Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site

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  • Dunnet,Thurso,Highland,KW14 8XD
  • 01847 821319

Pitches (what are these?)

  • Total pitches 56
  • Tent 2
  • Max length = 9.2 metres

A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity, at Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site you can admire the stunning views over clean washed sands to lovely Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of the British mainland. Located in Dunnet, Thurso, the caravan park is in an area of vast natural beauty - it's a perfect location to unwind from the bustle of day to day life.

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site is ideal for walking expeditions and offers great nearby dog walking too. If you climb Dunnet Head you will be treated to magnificent views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney and a great part of the north coast to Ben Loyal and Ben Hope. To take in local restaurants as well as some retail therapy, a day trip over to Orkney from John O'Groats or Scrabster won't disappoint, in fact you can island-hop the string of islands by both boat and coach. If you're a keen birdwatcher, you can take a ferry trip around the Stacks of Duncansby to see a wealth of seabird life. Anglers are spoilt for choice with sea fishing by boat from Scrabster, fishing from the beach or freshwater fishing nearby. Sites of historic interest include the majestic Castle Mey and Mary Anne's Cottage, a museum detailing crofting life.

Tent camping

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site welcomes tent campers and has tent pitches available to both members and non-members. Pitches can be booked online or by phone - To do this and to find out further tent camping information, take a look at the Dunnet Bay tent camping page...


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02 Jul 16 - 03 Oct 16 Adult: £6.70 Child (5-17):£1.40 Pitch: £5.60

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  • Assistance for walking disabled only
  • Facilities for wheelchair and walking disabled
  • Dog walk on site or nearby
  • Beach/coast within 5 miles
  • Significant historical or cultural interest nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tent campers welcome
  • Toilet block
  • Within 5 Miles of National Cycle Network
  • Fishing within 5 miles
  • Watersports within 5 miles
  • Public transport available within 1 mile

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Could be better

3 out of 5

We only stayed for one night at Dunnet Bay and I'm glad it wasn't too much longer if I'm being honest. The site is situated near the beach but has a busy A road running behind it, we had a pitch adjacent to the A road and it obviously wasn't particularly quiet. When we booked with the site we were told that we had to arrive before 6pm, I've never had this before on any site but we did arrive by 5.30 and were met by a less than cheery warden in reception, perhaps it had been a hard day. As stated we only stayed overnight and on leaving we discovered that the onsite facilities were being cleaned 15 mins before the stated time, I'm not usually that bothered about things like that but it was just another reason to not be impressed, I'm sure there are lots of happy customers but for me I'll give this one a miss next time.

Lovely location

5 out of 5

Just a one night stay but great location beside a long often deserted beach. Our dog loved it as did we. Would be useful if Club updated important information to include opening times of reception. As a previous reviewer noted, it is only open from 9-11 am and 4-6pm so if like us you are in a campervan with no toilet facilities then you can't access the onsite ones until you have checked in and been given your key. Busy A road beside site but quiet at night.

Friendly & Helpful

5 out of 5

Beautiful location and great site to stay when visiting John O'Groats. Walks along a fabulous long isolated beach and watching the most beautiful sunsets are most definitely worth visiting for, nature at its best. Thank you also to the very warm welcome and delightful staff, really appreciated their help in setting up. 

Things to do nearby


  • WalkingWalk for miles along the beautiful beach. Climb Dunnet Head - or drive to the summit, for magnificent views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney and a great part ofthe north coast as far as Ben Loyal and Ben Hope. Visit the Highland Council Seadrift Centre (above the site office), where the Ranger organises guided walks in Caithness and Sutherland.

  • CyclingThe nearest National Cycle Network route to this site is route number 1, Inverness to Shetland, OS ref ND205680.

  • Nearby Sustrans cycle routes

Local amenities

  • Town (Thurso)

  • Supermarket (The nearest shops are in Castletown village, three miles towards Thurso. There are supermarkets in Thurso and Wick.)

  • Places of worship (A list of all local denominations is available in the Information Room.)

Attractions and events

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  • Attraction
  • Member offer
  • Dunnet Bay Visitor Centre


    Distance: 0 miles
    Member offer

    Centre containing information on the mammals, birds and plants of the area. Exhibits include stuffed mammals, skulls, local history information and more.

  • Brough Knitwear

    Dunnet, Highland

    Distance: 2 miles
    Member offer

    No description available.

  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey


    Distance: 4.5 miles
    Member offer

    No description available

  • Lyth Arts Centre


    Distance: 6.3 miles
    Member offer

    Annual programme of contemporary arts, events and exhibitions.

  • Thurso Heritage Centre

    Thurso, Highland

    Distance: 6.4 miles
    Member offer

    Pictish stones, fossils and more, relating to the early history of the area, plus domestic memorabilia.

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  • Earliest arrival time: 12:00
  • Postcode: KW14 8XD
  • GPS co-ordinates: Lat: 58.61518 Lon: -3.34561
  • OS ref: 12 : ND219705
  • Sites directory map number: F20
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    From East (John O'Groats) on A836: the site is on the right about 0.5 mile past Dunnet village. From West (Thurso) on A836: the site is on the left about 2.5 miles past Castletown village.

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