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Visitor Reviews - Levenwick Campsite

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Levenwick Campsite
Shetlands   (Browse area)
ZE2 9HX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01950 422320

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Pitches: 16
Open: May To September

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

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Cc43 13 reviews from this member

The site is in a good location for exploring the southern mainland (Jarlshof, Mousa etc. ) and the view towards the sea is very pleasant. We were able to book in advance by phone and the warden was very friendly.

The facilities are attached to the community centre and are fine. There is a roomy kitchen area with tables and chairs. Bring several 20p pieces for the shower as you only get a few minutes for 20p!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Truediamond 49 reviews from this member

What's not to like about this site?

It sits just off the main road between Lerwick and Sumburgh

It has marvellous views(when the mist isn't down) out to sea and to the beach where we saw Red Throated Divers.

The facilities are good, especially considering that it only costs 12/night for a van with hookup.

Support from the volunteer members of the Community group is first rate. John Sinclair was always friendly & helpful.

It's well located for buses and only a few minutes from a shop.

It's also well located for some of Shetland's remarkable sights - the night visit to Mousa Brochure for the Storm Petrels return is quite life affirming. Jarlshof and Bigton/St Ninian's Island were memorable too.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gibbyice 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a weekend visit to Levenwick Campsite, on a fine day it commands stunning views of the area and a short car drive away we spent 4 hours of glorious sunshine at Levenwick beach.

We had a very large tunnel style family tent which cost 8 per night plus 2 for electric hook up, the money was collected between 7 and 8pm each evening by a very friendly warden. I liked this campsite due to the separate toilets and shower from the main kitchen. Which meant you had more privacy and didn't continually bump into other campers if you didn't want to, although we did meet some very nice people camping here from england and italy.

The main area has a kitchen with an industrial nyborg washing machine and a tumble dryer in addition to another newer shower and a great seating area to take in the view which was lovely.

Its raised location means it can be exposed to the elements, however we did tuck in close to one of the hills for shelter, our tent took a fair amount of wind the second night but we were all snug inside. I will return next year and had a great weekend with my family.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lully 4 reviews from this member

It was pouring with rain, low cloud so we could not see a lot. We pulled onto what was a village hall with a car park as the hard standings. It had the toilets in the hall, a small building at the side with nice shower, tables and chairs, washing machine and dryer that were NOT a rip off, and the clothes were dry! A lovely garden and tenters field. And when the cloud went WOW what a view. A lovely man came to collect the fees. This was a comfortable site and we enjoyed our stay. From here visit the puffins at sumburgh head and the bigton tombolo. A site you will never forget.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jimwillsher 4 reviews from this member

Excellent, community-run site, ideally located for exploring the south of the Mainland. We stayed in early June 2012 with our three-man tent. Site can be a bit exposed - we had strong northerly winds - but has excellent views.

Two showers, one taking 50p coins and one taking 20p coins. Showers and toilets very clean. I only used the older, 50p shower, but it gives at least 10 minutes for the 50p, and it's nice and hot (although electric, so not very powerful).

New-ish (5 years old) indoor kitchen area with sink, microwave, kettle, washing machine and drier, and access to the second shower. Three tables in this room, perfect for campers to use - especially as the room is warm and with excellent views! Site also has a small garden area which we used to BBQ. Very friendly and knowledgeable warden.

No recycling facilities, but these can be found just a few miles down the road towards Sumburgh.

All proceeds from the site go towards funds for the community hall - they were installing insulation for the first time ever when we visited, paid for over the years by site fees.

June is quiet for them - just three other tents and two campers during our stay.

This site is well recommended.

Local attractions: Loch Spiggie and Mousa (birds), No Ness (walking) the Tombolo at St. Ninians (beach).

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: ForgetfulCat 9 reviews from this member

A small community run site, with good basic facilities including a large lounge area which would be very useful for tenters in bad weather. Wonderful sea views, and we were told that Orcas have been seen from the site.

Excellent friendly warden.

The turn in off the main road is a bit tight, I found it somewhat awkward in a 5. 5m vehicle. Luckily, being Shetland, the main road is busy if there are two cars in a minute!

If at all possible, in summer you should arrange to go on the night ferry to Mousa to see the Storm Petrels nesting in the broch - one of the great wildlife experiences of the UK.

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