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
Plan a route to this site
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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Not the ‘solitary tranquility’ described

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
Stayed here in late July, having previously stayed here a few years ago. Solitary tranquility this is not. There is a constant flow of outfits arriving and departing and the site is right next to a busy road, which is part of the NC500 route. The site was full every night we were there and the facilities just aren’t big enough to cope with the volume of guests, most of whom are just passing through and not staying for anything more than one night. It’s a shame as the wardens are lovely and the beach is really nice.

HeidiVan

Reviewed on 03/08/2021 22:25

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Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
As I am using my camper van for the tour of Scotland, I booked this site for a couple of nights. I was a little unlucky with the weather, sea mist blowing in and a little damp when it did, the beach is just a few metres from the site, nice sandy beach. Great for surfing and walking, two dog poo bins as you go down the very short walk to the beach so no leaving it on the beach !. Very helpful wardens, clean facilities and as it should be. I have read a review about the beach being dirty, it's not, just normal washed up seaweed the odd dead bird, as can be expected at any beach. The remark for dogs peeing is only on the part where tents are aloud to pitch, (would you if you were using a tent like the grass area being used for a dog peeing area !) so basically keep dogs off that area.

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Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
On paper this should be a gem of a site and it does have a lot going got it mainly easy access to the beach but the beach can be quite dirty at times with quite a few decomposing birds and a brown sort of sea grass . The road is very busy and noisy used at times like a race track , The site is clearly used as a stop over so lots of coming snd going The main gripe was the wardens who were not at all friendly. Got the impression they couldn’t be bothered and as dog owners ( and a lot of us staying there were) what we really found offensive was the signs littered round the site stating ‘ no dog peeing on grass’ We presume the wardens wanted dogs to use the toilets or more likely not bring dogs on the site We can only hope signs like these are not endorsed by the club as we have never seen them before

millymops

Caravanner from Norfolk

Reviewed on 17/07/2021 18:30

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Great site, great check in

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
Smashing site with a great check in system. Arrivals at 1 pm with a clearly marked sign, Warden invites vans in the order they have come into the carpark and a quick covid secure check in Helpfully advise as to pitches, local things to see and do.all grass pitches with electric Very busy but next to a super beach surf lessons and horse riding and a gin distillery for us old types

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Motorhomer from Shropshire

Reviewed on 11/07/2021 13:50

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Lovely location but ?

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
This was our last second last stop off following a beautiful holiday around the Hebrides and the north coast of Scotland. On arrival, which is accessed by the beaches public car park, we moved in towards the gates to check in as there appeared to be no other vans waiting. When we approached the barrier we noticed that you had to stay behind the yellow road line until 1pm so we pulled to the side to access the water fill for our motorhome. At this point we noticed a annoyed caravan owner pulling out in the car park and blocking the road, it became obvious to us that he was waiting in the public car park to check in. This was not a problem as we were in the water filling area and not blocking access. At this the warden approached us asking whether we were leaving or arriving, to which it was perfectly obviously to the direction we were facing. He asked where we were in the queue and I stated I had been unaware that there had been a queue but pointed to the caravan owner who had blocked the car park and informed him that he must have been first. We got a dressing down stating we should not have entered through the gates, although there was no sign stating this. I pointed out that our intention was not to skip the queue but to fill our tank to prevent one as other vans were now entering the car park. Not a good start to our visit, the warden was very snappy and I feel instructions as to procedure of check in should be on the entrance gate and not within the park gates as at this point it is too late. I am aware that it must be stressful when the site is very busy but we were being cooperative and admitted our misunderstanding and allowed the caravan owner in first. Very petty I think especially when we are all guaranteed a pitch 🙁 Other than that, a nice site despite the road noice which could be intrusive .Beach was lovely but unfortunately there was a horrid brown scum on the beach when we were there at parts so this did spoil it somewhat. Facilities clean and social distancing measures in place as at all caravan club sites. Nice site but clearer check in instructions should be on the entrance gate in the car park as it could cause confusion.

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Reviewed on 11/07/2021 09:46

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01847 821319

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This campsite is now open. Based on the lastest Government guidance, we are please to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.