Gairloch Caravan and Camping SiteFavourite
We have a certain fondness at Pitchup.com for these types of sites: ones which you can use to escape from it all, yet which have most of everything you need right on the doorstep. Because you wouldn’t want to spend a get-away-from-it all holiday without easy access to fish and chips, local restaurants and a coffee shop ir two to while away the hours in…
Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site in the Scottish Highlands is remote enough that you can pretend work and cities are a thing of the past, but it’s right next to the village of Strath with plenty of shops, hotels and restaurants – and that fish and chip shop. And as it’s a Highlands site, stunning scenery comes with the pitch price: the park is set above the coastal road with lovely loch views towards Skye and the Torridon Hills.
Owners Colin and Marion will go out of their way to give guests a Highlands welcome, whether that’s welcoming the family friend (dogs stay for free here) helping you put up your tent or making sure everything is spotless; the park has up-to-date amenities too, including a heated shower block, coin laundry, chemical disposal point, dishwashing area and tourist information. Wifi is available at a reasonable fixed price per stay.
Nearby attractions and activities
There are heaps of options in and around Gairloch for watery activities: wander around the cove to Gairloch Harbour to book a pleasure cruise on a glass-bottomed boat, have a sailing lesson, take a wildlife cruise to spot whales, porpoises, seals and dolphins, or take the tackle to nearby Fionn Loch or Loch Rollie to land some local brown trout (you’ll need a permit to fish in the area, which you can pick up at the Gairloch Garage). There’s sea fishing available too from boats hired at the harbour.
Staying on land, Gairloch and the Highlands are where boots are made for walking: there are all-abilities routes at the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and a waymarked walk through the Flowerdale Glen to Flowerdale Falls, with more strenuous leg-stretching available on walks designed to last from a couple of hours to a full day. Wester Ross also has acres of crags to clamber up, with an indoor climbing wall (and lessons) at the Gairloch Leisure Centre. If the very idea of all-day walks or climbing crags is making you feel a bit faint, there’s a pony-trekking centre at Gairloch too, pitch and putt in Strath, and a beachside golf club open seven days a week in season. Poolewe, six miles north of Gairloch, has an indoor swimming pool.
For rainy days, the Gairloch Heritage Museum has regular events and exhibitions, and there are sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe and a visitor centre at Rua Reidh Lighthouse; the Loch Ewe area is also the place to go for traditional music, with a ceilidh held weekly during peak season. The town of Ullapool has regular music festivals, a theatre, arts centre and award-winning museum, or if you want to see the bright lights head further afield for a day trip and evening to the Highlands capital Inverness, the location of Macbeth’s castle.
Attractions near Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site
- The Aros Experience (29.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site
Gairloch - Flowerdale Falls (1.8 miles) Walking
Sand River Trail (2.6 miles) Walking
The Fairy Lochs (3.3 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Ullapool Pier: Coach Stop — 22.9mi
Braemore (Ullapool): Junction Coach Stop — 25.7mi
Uig: Pier Coach Stop — 27.0mi
- Train stations
Achnashellach Rail Station — 22.3mi
Strathcarron Rail Station — 23.9mi
Attadale Rail Station — 25.3mi
- Ferry ports
Gairloch Ferry Landing — 1.8mi
Badluarach Ferry Landing — 16.3mi
Scoraig Ferry Landing — 17.0mi
- Stornoway Airport — 40.0mi
From the A842 take the B8021 signposted Melvaig, heading for the village of Strath. After half a mile on the right, just past the Millcroft Hotel, turn right. Immediately after the hotel, turn right again into our driveway and the reception is on your left.
Permitted arrival time
The balance only will be refunded for cancellations made at least 8 days prior to arrival. Within 8 days of arrival, no refund will be made.
Please note that your deposit paid to Pitchup.com is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Please call the campsite to pay the balance. Balance payable in full at least 7 days prior to arrival, or as soon as possible if the booking is for within 7 days.
Cards accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
Check availability at Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site…
For a 1 night stay, between Tue 7 Aug - Wed 8 Aug, for 2 adults
8m x 8m approximate size grass pitch without electricity. One unit only no awnings, gazebos or pup tents.
Max. persons: unlimited
8m x 8m approximate size grass pitch without electricity.
One unit only no awnings, gazebos or pup tents.
|Max. persons: unlimited|
|Unlimited cars included|