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Skeld Caravan Site
Harbour View
Shetlands   (Browse area)
Tel: 01595 860287
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Pitches: 19 motorhome and caravan pitches and 15 tent pitc
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 14 Reviews
                9/10 from 14 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <10 miles   Bar <10 miles   Restaurant <10 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  14 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lovervan 4 reviews from this member

 Fourth visit staying longer every time

A peaceful site

Lovely facilities clean and well run

So much to do in the area

Will be back next year

Went to a few functions at the hall and the local are so welcoming

The walking is so good with both long and short walks 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dot P 598 reviews from this member

 Easy to find site - there is now a Tourist Board sign from the main road. A few miles along to Skeld with plenty of passing places on route.

On arrival we were surprised to find the site nearly full. Only 4 unoccupied spaces and two of those were reserved. It certaily is a popular sie so if you plan to visit might be worth booking on busy weekends.

Pitches were smallish, a wooden picnic table with benches between each pitch was a nice touch. The pitches were all hardstanding gravel, not sure enough room to put up an awning on those nearest the facilities. All had ehu and drinking water taps every so often. The grey water disposal at the entrance.

There is a chem disposal for which you need the key from the facilities building. You are given a key to the facilities building as its locked overnight but left open during the day. There were two showers and loos, immaculate. Also a table and chairs, microwave and kettle.

We arrived on a Sunday and were told that "Sunday tea" was on in the community centre. Just a short walk up the hill, fabulous event - a full tea of rolls, cakes drinks etc for £5. The place was full to the rafters, a brilliant community event where plants were also on sale.

The volunteers who run the site are brilliant, people are up and down all day making sure everything is sorted and people are booked in.

We paid £18 including electric for a night. Would use again. 
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Whiskywhiskymac 11 reviews from this member

 I arrived here planning to camp for a night or two and ended up staying for nine! This little campsite is just perfect, you really won’t want to leave.

The tent area is flat and there are electric hook ups if you need them. The facilities are spotless with warm showers, a washing machine and a lovely kitchen. And the volunteer wardens, Josephine, Jim and Nadja are great ambassadors for the Shetlands with all sorts of advice and knowledge. There is also reliable WiFi.

It is perfectly placed to explore the area around Lerwick, the North and South Mainland and also further afield. You will fall asleep listening to Snipe and Eiders.

If you are camping or caravanning on Shetland you simply have to come here. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hek132 6 reviews from this member

 It took us a bit of time to locate this site but it was fantastic once we got there, We where welcomed and shown round with everything explained, so very friendly.

The pitch site is completely flat situated beside the edge of the water but with a nice white fence around the camping area. The 'wee house' building that's spotless, has excellent showers at £1 for 11minutes. No other charges --washing machine, dryer, poolie and an outside washing line with pegs available. Fridge, table and chairs, pots pans & microwave all in great condition & an outside seating decked area and very very clean.

There is a book swap area and loads of games & magazines and ideal local information leaflets on things to do when your out and about Try the local community hall for Afternoon tea. The local fisherman also caught an sold us beautiful fish and scallops at a great price. Everyone made us so welcome and where very friendly

This is an amazing campsite with hook ups also available and well worth a visit, can't recommend enough 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sawyervicki 1 review from this member

 Wonderful site, wonderful people. Superb community. Incredibly friendly. We stayed here then moved on, but returned due to storms as this I the most sheltered site we found in Shetland.

Facilities excellent. Warm room to sit in when the tent became to cold in the evening. Fridge, kettle, toaster, washing up facilities, laundry (wash and dry), 2 showers. Well equipped kitchen.

Thanks to Josephine and Nadia for making us feel so welcome. If there are any event in the community hall I would recommend attending. 

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Pads 13 reviews from this member

 This is a fabulous site in a fabulous location. Only about 20 miles from Lerwick it was our first stopping off Point when we arrived. What a nice site. Very welcoming.

The facilities are immaculate and cannot be faulted. Where you park your unit is amazing. Cannot fault tisi site which is run by a volunteer. Don't forget to order your fresh fish for delivery around 10pm.

Very good value 

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Lully 4 reviews from this member

 This site was very clean and tidy with hard standings for all vehicles, electric hook ups and water.

