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Campervans and Camping

Caravan and Campsites

On Barra there are seven campsites with facilities available to campers, and on Vatersay there are toilets and showers are available for those camping to use. 

Please respect the communities’ wishes and stay on a pitch.

Drive carefully and park considerately.

Recycle and dispose of all waste responsibly.

Most of all, enjoy our beautiful island and all that we have to offer. 

Please plan and book ahead of your visit (except Vatersay).

Barra Sands Campsite is OPEN

Borve Campsite is OPEN for campervans and tents

Croft No 2 Campsite is OPEN Camping and Caravanning Club members only (can join on site, ID needed)

Croft 183 Barra Holidays is OPEN.

• MacNeil, Bogach OPEN (two pitches with water and electric) 01871 890286

• Scurrival Campsite is OPEN 07896 471 580

• Vatersay Community Campsite is OPEN, Toilets OPEN, Showers OPEN, No Booking available

Wavecrest Campsite is OPEN

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Outer Hebrides Guide for Caravans, Campervans and Motorhomes:

Please download for useful information regarding driving, sites and facilities here and throughout the Outer Hebrides.

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Wild Camping

On the island there are many beautiful campsites with excellent facilities and, it is preferred by the local community, that people wishing to camp on the island chose to stay at a designated campsite. 

Plan your trip carefully, book travel and accommodation and follow our PLACE Visitor code. 

Wild camping is described as lightweight camping done in small numbers, for one or two nights in one location. However, there are many rules to follow to protect the island, wildlife and others. 

  • Leave your camp as you found it  

  • Avoid moving or digging vegetation or rocks to pitch your tent 

  • Ensure to dispose of toilet waste safely – bury solid waste 30 meters away from a water supply 

  • Do not use a location which looks overused 

  • Where possible use a stove rather than an open fire 

  • If you do light a fire;-  keep it small and supervised 

Wild Campervaning

Wild camping is not legal or possible in a motorhome or campervan. All campervans and motorhomes should book into a campsite or designated bay before arriving on the island. 

Scottish Access Code

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code is based on three key principles:-

• Respect the interests of others.

• Care for the environment.

• Take responsibility for your own actions.

Safe Driving in the Outer Hebrides

Taking a trip to the Outer Hebrides by car or motorhome is an excellent way to explore the area.  However, single track roads do    have a new set of hazards to cope with.  

  • Please drive carefully. 

  • Many roads are single track and narrow. 

  • Please pull into passing places, let traffic behind you passed and always give way to traffic coming uphill.

  • As the roads are narrow and there are no pavements please take extra care when passing pedestrians, cyclists, horses and other animals on the road.

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