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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 33 Reviews
              7/10 from 33 Reviews

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Reviews:  33 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mikro 19 reviews from this member

Excellent position overlooking harbour with lots of boat activity, though not at night. Booking system is chaotic. If you just turn up and take a free pitch, then someone books it online you're off! Warden turns up at 7 P M and is friendly and helpful. Showers and toilets were fine and free wi fi in reception lounge which was a nice place to sit and chat.

Stromness itself is drab and everything seemed to be closed at 4 p m on a weekday. But its a good place for visiting all the Mainland sites and trips to Hoy

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Headgardener 32 reviews from this member

This site is run by the Council and a warden is on duty in the morning and then again from 7 pm to 10 pm. Out of these times you can only book on line ( a recent change). There is a board at reception showing available pitches at 12 noon but it is not updated till 7 pm so on line bookings are not shown.

It has fantastic views out over the sea, is adjacent to the Golf Club and is very handy for Stromness and the ferry to Scrabster.

There is a sitting room in the reception area with free wi fi, a kitchen, toilets and showers. I had a look at the gents but decided not to use it! Likewise the showers.

The site itself appears to be all grass but there is a car parking area adjacent and some large units had parked there and run their electric cables to EHUs in the site. Dont know the ins and outs of this.

If you are happy to use your own facilities this is a great spot.

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.

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