick and Dirleton, the closeness of Edinburgh itself. All these and more make this a “must stay” location. But (and there had to be one, didn’t there?)... The site is becoming quite tired and is almost a victim of its own success. The pitches can be quite cramped, and the closeness of other guests rigs can be intrusive. Some guests have taken to using huge, massive awnings which more than double the footprint of their caravans. This can impinge on others available space. Similarly, the small “side on” pitches are really only suitable for small campervans and yet large caravans and motorhomes have to be squeezed on them due to the lack of pitches elsewhere. The facilities are perfectly adequate, but not outstanding, and they are in need of some renovation. So, it’s really time for a refresh and refurbishment with perhaps some consideration for a rethink on the layout of the entire site. This might require fewer pitches, but it’s a bit like a restaurant taking on too many covers. Everyone suffers. Far, far better to have fewer, better pitches. Everyone will be happier. For now, visit the site and enjoy the location. But be aware that you choice of pitch may be limited, and limited in size... and close to your neighbours.

BEXIL160

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Reviewed on 21/05/2022 11:41

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Yellowcraig Club Campsite
Pleasant site, close to beach and a nice walk to local village, although the only shop seems to be a very nice ice cream and coffee shop. Site is fairly level and we had no trouble pitching up, with easy access to amenities.

SEO1867

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Reviewed on 25/04/2022 11:10

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Excellent site

Yellowcraig Club Campsite
Stayed in April for a weekend. Was the most recent of multiple stats at Yellowcraig. All the Wardens are excellent and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The site is in a great location with easy access to a huge sandy beach, forest walks and nearby North Berwick. It’s our favourite site in the network. A real gem in the crown.

andrewpoole

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Reviewed on 13/04/2022 10:50

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01620 850217

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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