Date of Stay: June, 2011
Tobermory is a beautiful area, especially for its green and rocky sites. However, my stay at Lands End Park left me with mixed feelings. On a positive note, the camp site appears to be well maintained. The trees are luscious green and pathways are very well maintained. However, here are a few things you need to know from what I saw and experienced. (a) Beach front view campsite: there are none. Large evergreens block any view of water. The beach front water is like swimming in a marsh like pond. What was noted in their maps does not provide a true reflection of what I saw. (b) Staff personnel. Young lads work the area and try to be hospitable. However, this is not true of some of the Management staff. Some of the senior members are arrogant and condescending when dealing with client needs. (c) Curfew. Being in this place was like being monitored by strict parents. At 11pm, they have their curfew wardens going to various campsites asking families to keep it down and settle in for the night. You cannot even stay up with friends and have chats and laughs over a fire without having the wardens flash you with their flash lights. It is amazing on how much they try to control your evenings and force you back to bed. If you like to spend some time watching the stars, talking to friends over a campfires: well, this is not the place for you. (d) If you are planning to bring tents, guess what? The grounds are solid bedrock and will require you to go through a ton of stakes. So bring you hammers, drills and iron clad stakes to keep your tents down. (e) If you have an RV: well good luck parking them in such tight spots. I heard some decent reviews, however, experiencing it myself makes me doubt some of the reviews, especially regarding the management staff. If you like a warden-like environment then this place for you. If you want to have fun, then go somewhere else, and enjoy your day and night under the stars.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
It was a decent site. The staff members were friendly for the most part during our stay. The location was well maintained and the folks that attended that weekend were great. It was great to get out of the city and enjoy some fresh air.