Featured image for “Looking for A Dog Friendly Campervan Site in Scotland? 20 Scottish Campervan Sites to Visit with Your Dog”

April 6, 2023

Looking for A Dog Friendly Campervan Site in Scotland? 20 Scottish Campervan Sites to Visit with Your Dog

The annual leave is booked and your excited to spend your staycation travelling with your dog(s) by your side. You’ve even FINALLY decided on the route you’d like to trip for that road trip.

BUT I know what it’s like. A few minutes turns to hours as those google searches take you down a rabbit hole trying to find the BEST Scottish campervan sites to visit with your dog.

Is it REALLY dog friendly I hear you say?

The fab news is that having now hired out Harley, our Luxury Dog Friendly VW Campervan Hire, for nearly two years, our customers know a thing or two about reviewing dog friendly campsites.

AND they’ve kindly taken the time to review each site and log it in our fab travel journal that you’ll find inside Harley during each hire.

So, if you are Looking for a Dog Friendly Campervan Site in Scotland, then it’s time to grab a cuppa and dive into our very own customer reviews of 20 dog friendly campervan sites.


20 Scottish Campervan Sites to Visit with Your Dog

Note all reviews have been submitted by customers who have hired our dog friendly campervan hire Harley. Note that they have been ordered by geographical region and I have listed the date they visited to aid too.


#1 Portsoy Caravan Park

Address: Links Road, Portsoy. AB45 2RQ
Email: contact@portsoylinks.org or www.portsoylinks.org
Phone: 01261 842695

Review Date: 17 February 2023 to 18th February 2023
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Good pitches for campervans right in front of beach. Great views – slightly sloping.  £26.50 for 3 people including electric.
Facilities: Good toilets, showers, dishwashing. Play park, nice and clean and diner very friendly.
Notes: Very close to Portsoy with good fish and chip shop (5 min walk). Portsoy Ice cream – waffles with ice cream were amazing!

Argyll, Bute and Oban

#2 Tyndrum – Pine Tree Leisure Park Ltd

Address: Tyndrum. FK20 8RY
Email: enquiries@pinetreecaravanpark.co.uk
Phone: 01838 400349

Review Date: 10th Oct 2021 to 11th October 2021
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Hard gravel pitch for £26.
Facilities: Shop very clean. Warm toilet sand laundry facilities.
Notes: A great park in a lovely location. Lovely walks for dogs.

Cairngorms and Aviemore

#3 Blair Atholl Castle Caravan Park

Address: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. P18 5SR
Phone: 01796 481263

Review Date: 21st June 2022 to 22nd June 2022
Rating: 9 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (chargeable)
Pitch Details and Price: Hardstanding in middle of grass. Lots of different ptiches to choose from.  £30 per night for hardstanding electric pitch
Facilities: Dog walk around the site and extensive dog walks around the estate.  Games Room, Laundry and children’s play room.
Notes: Free entry to Blaire castle gardens and reduced cost to the castle. Chip shop and pizza restaurant (closed on Tuesdays) across the road.  They often have music/events.  Country sports and tractor tours on the estate. Segways Ecosse also do Segway tours from the site.

#4 Braemar Caravan Park

Address: Glenshee Road, Braemar. Aberdeenshire. AB35 5YQ
Email: info@braemarcaravanpark.co.uk
Phone: 01339 741373

Review Date: 18th February 2023 to 19th February 2023
Rating: No rating provided (note – while states dog friendly they had to be on lead at all times)

Wi-Fi: Yes (chargeable)
Pitch Details and Price: Flat gravel pitch – electricity chargeable separately. £29.70
Facilities: Nice toilets and showers. Dishwashing facilities, drying room, small communal room, play park and laundry.
Notes: Lovely views of hills. Dog walk nearby but when on site must be on lead at all times. Small shop at reciept and 0.5 mile from Braemar centre.

