This Carrick Dhu camp site review, is my first experience of camping in around 20 years. I was hesistant and unsure what to expect from the facilities, as the information available online was somewhat limited. I hope this review will help to show you what you can expect from a camping trip at Carrick Dhu.
Situated on the North Coast between the seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart, Carrick Dhu is in an ideal location, and the park sign is well visible from the road. The park has facilities for static and touring caravans, as well as tents.
On arrival you need to check in at the site office, where you will be given a key card which opens the barriers.
The staff will give you directions to the campsite which is situated within a walled area. There are 20 pitches in total, and those adjacent to the wall have electric hook up available.
Carrick Dhu Camp Site Review: The Facilities
Being a mum of young children, with limited camping experience and a fondness for home comforts, I was keen to check out the facilities available on site.
The shower block exceeded my expectations. There were ample toilets.
A seperate area housed the showers and additional basins. All with lockable doors. Showers cost 50p for 6 minutes of good hot water. Hairdryers were also available at a rate of 20p.
There was also a sluice room available if you required this.
There was a dishwashing room.
And if you needed to do some laundry on site, that was manageable too!
There is a playground for the children, though of course, they don’t guarantee sunshine! I suggest you bring your waterproofs, so the weather cannot hold you back!
And if you don’t fancy cooking, there is a takeaway located at the entrance. Unfortunately the shop there is no longer in business, but it is only a mile into Portrush town where you can find plenty of supplies should you need to. BBQ’s were also permitted on site.
I paid a rate of £24 per night, in July 2016, which was inclusive of electricity, and drinking water was available in the camping area.
All in all, I was really impressed with the facilities. Although I felt that parking arrangements for the tent pitches could be improved, and the closure of the ladies shower and toilet block for cleaning between 10.30 and 11.30, was a little inconvenient. However, these things have certainly not put me off returning in the future.
I hope you found this Carrick Dhu Camp Site review helpful, but if you want more personal detail about what my family and I got up to on the North Coast, just click here.