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Visitor Reviews - Horgabost Camping And Wild Camping

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Horgabost Camping And Wild Camping
Isle Of Harris
Hebrides   (Browse area)
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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
              8/10 from 43 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Auchencrow 4 reviews from this member

We have very mixed emotions when it comes to the Horgabost campsite. On the plus side, the setting is lovely in the dunes behind a beautiful beach with views out to Taransay.

However, to get the nice views you need to pitch yourself on top of the dunes and risk getting blown away when the wind gets a little fresh. The alternative is to tuck yourself away in the dunes and forgo the view.

Amenities have been well documented by others and we would add that the containers are a bit of an eyesore and the toilets and showers left a lot to be desired.

Given the location, this site should really be a lot better than it is.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Digger42 3 reviews from this member

What a location! We camped for 2 nights at the top of the campsite overlooking the beautiful beach, out to Taransay and on to Amandsuihe and the Huishnish road several miles across the bay.

Converted shipping containers contain the camp shop, which was open each of the days we were there, the washing area and the toilet blocks. Showers were good in the men's block but there seems to have been a problem with the women's showers and my wife experienced a tepid shower on one of the days. They cost 1 for more than enough time for a decent wash and they were clean each time I was there.

For a family with children the location right on the beach is fantastic, even if the weather is at times typically Scottish, though that does not seem to phase our 5 year old. Cost of 11 per night for a large tent was very good value for money and I would highly recommend it.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JimCall 12 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 2 nights after recommendation from Armchair. The views are nothing short of fabulous! We didn't use the showers the two nights but they looked clean and tidy. The toilet blocks are converted containers but to be honest, its all you need in a setting like this. The main thing to watch out for is the constant Hebridean wind. Make sure your camp craft is up to speed or you will find your tent sailing over the Minch!

The site is an excellent base for exploring Harris. We even went as far as the Butt of Lewis and back in one day rather than miss out on the campsite and its views!

For a short stay, it is excellent.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brian-A 9 reviews from this member

What makes this site special is the marvellous location.

The facilities (in 3 converted freight containers) are a bit stretched with a large number of users and - inevitably - sand being trailed everywhere. Despite the best efforts of the owners it wasn't the cleanest.

Tents can be pitched almost on the beach, with marvellous views. 'Vans are located a bit back and mostly don't have such good views, though still impressive. There are no real guidelines and you basically select your own pitch.

No nearby eating places, though a very good takeaway/delivery service is available from Croft 36 (details in the amenity room).

Excellent for dogs, just take them straight onto the beach or the machair in the morning.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tedthebudgie 12 reviews from this member

You've got to try this place! Beautiful stunning setting close to the sea and a wonderful beach. The site is set around a small public car park. If you want to pitch adjacent to the beach you can park up here and carry your gear to your chosen spot. The rest of field does not have any marked pitches - find your own spot, some are slopier than others. Essentially, you have a choice as to whether to pitch on lower ground and get some shelter if there's a breeze or further up to make the most of the view. I pitched on slightly higher ground and simply soaked up the scenery for hour upon hour. Two nights, hot weather and no midges!

Facilities are in steel containers (suitably painted) and are absolutely fine for this type of campsite. The gents had two loos and two showers plus urinals. Showers are a pound. Small changing area for showers is sectioned off with a curtain. Apart from sand (it is next to a beach), facilities were clean and I had no complaints; this is not CC remember!

There's a fridge freezer and a washing up area. I would imagine campers could eat at the table in there if the weather turned nasty.

A lot of motorhomes when I was there including newbies in hire vans parking up on 20 deg slopes, all good fun. Apparently a magazine had included the site in a recent article.

9 for me, small tent and motorbike. Honesty box at gate.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chipkiss 4 reviews from this member

We loved this campsite! Right on the beach it's perfect for children. We were spoilt with sunny days and our two boys spent hours paddling in the stream that runs to the sea.

Facilities were good, clean and plenty of hot water. Showers take a pound, picnic tables to eat at. There's no washing machine or tumble drier or hook up. But the scenery makes up for that, the view over to Taransey is fantastic. We never saw the owner, you leave your money in the postbox at the entrance. Well worth a visit.

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