The toilet block was immaculate with toilets and showers, table and chairs and even tea coffee and hot chocolate to drink, washing machine and dryer.

We had a lovely view over the bay looking at the little boats. I did ask the lady for a crab for tea twice, but was disappointed. An otter was spotted from the hide on site a few days before so everyone met up there in the evening in anticipation but we did not spot him.

This is a lovely site but the shower ran out half way through my husband shampooing his hair, so the 11minutes we were told the shower lasted was a lot shorter for the £1 we paid. 

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dargy 34 reviews from this member

 Wow! We pulled our caravan up from the south of England and had pre booked this site having read previous reviews here and were not disappointed. The Northlink ferry docked at 7. 30am in Lerwick and remarkably you can stay on board to have breakfast once you've moved your rig off and parked up on the quay - brilliant.

So we arrived on site about 10am and coincidentally bumped into Jim who helps run this small site (20 pitches plus tents) with his wife Josephine who both make you feel so welcome. Although we had booked it was all but empty and we were able to take a great pitch up by the hide overlooking the bay and the marina. All caravan and mobile home pitches are hardstanding each with electric hook ups and plenty of fresh water taps. A pretty new building houses a couple of showers and toilets with washing facilities and laundry plus local information and is kept in very good order.

This is a local community site and it made a perfect base for us to then tour throughout the Shetlands with easy days out to every point. However, we did stop for the night at the Baltasound Hotel on the most northerly island of Unst having walked the route around Hermaness with sheer cliffs and crazy puffins and mercifully blue skies. The hotel is the only one on this island but the food is delicious which helped soften the blow we settled up the following morning.

Skeld Caravan Site is a peaceful retreat after a busy day site seeing and is absolutely charming. Talk with the fishermen when they come in with their catch and buy a few scallops or the daily catch at wholesale prices. Jim and Josie pop around during the day to make sure all is well and you can wander up to the hide to try and spot a seal or otter.

We were smitten with the Shetlands and with Skeld. Go there. 

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jimwillsher 4 reviews from this member

 What a little gem! This was our first visit to this campsite, staying for three nights in a tent, and it was the last stop on our two week holiday.

The site is beside Skeld marina, in a small field on the shore. The field is level, and during our visit was very dry. The site is served by a new amenity block, housing two showers and three toilets. Showers are £1 for eleven minutes and are very clean.

All the toilet cubicles also have a sink, served with hot and cold water (free). The amenity block also contains a kettle, microwave, fridge, washing up sink (free hot water), various items of cutlery and crockery, and also a washing machine (£2) and dryer (£2). Finally, there's a visitor book, various reading books, and leaflets on local attractions.

The site is community owned and managed, but is run primarily by one couple in the village. They take immense pride from the site and keep it spotless and 'homely', right down to the fresh flowers every week in the amenity block. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are very welcoming.

Camper vans were parked alongside the fence bordering the marina, which looked ideal for them.

There's also a bird hide overlooking the bay, which was very well maintained and great for relaxation.

The site and marina are at the head of the bay which is down in a dip, so there's reasonable shelter from the Shetland winds. However this also means zero mobile phone coverage. The site is on the 'West Side' (of Shetland) which typically enjoys better weather than Lerwick.

No recycling facilities on-site, but these can be found at the community hall just up the hill. There are also various houses/farms selling fresh duck and hen eggs. The Shetland Cheese factory also sells the essentials, ad the very helpful owner will pick up other items for you if you give him 24 hours notice.

Local attractions we'd recommend include: Shetland Cheese (5 minute walk - shop and factory tours), Da Gairdens (15 minute drive - excellent example of what CAN grow on Shetland if you plan properly), and various local walks. We'd also recommend Michaelswood in Aith. 

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: ForgetfulCat 9 reviews from this member

 Lovely quiet site by marina. Very helpful warden who is particularly good at recommending local places of interest. Good facilities, in a comfortable building though this is not a luxury site.

Good walks from site. There is a hide at the end of the site which people have seen otters from. Camper van/caravan pitches are hardstandings with hook ups around what seems to be an old small harbour. Tents have a small field.

A community run site, like many in Shetland. A good base for this area of Shetland, we stayed overnight, but could easily have spent longer if time had permitted. 

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