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Dunnet Bay Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Highlands   (Browse area)
KW14 8XD
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 56
Open: 23/03 To 08/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 61 Reviews
                9/10 from 61 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   Tennis 5 miles 
 Beach 1 mile   Watersports 5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  61 in total, now showing 31 to 40                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Arrachogaidh 15 reviews from this member

Arrived here mid afternoon. Nice place and told to set up on a pitch and report to office later. 27ft just fits the pitches.

Power available straight away.

Superb beach on which we walked at great length.

Facilities clean and well maintained.

Reasonably priced also.

Northern Sands Hotel within 800 yards if you want a nice pint or some food.

Good facilities for grey water. Fresh water freely available.


Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Florence Romahome 7 reviews from this member

A very well maintained site right on the edge of Dunnet Bay beach, a long clean sandy beach ideal for children. The toilets and showers are luxurious and heated, the only minor problem being remembering the 6 digit entry code!

Pitches are well marked if a little close together, and mainly level grass making the use of awnings easier. The tent area is, however, quite small and whilst we were there, being used by campervans.

On the whole a very good site for a family, if a little regimented ('vans must by exactly central on the front and back markers') and we could happily have stayed longer than the 2 nights our schedule allowed.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Waterman 23 reviews from this member

Site - very open with the road along one side and the dunes on the other, as you turn in off the road you come into a public carpark for the visitor centre, then turn into the campsite. Ground a bit up and down, but you can find a flat bit if you look hard enough, you can also find a pitch with sea views. Road noise was not intrusive. Gates are locked from 8 - 8. Pitches are marked front and rear. Shop and takeaways a couple of miles away in the village, fish and chips weren't great.

Castle of Mey - good half day out, entry into castle is by guided tour only, but small groups and we had an excellent guide who had worked for the QM. Not very large inside and very interesting.

John O'Groats - A couple words - Don't go.

Having said that everyone does. Appalling place, not even the furthest north, so what is its claim to fame? Even worse than Lands End. 11am mid week, tourist information closed, toilets closed, hideous hotel thing, painted red and black like a house of horrors, boarded up, steps down to the harbour blocked by a rusty trailer, not even tacky, just horrible.

Wardens - pleasant and helpful.

Dog Walk - magnificent, straight out of gate on site onto sand dunes and down to the sea. Tide goes out quite a way leaving a nice hard flat surface. Also interesting things get washed up, like a dead seal, unfortunately it had been dead for about 6 months, perfect rolling territory for labs.

Washroom - nice building and always clean, standard size fixed shower, temperature can be adjusted but was a bit temperamental

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dillonsma 6 reviews from this member

A gem of a site. Stunning location, great facilities and very friendly and helpful wardens.

Location just over the sand dunes from a beautiful bay.

Warm and very clean facilities, a credit to the warden.

Basic provisions available in shop eg bread, milk bacon, eggs etc.

Do also try a walk in the forestry commission land across the road, very interactive sculpture etc etc.

Would definitely return, but for longer next time.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fencer1954 1 review from this member

Arrived at this site just before 'Hurricane Katia' advised by wardens to park in direction of forecast gale. Stayed here for 3 nights, gales never came!

My partner is disabled and uses a wheelchair but the amenities on this site are immaculate and disabled shower etc much to her liking!

Fantastic views, beautiful beach and very helpful, friendly wardens. We visited Dunnet Head, Castle of Mey and John of Groats, won't go there again!

Thurso useful for supermarkets and fuel, but Tesco at Wick is the best bet. Overall well worth visit and we will be back next year

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 220 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- From Thurso take A836 signed for John O’Groats. About 2 miles past Castletown towards Dunnet the site is on the left and can be seen from the road.

