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Shore Caravan Site
106 Achmelvich
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV27 4JB
Tel: 01571 844393
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Pitches: 60
Open: 01/04/2022 to 23/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 35 Reviews
                8/10 from 35 Reviews

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 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 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  35 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Elinor 1 review from this member

 Great location next to the beach,

We were disappointed that the fish and chip shop was closed, we would have got food on way in had we known. Thank you 
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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Steve5 4 reviews from this member

 Nice site, fairly level grass pitches, shop, nice beach, 90min offroad walk to Lochinver.

Pitches undefined so haphazard parking results in failure to keep safe distances.

Facilities quite good but in need of some maintenance and renewal. 
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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Cliveb 1 review from this member

 A great location and a warm welcome, well worth another visit.

A bit of a problem for larger vehicles as the road is narrow with passing places,

But on the whole a pleasant site 
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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Georgi 1 review from this member

 We travelled as a couple with an infant and loved the location of this campsite; right next to a beautiful sheltered sandy beach.

The reception were pleasant, the showers hot and loved the 12noon check out to allow a morning paddleboarding.

The facilities were quite small but no queuing, a key was issued for the toilet block where needed for a £5 deposit.

I think the toilet block was about to be serviced when we left as the hand soap had run low and the floor needed a clean etc.

The reception has a collection of essential food items to buy.

I would definitely recommend to a family. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Colinz 1 review from this member

 Driving to the site. Is an experience. With lots of twists and turns on a single track.

It is worth it

The site has access to one of Scotlands best beeches lovely clean clear water and lovely white sand.

The amenities are limited and only a small amount of hook ups

Toilets showers functional

On the whole don't miss this one I'd you are on the NC500 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jacque 1 review from this member

 Upon arrival was a bit disconcerted that was a 'pitch where you like' policy; therefore a little congested around the EHU points; also that the touring site is not adjacent to (the amazing white sand and turquoise sea) Achmelvich Beach.

That said the location is still stunning and everyone on site was pleasant and friendly.

The site became busy, however even with Covid 19 rules in place, there were enough toilets, 2 showers and 3 basins so that never seemed to be queuing. On my first visit the basins were non too clean; that was down to the people using them and not wiping after themselves though as they were absolutely spotless after the Site Cleaning Team had been in.

Plenty of hot water in the washing up areas, again well managed re Covid19 rules.

Ah, the road in. On the one hand stunning as it tracks alongside the "river" inviting you to get on there in your kyaks, but with no access to do so directly; on the other hand twisty, turny and steep, with plenty of passing places. Be aware that the latest departure time is by 12 mid-day, as is the earliest arrival time! Not sure how two towed caravans meeting in the opposite direction would manage.

In summary a relatively quiet, very remote site; some good walking to be done directly from the site; and my first time out on the sea kyaking (once from the sandy Achmelvich Beach, the other from the rocky cove at the site).

NB I was not there with a child so unable to give a true Child Friendliness score as required to complete the review. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: KeniDhu 4 reviews from this member

 This is a lovely site for adults, with plenty of opportunity to walk over the hills and appreciate the spectacular views. The grass pitches were gently sloping with areas of very soft ground not suitable for larger or heavier vehicles.

If you are able to go without an electric hook up for a night or two I would recommend a site right On the grass edge in front of the small natural harbour

Sadly the site was unable to open the shower and toilet facilities due to pandemic precautions but laundry, dishwashing and chemical toilet facilities were open and safe.

The nearby beach with itís white sands is an amazing spot to sit back and relax, there is a second more secluded beach further along the coast, the walk there is a bit precarious and definitely not suitable for children but what a view, we were entertained for over half an hour by a large pod of dolphins leaping high out of the water, the group of kayakers coming across the bay had a close encounter as the dolphins came in to investigate.

Definitely worth going back. 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: DGYardley 1 review from this member

 Excellent site well positioned and well set up for the Covis virus precautions.

This is a natural site with very few set areas and this works well,

Close to an excellent beach with good facilities

Itís a place Iíd come back to 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Colin and Soozy 2 reviews from this member

 I last stayed here eight years ago in a tent and not much has changed. The site is accessed via a narrow single track road which only adds to the charm and remote feel of the place (unless you're driving a huge winnebago I suppose!)

The reception was staffed by a couple of youngsters who were friendly and helpful)

The site comprises of a central area with EHU's but no hard standings so it's first come first served and a little chaotic. We parked in the general camping area to the east where a few other vans were parked as it's fairly flat.

The facilities were basic but adequate. There were no queues that we saw even though the site was busy and given the the very reasonable site fees the location is good value.

The sandy bay next to the site is sheltered and perfect for families and water-sports (weather permitting)

It's hard to over emphasise just how beautiful the location is! 

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Custard15 18 reviews from this member

 Shore Caravan Site at Achmelvich is quite a long drive down a single track lane (in total, just over 4 miles from Lochinver village), but thatís part of the attraction, and if you go during the summer season the site has its own chip shop. However, on an October evening, it didnít seem worth going out again in dismal weather. When we visited (mid-week), it was very quiet, with just a couple of tiny caravans and a few campervans. With strong winds forecast, and the site facing West into the cove, we chose to park nose into the wind to reduce buffeting.

The facilities were basic but plentiful. Four showers for each gender (though some were marked out of order). Behind each shower door there is a very small changing area (just enough space for the outer door to push inwards without hitting the fully-sealed shower cubicles within. BUT as the inner shower cubicles have doors that swing out into the changing area, you need to open the cubicle before changingÖ or you get trapped and need to wrap up and step out into the corridor to get the doors right. Complicated? Well, you wonít make the mistake of not opening the cubicle before changing more than once! The showers are reasonable electric ones, so no problem getting hot water, but the drains in the ladies were blocked so very soon stood in water Ė that kept the shower VERY short. The shower units also smelled like they needed a good scrub with anti-bacterial cleaner.

Given that the beach is popular for watersports in better weather (and despite the websiteís warnings about jellyfish, weaver fish and other potential nasties), itís nice to see that the management ask campers not to enter the facilities in wet suits, presumably for the comfort of others.

There are washing up facilities provided inside and outside (though the later gave the sheep somewhere to shelter from the wind). But all round, the facilities seem old and tired. This is site for units and campers that are fairly self-reliant, and attracted to the natural beauty of the shoreline, not for needy holiday makers, who will find holiday parks elsewhere more to their taste. 

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