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Applecross Campsite

Strathcarron, Highlands

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Applecross Campsite offers six acres of open camping fields, and is one of the most popular campsites in the Scottish Highlands. The caravan site welcomes guests with motorhomes, touring caravans and tents, and also has a number of holiday homes for rent, along with two quirky camping huts for those seeking an alternative camping experience. Applecross Campsite is open from March 1st to 31st October.

Hard standing pitches are available at Applecross, and the park owners ask these are requested and booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Electric hook ups are available at a small additional cost, and this can be organised upon arrival at Applecross. Electric hook ups also have water points available.
Facilities available at Applecross Campsite included heated shower and toilet blocks, and a laundrette. There is a café bar on site for guests to pick up something to eat and drink, while an indoor common area features a children’s play area, as well as having games and books for guests to enjoy among themselves.

The nearest village, Applecross, is a short walk from the site, and has several local amenities for guests to pick up holiday essentials and any other purchases.

This part of Scotland is perfect for guests looking to enjoy a quiet and tranquil escape from everyday life.
The Applecross Games, which take place every year, regularly attract guests, with many choosing to participate in some events, though the majority choose to watch and enjoy the occasion. The Games are usually held in late July, and early booking is recommended to secure a pitch over the weekend.

Tourists who love spending time outdoors will be spoiled for choice when they stay at Applecross. There is easy access to miles of open space, and many guests choose to take on some of the Highland trails that you can join from paths close to the site. The landscape near the coast is better described as hilly rather than mountainous, making the walking routes perfect for guests of all levels of fitness and stamina. Those looking for a bigger challenge can venture further inland to discover many of the higher peaks of the Highlands.

Unspoiled countryside and woodland is also found close to Applecross Campsite for guests looking to go walking completely on the flat, with many gentle walks available that offer stunning views of the area and out across the sea or towards Raasay and Skye. Much of the landscape is also accessible on a mountain bike, too.

This wouldn’t be Scotland if there weren’t plenty of places to enjoy fishing and golf during your camping and caravanning holidays. Fishing can be enjoyed around the coast and out to sea – many local fishermen are happy to take tourists out with them – while there are two golf courses within an hour of the park.

The area is so quiet and remote that a longer drive is needed to discover other towns and villages in the region, however taking a scenic journey along the Highland roads is often a great experience in itself.

So if you like rallies, static holiday caravans, tent, motorhome and touring caravan holidays in Scotland, stay at Applecross Campsite for a quiet, tranquil escape and to be at one with the amazing Scottish outdoors.

Open from:
1st March to 31st October

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, 2 Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet, Bar, Restaurant, Cafe


Holiday homes (for rent), Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, Touring pitches, Camping pods, Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Winter Sports, Internet Access

The large adjoining tearoom and flower tunnel serves, teas, coffee and meals throughout the day, and doubles as a reception area in wet weather. The Broch Bar (titled because of the Time Team archaeological dig in the spring, which uncovered a 2000 year old Broch and midden)
The campsite facilities include two sets of well equiped toilet blocks, with showers, and a laundrette. There are a number of well appointed static caravans available for weekly or nightly hire and permanently sited to enjoy the magnificent views. There are camping huts and wigwams, with more on the way. They are able to sleep a max of 4 people, have electric, a heater and a light.
This can make a wonderful, peaceful holiday, with cliff paths and walks, sea views, tiny villages, climbing or scrambling if you want, or just a paddle at the sea shore or round the rocks. There is a local outdoor sports business, that will run kayaking, rock climbing and mountain walking for all ages.The unpolluted air of the sea, the distant hills of Skye on the near horizon, just rest. Sorry, there's no Bingo or Night Clubs, but there are gulls and deer, some seals, and the odd pheasant and if you're lucky a glimps of the northern lights.

Applecross Campsite

Strathcarron, Ross-shire
Highlands, Scotland
United Kingdom
IV54 8ND
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Overall rating

3.0 stars

Based on 4 review(s)

5.0 stars

Excellent. Helpful staff, beautiful location, facilities tidy and well kept!

2.0 stars

The site location is wonderful, at the end of the Bealach Na Ba and just outside of Applecross. The site itself is quiet and peaceful, there is lots of room to run around but when we visited it was a little on the wet side (almost boggy).

The big problem with the site is that it feels like it needs a little bit more love and attention.

The facilities were okay but they looked like they needed a good clean.


1.0 stars

Very disappointing stay - we asked for our money back and left - both times we went to get food from the restaurant on site were just told they had finished serving - very noisy, overcrowded, limited facilities, dark toilets, waterlogged, basic, motorbikes revving their engines at all hours, not child friendly, it is an incredibly long drive, with stunning views, but this area is very remote and the staff will not make you feel at all welcome after your long drive when you are tired and hungry.


3.0 stars

What a spectacular location. Amazing views. We stayed in the log wigwams which were cozy and great value. It is a quiet park with some good and bad points.

There is a comfortable and lovely cafe with a large covered flower tunnel. There is a childrens play area with good quality toys. It is a short 5-10min walk from the centre of applecross and the applecross inn which serves great food and has a fantastic atmosphere (be sure to book in advance).

Overall the site is quite small and so does not need many toilets and showers. These facilities were adequate but the floors were dirty and there was no loo roll for both the days we were there. Be sure to bring your own. The staff were always friendly and helpful.