This popular camping spot has been named Scottish Campsite of the Year by the AA

A popular camping spot in Dumfries and Galloway has just been named Scottish Campsite of the Year by the AA for 2021.

Brighouse Bay Holiday Park in Brighouse Bay beat out tough competition from across Scotland to be named top in the prestigious hospitality guide’s Caravan and Camping Awards.

AA inspectors said the family-owned all-year pet-friendly holiday park was a worthy winner, describing it as a “top-class park” that has a country park feel and enjoys a “marvellous coastal setting adjacent to the beach with superb views”.

The Dumfries and Galloway site impressed with its amenities, leisure club, Pony Trekking, and golfing options.

Returning for the first time since 2019, the winners of the Caravan and Camping Awards were announced in a virtual ceremony, celebrating those camping and caravan sites offering guests the most comfortable and welcoming stays in the UK.

This year’s Campsite of the Year for England, and Overall Winner, was revealed as South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Poole, Dorset, while Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park, Brecon, Powys won the award for Wales.

In addition to five regional campsite categories, other awards included Holiday Centre of the Year, which was awarded to Park Foot Caravan & Camping Park, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria and Glamping Site of the Year, which went to Concierge Glamping, Chichester, West Sussex, which previously won Regional Campsite of the Year South East in 2019.

The Brighthouse outdoor pool
The Brighthouse outdoor pool

All Caravan and Camping Award winners are featured in the 54th edition of the AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2022, the ultimate guide to the UK’s best camping and caravanning destinations.

Each site included in the guide has been visited by one of the AA’s experienced Campsite Inspectors, grading sites from one to five Pennants, based on their facilities and hospitality.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said “We are delighted to announce the winners of the Caravan and Camping Awards 2021 and have the opportunity to celebrate those sites offering holidaymakers the highest quality camping and caravanning experiences.

“As the hospitality industry has reopened over the past few months, we have seen British tourists exploring the UK more than ever, enjoying incredible campsites and caravan parks across the country.

“We hope that our latest Caravan and Camping Guide helps them discover even more fantastic holiday destinations, including our wonderful winners.”

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