Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site, Kildonan, Isle of Arran
On the south coast of Arran and only 12 miles from the ferry at Brodick, this is a peaceful, family-run site with direct access to a sandy beach. There are fabulous views across the water to Pladda Island and Ailsa Craig. There’s an abundance of wildlife too. Our inspector enjoyed watching seals by the shore when he arrived and otters with their young during his stay – all can easily be seen from the pitches. This beautiful get-away-from-it-all location, understandably, is exceptionally popular, with many returning customers – it’s essential to book to secure one of the 40 pitches. Motorhomes and caravans share the centre of the park, tents are pitched on the periphery and campervans have prime shorefront pitches looking directly towards the Ayrshire coast. The resident owner, also a registered fisherman, sells fresh lobsters and crabs, and on request will give fishing lessons on a small, privately owned lochan. There is an undercover barbecue, campers’ kitchen, a day room with TV, and an excellent toilet block, plus two wooden pods, two gypsy caravans and a lovely shepherd’s hut for hire. Maurice and Teresa Deighton have created a very special small campsite in a stunning location.