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
Plan a route to this site
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
Great location, fantastic beaches and walks along the 2 mile wide bay. John O'Groats, Ducanby Stacks and Dunnett Head are a short drive away. Visit the woods opposite, it's community-run with loads to see and much better than it looks from the road!

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Reviewed on 30/06/2022 17:56

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Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Ideal location for nearby John o' Groats and NC 500, but could be noisy as next to a busy road. Feel the club should plant a hedge to help resolve the problem, making it more private and less exposed. Had site facing the beach, was on grass and a slope but no problems and there were mats around to put under your wheels. Pitches were small so where there was a caravan, awning and car they were close to their neighbours ..Wardens were very friendly and kept the site clean. Showers were fine, clean but only 3 showers so had to queue and not enough hooks. The site is next yo a superb long sandy beach and just down the road from a pub where we had an excellent meal

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Reviewed on 17/06/2022 17:30

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Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
Used this site for stopover during our nc500 tour with 7m Moho. Lovely position on coast and had sea view pitch. All grass and many uneven. Got here around 2.30pm after visiting John o groats and duncansby stacks and only 4/5 pitches left would have come a little earlier if we had known it was that full. Lovely welcome from wardens. Nice walk on beach to local hotel but no dogs allowed policy and way too windy to eat outside!! Site very exposed to weather. Very full so showers busy next morning. Overall lovely site and would recommend but make sure you have your evening meal with you! No local shop!

kadona

Reviewed on 13/06/2022 21:40

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A good site next to a long beach with direct access - excellent views. Used it as a stop over when doing the N500. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The facilities clean and tidy. It is a bit exposed if windy and rainy. Easy access to the site and there is an adjacent pay car park if you are not staying to get to the beach!

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Jackie

Dunnet Bay Club Campsite
This is a beautiful site and we were made to feel so welcome, but this time we were camping and feel that the pitches for tents are not suitable, there are only 2 pitches for tents and are on the lowest part of the site where water seems to drain off to and they are the furthest from the facilities. The pub up the road is outstanding for meals.

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Reviewed on 04/06/2022 20:39

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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!