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Visitor Reviews - Shellbay Caravan Park

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Shellbay Caravan Park
Liniclate
Benbecula
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS7 5PJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01870 602447

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Pitches: 25
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 28 Reviews
              7/10 from 28 Reviews


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Reviews:  28 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SarahMo 1 review from this member

We recently spent a week cycling and camping on the Western Isles and chose Shell Bay House Caravan Park as a base to pitch camp for a couple of nights while we explored Benbecula and North Uist.

The facilities are basic but very clean and well maintained. The ground for camping is soft, free of rocks, stones etc. And easy to pitch upon. The kitchen has a very large washer, tumble drier and plenty of tourist pamphlets and brochures to give you ideas of where you might like to head too next. Having grown bored of the inside of our tiny tent during rain showers we're not ashamed to admit we spent some time hiding out in there.

By far the biggest appeal of Shell Bay is the proprietors. Much like many people we met on the islands they were incredibly welcoming and hospitable. They will always be best remembered for offering us a hot cup of tea and a plate full of biscuits when we returned bedraggled and soaked to the bone from a day's cycling round North Uist. You absolutely made our day!

Aside from the top-notch hospitality, and perhaps rather oddly, one of our favourite points about the site was the number of coat hooks in the showers. 5 double hooks per cubicle - brilliant!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dbcheeses 9 reviews from this member

We first visited this site in May 2008, and were made very welcome by the owners. We revisited this year and spent 7 nights here. The owners are very friendly and always on hand, although having to search out the owner to do any laundry is a bind sometimes. The facilities are basic, clean and good although only one shower was working. The beach over the dunes is spectacular and lovely to walk on. You will need hard standing pegs for any awning you wish to put up as the caravan area is compacted stones under the grass. Would we come here again? most certainly, the position between the Uists is perfect.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jack Hutson 2 reviews from this member

Quite a large grassy area and also level. We were made very welcome by the owner who lives in a house adjacent to the site.

Facilities were good and were kept clean.

Excellent location near sandy beaches. Also close to Co-operative supermarket about 1-2 miles away.

Benbecula is an excellent centre for touring from Eriskay and South Uist in the South, to North Uist and Berneray in the North, all of which can be reached by car using the causeways.

It was very windy when we were there.

Would recommend this site.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jim7 6 reviews from this member

Site is OK. As others mention it is flat grass with blocks of concrete etc lying about. You can see the back of the sand dunes and fields. The beach was a bit smelly with 1000's of sand hoppers on it.

We were charged 18 a night for 2 of us, a dog and EHU. About 400 yards away is the Dark Island hotel. This has a rather grim bar round the back but it has a pleasant lounge which is dog friendly. The food here is exceptional for bar meals and very well priced. We had a couple of meals there and nearly stayed longer to go back again for the hotel.

Our main gripe with this site was that the fact that it just had 1 shower for either sex with the second one marked closed for no apparent reason! Also the lights are movement activated in the gents and turn off after about 15 seconds so even if having a pee you are left in darkness. If you want a number 2 I would take a torch!

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rafling 6 reviews from this member

Arrived 21st May departed 11th June after 3 weeks of glorious sunny weather on a site we loved and were sorry to leave! The site is on an abandoned RAF camp and still has some of the hardstanding hut bases as pitches.

The coastal sand dunes leading to a beautiful sandy beach are on one side of the site with the other sides bordered by a road, a school and the machair.

Parts of the site are somewhat uneven but most pitches are level. The toilet block is kept very clean and showers are free. Electrics are 12amp which is suitable for most users.

We were given discounted charges for our long stay. For 2 adults + electrics 1st week 18 p/night, 2nd week 17 p/n and 3rd week 16. There is no site WiFi but Internet access is available in the school library free of charge.

The site owner is a great character and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and hopefully will return.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pads 13 reviews from this member

Oh dear. Bleak. Maybe it was the weather but really wet. However we were offered use of the fairly useless tumble drier for a mere 8. Friendly reception. Took multiple emails before I was told directions. Not impressed.

Only one shower working in both blocks. Can't use showers after 10. Shower rooms unheated.

The general site was flat and uninteresting. Parts still obviously from previous army use. We had booked in for longer but left after two nights

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