#5 Glenmore Camping in the Forest

Address: Aviemore, Invernesshire. PH22 1QU
Phone: 01479 861271

Review Date: 18th April 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: Hardstanding Electric Pitch. £27.57.
Facilities: Lovely clean and spacious toilet and shower facilities. No wi-fi but did have a good phone signal.
Notes: Friendly and helpful staff. There is a little path which leads from site down to the beach at Loch Morlich. Lovely dog-friendly pub called The Pine Marten on edge of site which services food and sometimes has live music.

#6 Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park

Address: Seafield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands PH26 3JQ
Email: warden@caravanscotland.com
Phone: 01479 872474
Owner/Group: Caravan Scotland

Review Date: 21st April 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Hardstanding Electric Pitch – the pitch is huge, it almost felt like 2! £39 for two nights (pitch with electric per night £15.60 plus 2 adults £23.40, dog was FOC).
Facilities: Electric Hook Up, modern toilets and shower facilities with heated floor, children’s play park, dish washing. Well-kept grounds and laundry room very clean.
Notes: 5 min walk to ‘The Pagoda’ which is a dog-friendly restaurant. 10 min walk to Grantown-on-Spey which is a lovely town with lots of wee cafes and bakeries.

#7 Rothiemurchus Camp and Caravan Park

Address: Columbridge, Aviemore. PH22 1QU
Phone: 01479 812800

Review Date: 14th March 2022
Rating: 9 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: We chose a non-electric spot at far end of the site near toilet block for £28.
Facilities: Toilet, shower and washing facilities.
Notes: The toilet block was so cosy! Great spot approx. 40 minute walk into Aviemore.

#8 Tomintoul Bowling Club

Address: Tomintoul. AB37 9EZ

Review Date: 16th February 2023 to 17th February 2023
Rating: 6 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: Basically the bowling club car park with a single toilet and sink. No showers. £12 or £15 with electric. Honesty Box.
Facilities: Gravel car park. Toilet and sink but no hot water.  No showers or dishwashing.  Small filed with picnic benches with nice views.
Notes: Good for overnight stop. Basic but ok near dark sky park – start walk from site.

You may also want to check out our blogs with walks to explore in this area:

Dumfries and Galloway

#9 Auchenlarie Holiday Park

Address: Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas. DG7 2EX
Email: enquiries@auchenlarie.co.uk
Phone: 556 506200

Review Date: 7th October to 8th October 2021
Rating: 7 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (chargeable)
Pitch Details and Price: Hard gravel pitches – massive so lots of room to pop up awning.
Facilities: Indoor heated pool, arcade, soft play, sports bar plus restaurant with takeaway facilities.
Notes: Great holiday park, food is lovely. You’re right on the coast so would be lovely in the warmer months and nice clear path for walking dogs (need to be on lead). Only thing is even though its advertised as a dog friendly site – dogs are not allowed in any of the facilities bar the bar.


#10 Forth House Caravan Site

Address: Newburn Fife. KY8 6JE.
Email: stay@forthhousecarvansite.co.uk

Review Date: 23 June 2022 to 25 June 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: There are a mix of hardstanding with surrounds and a grass field. £25 hardstanding/£30 grass (they have a better view).
Facilities: Toilets, showers (£1 for 10 mins), Dishwashing. All older facilities but clean.
Notes: Adults only. Dogs can be walked around the grass field.  The selling point for this site is the view – it is stunning!

Isle of Skye

#11 Skye Camping and Caravanning

Address: Loch Greshornish, Edinbane, Isle of Skye. IV51 9PS.
Email: solway@haganleisure.co.uk

Review Date: 6th June to 7th June 2022
Rating: 4.5 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Hardstanding electric pitch – £40 for 2 adults and electric.
Facilities: Shower block, laundry, waste disposal. Kitchen with drinking water, shop and Lochside walk.
Notes: No room for awning with our pitch. Basic but clean and friendly. Marked dog walk along small loch. Shower block very clean warm and well maintained.

