Dunnet Bay Club Campsite

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 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

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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.

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
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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
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OS field ref:
ND219705
OS map ref:
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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 Bay Club Campsite
This is a lovely site in a superb location, next to a wonderful bay. We enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful two-night stay, taking long walks on the beach and watching two great sunsets. Our dog, Geordie, really enjoyed his long walks on the sands. We took the Motorhome out on a short scenic drive to Dunnet Head, which is so much more impressive than John O’Groats! Dunnet Bay was one of the highlights of our tour of north east Scotland.

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Reviewed on 18/05/2022 14:47

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Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Never travelled up this far in Scotland and came across this campsite - what an absolute gem of a place. Had a wonderful pitch overlooking the sea with and gate leading directly from the site to steps straight onto the beach. Breathtaking views and sunsets make this a fabulous place to completely chill out. The site has fantastic facilities, spotlessly clean with wonderful hot showers, washing machine, tumble dryer and washing up room as well as a great “library” room providing lots of local info and leaflets. The icing on the cake is the people managing the site. Diane and Bernie were so welcoming and friendly, right from the start - even when we made a mistake with filling the water! They really helped to make our stay perfect. Even our dogs were made so very welcome and made friends with their two dogs, Willow and Woody! You’ll be making a big mistake if you don’t stay at Dunnet Bay!

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Reviewed on 26/04/2022 20:44

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Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
The site is exposed to the wind but it is in such a beautiful location it really does not matter. The facilities are excellent and the wardens were very friendly and went beyond what was required of them. My dog was made welcome by the wardens and their two dogs. Lots of waggy tails from all the dogs at this site. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I was there for twelve nights. At first I wondered if we could fill the days with different things to do but we managed it and wanted to stagy longer really. Just being able to wander down on to the beach in the morning is wonderful. A great beach to surf at but too shallow probably for swimming unless it is high tide.

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This site is well worth a stop over if your going to John O Groats. The site isn’t too big and very clean. The hosts were exceptionally helpful when they dried our washing due to broken tumble drier. The beach is amazing and we saw a beautiful sunset from the beach. Would definitely stop here again if we came up. We were here just over a week ago doing the NC500 and wasn’t too busy. Might need to pre book in busy season.

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Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Super site, straight onto beautiful beach, close to Thurso and John O'Groats. Excellent facilities, clean and well maintained. Bookings and site well organised. Only negative was they ran out of Ice-cream. Well it was the end of the season.

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Reviewed on 10/10/2021 17:58

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Telephone:
01847 821319

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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!