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Visitor Reviews - Burravoe Pier Trust Campsite

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Burravoe Pier Trust Campsite
Shetlands   (Browse area)
ZE2 9AY   See Map
Tel: 01957 722315  or  01957 722355
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Pitches: 12
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 4 Reviews
                10/10 from 4 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <10 miles   Restaurant <10 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Astridbergenhaus 1 review from this member

There are 8+ camper pitches with EHU and room for 3 tents 4 at a push. The facilities are well maintained modern and fairly comprehensive. There is one fully accessible loo and one standard. The large shower is excellent. There is a microwave, kettle, toaster a large sink and a washer and a dryer. All included in the price. Anyone else can use these facilities and there is a donation box. At the time of writing a camper pitch was a tenner and four quid for a tent. The camper pitches are hard standing flat bit on a slight slope some campers use leveling blocks. We did not. The view is amazing. The harbour is gorgeous and seals are often see. Over the hill just behind the derelict Church there are stunning views and otter sightings.

There is a local shop but only opens a couple of hours and does not sell Milk. The best shop is in Aywick worth a visit as it is a bit special. The shop in Mid Yell is now closed.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pads 13 reviews from this member

This truly is a lovely little campsite. Quite cosy with some of the pitches being in a car park and the rest nearby. Very small, takes about 8 units with hook up. The facilities are immaculate and looked after by volunteers. Includes a laundry room with an honesty box. You pay via an honesty box as well. The location, like most on Shetland is amazing. Just go. Don't book. You will love it

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dippingatoe 7 reviews from this member

I visited here earlier this year, and what a wonderful place to stay it is. The site and the facilities are excellently maintained, and have everything you need. The site fee is on an honesty system it was £10 per night when I visited plus you could use the washing machine and drier on an honesty basis

It was a truly wonderful place to spend some time. I stopped on my way north, then again on my way back. The sunsets and the boats in the little harbour are memorable. A guy was there otter spotting, though sadly I did not see any whilst there.

I have only given 5/10 for child friendliness. Not having any children I am not sure if they would like it probably the older ones would but there are no play facilities as such

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: PilgrimPhil 70 reviews from this member

This is a super site by the pier at Burravoe in the south of Yell which has been set up by the local community. An unusual feature is that the roof of the amenities block is the upturned hull of a lifeboat from the SS Canberra!

From the Visit Shetland website:-

“Availability is on a first come first served basis and payment is made through an honesty system. There are envelopes in the building for making payment and you post them in the letter box in the door. There are 4 fully serviced sites and power points for an extra 4 if needed, plus more room in the car park opposite. Several tents can also be accommodated. Open all year. ”

As stated above, everything from the pitch fee, shower & laundry are based on an honesty system. Whilst the pitch fee is set, you can donate what you feel that the shower & laundry facilities are worth!

We only spent one night here on our journey from Unst to the Mainland but this was an exceptional, as well as welcome, addition to the campsite choices in Shetland. I even spied an otter trotting across the boat ramp at dusk one evening [11. 00pm in May!].

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