Four Fantastic Campsites for Your North Coast 500 Road Trip

Are you planning a campervan road trip along the picturesque North Coast 500 route? Are you looking for camper-friendly campsites to park up your cosy Rooftop Campers Van?

Where you choose to stay on your NC500 road trip is one of the most important decisions to make when planning your visit – you’ll want to ensure you have all the right facilities for your camping trip needs.

Here are four fantastic campsites suitable for camper vans for your North Coast 500 Road Trip:

Sands Caravan and Camping

Sands Caravan and Camping

Situated on the beautiful west coast of the Scottish Highlands with incredible views of the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides, this fantastic campsite is suitable for campervans, motorhomes and tents, as well as offering several on-site accommodations.

Choose your spot on this gorgeous campsite and make the most of the ample facilities. Heated toilet and shower blocks, electric hookups, disabled facilities and a chemical disposal unit are all available.

There is an on-site grocery shop selling fresh bread, groceries and camping equipment, a picnic area, a play area, an indoor cooking and eating area and a games/TV room. Dogs are allowed on-site if kept on leads.


Sango Sands OasisSango Sands Campsite Campsite

Located on the clifftop above award-winning beaches in the North West of Scotland close to the village of Durness, this popular campsite offers incredible views of the sea (where you can often spot whales, dolphins and seals! as well as fantastic camping facilities.

Toilet and shower blocks, waste disposal, dishwashing, laundry facilities and electrical hookups are available. Well-behaved pets are allowed on-site and cost no additional charge.

The nearby village of Durness has a well-stocked supermarket, an ATM and a petrol station, as well as stunning coastal walks, incredible beaches and lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled come nightfall for the spectacular Northern Lights – often witnessed in these parts!


Dunnet Bay CampsiteDunnet Bay Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Located right on the beach at Dunnet Bay near the town of Thurso, this beautiful dune campsite offers beachside facilities and stunning views across Dunnet Head. A popular day trip is across to John O’Groats and Orkney to explore these fantastic spots.

Offering electric hookups, toilet and shower blocks, disabled facilities, dishwashing, laundry as well as BBQ areas, this campsite has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Dogs are allowed on the campsite and there is plenty of wonderful dog walks along the beach and through the dunes. The nearby town of Thurso is easily accessible and has many amenities such as supermarkets, cafés and restaurants.


Ferry View Night StopFerry View Night Stop

This family-run, eco-friendly campsite is located in North Scotland not far from John O’Groats and the town of Thurso. Open all year round, this fantastic campsite offers plenty of amenities as well as a handy ‘pit stop’ service for anyone wanting to use the facilities whilst passing through.

There are heated toilet and shower blocks, a dishwashing area, laundry facilities as well as electric hookups, waste disposal and a communal fire pit area.

There’s an on-site café for light snacks and hot drinks, a small shop selling eggs and fresh produce (when available!), a communal games area and plenty of pathways for little ones to explore. Dogs are allowed too!

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