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Reviews of Huisinis Gateway Campervan Site

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Huisinis Gateway Campervan Site
Huisinis
Isle Of Harris
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS3 3AY
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Pitches: 5 No pre-bookings, Just Turn Up
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 5 Reviews
                9/10 from 5 Reviews

 No Tents   No Caravans   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 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 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant  
Activities
 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   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: April 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: MachairMan 10 reviews from this member

 Nice site with lovely beaches but was so busy with screaming kids around it spoiled the outlook !

Such a shame for the other quiet couples that were there also ! 


Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Susanfeb 10 reviews from this member

 Lovely 14 mile scenic drive, passing the start of the walk up to the Eagle observatory, Amhuinnsuidhe castle, and watch out for the Highland cows!

There's a motor home carpark with hook up just before the decent to the visitor centre and another carpark for day visitors cars and camper vans right at the centre. (no hook ups - busy in day but quieter at night.

Centre had showers toilets opening times on door. One toilet at rear open 24 hours.

Beautiful beach and walks from the site.

No warden but community honesty box - £10. At carpark - site at top is £15 (hook ups). 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Loopy 52 reviews from this member

 We stayed in the car park at the center due to the New site not being open yet. The car park has water and a waste tank which will cost you £3 to empty your loo. The Gateway site is right next to the road but pitches were of a good size. Fantastic views across the sea and highland cows inland. Be warned, the road to Huisinis is not for the fainthearted, extremely narrow and twisting but full of surprises. If you are looking to grab a spot you need to get there quite early as it is a popular place. 


Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Oswestry Ed 29 reviews from this member

 The drive to the site is stunning, you pass by an old whaling station, a castle you go right past its front door ! We saw :- Sea Eagle, Golden Eagles on the way. Take plenty of supplies with you as there are no shops.

At Huisinish there are 5 electric pitches about half mile from the centre, £15 / night paid into honesty box, they were all taken when we arrived. At the centre you can park in the car park, it is advisable to arrive early to find a spot. Levellers may be required. There are showers £1 / 3 min and toilets that are cleaned daily they were locked at 8. 30pm and opened at 7am. There is a 24 hour toilet at rear of building. Chemical waste disposal costs £3 & you get 30 Lt of water. Payment is by honesty box. We left £20 for 2 nights.

There is also a snack van open 9am - 5pm Not Open Sunday. Bacon butties to die for.

The white sand beach is truly magnificent. Good walks from jetty to Gleann Crabhadail when you pass by another wonderful undisturbed white sandy beach. Taking in the flowers on the Machir. This place is Heaven. We Will Return. 


Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Lorfal 27 reviews from this member

 Loved it! Amazing drive to get there, stunning scenery, narrow twisty, steep exciting single track road.

Allow an hour to travel the 14 miles to it from the main road. Itís a remote but magical place. The environs of Huisinis are just beautiful. Lovely walking, be sure to head through the machir to the jetty. Amazing to just sit and look out to neighbouring islands. There is a walk to a close by beach via a cliff path. Has vertical drops and not for the faint hearted! We didnít do it, but itís beautiful everywhere so there wasnít the need.

Huisinis beach is stunning, not busy, very clean. Could spend hours there, there is a newish building with picnic tables inside, toilets and showers. Facilities clean, fairly new. Lots of info on the area.

The pitches are before you arrive at the gateway centre and from the pitches itís a short walk up then down a hilly part of the road. This is where you can get fresh water for drinkin but it will cost you £3 to unlock the CDP when are ready to leav3 the area. I think itís more of a water saving thing as there was a tanker delivering water when we there.

So. There are 5 pitches I total just really in a big lay-by. Itís fenced off, grass between pitches. Brilliant views, 5 min walk to beach and centre. No shops. Go well stocked!

Hookups are at each pitch. Be aware. Only 6 Amps, not a huge issue for most though.

There is no warden. Itís not an actual site. Get there early in peak season as it fills up. There is no set fee, you just leave donation in box.

We did see people overnighting in the car park at the centre too, still in beautiful area though a bit tight for space and no signs to say not to. It is a long way to travel to find the pitches are full.

Iíd go back in a heartbeat ! Only marking down due to distance to water and CDP but this really is kind of semi wild, so not a huge issue 



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