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Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV54 8ND
Tel: 01520 744268
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Open: 01/03/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 96 Reviews
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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   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: May 2024 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Norfol 41 reviews from this member

 This is a really nice site and short walk from Applecross and there was a pub, cafe and visiting fish and chip van in the bay when we visited.

You have to want to stay here as the drive in and out is slow but spectacular.

There are various pitches and different fields, we had a hard standing EHU pitch located close to a new facility block which had six individual toilet and shower rooms.

This was great apart from when you just wanted the toilet or to brush your teeth there was a bit of a wait. Would be handy to have some separate toilets really. It seems to be the fashion to just have full on wet rooms with a shower, sink and toilet.

As you may expect being remote it has very poor phone coverage and no WiFi where we were. 

Date of Visit: May 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Romastone 45 reviews from this member

 This is a nice site, a short walk from the Main Street in Applecross.

Thereís a mixture of pitches, we had a non awning and non EHU pitch located close to a new looking facility block which had six individual toilet and shower rooms.

Very clean and tidy.

The MH service point was very good, there were two located side by side.

Poor phone reception in the village isnít helped. By poor Wi-Fi on the site. 
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Date of Visit: April 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Alsandmo 5 reviews from this member

 Lovely campsite, with lots of walks around the local area. Campsite staff were friendly and helpful.

Good value for money, especially as the only campsite on the peninsula.

Lots, and lots of sheep which does make it difficult if you have dogs.

Shop just under 2 miles away, I donít think there was anything the lady didnít stock.

There is a pub and a restaurant but we didnít visit. 

Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Luppy2 1 review from this member

 Very clean camp site with impressive new toilet and showers.

The owner ďCliveĒ is unassuming and an extremely friendly person.

Quiet location with very helpful staff. Would definitely return. 
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Date of Visit: June 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Claire 3 reviews from this member

 Great site halfway on the applecross pass.

Good facilities and WiFi! Lovely views.

We arrived too late to sample the snack bar but all else was great.

Clean well kept site 
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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Stroud 1 review from this member

 Stunning location, new showers lovely, efficiently run, no noise in the evenings.

Only downside is that we visited in showery weather and the site road as well as the hard standing with electrics were really mucky.

Lots of large, puddle -filled pot holes on the road. We had a dog and bikes with us and had a lot of muddy paws, shoes and bikes to contend with, which is quite hard work in a small camper van (or a tent I imagine).

I don't think it would be a massive job to upgrade the surfaces but would make the difference between us visiting again or avoiding it unless the weather is really good. (Still a bumpy ride over the pot holes though. ) It may be worth noting that it seemed a very transitory site when we visited.

The vast majority of folk arrived in the early evening and left early the next day so there wasn't much chance to chat to people, which is unusual for a campsite.

The area warrants more than a whistle stop tour. Lovely short easy bike rides, Heritage centre, photographic gallery, walled garden, wildlife etc.

I think a lot of people seem to just want to do the drive around the coast and over the pass, which is fabulous. It seems a shame to be in such a hurry! 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 132 reviews from this member

 This site is a fantastic money making enterprise benefitting from being on the NC500 route. Our feelings were that it is set up very much to extract the overnight fees from its guests without giving them much back in return.

The old toilet block behind the reception only has a couple of loos and showers. The new wash block sited in the tent area is not very well thought out at all. There are six shower/toilet/sink rooms resulting in long queues as those needing the loo waited for those having a shower. Unbelievably poor planning, made worse by the fact that the wash block was closed for cleaning soon after 09:30 most mornings.

The washing up facilities and rubbish area are also back at reception, 200m from the tent area. To top it all, the campervan service area is sited in the tent field so we were woken most mornings by early risers in campers replenishing water supplies. It seems this can only be done with engines running and also requires much slamming of doors!

Finally, the tent area also doubles as the dog exercise area. Not what you need, even if owners do pick up,

There are good points. Booking up and check in was easy, advance payment required, they can't get your money off you quick enough! The tent field is level, well drained and sheltered. Wild stags roam the fields surrounding the site and are surprisingly tame.

Apart from the early risers the site is quiet overnight. The wash blocks are generally very clean. There is a take away on site (The Codfather) which was open for breakfast, lunch and supper. The chips were excellent.

Applecross village is a short walk down a well lit foot path. Here there is a pub and other takeaways and not a lot else except beautiful views.

Most only stay one night but the scenery nearby is fantastic and it will take you many days to really do this place justice. 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Mr Jif 7 reviews from this member

 A lot of work has been done on the site since I last visited 6 years ago, there is a new toilet and shower block and more hard standing and power provision.

The Flower Tunnel has closed (very big loss) and Applecross is these days much busier with tourists than it used to be.

The Junction Cafe in the village was closed whilst I was there so there was nowhere indoors in wet weather.

Great location, peaceful and secluded.

I've always loved Applecross campsite. 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: WillRP 9 reviews from this member

 Could be such a good campsite, but let down by the facilities. The block down the end of the site is all wet rooms, which means having to queue for ages for the loo. Had some irritatingly loud neighbours as well.

Plenty of people doing the NC500 give the site a bit of a tranistory atmostphere, and the pub and shop in the village are excellent.

Please pay attention to the sign saying not to bring a motorhome over the Bealach na Ba. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Karenturner 9 reviews from this member

 It was lovely to be back here. I was concerned about the reviews mentioning how busy the site was. I was pleasantly surprised that in spite of the NC500 there was still space to spread out. I didn't find too much traffic Noise.

The toilet block in first field is in need of upgrading, as many people say, but the second field facilities are excellent.

Staff, lovely and helpful. Plenty of deer around.

If you are planning to go here, be aware that most people seemed to stop for one night whilst doing NC500.

Applecross Inn excellent and some other outdoor eating options are available but take something just in case. Try the bacon rolls from the stall opposite the inn. ! 
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