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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Great place to relax!

First time to this site, but won't be the last! Like many other like minded people, needed a break from the dreary news and lockdowns. This certainly made us forget the outside world for 1 week! Having 2 dogs, the beach and adjacent forest walks in the Dunnet Community Woodland were absolutely first class, we all benefited from fresh air and exercise. The weather also played it's part, some cold days but dry. It is well placed for Thurso John' O Groats and Wick as well as Duncansby Head. Facilities due the COVID were restricted but this did not impact our stay at all.
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Views and beach stunning

Booked here for 3 nights but only stayed for 1 as the weather wasn’t great (as you might expect for this part of the world) ! Quite exposed when very windy so be prepared for that. Beautiful beach where you can walk for miles but little else nearby so again bear that in mind. Really glad we visited. The only down side here is the toilet/ shower facilities which are mentioned in other reviews. 2 toilets only despite it being quite a large site. Not really up to the same standard as other sites we have visited. That said, great for those who are able and happy to use on board facilities. Great hotel called the Northern Sands just up the road. Lovely food and well organised re Covid safety.
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Wonderful location

Absolutely loved this site, the beach is stunning, dog friendly and easily accessed directly from the site. The Site Wardens were friendly and helpful, providing information on our pitch, the facilities and the location. They clearly explained to read the information provided on the COVID restrictions and it can be fully understood why the facilities are restricted to one family group at a time, its just a case of avoiding peak times and being patient, though we didn't need to wait at all. We cannot wait to go back to this site and spend more time there and would highly recommend for anyone who wants a stunning beach and beautiful scenery.
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Great Location

The main reason for staying here is the location on an extensive wild beach about as far north as you can get on the UK mainland. The site has adopted a range of Covid 19 measures including check-in by telephone and restricted toilet/shower access - probably easier to use your own facilities. The site borders a road so there is some road noise, but unlikely to bother most folks, The site is quite undulating so finding a level pitch isn’t easy without chocks. Quite an exposed site, so be prepared for all that mother nature can throw at you. Busy site given position on N500 route which is particularly busy this year. Friendly, helpful staff.
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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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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.