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Sands Caravan And Camping
Sands Caravan And Camping
Gairloch
Highlands   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01445 712152

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Pitches: 250
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 88 Reviews
              9/10 from 88 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kcg1969 4 reviews from this member

What a great location! The only thing that separates you from the beach is the sand dunes - which do offer a bit of shelter from the wind!

Unlike others sites its a bit of a free parking set-up, which can work well. The shop is well stocked and the cafe was good (we only used it once for evening meals).

Site was clean and a perfect place to let the children run free. Good play area, no main roads, beach is safe, etc. Beach was clean and even the dog walking area was kept clean by everyone. The newly refurbished (?) toilet block is a standard for others to meet - open, clean and various shower options from singles to bath to multi / family areas.

We had a really good time here (weather was cack!) and would certainly come back. Kids just loved it!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: THE WALKRS 5 reviews from this member

Third visit to Sands Caravan and Camping and as in previous years the site lived up to expectations. The toilets are always clean and tidy, shop is always well stocked and reasonably priced, staff are cheerful and helpful. We were delighted to find that The Barn Cafe on site catered well for people with dietary allergies, for our daughter who is wheat intolerant, there was plenty of choice and they were only to happy to sell us Gluten free bread rolls for our lunches as well. We will be back again in future years although probably less of us as the kids are all leaving home to do their own thing but they will probably return themselves in years to come.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Emmamay 3 reviews from this member

Sands is amazing.

A lovely beach front location, on a couple of miles to charming gairloch.

There is so much space, and you park where you want! It's quite a sporadic set up- which I like!

The facilities are the best I've used, spotless, ever flowing hot water and a great littleshop.

I stayed for two nights with the aim of going on a whale watching tour. Sadly these were fully booked, so I left but was so happy to return a few days later!

The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

A very fair price too. Gairlochs well worth a stay and the beach at sands is beautiful.

The only downside was my poor phone reception- not the campsites fault and this is advantageous to most!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Happycamper02 3 reviews from this member

This is a great campsite, absolutely perfect for kids. There is a good playground and the beach is right next door - even in bad weather the kids will love it. The water is shallow so swimming is definitely an option. A nice touch in the bathrooms is that both the mens and ladies have one cubicle with a small bath, rather than shower. This is ideal if you have smaller kids that need a wash! The on site restaurant has improved significantly in the past two years. As a result we enjoyed two meals there - I'd highly recommend it. Pitches near the dunes are more sheltered but also suffer more from midges. Staff are very friendly.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Niamhsgranny 5 reviews from this member

This is a huge site 3 miles out of Gairloch. Tent pitches are spread out over the dunes. You get to choose your own space. Staff were very friendly. Shower and loos are second to none. Beautifully clean. Everything thought of. Hair dryer and straighteners in the ladies. There's a decent size shop which sells absolutely everything you could need. Kids are catered for with an adventure playground right on the middle of the site. There's a nice cafe doing breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Only had Toast and Coffee in the morning, so can't vouch for anything else. Reasonable priced. Good fish and chips can be had at the Beachcomber chippie in Gairloch itself. Really friendly young lad serving, and good value. There's not a lot in Gairloch, but plenty of nice walks, and the scenery in that part of Scotland is absolutely stunning. Will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Walters-world 12 reviews from this member

This site is wonderful when it is not too full. You can walk over the dunes from the campsite right onto the fabulous beach with the mountains in the distance.

We have been here twice before and like the openness and informality of it. You can pitch where you like ensuring there is a decent amount of space (7m/23ft) between units.

There are 3 toilet/shower blocks on site so you are usually not too far from one. There is a big covered barn like room with bench tables and chairs for campers, where you can use the microwave and hotplate for 1 in the slot meter. There is also a kettle, large fridge, and a freezer for freezer blocks only. The Laundry has excellent washing machines that wash and spin well in a short time and the huge tumble dryers dry quickly so you do not have to spend too much money on them!

I didn't manage to connect to any of the Highland WiFi Hotspots on site, but the normal mobile phone signal was ok.

The large on site shop is well stocked with food and other holiday provisions. There is a new cafe on site but we didn't try it this time.

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