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Visitor Reviews - Point Of Ness

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Point Of Ness
Ness Point
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 44
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 31 Reviews
              7/10 from 31 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: TheLaird 11 reviews from this member

Right out on the point with great views to the town/ferry (this is not a negative remark) and then walk around the point to look over Hoy.

Facilities are basic but clean. As said before they are open to the public but not sure they are used that much by the public. Water very very hot. Ladies, disabled, kitchen and lounge are all accessed via a 'formal' front door so the public would probably not enter. It is only the gents that is relatively open.

Plots are very generous in size. There is board in receiption that shows reserved and vacant plots.

Warden, who we only saw once in our 2 nights, was very helpful Told us some places to go and see and he was spot on. Thank you sir.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wildrover58 5 reviews from this member

Booked 4 nights online, full payment required in advance, online booking system indicated available pitches which could be reserved in advance. On arrival found several tents and occupants on my selected pitch, a number of whom claimed to have also booked the same pitch. Warden has a flexible schedule for attendance at site, I missed him twice so unable to resolve my issues. Booked pitches list in window was several days out of date.

Struggle to find anything good to say, its expensive for a noisy and exposed site with dated facilities, I moved on after one night.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hannah1234 1 review from this member

I had an absolutely wonderful time staying on this campsite. A great vibe, I met some lovely people in the common room and shared areas. Also a really beautiful setting - waking up to see the hills of Hoy is a great way to start the day. The warden Stuart is the life and soul of the campsite, making it fun for solo travellers (like me!) as well as groups. Really good facilities - clean toilets, kettle, microwave and a telly - although remember that it's 20p for the showers. You can also just wander down to the seafront at any time, which is amazing. And you can start walks and bike rides from there, you don't need a car. I stayed for 3 weeks and loved every second of it - I'll definitely be going back next year!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: T5OnTour 22 reviews from this member

This was our favourite campsite that we stayed on in the Orkneys. There is a large field with some pitches overlooking the water (good for ferry and boat watching) and some further back which are more sheltered. Also a hard standing / parking area. It can get very windy there, but the warden was advising tent campers where to pitch according to the weather forecast. When not windy it was a bit midgy! If staying for several nights you can get a 'reserved' post to put up on your pitch to save it for later, so watch out for these when choosing a spot.

The facilities look a bit 'public toilet' like but were actually fine, and kept clean. Only 2 showers in the ladies so I did have to wait a couple of times for one to become free. You use a 20p for the shower but it lasts for ages. Don't bother with the hairdryer (also 20p) as it is completely useless.

The warden is there in the morning from 9-12 and then 6. 30 - 9 in the evening. The two we saw were both very chatty and friendly. If you arrive outside these times just pitch up and pay later. No need to book.

On one day we drove to Hooton ferry port and went to Hoy for the day as foot passengers. We visited the Scapa Flow museum which was really interesting and there is also a walk around the area to see other related buildings etc. If we go back to the Orkneys we will probably take our campervan across to Hoy and stay a couple of nights to do some walking.

Directly from the campsite there is a lovely coastal walk (which goes all the way to Skara Brae if you have time), although we went only as far as Black Craig and back. We found the path quite by chance.

Stromness is a very long town and it takes about 20 minutes to walk to the ferry terminal, although there is plenty to look at as you walk. Good coffee shop near the ferry and a good tourist info centre. The Co-Op supermarket is at the far end of town.

We would certainly visit this campsite again as it was in a great location, with great views and was very relaxed and friendly.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chris tomes 6 reviews from this member

Easy to find and very well located, with extensive views in one direction to Stromness harbour and to Hoy in the other. Convenient - a 20 minute stroll to Stromness town centre.

There is competition for waterfront pitches but we didn't feel we were packed too closely.

The public have access to the toilets and an area of the coast at the edge of the campsite - again not a problem, but noted that people could be wild-camping and using the facilities for free.

Only two showers in the mens side, but they were always clean, produced copious hot water and gave long showers for 20p. Toilets and showers a bit cramped but still coped with the volume of people on site. We recommend Stromness!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tazsmum 18 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!

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