This site has a lovely location on the low cliffs overlooking Dunnet Bay on the north coast of Scotland. Non-members and tent campers are accepted. It’s not a particularly large site with only 57 pitches all of which are on grass. The ground is quite up and down so some form of levelling will be required on most pitches. There is a strict pitching regime with front and rear pitch markers! The site has a very nice quality toilet block and there are a couple of service points in easy reach of most pitches. There is also a motorhome service point near the site entrance. The A836 runs along one site of the site but we did not find traffic noise intrusive. Reception sells a variety of essentials. There are no play facilities on site for children but with a lovely sandy beach a stone’s throw from the site I doubt they will be bothered! Obviously, given its location, the site is quite exposed should the wind come up so this should be taken into account when erecting awnings and canopies. There is no campsite WiFi but I was able to get a GPRS signal on my Vodafone dongle albeit quite slow.

For excursions Thurso is about 8 miles from the site where there are shopping opportunities as well as several fuel stations. Scrabster on the edge of Thurso is a ferry departure point for the Orkneys. Dunnet Head and Lighthouse is a short drive from the site, make sure you climb up to the higher view point as you have a lovely 360 degrees view from there. John O’Groats is about 15 miles from the site and it is from here that you can take the passenger ferry over to the Orkneys. There are good car parks near the harbour. The car ferry leaves from Gills Bay which is nearby. Also on the same road is the Castle of Mey which used to be the Queen Mother’s home until she died. It is now run by a Trust and is open to visitors. Wick, about 28 miles along the coast road has a large Tesco and cheaper fuel.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Highlander09 17 reviews from this member

Lovely location right on the wide, sandy, clean beach with views across the bay. Great facilities, good pitches although not hardstanding but on a sandy site any rain drained away quickly as we found out when the storms hit us.

The site is very exposed and the wardens were warning people to remove awnings due to the severe gales.

We drove to John O Groats but were very disappointed, although thinking about it Lands End is prety much the same.

Watch out for cyclists starting / ending as they seem to be everywhere with little consideration for others.

We would visit Thurso again to have more of a look round.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Haggarj2 5 reviews from this member

Stay for two nights 9 and 10 August. Bit surprised no one avaialbe to meet at office as it closed at 11. 00 am and reopened at 16. 00 hrs I believe. Which is odd as caravans not suppose to get on site until 12. 00hrs but if no one there to check then in who's to say anything. However it did mean we could pick our own pitch.

The two staff were very friendly and helpful if you needed to ask them something.

The toilets and showers were immaculate as you would expect. The shop on site was handy for refills as long as they are calor and had a good selection of meat in their freezer.

The site is small and can be a bit windy but the area is lovely for a nice peaceful holiday.

Lovely big beach and opposite campsite there are forest walks in Dunnet forest.

We stay local to this site but it is the first caravan club site we have tried and were very impressed by the standard that is maintained. Well worth a visit to the sealife centre above the camp office run by the wildlife rangers of highland council.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rbrtdc 3 reviews from this member

Usual high standard from the Caravan Club. Facilities first class with the added bonus of one of the finest beaches anywhere with very few people on it. Don't expect to swim though as the water is very cold, even my dopey Labrador did not stay in long.

We stayed here for two nights to visit the Castle of Mey which was worth the visit, and John O Groats which was not, before venturing across the Pentland Firth to Orkney.

We decided on the ferry from Gills Bay which is cheaper than the one from Scrabster, but be warned if you have a tourer outfit, you need to reverse onto the ship up a steep and narrow ramp so if your reversing skills are anything like mine it is advisable to pay the extra and take the Scrabster route.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mick_a_bailey 13 reviews from this member

Caravan Club site, but took everyone else too. Fantastic site, views, facilities, beach. Level pitches, well spaced. Toilets/ showers the cleanest, brightest, most immaculate ever seen. Fresh flowers in them. The beach, 2 miles long is gorgeous, you usually have most of it to yourself. Staff friendly and helpful. On bus route to Thurso. Good information with book exchange. Nature room above reception which has information on wildlife seen in area and walks done by rangers on certain dates. Short drive to John O Groats

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