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Staffin Campsite
Isle Of Skye   (Browse area)
IV51 9JX
Tel: 01470 562213
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Pitches: 50
Open: 15/04/2022 to 10/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 82 Reviews
                9/10 from 82 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   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 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   No Bar   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   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Harry en Marita 2 reviews from this member

 We were cordial received by the owners. We had a lovely spacious room for our big tent. The sanitary facilities were clean and adequate. The location of the campsite was very nice and quiet.

From the campsite you walk through a beautiful trail in 10 minutes to sea. The view is breathtaking. The site is an excellent base for exploring the Isle of Skye.

We will gladly return.


We werden hartelijke ontvangen door de eigenaars. We kregen een prachtige ruime plaats voor onze grote tent. De sanitaire voorzieningen waren schoon en voldoende.

De ligging van de camping was erg mooi en rustig. Vanaf de camping loop je via een mooi wandelpad in 10 minuten naar zee. Het uitzicht is adembenemend. De camping is een prima uitvalsbasis voor de verkenning van Isle of Skye.

We komen graag terug. 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Nany j 1 review from this member

 Visited this site with my partner. The site is sloping but plenty of level bays for motor homes and tents with hook ups.

The site was well maintained with spotless showers and toilets. The wardens bob and janet are very friendly and ready to help.

My partner went kayak fishing with bob. Catching mackerel and pollock. Bob smoked the mackerel and fed most of the camp.

Wi fi, kayaks and cycles available on camp. Mountain walks nearby and a good shop a short walk from the camp

Will be back soon 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Taffia 1 review from this member

 This is a well run site by bob & jan. A warm welcome awaits you at staffin campsite and if your lucky bob will take you fishing or hire a bike to get off the main road and see the real isle of skye.

We had a great time at this site sorry to leave. The shop down the road is well run by a lady called effie staffin stores with a nice place to eat next door.

Well worth a visit to this site we'll be back. 

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Rubid 1 review from this member

 This is a great site for those that love outdoor activities. We loved the camper's bothy that enabled us to cook using our one ring or to wash up, out of the rain. The manager, Bob, was really welcoming, and helpful and this really helped as we arrived in the rain.

The site has good access for fishing-good for mackeral and pollack, pleasant walks over the hill to the slip and is dog friendly. Canoes are for hire-and nothing is too much trouble for the site manager.

The nearby farm sells eggs, bacon and sausages. We will be returning to this site and would recommend a visit.  

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: H 55 6 reviews from this member

 Great site, friendly wardens couldn't have been more helpful.

We used the site as a base to explore the whole island. Pitches mostly level, electric hook up easily used, good views from the pitch. Beautiful beach is walking distance but we didn't do it as we had toddlers with us but can see that it would be a stunning short walk. Had fun searching for the dinosaur footprint in the rocks at the beach - am pretty sure we found it! As this site is at the top end of the island & approx an hours drive from the bridge I am sure it is quieter than most which was a big bonus for us. It was one of the few sites on Skye that had electric hook up for tents & the only one that would book in advance - which was essential for us as after having travelled for 2 days with toddlers would be pretty upset to find no pitches available!

Small-ish site meant short walk to facilities. 2 showers in ladies & same in mens. Never had to wait & site was reasonably full as it was the jubilee weekend. Good sized cubicles meant also showering a 2 yr old was no problem. Plenty of hot water. Facilities kept spotless. (Traditional mop & bucket left - having visited France camping for the first time am going to suggest all sites try to buy a window wiper style mop instead! Hadn't seen them before but its great & actually removes any grass or hair in the shower rather than just moving it around as traditional mops do!)

No playground but the 2 boys with us were fully entertained 'digging up the road' ie the circular path round the site! Bob & Janet even lent us a trike they had for the boys for the week!

They had put out a picnic table/benches for our use for the week which was great.

Shop just a minute drive down the road is comprehensively stocked and has a great speedy industrial washer/drier which was great following a toddler accident!

Would definitely recommend & hope to revisit. 


Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rojo 1 review from this member

 Well it's about time we voiced our opinions. Let us start off by mentioning that this is our third year and sixth visit here.

I have been here, alone and with family and friends.

Where to start!

The journey across Skye to Staffin is just the beginning of the adventure, ! with dramatic landscapes and picturesque views all around.

As for the site itself, (following the rd from Portree with no deviation for 16miles is delightful either to drive or cycle. The Quiraing range suddenly appears into view as you crest the final hill. ) The camp Basques under the splendour of the Quiraing from the left, which slowly slips down into the sea.

The camp is well maintained with plenty of hard and soft standings, also plenty of electric hook ups. The shower and WC facilities are more than adequate and are kept impeccably clean. There is also a small bothy and kitchen area, with pot washing facilities and a microwave oven.

The site is managed by a wonderful couple named Bob and Janet(Jan).

On my first solo adventure to Skye, as I was still a little wet behind the ears, I asked Bob for some advice on pleasant walking routes. Not only did he offer me some great advice, in fact the very next morning he actually took me on a 'guided' hike over the Quiraing.

My experience was so enjoyable that soon after I returned with family and friends.

Janet and Bob welcomed us with smiles and chatter on our arrival.

Via Bob we hired out kayaks and fishing gear and set our sights on Flodigarry island, where as mentioned by Bob we found a group of seals. The fishing was great with pollok and mackerel a plenty.

I have nothing but thanks and praise to offer up to Jan and Bob. Thanks to them my family, friends and myself have had (and plan more) some wonderful back to roots fun filled adventure holidays. 

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: RoyVaux 45 reviews from this member

 This well maintained site is in a very pleasant and quiet location, providing some glimpses of the adjoining coast and an excellent dog walk over moorland to the bay and small jetty.

The welcome from the owners was warm, welcoming and helpful. We found that the facilities were adequate and clean. There were only 2 male showers which could be difficult when the site is busier.

Our motorhome hardstanding with EHU was fine and nearly level. We recommend the site despite the atrocious weather during our one night visit. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Happycampermiln 1 review from this member

 The owners were very accommodating in regards to ensuring that we had an appropriate pitch that was reasonably flat and close to the shower block, as my wife's mobility was limited. Pitch turned out to be just as promised and as illustrated in an accompanying photograph.

Facilities were just as advertised, not too busy, but only had to wait 5 - 10 mins at the busiest times. Bob and Janet fixed any problems promptly if they were actually pointed out to them, they responded very quickly to issues with showers and hot water etc.

Bob very helpful in every regard, local walks and activities, took me out in the local bay in my kayak and by the end of the holiday he let me use one of his kayaks to go further out to the outlaying islands; I don't eat fish, but my family, as well as other campers enjoyed the fruits of Bob's many successful fishing trips.

Great location, with amazing views of the bay, as well as the mountains. Local shops had all essentials, but co-op was only 30 mins away in portree by care.

Highly recommended site, will definitely visit again. 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kendan 1 review from this member

 This campsite is small, well maintained and organized. It's a cozy place where you will feel at home and it even facilitates renting of bikes and sea kayaks.

From the campsite you can take a hike to the beach.

It's run by Bob and Janet. Two wonderful persons, who will pamper and take care of you during your stay there.

Don't be surprised if you will be offered a freshly caught mackerel or be giving a cup of tea

Bob and Janet were very helpful to us and they just made our last days on Skye to be enjoyed fully. 

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Phil_Ange 1 review from this member

 Thanks Bob and Janet for a lovely welcome to Staffin. This is a lovely, well cared-for site. Fantastic welcome. All amenities for motorhomes, caravans and tents are there.

Shop close by. Good TV and radio reception. Bob and Janet were very helpful and thoughtful and gave us lots of advice on where to walk and where the local facilities are.

You can walk from the site to beach. Further afield is an interesting rocky walk on the Quirang with fabulous views over the sea and to the mainland.

Looking forward to going back! 

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