Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site (REF : DUB)

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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Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

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Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)
Standard (electric & grass)

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Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

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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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NC500 Stopover

We were doing the 500 route around the Highlands of Scotland and originally decided to stay at this site for one night - we ended up staying for 3 as it is a superb site. It has a sea view with only a couple of minutes walk to the beach, and what a beach! Miles of golden sand. The wardens were so friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. They went out of their way to be of assistance with everything. The facilities were spotless and the whole site was fabulous and I would recommend it to anyone. We stayed at about 8 sites in our motorhome while touring the Highlands and this was definitely the best site of them all.

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Fantastic stay

Stayed at this site late September/early October 2018. What an amazing place this is, the site looks out directly over Dunnet Bay and the moody ever changing sea. It was quite windy whilst we were there but that just added to the magic of the place. We visited the nearby Rock Rose gin distillery, wow what a success story. The tour was incredibly informative and the tastings great! Well worth a visit. Like many others we must mention the wardens Mel and Bev, they couldn’t do enough for us, Bev even made a point of coming to say goodbye on our last day. Thank you both!
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NC500 here we come!

You certainly can't miss this site......superb location with a view from every pitch although the roadside ones can be a bit noisy. Wardens extremely helpful and friendly. Beach is amazing but if you have a dog please be aware of the jellyfish as advised by the wardens on arrival. If you want a fabulous meal just go to the Northern Sands hotel about 10 minutes up the road. Amazing quality at an amazing price. Castle of Mey is also well worth a visit, the guided tour is the only way to look round but the guide is very knowledgeable and it makes the visit quite personal. Enjoy the experience!
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Beautiful location

We arrived here and instantly loved it. The wardens are the most friendly and helpful we have come across. It is a small site in comparison to some we have visited and neighbours can change daily. We were booked for 3 nights but decided to stay for 6 and wished it could have been longer. Apart from walking the beautiful enormous beach every day and marvelling at the sunsets Every night we visited Dunnet forest and the dramatic Dunnet Head. Fabulous on a blue sky day. We loved Shell beach on the way to Duncansby head at John O Groats. While you are there try to book in a visit to the Rock Rose gin distillery. It is fabulous well recommended and walkable from the site. There are supermarkets in Thurso and Wick. Most pitches have a view to some part of the beach and some can be uneven. Brilliant for kids and dogs. Shame it’s such a long way from home. Would love to return one day. Happy memories!❤️
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Great site beautiful beach

Spent a week here in July loved it Wardens were very friendly and helpful Site clean and tidy being the only wardens on site they were always working hard... The beach is 2 minutes away from the site all sand and dog friendly highly recommend Dunnet Bay for all

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01847 821319

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Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.