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John O Groats Caravan And Camping Site
John O Groats
John O Groats
Highlands   (Browse area)
Tel: 01955 611329
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Pitches: 90
Open: 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 39 Reviews
                9/10 from 39 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   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   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 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: May 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Parryd 1 review from this member

 Lovely site in a great location,

Facilities were clean but a bit dated and no signs for drinking water although it does show tap locations on site map we were given.

Lovely walks along the cliffs etc. 
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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Olivia 1 review from this member

 Campsite in excellent position for amazing views. Generous pitch sizes everywhere, well laid out.

Decent sized shower cubicles with bench.

Owners very helpful.

Deserves more than a one night stop over and more to see than just a sign post.

We would stay again.

P. S. Didn't rate child friendliness as we didn't have children with us. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Dayle1 1 review from this member

 Good site, canít book in advance, have to get there as close to 5pm as possible to get a pitch for the night in the high season.

Good facilities on site available 
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Tony Stanway 4 reviews from this member

 This was the last night if my End to End solo bike tour. Being so close the the end I was expecting a premium price. £8. 50 was one of the cheapest nights I had on the whole trip.

I set up close to the fence, as close to the sea as I could in view of the Post.

John O ' Groats has had a bit of a revival since the North Coast 500, cafes gift shop and a nice make over. Nowhere near as commercial as Lands End but just enough to be welcoming.

Great shower facilities, good welcome and fantastic views.

Highly recommended. 
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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Matt4666 11 reviews from this member

 This campsite is the first and last campsite if you are dojng then JOGEL or LEJOG challenge. Situated in the heart of the village right next to the Pentland Firth, with stunning views over to the Orkney's, and an abundance of wildlife to boot.

The site has two types of pitches hardstanding and grass. I stayed on a grass pitch in a tent, and finding a flat spot was a bit of a challenge here to be honest, but the owner is fairly relaxed where you pitch so it isn't a real issue.

You get a key for the shower block, which is good considering the close proximity to the harbour, the shower block is modern and very clean, and the showers are perfect after a hard days traveling. In between the male and female showers is the washing up area, which again is spotless and has a coin fed washing machine and tumble dryer, ideal this far north.

For those interested in wildlife of the end to end challenge this is a nice site to stay at. 


Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Welshone 4 reviews from this member

 This is a busy little site but very very nice. The owners were extremely helpful with info from good walks to lending me some washline pegs. The pitch was level, grandstanding with grass to one side. Me and the dogs loved it here. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Mikro 25 reviews from this member

 What a position! Great views to the Orkneys across Pentland Firth. Whoever said there's no reason to stay more than 1 night missed a treat by not walking out to Duncansby Head & Stacks. We were lucky enough to see a Puffin. Facilities excellent and clean, lady who greeted us very friendly and helpful, allowed us to check in at 10 a m. Could do with a key each for the facilities though. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Stevepluschris 6 reviews from this member

 Probably one of the most envied camp site locations ever. Right at the top of Scotland in the village of John o' Groats. The site is adequate for the night you will spend there, there is no need to stay longer. You will marvel at the views of the Orkneys if you are lucky! have a wander around the rip off priced gift shops in the village, not eat in any of the equally expensive eateries and have your photo taken at the most famous road sign in the uk! Job done. The site has a vast toilet block with showers you could hold a dance in, a bit old and cold (a bit of heating for the £20 fee would have been nice) but spotlessly clean. Very friendly welcome from the owners, 16amp power, lots of water points. TV reception A1 mobile reception too. Wifi compliments (at a cost) of Highland Public Wifi. And that's it. You can say you been there but you are unlikely to go back. All in all a must visit----once! 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: RobHi 2 reviews from this member

 I stopped here at the end of my LEJOG cycling trip and pitched my small tent. Plenty of space, although a bit exposed when windy, but that is the nature of the area. I pitched my tent behind the excellent shower block and locked my bike to a washing line pole, because like most sites there's no bike parking. The bike seemed perfectly safe though. Site is literally 30 secs walk from the end/start of LEJOG/JOGLE and is the only camping option, but a good one. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Fiona W 198 reviews from this member

 Stopped one night, doing the NC500. Well, you have to stop at John O'Groats & get that photo of the famous sign post pointing to Lands End, before the next group of charity fundraisers arrives to get their 'end of trip' photos. Apart from the jetty & refurbished hotel, there's not here of note, but late Queen Mother's Castle of Mey is nearby & well worth a visit. The site was fine, we expected the owners to be taking advantage of the location but the fee for EHU was about £20, well in line with similar sites and the owners were welcoming. We were allocated our pitch; we hadn't booked, we got the last hookup (mid week at 5:00pm); it was on well-mown grass (no hard stands left) which we prefer anyway. Fabulous views of Orkney from all pitches. Dog walk offsite towards the beach worked well. The showers were in massive cubicles, hot, free, and not the push-button pulse type. One key, so we had to co-ordinate our visits to the showers & toilets. We'd be happy to come back, but we might book next time to be sure we'd get a hookup. 

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