Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site

Dunnet, Thurso, Highlands, KW14 8XD, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity, at Dunnet Bay 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 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.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:
Walk 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.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest shops are in Castletown village, three miles towards Thurso. There are supermarkets in Thurso, 3 miles away.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: The Highlanders' Museum - 5% gift shop discount
Offer image for: Inverness Kart Raceway - 10% discount
Offer image for: Peterhead Prison Museum - 10% discount
Offer image for: Grampian Transport Museum - Two for the price of one
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Directions

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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
KW14 8XD
GPS:
Lat 58.61518 / Lon -3.34561
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
ND219705
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F20

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: John O'Groats and Thurso
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
Super site, straight onto beautiful beach, close to Thurso and John O'Groats. Excellent facilities, clean and well maintained. Bookings and site well organised. Only negative was they ran out of Ice-cream. Well it was the end of the season.

stevesailing

Reviewed on 10/10/2021 17:58

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Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We were lucky enough to stay here for 3 nights on warm sunny days. On arrival the best seafront pitches were taken but still managed to get a good pitch, the best pitches became available the next day so asked to move and it was no problem at all. The site is perfect for access to the amazing beach, where you can walk for miles and a great location for visiting attractions. We really enjoyed our stay here. The only downside is the close proximity to the main road where road noise would be a nuisance for the pitches at the back of the site.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 03/10/2021 08:40

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Great site on the beach

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
Great site right on the huge, sandy beach, with some rock pools when the tide was out. Clean, good facilities with a small shop. Some pitches are close to the road (these did not appear particularly flat), which can be noisy during the day but were quiet at night. Only a few pitches have sea views due to the high sand dunes. Within walking distance to the North Sands pub (fab food) and the Rock Rose Distillery. A road walk to Dunnet Head, which was particularly busy with cars and motorhomes passing by, who had chosen to drive and not walk (not our favourite walk as we had to keep getting off the road to let cars etc by), but amazing views once we got to the top. If we were in the area again, we would definitely return to this site.

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Reviewed on 20/09/2021 09:44

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A lovely site by the beach

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We stayed here for 2 nights before going to Orkney on the ferry, then one night on our return before heading off home. The site is clean, tidy etc just like al club sites.. I agree that the pitches roadside can hear traffic but only up to about 9.00 pm when it quietens down. WE had 2 nights in middle of the site and one night roadside. We didn't really notice it at all with a a radio playing. We found it a great site to stop over, visit the Castle of Mey, Forsinard Flows (down a narrow road) and to Dunnet Head (another narrow road with passing places).

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 08:35

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Very clean but not ‘tranquil’

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We were staying here as a stop off on the way to elsewhere, so just for the one night. A sizeable minority of the pitches are by the main road, and unfortunately for us that’s what we ended up with. But it’s a nice site, private entrance to a beach, spotlessly clean etc. Would stay again if in the area, but if a member wants a good spot they’re recommended to get there early (1pm), which of course isn’t always possible.

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Reviewed on 07/09/2021 17:14

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Telephone:
01847 821319

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.