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Muasdale Holiday Park

Tarbert, Argyll & Bute

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If you're keen to get away from it all, make Muasdale Holiday Park your first point of call. It's popular with its visitors and their votes mean that it has won places in Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome's coveted awards for several years.

Muasdale Holiday park won a place in Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome's Top 100 Sites Awards 2014, was voted 'Best Small Site' in 2013 and was the 'Regional Winner for Scotland' in 2011.

Located in Tarbert, in Argyll, it has tremendous views out across the sea. The campsite was created in the 1960s by Richard and Margaret Semple, and Margaret still lives in the village of Muasdale.

If you're a wildlife watcher, you'll feel right at home at this park; there's a good chance of spotting oystercatchers, seals, otters or even dolphins, so be sure to take your binoculars on your camping holiday to Scotland.

Muasdale Holiday Park makes a handy stopover if you're using the ferry crossings to the islands of Arran, Jura Gigha and Islay, too. You can see the islands across the Atlantic from the campsite.

This is a small campsite, with just 10 pitches, located right next to the beach, so it's well worth booking in advance if you'd like to stay.

The touring facilities are limited – there's no pool, play area or shop – but there is free Wi-Fi. Digital TV coverage is also available if you'd like to use it.

The facilities are housed in a block with showers, private washrooms, toilets and washing-up area.

The campsite offers both chemical toilet and waste-water disposal points (lower and easier to use than most).

If you're looking for a static caravan holiday home to hire, there are four to choose from. Pets are allowed in two of these static holiday caravans, but smoking is not permitted. These have clear views of the beach and the isles.

You can rent holiday apartments at this lovely Scottish holiday park, too. Gigha apartment and Jura apartment are non-smoking and pet-free, and are available to hire all year round, with unobstructed views of isles, wildlife, beach and Atlantic.

The whole area offers plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife such as dolphins, seals, cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, herons, swans, buzzards and sea otters.

Glorious sunsets can be seen from every caravan holiday Home or camping pitch (weather permitting).

The beachside touring park at Muasdale Holiday Park has pitches for touring caravans, small or medium-sized motorhomes and campers, trailer tents and tents. RVs more than 30ft long will not fit.

If you're searching for a small, picturesque, quiet campsite near Argyll, on the Atlantic coast of Scotland, this award-winning park is the one for you!

Open from:
25th March to 28th October

Pets allowed, Campfires, Chemical disposal point, Designated / private parking, 10 Electric hook-ups, 1 Laundry, 1 Sanitary block(s), Washing up facilities, Wireless internet

There's a beautiful sandy beach next to Muasdale Holiday Park, with beautiful soft white sand, rock pools and plenty of wildlife.

You can light a camp fire on the beach at quieter times of the year, but this isn't permitted during the peak holiday season (July to August).

You can launch canoes and small boats into the Atlantic from the beach, but there's no official boat launch.

On the site is a small fridge/freezer with milk, butter and room to freeze ice packs. Just 100 yards away is the village shop, which is well stocked with bread, milk, eggs, bacon, frozen and tinned foods and basic supplies. For a larger supermarket, visit Campbeltown or Tarbert.

The site has no bar or club house, but there is a games room with table tennis and a pool table, plus an informal book swap library. Recycling bins are provided and there are laundry facilities.

Chalets (for rent), 4 Holiday homes (for rent), 10 Motorhome pitches, 1 Residential homes (for rent), 5 Tent pitches, 8 Touring pitches, Campfires

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Games Room, Snooker/Pool, Leisure Centre

Ferry terminals nearby making it an ideal location for island hopping. The nearest town is Campbeltown 15 miles south with Tarbert (Loch Fyne) 22 miles north.

Davaar Island at the mouth of Campbeltown Harbour, can be approached at low tide (not for the faint hearted) offering seven caves to explore, one with a painted crucifix.

With 5 golf courses nearby, there is plenty to see and do on the peninsula. A Kintyre trail listing activities in the area is sent with every enquiry.

