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Visitor Reviews - Sango Sands Caravan & Camping

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Sango Sands Caravan & Camping
Sango Sands
Durness
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV27 4PP   See Map
Tel: 01971 511726
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Pitches: 82
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 124 Reviews
                9/10 from 124 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 
Facilities
 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 On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Seaside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  124 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Lorfal 18 reviews from this member

Busy site. Pitch sizes ok, not overly generous, though it depends on where you want to pitch up. Views fantastic. Facilities clean, though found toilet Block cold, good motorhome service point. Access to beach via sandy path from cliff, care needed but not too steep.

As mentioned in other reviews, can get windy but seemed sheltered farther back on site.

Itís not as commercial as I was expecting, thatís a good thing!

Well stocked spar 2 mins walk. Pub and resturaunt on site, food is typical pub fare. You can take out anything from the menu.

Iíd use this site again, avoid popular holiday times.

I found the staff very friendly and helpful too

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Custard15 13 reviews from this member

A stunning location, whatever time of year (though try to avoid visiting this cliff-top site in high winds)! The site is arranged over a series of tiers- increasing the opportunities to get a pitch with a view (and requesting electrical hookup helps you to get a prime spot). Visiting on a whim out of season meant that we couldnít reach the management ahead of arrival, but a note on the office door stated that a couple of sites had been pre-booked, other than that to pitch where you liked and visit the office at 5pm to pay! We soon selected our scenic pitch and put the kettle on ready to admire the view.

The showers and toilets are in different (dated) blocks, which is odd, but theyíre not the reason you visit here, and not that bad itíll put you of. Though I guess itís a bit weird that the shower block is unisex.

The on site restaurant was closed, but no problem as the bar was still open and serving food. Real ale for £2. 50 was a great bonus. The menu was standard pub fare, and probably relied on the freezer, microwave and fryer, especially at this time of year, but you couldnít fault the range or portion size.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dannicali 6 reviews from this member

A beautiful location perched over a stunning beach, facing due East for a perfect view of sunrise. Shop just a short walk away. Smoo cave and waterfall a short walk. And I'm afraid that's where the good points end for us. On arrival ( we had prebooked) reception had a queue, who all looked a little irritated. We were told out pitch number and were left to find it, no overview of the site or where we might find the facilities.

We had a spectacular spot, perched on the edge next to the cliff top. Squeezed in between huge motor homes so we could at least watch their TVs! The hard standing felt more like a car park, no grass verges etc between the pitches. There also appeared to be a tolerance of extra vans squeezing in on the edges of the access roads.

The facilities were more than dated, they were unsafe. We werehed up in a shed with 2 sinks and no lights. Lucky in a way as when we returned in daylight we had a true picture of the state of the place.

We tried to find an alternative for the breakfast wash up and wandered in to the laundry where there was an open store room full of all the lethal cleaning fluids needed to kill a small child. It also contained a huge electrical spaghetti of exposed wires and sockets. At this point we decided not to stay for the second night and left, so showers untested. We visited reception to let them know and they did refund the unused nights, and referred us to the new facilities being built. We had noticed these as the JCB started up in the morning just as we were having breakfast.

I hope the new facilities make the difference as the position of this sight is too perfect to not want to return.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Phatman64 1 review from this member

Excellent campsite at the far north of Scotland. Suitable for all tourers, electrical hook-up available. Great beach, excellent local restaurant / pub just yards from the camp. Local services nearby for supplies. The location is excellent for NC500 tourists on a budget, local hill walking nearby, excellent walks along the kyle and coast.

This is the extreme north of Scotland so weather is unpredictable, pack accordingly!

Great site, good showers and community cooking/wash areas. Great value site.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sprog 1 review from this member

This is a simple, remote campsite with a warm, friendly and informative welcome at reception and very reasonable prices. It's location on the edge of a cliffside make for wonderful views with easy access to a couple of great beaches.

The facilities are pretty basic: two ageing toilet/shower blocks with washing up facilities, but construction is underway of newer facilities which should be online by next season at the latest. And the facilities do the job for the time being.

It's remoteness means you have to really want to get there.

Trust me: you really want to get there.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Babywhale 23 reviews from this member

We stayed for 9 nights at Sango Sands, at the end of June and early July 2017. We've stayed at this site a few times before.

Durness is a small coastal village ideally located for exploring the north western area of Scotland. There's a Spar shop as well as a small shop, and both are open throughout most of the day, if not late into the evening or as long at weekends. There's also a pub and restaurant located next to the campsite.

The campsite is nicely laid out, and isn't too formal in terms of pitch positions either. Most areas for pitching are flat and provide sea views. When we visited there were a lot of motorhomes on the site, and those areas looked a little cramped. Some pitches are located near the main road, which can be quite noisy, as the roads around this area are very popular with motorbikes.

The site is exposed in windy weather. We had strong winds on one night (60MPH Gusts) and quite a few tent dwellers saw their tents battered and damaged. Worth bringing strong pegs and keeping an eye on the weather forecast.

Facilities are good, if a little dated. There's a unisex shower block which is clean, but not particularly comfortable. Cubicles are small and there's limited room for getting dried and changed. There's also a couple of toilet blocks and dishwashing areas, as well as a small launderette. Toilets are cleaned once a day, but could do with a second clean/freshen when its busy.

The site is well run by friendly management who let you go about your holiday with minimal intrusion. Campers are also well behaved and tend to be experienced types, who know about keeping noise to a minimum and not walking across each other's pitches.

We'll definitely return, because we like the area, and prefer this site to all others in the region, such as Scourie, Bettyhill and Thursday.

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