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Dunnet Bay Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Scotland, Highlands and Islands, Highlands, Thurso

+44 1847 821319
End March - Start October.

Alan Rogers Review

Dunnet Bay Caravan and Motorhome Club site is close to the village of Dunnet and next to a lovely sandy beach. Dunnet Bay is situated between the A836 and the sand dunes, looking out to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain. There are 56 fairly level, grass touring pitches (two for tents), all with 16 amp electricity hook-ups.

It is an ideal location for birdwatchers (a ferry trip around the Stacks of Duncansby is possible) and anglers, who can enjoy both sea and freshwater fishing. A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity, at Dunnet Bay site you can admire the stunning views over clean washed sands to lovely Dunnet Head.

There are many local attractions including preserved Stone Age houses at Kara Brae, the Pulteney Distillery Company, for a glimpse of the history and art of Scotch whisky, and Skaill House, a 17th-century mansion containing 400 years’ worth of memorabilia, including Captain Cook’s dinner service! Dunnet Bay 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.


The beautifully clean, single, modern, heated toilet block has controllable showers, hairdryers and cubicles. Well equipped en-suite unit for disabled visitors. No children's facility. Washing machine and dryer. Vegetable preparation area. Ice blocks are frozen on request. Information room. Gas sales. No children's play area. Defibrillator. Motorhome services. Essentials available in reception. Dog walk adjacent. Wi-Fi hot spot. BBQ's allowed. TV reception good. Twin axle caravans accepted. No late-night arrivals area. Tents allowed. Bus stop 800 metres. Mini Market 3 miles. Earliest time of arrival 12noon. Maximum outfit length 9.2 metres.

  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi Partial Site


Do not use sat nav. 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.

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Location Coordinates
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58.61549 -3.34484
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N58 36 55 W3 20 41

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