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“quiet hidden gem”
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Elie Holiday Park
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Elie
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2012

went here for a short break and was pleasantly suprised by how lovely the site was. A mixture of camping, touring and static pitches on quite a deceivingly extensive site.
A large childrens play area greets you as soon as you turn into the park from the very long and narrow access rd (hubby spotted a deer on the way in).
We arrived very late on a Friday and the staff were nothing short of welcoming and helpful. Rented a 6 bert static and found it to be spotless, very well equipped and not too far from the bar and entrance.
The site is literally right on the beach of shell bay, the coastal walk is recommended (weather permitting). Plenty to do for kiddies, even though we didn't take any.
The bar was busy on the friday and saturday with entertainment including bingo. Sunday was quieter.
2 mins drive from the small town of Elie, although I understand buses stop outside the entrance when hailed.

Would recommend Shell bay to families, singles and couples as a great base for an adventure in Fife!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank therasaHull
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

In early August I rented a caravan at the Shell Bay Caravan Park near Elie. My booking was made in July and I think I got lucky with a cancellation as the price was around half what I expected it to be. One of those too good to be true moments.

The Shell Bay site is a 10minute drive from the lovely resort of Elie and a 20minute drive from the nearest town (Leven) with amenities like supermarkets and (indoor) swimming pool. The site is located right on the beach and this meant our caravan was only 200yds from the sea, which is the perfect recipe for a good holiday with kids even if you don't get sunshine every day.

My three kids and I stayed in a 2-bedroom "heritage" caravan which is a brand new model, well kitted out with a spacious kitchen, 2 bathrooms, small twin bedroom and generous double bedroom. There is a small flat-screen TV with freeview for those days when the rain is battering down on the roof.

The site has a small but well-stocked shop, a small arcade area, restaurant, bar and take-away. There is entertainment each night in the summer starting off with bingo.

We stayed for six nights. We had 2 days sunshine, 2 days rain and 2 days mixed weather. My kids' verdict: "book this again next year, Dad".

13  Thank movingWiFi
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Beautiful location, staff friendly and food in restaurant was excellent, the entertainment when we were there was a duo called formula not great the guy in the duo had a good voice but was far too loud had a sore head and left while they were on a break the female in the duo chewed chewing gum through the whole act not a good look.....however we had a great weekend kids loved it and would definitely return the location made it....be careful on long road in as covered in potholes....

7  Thank Cooshty
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Address: Shell Bay | Fife, Elie KY9 1HB, Scotland (Formerly Shell Bay Park)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Elie
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Elie
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled behind a wide expanse of dunes and a sweeping sandy beach, award-winning Elie Holiday Park at Shell Bay is a true hidden gem. Families have been enjoying holidays here for generations and are attracted by the unique location, fantastic entertainment, abundance of wildlife and the exciting Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park. Childhood memories are made here. From morning 'til dusk, there is so much to do and see. You can walk the coastal path, go rock-pooling, spot seals lolloping in the Forth, spy deer bobbing between the trees and, if you're lucky, you may even see a rare red squirrel! Kids can go wild at the Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park and enjoy the exciting arcades at the Castaways Games Room. Couples will also love Elie Holiday Park. Explore the picturesque fishing villages, enjoy a walk around Ruddons Point (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and catch one of the local summertime festivals. In the evening, sample the tasty new menu at the Kincraig View Restaurant and live entertainment at Ruddons Bar. ... more   less 
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