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 site on the beach

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
Great site right on the huge, sandy beach, with some rock pools when the tide was out. Clean, good facilities with a small shop. Some pitches are close to the road (these did not appear particularly flat), which can be noisy during the day but were quiet at night. Only a few pitches have sea views due to the high sand dunes. Within walking distance to the North Sands pub (fab food) and the Rock Rose Distillery. A road walk to Dunnet Head, which was particularly busy with cars and motorhomes passing by, who had chosen to drive and not walk (not our favourite walk as we had to keep getting off the road to let cars etc by), but amazing views once we got to the top. If we were in the area again, we would definitely return to this site.

Tuffs

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 20/09/2021 09:44

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A lovely site by the beach

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We stayed here for 2 nights before going to Orkney on the ferry, then one night on our return before heading off home. The site is clean, tidy etc just like al club sites.. I agree that the pitches roadside can hear traffic but only up to about 9.00 pm when it quietens down. WE had 2 nights in middle of the site and one night roadside. We didn't really notice it at all with a a radio playing. We found it a great site to stop over, visit the Castle of Mey, Forsinard Flows (down a narrow road) and to Dunnet Head (another narrow road with passing places).

vanmillie

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 08:35

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Very clean but not ‘tranquil’

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We were staying here as a stop off on the way to elsewhere, so just for the one night. A sizeable minority of the pitches are by the main road, and unfortunately for us that’s what we ended up with. But it’s a nice site, private entrance to a beach, spotlessly clean etc. Would stay again if in the area, but if a member wants a good spot they’re recommended to get there early (1pm), which of course isn’t always possible.

BigGeeee

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Reviewed on 07/09/2021 17:14

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Lovely site on the NC500

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
This is my favourite club site! Arrived late afternoon on a busy BH weekend and still had plenty of pitches to choose from. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Pitches are nicely spread out with plenty of space between units allowing fantastic views of the beach and the sea. There is a huge unspoilt beach on one side of the site and a large forest on the other side, heaven for dog-owners and walkers who love the outdoors. The signs urging dogs not to pee on the grass are rather hilarious, a joke surely?!

ZeroG

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Reviewed on 29/08/2021 18:10

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Fab site next to a lovely beach

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site
We stayed here. Just for the one night but will be back for more. Location is 10/10, right on the beautiful beach, which is great for families, dog walkers etc. Wardens also fabulous. Don’t be mistaken it is right on the nc500 but still top marks for the site

Snowy and tigger

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Reviewed on 07/08/2021 22:14

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Telephone:
01847 821319

Site information

Please Note: Due to essential improvement works there will be some noise disruption on site from the 4 - 7 October.

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

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.