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Long Beach Campsite
Knoydart Foundation Office
Inverie
Knoydart
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
PH41 4PL
Tel: 01687 462242
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Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022
           

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

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   Washing Up   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   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 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 <1 mile   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: June 2022 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 608 reviews from this member

 Spent a night here as part of a canoe trip around Loch Nevis.

Excellent, community run site with basic facilities.

Pitches overlook the loch and itís a 10 minute walk to the excellent pub, The Old Forge.

No vehicle access so itís via a long walk, by boat or the small ferry service. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Dssan3 1 review from this member

 Great location, plenty of space and level grass for ease of tent erection and sleeping. Adequate facilities despite busy Bank Holiday weekend.

Only issue was noise late at night from a minority of campers lighting fires, talking, drinking and in one case, playing music until almost 2am.

Would help if some people had more respect for fellow campers, most of whom are tired from long days walking in the hills. 
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Archierob 2 reviews from this member

 What a glorious, quiet, friendly, comfortable place. Lovely beach side pitches a few steps from a clean golden sand beach sheltered from the Atlantic by deep lochs. Clear clean water and toilet facilities are nearby and if you don't want to test your anti-midge cream at your beach barbeque there is good food and drink as few hundred metres away at the Old Forge. 


Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Spiritburner 21 reviews from this member

 We used this site at the end of a weeks backpacking in Knoydart. Not comparable to a wildcamp in the mountains but as a proper camp site - what a treat. Had the place virtually to ourselves. Fantastic drop composting toilet - sounds basic but is a very modern installation with no smell. Firepits on site with plentiful firewood & more you can buy. Just watch out for embers on the sea breeze I your tent is upwind of the fire. A nearby B&B has a catering van & serve an assortment of food most days if you don't want to cook your own. 


Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Armchaircamper 22 reviews from this member

 This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in which to camp! The site is on a strip of land overlooking the bay with a backdrop of spectacular mountains.

All the basic necessities are there: toilet, cold water, firewood and a cabin for shelter if necessary. Showers are available down the road in the pub for a cost of £4, but with all that fresh air you may manage without for a day or two!

Camping is £4 a night for a tent with one person, and a further £3 for each additional person.

There is the most enormous pile of firewood on the site, mostly long lengths of wood, so an axe is handy. At one end of the site there is a concrete barbecue structure which can be used for cooking or as a campfire. There are also wooden benches and tables.

Knoydart is accessible only by ferry or a long hike over the mountains, so camping has to be fairly lightweight as everything has to be carried in. A bike is handy for trips down to the village as it cuts the time to about 5 minutes.

There is a little post office and shop which has a range of food, toiletries, etc. The Old Forge serves extremely good food in large portions. There is a little tea shop in the village too.

Come prepared for the midges. They weren't out much when we were there but every now and again they would appear and the Smidge or head nets were required.

The peace and quiet here is really noticeable. There is very little traffic as no roads enter Knoydart from the outside world so there are just the local vehicles on the road.

There is plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling around the peninsula. The scenery is stunning and I would certainly go back again. 

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Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Thebiz 2 reviews from this member

 Although this is a remote site, very little effort will get you there, park in Mallaig and catch one of the regular ferries over to Inverie. Then a 20 to 30 minute walk will take you to the most beautiful location with a 360 degree view.

Facilities are more than adequate with a 'state of the art' compost toilet ( very user friendly), a wooden hut for foul weather and large handmade picnic benches. Fires are permitted on the beach below the high water tide mark or in the large BBQ pit. We were lucky that there was a huge supply of wood available.

As has been said, the area is a hill walker or cyclist paradise, but if you don't fancy taking your cycle over on the ferry, there's cycle hire available in the village. I wasn't in the shop, but by all accounts you shouldn't rely on it for too much, however, there is a good tearoom and Britain's most remote pub, The Forge.

Even on a 'busy' weekend, the site didn't feel crowded and the view remained uninterrupted, after all, if someone gets in your way, turn slightly and there'll be another stunning view to look at. 


Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jelboy53 6 reviews from this member

 Second trip to this campsite in the space of six weeks and enjoyed both immensely. No showers(though that can be arranged elsewhere for a price)Compost toilet(one size fits all) with gel dispenser to clean hands afterwards. Basic log cabin to share if the weather turns and one stand pipe for fresh water at rear of cabins A few benches/tables dotted around and a BBQ pit. And that's it!. Not even sure they cut the grass!

But for £4 per night you get to wild camp in one majestic awe inspiring scenic place about 30mins walk from the small village of Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula with the remotest pub in Britain serving top notch fine food and drink amongst laid back friendly(If a little scatty on keeping to timetables)Locals.

More suited to backpackers/cyclists because of its location but in my humble opinion well worth the effort to reach if you want to come back with your trust in human nature restored. And whatever ails your soul healed.

Go for it. All you adventurous souls out there. You won't be disappointed. 


Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Krazykamper 37 reviews from this member

 What a privilege to be able to pitch on one of the most picturesque and scenic campsites I've ever camped on. The views are simply breathtaking.

We stayed three nights and paid £7 for two of us sharing one tent. Facilities are basic but more than adequate. There is a 'Natsol compost toilet' for campers to use. Even the views from the dunnie were exceptional. There is no running water in the toilet hut but plenty of alcohol hand rub. The ranger has built a communal log hut complete with turf roof which can be used if the weather turns nasty. Thankfully we did not experience any horrid weather as it was all sun, sand and scenery! There is a cold water tap to the rear of the hut and a few bowls for washing up.

The weekend we stayed was one of the busiest the ranger had known but it did not feel cramped and there was bags of free space.

A gentle stroll along to the village of Inverie was between 20-30 minutes. The whole place is a hill walkers and cyclists paradise.

It's not for the faint hearted though as it can only be accessed by a hefty 18 mile hike or a 30 minute journey on a small passenger ferry from Mallaig. Definitely worth the journey though. 


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

 The campsite on Knoydart has to be set in one of the most spectacular parts of Scotland, nestled in at the end of Loch Nevis, a 30 min passenger ferry trip from Mallaig.

Tommy the ranger has been improving the site from just a bare field to a very pleasant area to camp. This is real wild camping and the addition of a communal hut, various tables with chairs, stand pipe and composting toilet were very carefully thought out and required the approval of the Knoydart Foundation. I think they got it just right as the structures blend in well to the surroundings and don't distract from the natural beauty of the place.

This is a wild, remote area (called the Rough Bounds of Knoydart) and demands respect so don't expect to find a campsite in the true meaning of the word. There are no frills here but it is well worth the effort to get here, you certainly wont be disappointed. 



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