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Argyll Pa29 6 Xd, Argyll And Bute, Scotland
1 acre hosted by Muasdale ?.
Small, friendly and midge-free beachside site miles from anywhere remotely touristy. Great for cyclists and canoeists.

Fancy a challenge? How about heading down a seeming road to nowhere in search of Kintyre, a place that truly encapsulates the phrase ‘out on a limb’?

Getting anywhere near Kintyre can itself be a long and arduous undertaking, involving a route around the shores of both Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne. You can try crossing the two lochs aboard a ferry – it may not be any quicker, but it’s more relaxed and even feels a little exotic – or take the recently opened direct route, ferring all the way across the Firth of Clyde from Ardrossan with dramatic views of the Isle of Arran along the way.

But is Kintyre really worth all that travel time? Well, rest assured that the doubts that may have plagued you along the way (despite all the glorious scenery en route) are bound to evaporate on reaching this very special place. Perching on not-so-towering cliffs that measure just over a metre in height, Muasdale Holiday Park sits directly above the purest white sands. The calm waters that reside in this bay are so sheltered that, despite the campsite’s proximity to the water’s edge, there’s no danger of sharing your sleeping bag with the sea.

The beach itself is exceedingly beautiful and the water warm enough for extended bathing. But what really stole the hearts and minds of the Hipcamp team was the view over the water to the islands of Islay and Jura. It wouldn’t be out of the question to simply sit here with a good book for a whole week, occasionally glancing around to confirm you’ve won big in the lottery of life.

Taken over in 2016 by friendly owners Alan and Ailsa, the campsite is part of the tiny straggling village of Muasdale, which retains an air of everyday life about it that is yet to be troubled by tourism. The camping area takes up a slither of well-drained, midge-free ground between the main road and the sea, and with no more than eight pitches available, it’s rather small. The official Hipcamp inspection took place over the school holidays, but the place wasn’t full, nor did the road prove noisy at night, even though we slept right next to it.

Should you finish your book, hole your canoe, break your bucket and spade or lose your Speedos, it’s worth popping your derrière on to a bike saddle, as the mainly flat road on the western side of Kintyre is made for two-wheelers. The ferry to the small island of Gigha is a four-mile pedal, or you could present your thighs with a real challenge and cycle the amazingly scenic road on the eastern side of the peninsula. Surf dudes and chicks can find some serious waves at Machrihanish Bay, or you could take a ferry ride to the island of Islay to the west, where the distilleries produce some of the finest malts in the world. If you do take your bike over, stick to the east of the island and enjoy the impressive sights of nearby Jura as you pedal.

On the other hand, that might be one challenge too many, so maybe just sit back, relax and open another book.

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Argyll Pa29 6 Xd, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Muasdale ?.Joined in June 2010
From the host
Situated right beside the Atlantic with unobstructed views over the Atlantic to Islay, Jura, Gigha and Cara, with a peaceful white sandy beach, ideal location for families and those wanting a slower pace of life for their holidays. Make sure you pack your binoculars to watch the wildlife, lots of wading birds to be spotted (your tent becomes a hide).  Ideal location for launching canoes/kayaks.Modern Amenities Block:  Providing showers, toilets, private wash-room, hand-dryers, hair-drier (ladies) shaver sockets (gents) and indoor washing-up area with two sinks. No coin meters on showers, plenty of hot water. Free WiFi available. NB: There are 8 pitches available which are suitable for tents, trailer tents, camper vans, tourers, or medium size motor homes. BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.Check Out: Departure time is 12 noon. 
Nearby attractions
The joy off this place is the utter seclusion. But that does leave you hard pressed for nearby attractions. Enjoy a good book, explore the sandy beach, try a spot of fishing or launch a boat. Those with canoes and bikes love the place. Stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Dunaverty in the south, the way-marked Kintyre Way footpath is a popular walking route and connects communities across the peninsula.
Food and drink

The Argyll Hotel (01583 421212) at Bellochantuy, 5 miles south, is famous for being sprayed with machine-gun bullets by an aircraft just after the outbreak of the Second World War – it turned out to be an RAF plane testing its weaponry. It should be safe now, though, and has a good selection of food.  The Putechan Hotel   (01583 421323), also in Bellochantuy, was recently refurbished to a high standard and is worth a visit. For more choice, head into Campbeltown (14 miles) where, among the eatieres, there are also new fewer than 3 different distilleries.

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