Carradale Bay Caravan Site

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End of season break

I agree with all of the latest reviews, however, I wish to add a couple of salient points. Colin directed me to a secluded and scenic pitch which turned out to be only 10 amps, which he failed to mention. Occasionally it tripped out even when using one appliance. Many pitches were also of 10 amps but many were 16 amps. We were not informed of the choice until it was too late to take down our awning etc. A CAMC should not be of such low amps, plus as we pay £25 per year for WiFi , I found it odd that not only did I have to request the password but had to contribute £1 to log in. Obviously it was not the amount but the principal.

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Fantastic site!!

I visited this site for the second year running in mid July. It is a fabulous place, and very peacful, with great facilities, which are keep spotlessly clean. The pitches are on sandy grass, right beside the beach, mainly level, but take ramps with you, as some fiddling about can be required. The views from the beach are lovely, and a walk along there before bedtime is a must. I walked towards the river at the end of the beach one evening, and was rewarded by the site of 2 otters playing at the mouth of the river...amazing!! The gentleman who i assumed was the warden....but i think is actually the owner (Colin?) is super helpful and friendly. My advice would be to take plenty of supplies with you, as the shop in Carradale village is very poor, with only basic items really.....and when are they going to clean up the "scrapyard" at the harbour....it really brings down that bit. We ate in the Carradale Hotel one evening.....fabulous food at good prices....service was a bit slow.....but we were on holiday, so what the heck!! I can't wait to go back to the Carradale Bay Site....if you're looking for somewhere to chillout......it's here!!!
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Stunning location, super beach walking.

Visited in mid April 2018 we had a lovely midge free stay, weather was even good enough to BBQ. We loved our walks along the beach and the sea views. I had read that hook-ups were only 6 Amp but It turned out they had been upgraded to 16 Amp. My only criticism was that the toilet block was not heated, but don't let that put you off this wonderful site. Pitches are on grass but very firm as the soil is sandy almost like being on hard standing. A gem of a site.
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All time favourite site

Our all time favourite site. Quiet, away from it all, fantastic beach just a few meters away, dog friendly... A long and winding road to get there, but more than worth it, with great views along the way. The air is so clear that you can hear the gannets diving in the bay. Toilet block and showers spotless (only comment is it's hard to keep clothes dry in the cubicle...) Can't wait to go back.

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A glimps of heaven

I have been coming to this site since I was 13 years of age. Its beauty and wild surroundings captured my heart from the first trip. The narrow road, although not easy for the less skilled driver to negotiate is surrounded by the most stunning views as it winds its way to Carradale Bay. The magic continues as your approach to the site as it takes you through the estate who's pretty woodland rich in flora and fauna runs by the side of the river Carra, meandering through the dale. The cottage in the wood conjured many magical images as its pretty storybook frontage sets the imagination racing. The winding road continues until it opens out to the entrance of the site which welcomes you into its heavenly embrace. The owner Colin continues the special feeling with his warm and welcome greeting, everything as beautiful and well tended as it always is. Any stress or problems are left at the entrance for the whole of the holiday as this magical place embraces you with its beauty and wild enchantment. The excitement for me builds as I rush to set up so that we can get the dogs and ourselves onto the beach and for walks to fully appreciate the full vista and its beauty of this stunning site. Pure heaven, clean, wild and unspoilt. Overlooking Arran and Ailsa Craig, through storm or flat calm weather this place has captured my heart and soul. Truly a gem of a site, which is run with the care and attention it deserves with excellent clean facilities. Cant wait to revisit my little bit of heaven.

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Carradale bay

A really nice caravan site. Lovely clean facilities beautiful beach. Lovely place for family's to holiday with the kids. Beach is lovely and peaceful. Good for having barbeques and dog walking. Site owners Colin and Larraine are a lovely couple who are very helpful and nothings to much bother to them. Lovely family run site
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Loved the site

Stayed there in 2016 for 2 weeks, roads leading to site are not great, even going the Campletown route which is a long way round, the shorter route heading towards Skipness is mostly single track but has quite a few passing places, the site itself has great views, beech is lovely, great for early morning walk with dogs, Colin the site owner is very helpful, toilet block is clean and tidy, all in all its a good site.

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Never Again

First opinion on arrival very friendly. As time went on flaws appeared. Shower block was cold, shower cubicles were not suitable for keeping your clothing dry whilst showering, no curtain so had to carefully place a plastic chair near the inside of the door and keep everything on the door hooks. The condensation was so bad even the toilet paper was damp, when you managed to find a toilet that hadn't run out. Only one dog waste bin that on one day was so full there was a heap of it in bags on the floor.The bins by the shower block were regularly overflowing. You could not use the washing up facilities after dark as there was no lighting at all which proved a difficult problem when a glass broke in my hand. There is hardly any lighting on the site at all. This is definitely not what I consider to be anywhere near Caravan Club standard and I am amazed it is classed as an Affiliated Site, when was it last checked?

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Lovely site, wonderful beach!

We stayed here for 4 nights on our 3 week trip round Scotland. We had wonderful weather and a perfect pitch, facing the beautiful long sandy beach - wonderful shells! And so peaceful, falling asleep to the sound of the sea. Colin was really helpful, recommending pubs and helping when we ran out of gas and couldn't find anywhere to buy some more. Nice showers but would suggest putting a pole and shower curtain across the end of each one to give a dry area for dressing. This was about halfway through our trip, so we made good use of the launderette, which was really appreciated. Likewise the small library of books in reception. Also, thank you Colin for insisting on green toilet chemicals - we'd not used this before and far prefer it to the blue stuff! Like others, we used the single track road with passing places on arrival and departure, with no problem whatsoever. Kintyre is lovely, but a long way round, so next time I'd stay at a site, see the sights, then move on, rather than travelling so far - but on the other hand, what could beat Carradale Bay!
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Nice site, pity about the weather

Stayed here for 8 nights with our 2 dogs. Nice site by the beach and warden went the extra mile for us giving us a pitch nearest the wifi mast as I needed constant access for that particular week. The toilets and showers in the block were plentiful and clean although you have to master the art of keeping everything dry in the shower as there is no dry area. We were unlucky with the weather which is not unusual for the west coast of Scotland and had it been drier for a longer spell the whole experience would have been better enjoyed. That being said, as the owners of 2 labs, they didn't give a jot for the rain and enjoyed the beach, sea, river and local walks. If I could mention one criticism it is more dog waste bins I could only find one onsite and this wasn't emptied from before the Tuesday we arrived until the Saturday which resulted in bags being piled around the bottom of the bin. Maybe just an oversight though. Directions to the site given by the caravan and motorhome club NEEDS TO BE UPDATED! We followed the 'clubs' directions via Campbeltown going and this added at least 35 miles to the journey ( and this was NOT a good road) avoiding the single track road as advised however I spoke to several caravaners with long caravans like ours and they had came via the single track road with no problem. Apparently although the road is single track it had been resurfaced and multiple extra long passing places added for the wind farms that have been established and accessed by this road so we did a dry run with the car and decided it was fine. We then did our return caravan journey via this road. We encountered at least around 10 cars and one lorry but it didn't present any problems as traffic drives slow and plenty large passing places.
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