There are lots of good walks around Kintyre, such as the Kintyre Way.
Surfing from nearby Westport beach.
Diving with compressed air is available locally.
Horse riding.
Sea fishing.
Loch fishing.
Whisky distilliery visits.
Ferries to the islands of Arran, Gigha, Jura and Islay.

Muasdale Holiday Park

Argyll & Bute, Scotland
United Kingdom
PA29 6XD
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There's not much to do in Muasdale on a Saturday night, or at any other time for that matter, and that is the simple beauty of caravanning in this part of the world. This well kept site, backs onto a beautiful white sand beach, with views over to Gigha, Islay and the Paps of Jura, and if the weather is right, stunning sunsets. If your idea of heaven is kicking back in tranquil peace and quiet surrounded by magnificent countryside and stunning wildlife, making your own entertainment round a beach campfire, this site is definitely for you.

The facilities, while basic, are both more than adequate and spotless, with unlimited hot water in the showers, a laundry, games room and well stocked information desk. Two minutes down the road there is a well stocked shop in the village, stocking all your basic food and drink needs, but alas no pub within walking distance. There are however, regular buses to Tarbert and Campbeltown, where there are plenty of pubs, as well as the other amenities you would expect from small towns.

The beach itself seems to be almost non-tidal, and the waters are surprisingly calm, due the shelter afforded by the islands opposite, which also provide an effective natural windbreak meaning your awning shouldn’t blow away. If the weather isn’t so good, there are still hours of entertainment looking out over the beach from the comfort of your caravan spotting the wildlife along the shore line.

While the site and the village may be quiet, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, including ferries to the islands and their whiskies close by, as well as walks for walkers of all levels. Owners Adrian and Alison, are both friendly and approachable, and keep well stocked files of local attractions in the office should the tranquillity become too much for you.
Muasdale Holiday Park, Tarbet, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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** This review was originally posted by Jana from Derby. **

Holidays were made for places like this. Stunning views over Gigha and spectacular sunsets. The beach is just in front of the touring park not at all tidal, plenty of birds and wildlife to watch (even better with a nice glass or two). Spotless toilets and showers, laundry and fridge/freezer facilities. Local shop stocks plenty of beers, wines etc both local and more well known. True it is quiet but that is the whole joy of the place, if you want bars, clubs etc (and want to pay for them) try Haven or Golden Balls. We will be back. The photos of Muasdale do tell the story.

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** This review was originally posted by Paul Vaughan from Edinburgh. **

hi alison and adrian
thank you for such a great holiday, the views were as you said, the weather was great, your park was very neat and tidy and the welcome that we got when we got there was good. i hope that we left the park & caravans as they were found, i liked the touch that you and adrian came out to say good bye, not many places do that . i hope that we will be made welcome next year, please keep me informed of any price change's for next year

thanks from all the gang - paul

p.s hope you liked the raft race!

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** This review was originally posted by Alice Hamilton from Edinburgh. **

What a lovely park, so friendly, we had a most enjoyable stay. The facilities are spotless and the beach is only a few steps from our touring caravan, the dogs loved the beach - wonderful !
What a wonderful location, just sit in your caravan and watch the sea roll in and out, watch the birds on the waters edge, even spotted a sea otter - all from your caravan!
It was great fun watching the seals playing on the reef nearby and later watching them swim byin the evening - we shall definately come again. The sunsets were fabulous, took 73 shots on my digital camera !
All the very best to Alison & Adrian who work so hard to keep the park spotless throughout - including the Static Caravans (we had a quick peek)

Alice & Len Hamilton - Edinburgh

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** This review was originally posted by Celia Bailey from Sunderland. **

Hello, we stayed at your site begining of june for a few days ,enjoyed it very much.there was my husband,son ,sister in law and little black dog.We thought your site was great ,lovely views . .I think your website is good.Hope to see you again Regards Celia Bailey