Dunnet Bay Club Campsite

Dunnet, Thurso, Highlands, KW14 8XD, Scotland

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity, at Dunnet Bay Club Campsite 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 Campsite 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

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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest shops are in Castletown village, three miles towards Thurso. There are supermarkets in Thurso, 3 miles away.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: The Highlanders' Museum - 5% gift shop discount
Offer image for: Peterhead Prison Museum - 10% discount
Offer image for: Grampian Transport Museum - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Stag Restaurant at Kinlochewe Hotel - 5% discount
View all savings

Map

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

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Lovely location

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Lovely site with a brilliant location right next to the beach. Friendly and helpful wardens. Easy access to site and pitch. Well looked after facilities, not overly busy and plenty of hot water. Busy site with lots of turnover as on NC500 route but still extremely quiet and peaceful. Lovely walks along the beach and lots of sightseeing. Other beaches and harbours to discover if driving a little further afield...We visited Sandside Bay at Raey, there's a beach, small harbour, toilet facilities. Grandkids loved exploring the rock pools at Portskerra harbour at Melvich. Weather was certainly varied during our stay with each day different, changing between sunny, windy, drizzle to thunder storm but then it is the highlands after all :-) We stayed 8 nights and loved every minute of it.

5 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 3 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Short stay during tour of Scotland

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Great location, easy access to a fantastic long and sandy beach. Wardens were very helpful and worked hard to keep the facilities sand free which is no easy task when this close to the beach and high winds. There are only 3 showers which lead to queueing a couple of times. This site is on the NC500 and is busy in a morning with people getting off on the next leg of their exploring. If using an awning you will need storm straps due to the wind which is constant. Lots to explore in the area such as John O Groats, Dunnet Head and Thurso.

pawsRus

Reviewed on 09/08/2022 17:19

6 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

Nice peaceful relaxing site

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Lovely little site, perfect for a night or 2 stop over when touring the NC500. Beautiful beach and woodland to explore nearby and all the facilities you need onsite. staff are friendly and very helpful, we were given a choice of pitches when we arrived. Would stay again if visiting the highlands.

K8TEBS

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 08/08/2022 13:47

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 3 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 3 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

A breezy but comfortable stay

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Stayed here for one night as part of the NC500. Staff were lovely and checked in on us as we were later than we said we would be arriving. Very caring. The campsite is in a perfect location, right on the beach. It is very windy here which staff say is normal. We thought it would bother us, but as long as you pitch up facing away from the wind, there's plenty of shelter. Decent selection of pitches, all on grass I think. Facilities are nice and clean with good water pressure - something important when you have thick hair! Big fan of the private wash basin cubicles - something I've noticed at most club sites. Unfortunately we could not take our dogs on the beach off the lead due to high numbers of Avian flu and thus dead birds, however this could not be avoided and is not the sites fault.

Ailsamac

Reviewed on 24/07/2022 21:29

3 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Superb location

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
We stayed a couple of nights here and what a fantastic place. Friendly staff, good clean facilities, great beach & woodland near by for dog and human walks. The beach very popular with watersport enthusiasts. Sadly the washing machine & dryer were not working when here and the site Wi-Fi is only available near the information room. From here we visited John o Groats, the Castle of Mey and the Dunnet head RSPB/ lighthouse (the only day we had a sea fret). All well worth visiting. One day was so lovely and sunny after many chilly days that we spent the day around the site just relaxing. We never managed to try the pub just up the road but those who we spoke to said it did lovely meals. This site is well worth staying at as part of the NC500 or for a longer stay.

jacqs44

Reviewed on 22/07/2022 14:03

12 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Site contact details

Telephone:
01847 821319

Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!