Like 'UnclePete' said in his review, this is a superb site and agree with all he has said. James runs the site very well. We used the cafe after a night of rain and wind, we had a leisurely get up and had breakfast in the centre - a breakfast that was top value and top quality, great food, great service so nothing more to ask for.
Possibly best showers I have come across on a campsite for quite some time. Everything and that is really everything is spotlessly clean, making the facilities a pleasure to use.
The welcome was first rate.
The pitches are set up from the shore so you get the most glorious views, but a 2 minute walk and you are at the waters edge on a delightful little beach with rock pools to explore.
Islay is a fabulous island, but this site makes it even more worthy of a visit. The site and the centre overall are a credit to Islay.
Spent 5 nights at Port Mor on Islay. Fantastic site with top class facilities which were spotlessly clean and well managed by James who runs the centre. The whole complex is only a few years old and comprises a community facility which is combined with a football field and campsite.
The eight gravel pitches with hook ups for vans are down at the bottom of the site quite a way from the main building with the showers etc, but the short stroll to get to them is a small sacrifice to make for the fantastic views over the loch you get from your van. If you are in a tent however you can pitch much closer to the building if you wish.
The centre has a cafe, which has just been taken over by a new chef, spotless showers and loos, washing machine and tumble drier (coin operated), inside washing up area, a fantastic kids adventure style play ground and a chemical loo emptying point.
Situated a few hundred metres south of the village of Port Charlotte its a ten minute brisk stroll to the wonderful Port Charlotte Hotel which serves some fine food (book a table in the bar as it gets busy in the evenings) and some even finer real ales from the Islay brewery which is just up the road at Bridgend.
A great place to stay, and although not very central, a good base to explore this wonderful island from as you are never too far away from anywhere on Islay.
The facilities were excellent and well thought out. It is on the outskirts of the village so easy to walk to the shop, pubs and local museums
The site even includes a burial cairn at the edge of the camping field!
The community playground on the edge of the campsite was magnificent and very popular with families camping on the site
Our motorhome was allocated a pitch with hardstanding and a hook-up.The views were superb and included the Paps on Jura when the weather was clear but the downside was the wind could blow over hard over Loch Indaal and did!
Site staff were very friendly and helpful, making us feel very welcome. We did not try the cafe but it looked very good
The island roads are very narrow so we decided to hire a car instead of using the motorhome as transport. Full marks to the lady from D and N Mackenzie who delivered a hire car to the campsite and fetched it back at the end of our stay
Port Mor is an excellent site that was well maintained, clean, tidy and well kept. The Warden was extremely friendly but also unobtrusive.
The main building is effectively a community facility which doubles up as the site's main building during the holiday season. Campers have exclusive access to the showering and cleaning facilities during the holiday period. At the other end of the building is an excellent, albeit slightly pricey, restaurant / cafe. The whole building is superbly clean, well maintained with more than sufficient hot water supplies. It was the sort of place where you would not wish to leave the shower.
There are great views looking across the sea loch towards the other part of Islay and the north of Ulster can be seen to the south on a very clear day. It is an excellent location for access to most part of the island (35 mins drive to Port Askaig or 50 mins drive to Port Ellen).
One serious word of warning. The site is very exposed to winds off the nearby sea. There is little protection from either hills or trees. During our stay, strong to gale force winds whipped across the site causing damage to some tents - but that is Scottish weather for you!
Just back from a great 5 days in Islay, camping at the Port Mor centre. Can't recommend the campsite highly enough, it was brilliant. Clean toilets and showers, a cafe on site where the food prices seemed quite reasonable, although I only had a coffee and chips as I was on a very tight budget and so was cooking my own food. There's a washing machine and a dryer, and a freezer. The only thing that would have made it better would be a fridge. For children there's a great playground outside and a few toys in the cafe - it's a very children-friendly place. The view across Loch Indaal from the site is beautiful, but be prepared for the wind. Port Charlotte village is just a short walk from the site, and there's a good wee Spar/Post Office, and the Port Charlotte Hotel and the Loch Indaal Hotel have friendly public bars. A bus stop away is Bruichladdich village, where the distillery is, and Debbie's village shop where you can sit outside and have a lovely coffee. The buses are great, and the bus drivers are really friendly and helpful, but remember that they stop at around 5.20pm so if you're relying on the buses to get around (as I was) you're a bit limited in where you can go on the island. Hire a bike! If you're on Islay on a Monday I recommend you go to the Visitors Welcome Evening, you get to see a slideshow and a talk about Islay and Jura, a few songs from local singers, and a few drams of the lovely whiskies and some dumpling. I can't wait to get back to this beautiful Island.
Great location, fantastic views. Excellent facilities, all very new and clean - toilets (separate toilet for children), showers, washing up and clothes washing all in one large main building. Ran out of hot water (supplied by solar heating with a boiler backup I think) a couple of times, but more available fairly quickly. James, the warden is very helpful.
Great food in the on site restaurant - seafood very high quality and very low price; no need to visit the Port Charlotte hotel for seafood (which is also very good but considerably more expensive). Staff in restaurant more than happy to cater for vegetarians even if there's nothing specific for them on the menu. View from the restaurant is spectacular.
Overall a great site, very easy access to Port Charlotte - 10 minute walk with small children. Port Charlotte has two hotels / pubs, both do food and serve decent beer, also a post office and bus stops for the main bus and post bus.
Site is very good value for money, too. About 10 hookups available, no problems with the supply. Possibly a lack of grass with each hardstanding (for awnings to go on); the hookup pitches are very close together. Excellent children's playground with loads of equipment of a very high standard, plus a small football pitch next to the main pitch. Plenty of space on site for kids and adults alike. Fairly easy access to the shoreline - loads of birds about and some evidence of otters although we didn't see any :-(
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