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

Prices

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)

Yes

Yes

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

Nearby

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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Dunnet with a beach to die for

This is our second visit to Dunnet Bay the last being in May 2018. Arrived and were met by the temp site wardens as the resident wardens were taking a well earned break, and throughout the 14 day stay I can understand why they would need a break. On their return a few days after we arrived Mel & Bev the resident wardens returned. Over the 14days the site was very busy with the site being full every day. The majority of visitors to the site arrive during the allotted time period but there are a few who arrive whenever they like. Come on Caravan Club having two wardens on this site is not enough. It is for this reason at the end of the day that the gates are closed and a "site full" notice is erected after all the people who run this site for our benefit and enjoyment are entitled to their off duty period. Both did a great job to keep the site clean and tidy and I take my hat off to both of them for the time and effort they put into the job of being wardens I don't think I could do it and keep my cool at the same time. Members who visit the sight must take advantage of a short boat trip from John O Groats to The Orkney isles the sites and views are amazing. We both look forward to another visit in the future
Caravanner from North Yorkshire

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Excellent site

The friendly and helpful wardens added to the pleasure of staying on this excellent site. The wonderful beach is a stones throw away. Shower room was modern and very clean. Arrival area is well signposted and there is plenty of room on each pitch. Would definitely recommend this site.

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Dunnet Bay Beautiful

Stayed here May 2018 after a gap of 14yrs, great wardens, great weather and the site has improved in many ways. Dunnet Forest is a wonderful place to walk especially if you have a dog and its only across the road from the site. The only gripe was halfway through our stay a caravan parked not to the rule, which meant that the caravan doors were facing each other. Which meant that we lost a bit of privacy.

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This is a fantastic site with great views of the bay and easy access to the site. It is a great area to visit and whilst we only had a short break we managed to take the ferry from John O Groats to Orkney on the organised trip. Whilst expensive this was very worth it and the driver (Stewart) was so knowlegable. I would also strongly recommend a visit to Dunnet Head for the amazing views. Whilst the wardens were on holiday the relief wardens were excellent. We will certainly make a return visit

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Excellent site, friendly wardens. One of our favourite Club sites so far

We stayed at Dunnet Bay for 8 nights over the Easter holidays. The site was very well maintained by the lovely, friendly wardens. Nothing was too much trouble for them including helping us find an emergency dog groomer when our dog got too close to a dead seal on the beach!! The wardens were always friendly even when they were having to deal with malicious damage in the laundry room. The children and dogs had a fabulous time on the beach which is right behind the site. The site is grass pitch only and due to its location it can be prone to strong winds but it is the most idyllic site we’ve stayed on in all the years we have been caravanning. It is ideal for touring the north of Scotland, the Castle of Mey and the Orkneys. It was an ideal place to spend my big birthday, unwind and relax. We hope to return before to long. Thanks Mel & Bev.
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Telephone:
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.