Point Sands Caravan Park

Tarbert, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute

4.0 stars out of 7 reviews

Open from
Easter to 31st October
Tarbert, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, PA29 6XG
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Last updated
14 Oct 2019
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Motorhome pitches
Touring pitches
Tent pitches
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches
Motorhome pitches
Touring pitches
Tent pitches
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches

To rent
Holiday homes5£215.00
To buy
Holiday homes50

Point Sands Caravan Park is a beautiful caravan park found in a wonderful coastal region of Scotland, on the Kintyre peninsula. The park has 20 pitches all offering a sea view, as well as four static caravans to hire and more holiday caravans that are available to buy for families who might be interested in making Point Sands their permanent holiday home location.

Electric hook-ups are available on the camping and caravanning site, which welcomes guests with motorhomes, touring caravans, and tents. Facilities provided at Point Sands for guests include shower and toilet blocks, dishwashing, a laundrette, and waste disposal.

There is also a small shop and café that guests can use to stock up on essentials and buy food and drink if they don’t wish to travel from the caravan park.

Guests staying at Point Sands will find plenty to do on the site and in the surrounding area. On the park there is a children’s play area and a wildlife pond, while those looking to explore nearby can enjoy a range of woodland walks around the park. There is also direct access to a private beach, perfect for guests looking to relax on the sand and enjoy the sounds of the sea.

Anyone looking to get active while on the beach will find the water great for paddling and swimming, while canoes and kayaks are also permitted. It is usually possible to launch a sailing boat from the beach, too, although jet skis are not allowed.

Many guests take the opportunity to explore the whole Kintyre peninsula, and there is much to discover. Many choose to walk the miles of coastline, which is paired in sections with countryside and woodland for a memorable outdoor experience. Campbeltown has a range of quirky shops where tourists can pick up holiday essentials as well as gifts to take home, and is a fun place to visit via a scenic drive. Guests can also drive into Tarbert, found a short drive to the north.

Also found on the peninsula is the Springbank Distillery, while there are numerous locations around where guests can enjoy fishing and golf.
Gigha is the island found two miles off the coast of Kintyre, and is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family. Many guests choose to hire a bicycle and explore the whole island in a few hours, but those preferring the more relaxing pursuits on offer will find fishing and golfing opportunities here, too.

Many tourists staying at the park enjoy touring around the islands off the coast; daily ferry trips operate between most of them while there is also the option of taking island cruises and spending time on them all during the day. Those that don’t mind a longer drive can head to the Loch Lomond National Park and enjoy the woodland and various pursuits that are offered there.

Point Sands Caravan Park is a great place for a family holiday, whether looking for somewhere to escape from modern life or to enjoy a base for getting out and discovering all that the west of Scotland has to offer.

More about the parkHide
  • Allow rallies
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • Children's play area(s)
  • Boat mooring
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Designated / private parking
  • 1 Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Take away food
  • Visitor parking
  • 2 Washing up facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Cafe


Point Sands Caravan Park (www)

Argyll & Bute, Scotland
United Kingdom
PA29 6XG

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Sports Ground
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Gym access
  • Snooker/Pool
  • Leisure Centre

Golf -Machrihanish Golf Course and Machrihanish Dunes course. Local 9 hole family golf courses nearby too.
Fishing - Sea fishing and nearby lochs.
Many historic attractions inc Glenbarr Abbey, Torrisdale Castle and Skipness Castle (ruin)
Fantastic sealife and wildlife to see - deer, dolphins, eagles, otters, etc
The Isle of Gigha - God's Island beautiful beaches and cycle hire available. Ferry link - 1 mile from park.

ISLAY - Point Sands is the closest campsite and caravan park to the Islay Ferry.

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  NEW for 2013 - modern facilities units for this coming season. Temporary buildings whilst we design and get planning for completely new building! #investing in the future of Point Sands.

Overall rating

4.0 stars

Based on 6 review(s)

5.0 stars

What a fabulous spot! We were so lucky to find this.
The owner was really friendly and helpful (not sure that the previous poster was ever actually at the same park!)
The park has changed from campers to motorhomes and statics only (don't blame them reading the person before!) which suited us perfectly. We had a lovely spacious pitch with EHU and amazing sea views. Walking on the beach with the sun setting you can only imagine how gorgeous it could be in the summer.
The owners were attentive but not intrusive and gave us tips on local places to visit, just wish we had longer to explore. We will be back!


1.0 stars

DO not take your kids or teens here unless you are prepared for them to be shouted at for playing.

The ideal group for this place should be childless / elderly.

Also do not listen to their face book page they removed bad reports and banned us from the page even thou there was a group attacking us on their page. I guess they were the same people who shouted at the kids.

I have been attending this site for 10 years since my kids were very young up till now when they are all teens, I have traveled both with groups of friends and with a close family. When we first started coming here it was a fantastic site the lady and gent running the shop couldn't be more helpful, however the new people now running this site changed our feelings of it.

BAD points of this place

They delete negative reports on their page hence the reason I'm reporting them here

I was asked to move my car from one side of my tent to the other at around 8 30 PM I at that time had had a few drinks and informed the manager that I in fact could not drive my car, she got very pushy and insisted I move the car while there were young children running about the site. The reason that I had to move my car was because another camper had pitched too close to me in a spot that was for the childrens play area and not a camping spot … (I did not move my car as I didn't deem myself capable) this is when our real problems and personal attacks started, mainly from other campers.

some dog owners leave their dogs mess lying on the grass and beach where young children play.

There were 2 instances where other campers were abusive towards my children I'm sure it wasn't only my children who were verbally attacked

From value point of view this site is very expensive ( this happened when the new people started running the shop) … we found that there was a site 10 mins further on that would have cost our family £13 a night less

to top off all of this rubbish when we returned home we found pictures of a tent that we had put in the bin (it was neatly placed in the bin but a flap was blown out by the wind) we were called disgusting even thou there was not so much as a sweetie paper anywhere else in the site and all of our rubbish (including a tent that was damaged in the rain and wind) was placed in the bins provided

We found the management to be snobbish but worse than that we found the other campers to be aggressive towards our children

GOOD points for this site

beach, scenery and sunsets ,,, all of which can be found in any other campsite round that coast (and for cheaper) the full coast is stunning and there is at least 10 other sites including some wild camping spots.


5.0 stars

Lovely site with a great beach and really friendly owners/staff.
Super holiday with the kids as there is lots to do either on the beach or visiting the island of Gigha - we went 3 times in a week and loved it!
The park was full when we went so would advise booking in advance, it never really felt busy and the wardens kept the toilet blocks really clean which was great.
The park shop was a god send and the little cafe / takeaway was a really good idea. Highly recommend!!


4.0 stars

I had an excellent holiday at Point Sands in 1972 and again in 1977. The people were very friendly and the surrounding countryside enchanting. I would recommend the area to anyone who says holidays in the UK are boring.


4.0 stars

We had a lovely stay in our tent (kids included), even though the scottish weather was slightly tempremental.
The shop is well stocked and the staff are very likeable and go out their way to be helpful.
The park has the most fabulous setting and the sunsets are to die for.
We will certainly be back.


5.0 stars

we had a lovely stay here, the site is gorgeous, well away from the main road and in its own little world. The owners were very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The park shop is very well stocked, we were amazed - you can even get chorizo! Sadly no alcohol licence as yet. The shower and loo facilities although a bit dated were spotlessly clean. We were right on the beach and near the play park so we had the best of both and were aboe to enjoy the amazing sunsets! Will definately return.

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