Tayport Links Caravan Park

Bellamy conservation award

Access Statement

General Information

Tayport Links Caravan Park is set in 9 acres of flat parkland. There are many walking options available in the area immediately surrounding the Park including exploring the area around Tayport’s old harbour and lighthouse or venturing into Tentsmuir Forest – these walks are easily accessible by the less able and for wheelchairs/mobility scooters.

Tayport itself is ¼ mile away along the flat promenade with a tearoom, community cafe, chemist, butcher, post office a couple of small supermarkets and some pubs.

The Park itself has a tarmac road running through our site with small hard-packed gravel roads branching off from this. For a clearer view of this please watch our aerial video on ‘The Park’ page of our website. http://www.tayportlinkscaravanpark.co.uk/about-the-park

Our main car park is located centrally and we also allow 1 car to be parked next to each caravan. Many caravans and all our hire fleet having a dedicated parking space beside the caravan.

All our caravans have a set of steps up to the either the door or a balcony area. We have one hire caravan with a specifically designed ramp to allow easy access into the caravan. Please note that whilst this caravan is not a specifically designated wheelchair friendly caravan the ramp allows easy access for the less able and the caravan itself has a spacious open plan layout. http://www.tayportlinkscaravanpark.co.uk/caravan-4-willerby-cameo.

We received the following review for this caravan from a wheelchair user in 2016;

‘ Just had a weeks holiday at Tayport Links Caravan Park. I’m a wheelchair user and the caravan we hired was awesome. Ramp into deck then open space between livingroom and kitchen. Hall was too narrow for wheelchair however my Zimmer fitted with no problem. Loved the fact bedroom also had a en-suite which was a real benefit. Loved being able to get out and about but also just being able to chill. Well maintained site in a spectacular location. Won’t think twice about going back.

Bus and Taxi Information

Tayport is well connected by public transport. The bus provider is Stagecoach East Scotland and the Caravan Park is only a 5 minute flat walk to the nearest bus stop. Nearly all of the Stagecoach fleet are fully accessible. All bus drivers will stop at the nearest bus stop to caravan park if you ask.

Bus Number 42 Tayport to Dundee
Bus Numbers 42a & 42b St Andrews to Dundee via Leuchars Train Station

For up-to-date timetables please go to https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables and enter bus number 42.

There are two taxi firms local to Tayport:

Tayport Taxis 01382 55 00 00 (no wheelchair access)
Drews Taxis 01382 55 32 07 (2 cars with wheelchair access)

Train Stations

Leuchars

Leuchars train station is a 10 minute drive from the Park. Leuchars is the last northbound stop before Dundee. All of the trains south-bound for Edinburgh and London stop here.

There is a 150 space car park and parking is free for disabled customers parking in disabled spaces displaying a valid International Blue Badge.

From the car park and taxi rank there is a ramped overbridge to an island platform from the street. No wheelchairs are available at the station, however there are ramps to allow access to the trains.

Leuchars station is manned so staff are available to assist passengers who may require help.

Dundee

Dundee train station is a 10 minute drive from the park. Here you can catch trains to Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

It only has a small 9 space car park with no free of charge parking.

The ticket office is accessed from street level with stairs or lifts to all platforms. Wheelchairs are available and there is a ramp to allow access to the trains. It is also a manned station and thus staff are available to help.