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Point Of Ness
Ness Point
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
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Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 25 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tazsmum 14 reviews from this member

Stayed 2 nights prior to ferry back to mainland. Site has helpful warden morning and evening, good facilities including common room although this was taken over by a large group of campers when we were there. They needed it as we had some torrential rain, but it was awkard for the solo campers who also needed the shelter! Washing up and laundry in same cramped room.

Large grass area with EHU all around, but as we weren't using electricity we were told we should use the hard standing beyond the grass. We were more than happy to do this as it was a very wet weekend! Others used hook ups but parked on same hard standing.

No children on site when we were there but I would be wary as there is some local traffic from dog walkers etc, and there is a sheer drop to the sea on 2 sides, with a low fence one side. Great for watching the ferries.

Walking distance of all activities in Stromness, although we found only one place to eat on Saturday evening without booking in advance. Miles of cliff walks straight from the site and a golf course next door - look out for miss directed golf balls!

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Steve Sansom 2 reviews from this member

Sorry but not very impressed at all, a basic camp site, quite expensive and noisy at night, not from the other people camping but from local youths who were driving through to the Quay at the far end of the site, on the Positive side it was very close to Stromness main street (Lovely place)Toilet and shower facilities very basic but clean, But if you do stay on this Camp, Pray that there is a good wind blowing because the Midges will eat you to Death as the camp site is situated so close to the Waters Edge.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tea Lover 2 reviews from this member

We enjoyed our stay on this site, and extended it by a night rather than move on. It is very convenient for exploring the mainland and plenty of interest from the harbour and boats passing (at all hours). Walking distance from The delightful town of Stromness and easy dog walks along the coast from the site. Facilities were fine - plenty of hot water for your 20p shower. Lounge with TV if that is what you want and dishwashing and laundry facilities.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Truediamond 47 reviews from this member

We had two separate stays here and always used the hard standing on the seafront. The views were sensational out over Scapa Flow towards Flotta terminal. Unfortunately, we were 1 day late for a mother and calf Orca visit but still saw lots of seals, birds and ferries. The weather was always dry and windless but I suspect this would be a quite different site in poor weather.

Like Birsay, this Site is operated by Orkney Council which goes some way to explaining the odd pricing and other practices. Facilities are reasonable but Ladies toilets had a strong damp smell and with only two showers each, could get busy, I imagine, in peak periods.

The site is only 5 or so minutes from Stromness ferry terminal and for the graemsay and Hoy boats. Stromness itself is a very pretty town with a lot of history. We had a good meal at The stromness hotel. There are good walks towards Skara Brae and an excellent fish shop just near the school.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Merfi 3 reviews from this member

This is quite a basic site as far as the facilities go, and cannot understand why they charge 20p for a shower, laundry and dish washing all in the one area, tumble drier worked out rather expensive if you wished your clothes completely dry.

Part-time warden only there morning for a few hours and then again in the evening.

Being a small site it can get quite crowded, as the Island is not very big people tend to do day trips and use it as a base. We stayed a week, and yes, when the grass was cut it was just left but lucky for us we had no rain. It was a lovely site to just sit and watch the boats go in and out of the harbour.

Stromness itself is a lovely little town with lots of interesting shops and it is within a ten minute walk from the site. The Ferry Inn is a good place to eat and there is a Fish & Chip shop that does amazing smoked mackerel fish cakes. The week we were there the Bank of Scotland Cash line was out of order and the banks do not open daily which was a bit of a bind.

There is of course all the history of the island to see, my favourites being the Italian Chapel which was amazing and the Tomb of the Eagles both on South Ronaldsay. Skara Brae was interesting but really busy and being Scottish National Heritage had the usual very expensive shop attached. The Cathedral in Kirkwall is also a must see.

Downside of Orkney, not many places to walk dogs, although there is a good walk along the side of the sea at the site.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Campingcaz 27 reviews from this member

A convenient site for the ferry and to walk in to Stromness. Facilities are good but not fancy. There is a useful lounge for cold campers which was well used. Make no mistake: this site is exposed to weather and is always windy. Lots of hook ups but advisable to book in busy season. Booking system is via Orkney Council. Site is well run and warden is around in middle of the day. Good walks and views from site. Stromness itself is an interesting old town with an outstanding art gallery Pier Arts Centre which is well worth a visit.

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