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Visitor Reviews - Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park

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Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park
Smith Terrace
Scrabster Road
Highlands   (Browse area)
KW14 7JY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01847 892244

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Pitches: 80 Touring Caravan & 50 Camping
Open: 31 March Through September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 32 Reviews
              7/10 from 32 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Vv59 1 review from this member

We just stopped for one night ( the weather wasn't too good). The site is on the edge of town with a Lidl supermarket across the road. The Proprietor is very strict trying to save his pitches from excessive wear, but that makes it better for all of us. The facilities all worked well and were lovely and clean, but the evening meal a bit 'disorganised', but the town centre is only 400 yards away with other restaurants available.

We enjoyed a walk along the promenade in the evening and the sea views.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tiggerdav 7 reviews from this member

We used this as a stop over whilst touring Scotland it was a nice site in good weather unfortunately, the weather had not been to good and the grass pitches where boggy, there is a shop just across the road, although it is a main road we did not find it noisy, the toilets and showers where clean an tidy, there is a cafe on site although whilst we where there it was not open, when we arrived the warden was cutting the grass, but was very helpful and told us that it had not long been taken over.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Bigyin247 17 reviews from this member

We were doing a tour of the north and what fantastic scenery. Be aware there is virtually nothing open in the north over the October school holidays, we had phoned ahead in the afternoon and this site was open and fairly busy.

When we arrived the site was in darkness, we saw some lights on in the cafe and I drove into the site to walk back up, only to be met with a gentlemen shouting at me. As I tried to explain that I hadn't driven 500mls + to upset him. It turned out he was the owner, not a pleasant chap nor that welcoming, shouting at me that I should have stopped and entered the cafe before parking. However, I hadn't parked up so I was a little less passionate about his customer care. The main issue was the area had been hit with rain making the grass soft and their was no hard standing, therefore 12 motor homes on it was going to get muddy! We grabbed some chips and settled down for the night.

Plus points - It was open (and doing a fair trade)

Bad Points -Road noise from the main Thurso shore road seems to be full of people with very noisy exhausts, right into the early hours.

- Facilities are clean, but tired, when you use the shower you are stepping out into the main toilet area to get dressed where there is a seat to get changed on, not very private and not the greatest when you have 2 small kids to shower.

Be aware though there is main walk area in front of the site (shore walk) so people can and do walk through the site so be aware of your security.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Annyvials 7 reviews from this member

We stayed here for one night. It poured with rain and was very windy all night (nothing to do with the site obviously)

The toilets were nice and clean when you eventually got in. You are given a code which you punch into the door lock thingy. Hubby found that very annoying especially when he got up in the night.

The view's nice and I would have liked to have used the cafe but from our van window in the pouring rain, it didn't appear to be open.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Davercox 9 reviews from this member

Like the last reviewer, we stayed only one night en route to Orkney. Agree with the points made in the last review. View across Thurso Bay is fantastic. One very slight carp: checking in (we had booked but didn't appear on his list) was laborious and slow, mainly while the owner explained several points as if to a 6-year-old. We have been caravanning for over 20 years, and really didn't need this waste of time.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Vanterrier 29 reviews from this member

Arrived in evening and was booked in efficiently by friendly staff. Given choice of pitches. Pitches with EHU were all grass but were mown short and tidy, site was on a slight slope so had to be careful driving off next morning on wet grass. Pitches were huge.

Toilet facilities were clean and had plenty hot water and good shower water pressure. Was very quiet when we stayed, with just a few motorhomes and a couple of tents.

Lidl across road was handy

Views across to Orkney (our destination next day) were fantastic and path along clifftop tidy and good for a dogwalk ( locals seemed to pick up their dog mess which is good) although I would imagine parents might need to keep a close eye on their kids as the cliffs are very high.

Overall I thought the site provided a good service and I would recommend it as a stopover before moving onto the Orkneys.

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