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- Motorhome aire with fabulous sea views on the Orkney island of Sanday
- The beach five minutes’ walk; Sanday Heritage Centre 10 minutes’ drive
- Well-stocked shop five minutes’ drive for food, drink and souvenirs
Opened in 2021, 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire is Orkney’s first dedicated motorhome park, with overnighting space for a handful of self-contained touring motorhomes. With sea views on three sides, this is a family-run business set in a five-acre wildflower meadow on spectacular Sanday, one of the most northerly islands in Orkney.
The park is a five-minute walk (the dogs will love it) from the sea at Roos Wick bay, looking out over a scattering of neighbouring islands including Eday, Westray and Papa Westray. You can see a number of lighthouses from this panoramic and untamed spot too.
Facilities on site include black and grey waste-emptying facilities, a fresh water filling point and electric hook-ups. And just a couple words of warning here: there are no loos or showers at the site, and although motorhomes of all sizes are welcome to rock up, vans over eight metres in length may struggle to access the beaches due to the size of the island’s roads.
And there’s absolutely no need to arrive loaded up with food and drink, as there are two really well-stocked shops on the island – you can support them by sourcing food, drink, souvenirs and fuel on Sanday itself.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
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Electric grass and gravel motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 6.0m width x 12.0m depth (19.7ft width x 39.4ft depth) Calculated area: 72.0m² (775.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass and gravel
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Great hosts✔️ great views✔️ very clean✔️ level gravel pitches✔️
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland
— 125.5 miles
- Train stations
Thurso Rail Station
— 58.7 miles
- Ferry ports
North Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal
— 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal — 9.7 miles
— 2.5 miles
2.5 miles North Ronaldsay Airport — 8.0 miles
8.0 miles Eday Airport — 9.0 miles
Dominated by sand dunes and the sea, Sanday is nirvana if you’re a wildlife lover, so keep your eyes peeled for a (hopeful) chance to spot terns and hen harriers, as well as grey seals (they have pups in November), otters and red deer.
This place is also all about the beaches – fine sweeps of white sand backed by blue seas. Check tide times and hike the dunes at Tresness (15 minutes’ drive), a long sandy spit that you’ll likely have to yourselves. Other spots for a picnic with views include Whitemill Bay and Backaskaill Bay – and you can poke around caves at Doun Helzie (all 10 minutes) at low tide.
If archaeology floats your boat, then you’ve come to the right place. Sanday is a historic hotspot, with numerous sites like the Neolithic Quoyness Chambered Cairn (20 minutes) dating back around 4,000 years – and you can just walk right on inside. There are Viking remains to check out at Scar Boat Burial, and the restored croft at Sanday Heritage Centre (both 10 minutes) gives you a peek into the island’s farming past.
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire? Dominated by sand dunes and the sea, Sanday is nirvana if you’re a wildlife lover, so keep your eyes peeled for a (hopeful) chance to spot terns and hen harriers, as well … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – Anytime Depart by: Anytime
- How much does it cost to stay at 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire? From £15 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability