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Borve Caravan And Camping Site
Isle Of Barra
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS9 5XR   See Map
Tel: 01871 810878
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Pitches: 18
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 59 Reviews
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: JandB 14 reviews from this member

There are 4 campsites on the isle of Barra and for us this one is the best. It's on the west side of the island and can get hit by the storms but that location makes it pretty special for the views of the ocean. It's on a small inlet and you can watch the seals only a few yards away swimming and basking on the rocks from your window. Being only a couple of miles from the only town/village of Castlebay on the island, it's easy for shops.

The campsite is run by a local postman called Donald, who lives maybe half a mile away and within sight of the campsite. He's a lovely, helpful and sincere guy who pops over of an evening to check everything's ok. The site has about a dozen pitches, all with stunning ocean views. Most are gravel or grass but this is in sandy soil so no problems with soft boggy ground here. The facilities are small but perfectly adequate for the number of pitches. They are modern and clean with plenty of hot water for showers and the campers kitchen. WiFi is accessible close to the amenities building. If we returned to Barra we'd certainly revisit this site.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GillOK 8 reviews from this member

8th campsite on our tour of Skye and the Outer Hebrides. 4 adults and a car. This was one of the best sites we stayed at. Sadly, followed the Satnav with postcode - don't make the same mistake we did. We came from the airport, travelling anti-clockwise, so need to go beyond the village on the main rd and will be on your right hand side. If you come from Castlebay, will be on your left before the village, so can't make a mistake. My fault, no signal, so couldn't check directions on website! I'll know better next time.

The facilities are fantastic, spotless toilets and showers, washing machine, dryer - the kitchen has the use of lots of appliances that we didn't need to use. Wifi included, but doesn't stretch to all areas, not a problem, as can go to the amenities block, where there are seats and information leaflets, visitors book etc. Site is situated overlooking a bay, we were lucky enough to see 2 seals. It is exposed, but you'd expect that, overlooking the bay, so be prepared for wind change and consequently, waves crashing over the rocks, not the quietest nights sleep. Also ideally located for catching the ferry to Oban.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Myboys3 1 review from this member

Very responsive to messages. We were greeted at the site by Donald, very friendly, and explained everything we needed to know.

Directed us to our plot - absolutely amazing view over looking the sea, so we slept to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Facilities are great, toilets, hot showers - which are very clean and warm. You have free wifi access to contact family and friends. There is kitchen with a kettle, mugs, toaster, fridge and sink. It's 1 each to use the washer or dryer. We really enjoyed our night there, and will definitely return.

Booking is recommended due to the size of the site. You will not be disappointed, shame Donald can't control the weather, as I'm sure he would if he could!

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dogshome 5 reviews from this member

This was our first stop on a long planned tour of the Outer Hebrides so we had made a booking in plenty of time. Just as well the site was rarely empty. Easy to find from the ferry at Castlebay even though our mobile based satnav wasn't working. The physical layout of the site isn't the greatest occupying a long narrow strip of land between road and sea but the view are what this site excels at. Met by Donald the owner and warmly welcomed and directed to our pitch over looking the sea. Indeed we spent most of our time here just soaking up the views and the sunsets. Toilets are very clean and adequate only downside about the shower and kitchen block was fighting your way through the hoards of children and adults logging on to their phones and tablets and blocking up the entrance. Terrific kitchen facilities for those who are camping in titchy tents with a highlight of crab being available in the fridge for an honesty payment of 5. 00. Wonderful crab and one pot made us a crab salad and crab rolls the next day. No beach access just rocky cliffs but a short walk in either direction of ten to fifteen minutes brings you to fantastic white sandy beaches. I also enjoyed a day spent on the local mountains, wild and craggy but fantastic views from the summits to sit and soak up. Turn over was fairly constant on the site but would reckon most people are touring anyway.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sproctor 2 reviews from this member

I've stayed at this campsite a couple of times and never get fed up with it. The site is small so I would recommend booking but it is situated in the most stunning part of the island.

The amenities are clean and have everything that you would need for camping. (kettles, charge points etc).

A word of warning though. Don't plan to eat at the Isle of Barra hotel which is less than a 10 minute walk from the site. They are a bit hit and miss with providing food. They don't serve if there are coach parties staying at the hotel. Head for Castlebay instead.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Alfearnley 4 reviews from this member

Just stayed 3 nights on this site. Amazing spot right on the coast. Fantastic size pitch not packed in at all even when busy. Donald does a fantastic job of organising pitches and keeping everything clean and tidy. Facilities are exactly what's needed. Clean showers and toilets, a small kitchen to use with kettle, microwave, fridge, toaster, washing machine, dryer and more and WiFi access in and around building. Cycleable to castlebay for shops etc approx 2. 5 miles. Very friendly and helpful. Loved it. The area is great lovely beach approx 1 mile up road and many more on island.

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