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Kirkwall Bay Touring Park: Overview of site

General

  • On the shoreline of Kirkwall Bay, with views of Orkney's north isles
  • A five-minute drive to central Kirkwall and convenient for ferries
  • Heated bathroom block with family/accessible shower room

A spot right on the shoreline of Kirkwall Bay is something to be treasured, for sure – and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Kirkwall Bay Holiday Park, two miles from the centre of Kirkwall.

Gorgeous Orkney Islands scenery and sea views come as standard with the pitches here, as do handy facilities including electric hookups, a washing-up area and heated bathrooms with male and female showers and toilets, plus an accessible/family shower room. Pitches also have access to a chemical disposal point and a motorhome service point with a grey waste disposal and fresh water fill-up.

That proximity to Kirkwall (you can walk it in half an hour or drive in five minutes) means that lots of things are within easy reach here, including restaurants, takeaways and shops or supermarkets for supplies. And with Kirkwall being a harbour town, that also means easy access to ferries to the outlying islands or other destinations including Aberdeen and Lerwick.

Come along ready for all sorts of outdoor activities in this area: Orkney is something of a paradise for birdwatchers, and there are some gorgeous wildflowers making the scenery even more spectacular in summer. There are some fab big beaches for walks (or dog walks) and some great quiet roads for cycling around to the nature reserves and attractions like the Italian Chapel.

Please note

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.7

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Small site, good facilities in a beautiful location31/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLes H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small site (only 17 hard standing pitches) with EHU and water at each pitch. Showers and dishwashing facilities spotlessly clean and adequate for size of site. Beautiful location looking right onto sea.

    Kirkwall well resourced in terms of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions and site no more than 5-10 minute drive from centre

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    Nothing

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Excellent site with great facilities, views and friendly staff26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLloyd P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Flat site with fantastic views, water available at the pitch and very friendly staff.

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Excellent site, stayed an extra night because it was so good.21/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spotless clean

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Well-run site with spotless facilities, helpful warden in a quite spot18/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean showers, warm welcome by site warden, respectful site user, proximity to Kirkwall for island hopping ferry trips.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of common room (e.g. with plugs for phone charging or communal kettle/washing machine); lack of recreation options in immediate vicinity - e.g. no direct scenic walks from site.

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Clean and welcoming site. Handy location15/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGordon T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean and welcoming site. Handy location

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Great touring location for the Orkney mainland04/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cleanliness of site and toilet/shower block, good grass and great location just outside Kirkwall on the shore with a view towards Shapinsay. Owner knowledgeable about Orkney attractions. All very new.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Carness Farm, Carness Road, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1UE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 59.0058°N 2.9431°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 102.4 miles
Train stations
Thurso Rail Station — 35.6 miles
Ferry ports
Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal — 1.2 miles
Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal — 1.5 miles
Kirkwall Shapinsay Ferry Terminal — 1.5 miles
Airports
Kirkwall (Orkney) Airport — 3.9 miles
Eday Airport — 14.3 miles
Stronsay Airport — 14.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Start your break with a wander around Kirkwall, visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral, the Earl’s Palace and the Orkney Museum. Just outside the town is the Highland Park Whisky Distillery, where you can take a tour, learn a bit about the smoky spirit and sample a dram or two.

After that, it’s time to get out of town and see some more of Orkney’s stunning coastal scenery, taking trips to the likes of Mull Head nature reserve (25 minutes’ drive), Skara Brae (half an hour) and the Churchill Barriers (15 minutes). Birdwatchers will also want to add the RSPB reserve at Marwick Head (half an hour) to the list for sightings of puffins and other seabirds hanging out on the cliffs.

Other nearby attractions include the gorgeous Italian Chapel (15 minutes), built by prisoners of war during World War II, the ancient standing stones at Ring of Brodgar (20 minutes) and the huge Stone Age tomb Maes Howe (20 minutes). Scapa Flow, where German ships were scuttled in World War II, is about 20 minutes away by car – visit the museum to learn about the history, take a tour with a local historian or get your underwater gear on to explore on a scuba diving trip.

Must see

  • Skara Brae (14.3 miles)
  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (27.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Kirkwall Bay Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 84 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Kirkwall Bay Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Kirkwall Bay Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kirkwall Bay Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kirkwall Bay Touring Park? Start your break with a wander around Kirkwall, visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral, the Earl’s Palace and the Orkney Museum. Just outside the town is the Highland Park Whisky Distillery, where you can … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kirkwall Bay Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Kirkwall Bay Touring Park? From £27.60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 84 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Site.
Reception is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.

Safety
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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