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Reviews of Bayview Caravan Site

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Bayview Caravan Site
Talmine
Lairg
Sutherland
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV27 4YS
Tel: 07745 298600
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Pitches: 15
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 5/10 from 7 Reviews
                5/10 from 7 Reviews

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 No 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 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   No Restaurant   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: JamesTweedie 1 review from this member

 We stayed here for 2 nights having arrived from the Black Isle to climb Ben Loyal. Couldn't believe this was the tourism 'advertised' campsite at the turn off near the causeway. Half the pitches are now waterlogged and only three at the right of the entrance are level. Because there were only 2 others on the first night and 1 on the second we got a level pitch with excellent views over the beach across the sea loch. The facilities are pretty basic but functional - the main plus is piping hot water. You need to take your own loo paper. We did use the showers - no ill effects. If we hadn't needed showers after the hillwalk we'd probably have wild camped in the vicinity.

The photo of the site on the website appears to be taken in it's heyday (1970's?). And it feels a bit stuck in that period.

That said, we enjoyed the stay - the site is what it is.

No electric hook up - but not a problem with our van - but may be for others.

With a bit of TLC and focussed improvements this could be a jewel of a location on the NC500 route. 


Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Debbie Thornton 6 reviews from this member

 We loved this site! Beautiful location near the beach with a wonderful view. We had an excellent pitch for our tent by the toilet block (which is kept beautifully clean). Shower was good~lots of hot water. The only reason I'm giving 9 and not 10 is that there was not a washing up area~you would need to use your own bowl. Lady warden was very nice and keeps everything very tidy with lovely little islands of wildflowers dotted around the site. Very peaceful and quiet. Very fair rates. 


Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Marymac 12 3 reviews from this member

 I've read lots of reviews of Bayview, which in the main are quite accurate however no one seems to be focusing on the positives, yes the toilet block resembles a lunatic asylum of the 50's, the woman in charge is socially challenged, at best, BUT this site is a little gem, the toilets, although aged and institutional are clean with lashings of hot water, the woman although odd was polite, interesting and if you like a bit of character, she had it in spades. The location is what this site is all about, stunning, get on the beach, build a cairn, climb up over the headland, it's beautiful, forget the dark dingy facilities and make the most of the pluses, you're on adventure-aren't you?? The local shop up the hill has a huge rang of goodies including fab artisan bread and amazing meat, the craft shop next door is an oasis in an arid dessert of shopping opportunities-I'll be back there for sure :) All in all this site is a must for those of us who didn't just stumble upon the North coast, get there now and enjoy what is around and forget what it doesn't have. 


Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Vanterrier 29 reviews from this member

 Just a short review to say that nothing appears to have changed with this site since the last reviewer. It still looks uninviting, is untidy and the facilities are basic to the point that I would not use them. We camped outside of the site and had the benefit of the wonderful location overlooking the bay, we used the very well stocked village shop in the morning and noticed the public toilets.

It would be nice to see this site improved to the point that it is worth paying money to stay on. Sadly that's not yet the case. Talmine is worth a visit and a stop over if you are happy wilding, but not to stop at this site.

We did not encounter the owners so cannot comment about them. 


Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Crapple 30 reviews from this member

 I couldn't check the reviews on this site before using this site because there's no mobile coverage, having had the misfortune to spend one night there I can only think that the lack of phone signal is the only reason people turn up and decide to use it!

We came across this site and decided we ought to stay as it's in remote north scotland, so no alternative sites. It's possibly the most overpriced, worst site we've ever stayed on (and we've had campervans for 8 years and have been all round the uk). The site is sloping and rough, even with 2 chocks under each front wheel we were far from level, the warden turned up and told us it's 16 a night, with toilet and shower but no electric - this seemed expensive, but we paid. When I went to look at the toilets I was horrified, definitely the most horrible toilets and shower I've seen on any site - I was trying to think what they reminded me of, then realised - 1930s eastern european lunatic asylum! And for 16 I was surprised to see a sign saying 'we do not supply toilet paper', or soap, so you have to wash your hands once you get back to your van. I only dared use the toilet once and there was no way I'd even think about using the shower. There is a cold water tap at the end of the block, but it had no label on it saying whether it was drinking water, and looked grimy, so we used our bottled water instead.

The site is next to a pretty beach, but as there are lots of pull ins by pretty beaches in the area I'd strongly advise anyone to just park in a pull in for free, because unless you are braver than me you won't use the facilities anyway, and will probably be parked on a more level piece of ground.

I wish it was possible to put a rating of 0/10, but it isn't so have had to over mark with 1 for everything, apart from location (which is nothing to do with the site!) 

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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Kellerty 4 reviews from this member

 The toilet blocks are filthy and non-functioning. There is nothing to say when the owners or caretakers will come by. The gate was difficult to open. There were two abandoned caravans on site. The facilities were so poor that we decided to leave and have lunch at the pretty beach across the road from the site. This with a little money and TLC could be a wonderful site. Shame we left it immediately. We wild camp from time to time and love it, but I would not wild camp at a place as poor as this, and we would have had to pay for this. Despite the pretty beach, this was not for us. 


Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: WrenSO 7 reviews from this member

 This place was our unique bad experience during our 3 weeks cycling trip in Scotland.

We arrived by bicycles exhausted after a long-lasting ride in strong wind from Durness. The nearby Youth Hostel in Tongue did not accept us pitching on the hostel site and told us about this camping, so we cycled back on the causeway then to Talmine and Melness which seemed never to be in sight.

Eventually we arrived, the camping was tiny, facilities although old were clean. One pitch looked free (others were marqued by debris of old camping chairs and scribbled note as 'reserved').

We started unpacking and as none was present, we started to pitch. An old lady arrived then and asked us if we had 'permission of the owner to settle'. The question was so surprising !

We said no and were explained that the owner was out, that the all place was 'booked', and that this pitch was not free. As this pitch was very large we tried to negotiate a space for our only night there. We were firmly invited to squeeze in a tiny space between their caravan and another tent which we refused (paying full price !).

We tried desperately to find a space in this unwelcoming camping but did not. We settled outside (on a grassy bank with benches and table near the beach) and tried after to negotiate a little water and a shower (which we were ready to pay) with the husband of the old lady. Which was refused.

Other users of the camping felt sorry for us and told us that the whole place is used by regular campers coming here years after years.

So we slept for free near the beach with beautiful view and no neighbours except the oysterscatchers and some peaceful cows. Water and toilets were at 5 mn by bike in the village near the (very welcoming) village-shop.

Leaving the next morning, we noticed that the pitch we were willing to set in was still free. 



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