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Otters Edge Campground (was Shellbay)
Shell Bay House
Hebrides   (Browse area)
Tel: 01870602852  or  07805927657
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Open: 01/04/2021 to 25/09/2021
           01/04/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 48 Reviews
                8/10 from 48 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   Indoor Pool <1 mile   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: David Jack 6 reviews from this member

 Slightly pricey but flat, clean and well maintained. Owners were really nice. Pleasant short walk to a glorious beach and the hotel along the road is no' bad either. Campsite was quiet in terms of noise. Would advise booking at peak times because it looks as though it is the only proper campsite on the Uists and Benbecula. Good area for cycling and walking but don't expect views of sandy beaches from the main road- you need to go down the side roads and go onto the beaches to get the views. 

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nicktinknick 3 reviews from this member

 Stayed at the end of July.

The site owners were very helpful.

The toilet block looks fairly new and was immaculately clean, although not all of the showers were working.

The site itself is very open. The 2 nights I stayed were very, very windy - such that on my arrival, one tent had already been flattened. I'm not sure how common this sort of weather is on the Western Isles, but a tornado hit Stornoway a few days later!

There's no shop on the site, but there's a Co-op close by and a petrol station about 10 minutes away. Bare in mind though, that most of the shops / cafes etc are closed on Sundays.

This is a handy, clean site that I would stay at again. 

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Niblue 23 reviews from this member

 This small site is the only proper campsite in the Outer Hebrides south of Harris so can be reasonably busy. It has electrical hookups and is pretty level. The toilet blocks are clean enough however there were only 2 toilets and one shower in each of the male and female sections - not remotely enough given the number of people on site.

There is a decent beach close to the campsite plus sports facilities, including an excellent pool and sauna, in the school right beside the site.

Costs for us (2 adults, 1 child, motorhome with hookup) were 21 per night. 

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Danny74 2 reviews from this member

 Just back from this site was going to stay 1 night but stayed 6 nights great site spotless nice flat dry ground and very peaceful, loads of wild birds and spotted corncrakes in field opposite. Great location, hotel close by offering a wide variety of local produce. Also within walking distance of swimming pool and sandy beach. Friendly owners nothing to much bother if your wanting nice quite clean site this is for you. Will definitely be back next year! 

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Gad-about 6 reviews from this member

 Camped for two nights. The only real campsite from Vatersay to Harris so after 10 days of wild camping this was a very useful place for recharging, washing and a general tidy-up. Good basic site with helpful owners who helped us all move around during the days as we had force 9 winds from time to time

There is a Co-op 10 min walk away.

The secondary school next door has a swimming pool and sauna which can be used by the public at certain times. Attached to the school is the library, with internet facilities and also an NHS dentist who put a temporary filling in for the one my husband had lost.

A very practical site if you are visiting Barra, Benbecula and the Uists. 


Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Philip Howarth 10 reviews from this member

 Good basic site, the owners are very helpful & knowledgeable about the area. Nothing a problem except one shower out of operation. Site is gradually being improved and is very central for seeing the Uists.
Beach is 3 minute walk with good local amenities. Overall a very good experience - will go again definitely 

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Stewarty 6 reviews from this member

 Just returned from this site. Sorry to say I don't think we will visit again. We stayed for 2 days in the rain which didn't help. 4 Toilets and 2 showers (tho one shower was closed) my husband says gents was same. Clean and loads of toilet roll, handwash etc. Showers free and no push button which was a bonus. Some electric hook-ups. Ths site itself was just not very attractive. Back of site where we were put had areas of concrete where statics must have stood. We were on a narrow pitch which had an old step from caravan days still there. Very easy to fall over in middle of night as it was pitch black. Surroundings not really attractive, we were looking onto an old digger and portacabin. 20 per night seemed a bit steep. Swimming pool next to site,Co-op nearby and Marys take-away cafe over causeway to South Uist was very good. 

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: JaneH 63 reviews from this member

 Nice site, friendly owner who lives across from the site. Good facilities although the shower is fixed so if you are on the short side you need to position yourself just right to get the water to hit you! There is access to the beach directly behind the site through the dunes which is a lovely beach and we spent an afternoon seal watching as they come really close to the shore.

There is a local school/community centre/pool just down the road and a hotel. Also a supermarket within reasonable walking distance and the Orisay Inn (excellent seafood) is 10 mins drive.

Handy site after wildcamping on Barra. 

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