Gruinard Bay Caravan Park
“Lovely beach-side park with stunning views to the Summer Isles” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
With views across Gruinard Bay to the Summer Isles and the mountains, this is a lovely, small, beach-front park in a particularly peaceful location on the North Coast 500 route. There is direct access to a small sandy beach from where you can fish from the beach or rocks, and the site has free WiFi access. The small post office provides basic groceries, while larger shops can be found in Aultbea, Poolewe, Gairloch and Ullapool, where there are ferries to the Outer Hebrides. Being beside a beach, the site has no hardstandings but the grass pitches are on well-compacted shingle. The park and surrounding area abounds with wildlife – you may catch a glimpse of the occasional otter or seal.
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Facilities – at a glance
Electrical hook up
- Wifi available
- Motorvan service point
- Calor Gas
- Total Touring Pitches: 29
- Total Static Pitches: 16
- Caravan Pitches Available
- Motorhome Pitches Available
- Tent Pitches Available
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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