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.

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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
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OS field ref:
ND219705
OS map ref:
12
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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COVID gone mad

This was the final camp site for our Lands End to John O'Groats cycle ride - 18 days and 18 campsites across the length of the country. So we have seen a complete cross section of COVID ready preparations - from non-existent to extreme. An Dunnet Bay was the most extreme of the extreme To only allow one person at a time in the toilet / shower blocks when the site is full is just crazy. I gave up with site facilities and used the public car-park toilets which fortunately were just around the corner. Luckily we only stayed one night.

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September Adventure 2020

Very enjoyable visit to Dunnet Bay. Booking in was very easy by telephone and everything was carefully explained by the pleasant lady warden. Beach is very beautiful and well worth a long walk. Cycling on back quiet roads really good and all vehicles passing were giving plenty room. The Dunnet Forest Walk is well worth a visit to see the log cabin and sculptures. Only downside was members allowing their dogs to use the tent area as a toilet - very inconsiderate and unpleasant for those who had to pitch their tents there.
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Fantastic

What a great site our first stay here and will not be our last Wardens are great we were going to arrive a little bit late but a very nice call from the warden just to make sure we were ok and going to arrive and to let us know not worry about being late which I thought was a really nice touch We arrived and the welcome was second to none nothing was to much trouble easy to check in and all explained in a very polite and Professional manner We settled in and was not disappointed in the morning the views were fantastic and the site was spotless we asked the warden if we could extend our stay and with a flick of her fingers it was done so helpful I would recommend this site to anyone great for family’s and couples alike can not praise the wardens for there hard work to give everyone a great holiday nothing to much trouble for them they take it all in there stride A big thank you to you both
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Good to be back

As we have done many times before, had stopover on the way to Orkney and again week later on return. Site staff very welcoming and easy check in process. Given the covid issues we happily used own facilities so cannot comment on toilets/showers, although appeared to be good system for access. Happy to adhere to new rules etc for pleasure of getting back to sites.
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A great holiday in new times

My wife and I, plus our convalescing dog had another great holiday at this wonderful site. Firstly a big thank you to the wardens who religiously did their best, working hard to a strict risk assessment which allowed us all to enjoy the site and facilities. Yes, there were the odd queues for the toilet block. Have we really become so intolerant to complain about a distancing queue, in these extreme times. We are a country with a queueing culture. Without this discipline the site would not have opened. It was kept very clean and tidy with procedures at each service point and a very well delivered reception and payment arrangement. The access to the beach was not a problem, all you had to do was walk out of the site entrance!! The site procedures allowed control over visitors wanting to use the toilets and we found it a very easy and efficient process. This area of Scotland has lots to see and do. The local hotel has a very COVID safe process for meals and they were excellent. Thank you for your hard work wardens and well done Caravan and Motorhome Club.

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Telephone:
01847 821319

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.