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Port Mor
Port Charlotte
Isle Of Islay
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA48 7UE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01496 850441

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Pitches: 10 electrical hook ups, 45 tent pitches
Open: February Until End Of November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 27 Reviews
              9/10 from 27 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  27 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Surfercrew 7 reviews from this member

Islay is the most friendly Scotish island we have visited. So much to see and do. First distilleries, (8 I think). Ardbeg I'm told is the best. We enjoyed Lagavulin, if you pay the 6 tour fee this will give you a 3 off a bottle and a free tasting glass, and free entrance to Caol Ila, not bad plus the same deal applies to their other distilleries in the group in the rest of Scotland. Hic.

Islay Woollen Mill is worth a visit for everything Tarten, gifts and a look at how Tarten is made. Torisdale is a working croft selling everything crafty / knitting / spinning, we bought a fleece which once belonged to Mary the sheep, thank you Mary.

Beautiful beaches and a landscape that changes with the weather and nearly midge free make this a great place to relax.

Now for the site, Port Mor is a community run site that is to say it is added to a football pitch and changing rooms that the campsite have access too, plus a cafe open 9 to 8 in the evening serving a good range of food. Here also is fresh water and both emptying points which are 50 yards or so from the ehu pitches. All are very clean and tidy. There is a brilliant play area.

Tents have a area of quite level grass to pitch where they like (no marked pitches). Caravans/motor homes wanting electric hook up have around 10 pitches that are close together but as they are herringbone fashion you have clear views of Loch Idaal and east to Islay. The sports pitches were not used while we were there for our 7 nights. Only for a fete which was lovely to be part of island life for a while.

There are good dog walks from the site. Road fuels are very dear about 15p per litre over mainland prices. Bowmore is the centre of all good shops including, vets, takeaways, gift shops and a Co-op.

The RSPB reserve is also worth a look which has 2 hides and a small visitor centre.

Do go but don't steal my pitch please. Thank you Islay we will be back.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mmad 6 reviews from this member

Spent 11 days on the site.

Toilet block spotless with 4 showers, although these are not the same sort of cubicles as most sites and more like a sports center type (which the site also doubles as). Staff very helpful.

Views superb but make sure you have storm straps for awnings as exposed to the winds. 10 electric hook ups with hard standing. These are closer together then if you are used to caravan club spacing. These pitches are also a long way from water and waste disposal points. Busy cafe on site that is handy for a quick coffee and cake.

Port Mor is owned by the local community and not a private business. Small children's play area situated by the toilet block.

2 local pubs within walking distance with real ale and wide range of whisky (10 mins). 8 per person per night plus 3 electricity.

Calmac ferry charges mean you need to come for a long time to make it worth while although rumours in the pub last night suggested these were about to be lowered due to EEC rules.

All in all a great site and will return.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JimCall 12 reviews from this member

This was my first visit to Islay and we were torn between this site and the Kintra Farm site. The reason we went for Port Mor was because of the more central location (and only 10 min walk to the pub!)

The site is a community centre based business and Becky made us feel very welcome (we hadn't booked but there was ample camping space). I can only reiterate previous comments - the whole site is spotless, toilets, showers, dish washing and laundry facilities are first class. Be aware though that the winds can be fierce at times with little shelter so pitch your tent properly!

This is an ideal site to use as a base to explore the island and it quickly becomes apparent just how friendly the islanders are - people give a little wave as you pass by in the car. Folks take the time to chat to you as you go about your day, it has restored my faith in human nature!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Cathy Sims 17 reviews from this member

We came here in 2009 and had a wonderful stay

It was just as good as we remembered

James and 'wee Becky' take very good care of the facilities and their pride in the site is very evident

We did not try the cafe again this time but it looks very good

Islay is a wonderful place to visit. The weather was mixed but we found it usually blew over around lunchtime and we could go out for a walk with the dogs

The one day it did not clear as early was the day we enjoyed a tour round Lagavulin with the delightful guide, Marjorie

We had not been to Finlaggan for many years. Display boards were really good and helped us understand what we were seeing

Other highlight was the beautiful strawberries form the Community garden

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RoyVaux 34 reviews from this member

This site has the distinction of being the only one on Islay with modern facilities and EHUs. It comprises a large grass camping field that can also be used by those not wanting EHUs.

There are about 10 of these, quite close together and all on fairly level hardstandings and all directly overlooking Loch Indaal, with the Paps of Jura on the horizon. The views are great and there is a path from the site to the shore and a small beach which is good for dog walking if the sheep are not too close.

James, the warden is very welcoming and helpful. He also gave us a tour of the excellent and warm toilet/shower facilities that were spotlessly clean. The cafe on site is convenient for snacks and light meals but we preferred the Port Charlotte Hotel (booking needed)for a taste of Scotland a few minutes drive away in the charming village.

Overall we have no hesitation in recommending Port Mor, despite the rather cramped EHU pitches and the dust flying from the on site track. At 19 with EHU it offers good value.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fotojet 5 reviews from this member

Great camping! Nice flat ground to put up the tent. The camping is located nearby the sea, so it can be windy.

Very good, warm & free showers, though there was only a curtain and no door. (so you have to undress and dress in a public area.

There's a washing machine, dryer & iron, which can be used 'till late (not the whole night)

There's a good restaurant on site, with a small menu. There's also a restaurant in the hotel nearby. For the children is a nice playground. Next to the camping is a football field.

Very friendly warden.

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