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Gruinard Bay Caravan Park

Gruinard Bay Caravan Park is situated in Northern Scotland, and is a small, friendly park on the beachfront. The caravans themselves stand on flat grassland, and are on an area framed perfectly by the surrounding hills as well as the sea that approaches it from the front.

In addition to a number of motorhome, tent, and touring pitches, there are seven holiday homes for hire, all of which are fully equipped, with no additional charges for gas or electricity. Given the remoteness of this location, it is a perfect site for busy adults who are looking to escape from their lives for a week or two, and just want to switch their phone off and get lost in a great novel or enjoy the scenery. Holidaymakers with their own motorhome or tent will find electric hook ups and water points throughout the park, too.

Although Gruinard Bay is very much a secluded site, holidaymakers will find themselves within easy reach of some great locations in the nearby area. Wildlife is also a key attraction of the area, and you can often find otters and seals within the bay area itself. Bring a good pair of binoculars with you, and you could spot whales and dolphins far off the shore. The rocks that surround the bay are the perfect spot to indulge in some fishing, and a day around the bay could easily see you return with a haul of pollack and haddock. You can also buy a fishing permit that will give you access to some of the Lochs in the area, which are well stocked with trout.

There are also ruins of ancient villages and churches situated along the shoreline, adjacent to the park, with well-trodden pathways leading across countryside, into foothills, and to some of the most beautiful landscape to be found in the whole of Scotland.

Open from:
1st April to 31st October

Facilities:
Pets allowed, Electric hook-ups, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Laundry, Shop, Visitor parking, Wireless internet, Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities

We have seven holiday caravans for hire, six of which are situated on the sea-front. These are all fully self-contained each with its own toilet and shower. They are fully equipped and all have full-sized gas cookers, water heaters, refrigerators and gas fires and there are no extra charges for gas or electricity. We do not provide televisions, but will supply an aerial if you wish to bring your own portable set; however, be prepared for a rather erratic level of reception (or even none at all). Our holiday caravans are provided with all bed linen and duvets but we do not provide towels.

We have separate toilets and showers for men and women, use of which is free for our visitors, washing-up sinks with hot water and a chemical toilet disposal point. Electric hook-up points and water taps are to be found throughout the Park and we have a number of refuse collection areas. Although there are spin dryers in each of the shower units, laundry facilities for large loads are available for which a small charge is made. Hair dryers may be borrowed free of charge from us when needed. At present, we do not have special facilities for the disabled.


Accomodations:
18 Touring pitches, Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, 7 Holiday homes (for rent), 7 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Sailing, Swimming (Outdoor), Water Sports

The area abounds with wildlife, much of which may be seen from the Park. Eider duck and Northern Divers are frequently seen in the bay and, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the occasional otter and seal. If you have good binoculars or a telescope, you may see dolphins or even a whale further offshore.

Sea fishing from the beach, rocks or from your own boat can yield good catches of mackerel, cod, pollack, saith and haddock whilst local lochs are well stocked with trout and may be fished for a modest daily fee (permits are on sale in our shop).

Water-sports such as sailing, water skiing, scuba diving and swimming are all possible either from the Park or within easy travelling distance.

For the golfer, there are courses at Gairloch and Ullapool and for those who prefer four legs to two, pony trekking is available at Flowerdale, near Gairloch.

The ruins of the Chapel of Sand are placed picturesquely by the shore and lie adjacent to the Park. This chapel is reputed to have been erected by St Columba, or some of his followers, in the eighth century.

The village of Slaggan lies in ruins at the end of a 2-mile track between Laide and Mellon Udrigle. Visit these ruins and let your imagination take you back to scenes of daily life in this remote settlement over 100 years ago. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the superb sandy beach near to the village ruins (take care if swimming here especially on an ebb tide).

Touring in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland is within your grasp. For the walker, the potential is unlimited and there are opportunities to add a few more Munros to your bag! Nearby are the Victoria Falls, the Ardessie Falls and the Corrieshalloch Gorge all of which can all be quite spectacular.


Gruinard Bay Caravan Park (www)

Laide, Wester Ross
Highland, Scotland
United Kingdom
IV22 2ND
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