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Point Of Ness
Ness Point
Stromness
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 90
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 24 Reviews
              7/10 from 24 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  24 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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 41 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.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Alan Reese 17 reviews from this member

Stayed here for four nights at the end of May, beginning of June. We arrived on the late ferry, we had pre booked and as instructed found a pitch and hooked up. We were told that the warden would be on site about 9 am the next morning for us to pay. Just as we were settling down to eat our late tea a very loud person stuck their head inside our van demanding payment. It made us feel like criminals, as if we had pitched up and was not going to pay. Now it turned out that this vocal chap was friendly enough, just a little 'enthusiastic' shall we say. We enjoyed our stay, the weather was kind, if it hadn't been I think we would have been blown into the sea on this very exposed site. As said before, the facility's are quite basic, my wife said her shower would not heat up, but the one I used was excellent ! I love Stromness and the 10-15 minute walk into the town is a treat, I could live there. We had no problems with anyone being too close on site or taking our marked pitch whilst we were out. Did all the neolithic and bronze age sites and much more besides. We went to the Art Gallery only to find an exhibition of St. Ives artist's work. We are from St. Ives !

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