Torridon and Gairloch

#12 Applecross Peninusla – Visit Applecross

Address: Visit Applecross, Applecross, Strathcarron, Ross-shire. IV54 8ND.
Phone: 01520 744268

Review Date: 7th June to 8th June 2022
Rating: 4 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Grass Pitch with no electric but complementary picnic table (not at all pitches). £28.
Facilities: Shower block, dish washing, waste disposal, drinking water and play park. They do have a restaurant/café too, but this was being refurbished when we visited.
Notes: Last minute booking and they were very welcoming and friendly. Short walk down to Applecross. Quite an open site but well maintained. Just 2 showers but it was quiet and not a problem to get access.

Check out our related blog

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

#13 Cobeland Camping in the Forest

Address: Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Gartmore, Stirlingshire. FK8 3RR.
Phone: 01877 382392

Email: bookings@campingintheforest.com

Review Date: 22nd June 2022 to 23 June 2022
Rating: 6 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: Grass with electric – £23.52 per night.
Facilities: Basic site, clean facilities although showing their age.  Small shop with basics.  Lovely dog walk from the site along the river.  Childrens’ play area.
Notes: Forest and River = Midges.  Lovely staff and very well kept site.

Loch Ness & Glenn Affric

#14 Inverness – Bunchrew Caravan Park

Address: Inverness (just a few miles out of city towards Beuley). IV3 8TD
Phone: 01463 237802

Review Date: 12th March 2022
Rating: 9 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: We chose a pitch with no electricity right on waterfront. £19.50.
Facilities: Toilet, shower plus washing facilities (these were under repair when we arrived)
Notes: Loved this spot and would definitely return. The we chose at the waterfront could not have been better

Moray and Nairn

#15 Winding Woods (‘Wild Camping Spot’)

Address: Fochabers, IV32 7PG

Review Date: 1st August 2022 to 2nd August 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No (4G worked ok here)
Pitch Details and Price: Gravel car park, one way systems with a few bays on each side. Max of 2 campers allowed, no issue with park rangers in the morning when around 6 campers had parked up. 2x£3 tickets purchased for 24hr periods.  Take change for the machine.
Facilities: 4 Different walks ranging from 1hr to 2hrs long, but lots of different tracks throughout to make it longer if wanted. Bins available of general waste.
Notes: We arrived at 4pm and managed to get a good spot under the trees. Cullen Bay was a 15 min walk away and the burger van was good! Fochabers is 5 mins away for shops. Park ranger was great with our Buddy (the dog) – the only person he seemed to like the first few days! Quiet at night too!

Sutherland and Caithness (Highlands)

#16 Sango Sands Oasis

Address: Sango Bay, Durness, Sutherland. IV27 4PZ
Email: stay@sangosands.com

Review Date: 20th April 2022
Rating: 7 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No
Pitch Details and Price: Gravel pitch with electric (you can only prebook electric pitches otherwise first come, first served)
Facilities: Electric Hook Up, Toilets with New Shower Block. Path down to the beach with campers kitchen – unbelievable views!
Notes: The views from this site are unreal – situated over Sango Sands Beach. There is a wee path straight down and it’s gorgeous. Ther’s a breakfast bar serving rolls in the morning, though a slight ‘unfinished’ feel to the place. Toilet and shower blocks were situated some distance away from our pitch.

#17 Thurso Bay Caravan Site

Address: Thurso Caravan Site, Smith Ter, Thurso. KW14 7JY.
Phone: 01847 892244

Review Date: 16th June to 17th June 2022
Rating: 6 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free)
Pitch Details and Price: Hardstanding pitch with electric. £30 for 1 night, 2 people, 2 dogs.
Facilities: Large shower and toilet block.
Notes: American diner serving amazing milkshakes (not open all the time). Laundry, dishwashing etc. Lidl right across the road.

#18 Sinclair Grinigoe

Address: Sinclair Grinigoe, KW1 4QT – follow road leading to the house to find car park

Review Date: 2nd August 2022 to 3rd August 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: No (4G worked ok)
Pitch Details and Price: Gravl marked bays with fences – approx 10 spaces. Arrived at 6pm and no issue getting parked. £10 for 24hr machine – was out of order when arrived
Facilities: Enclosed picnic area with picnic benches.  Bins for general and dog waste.
Notes: Castle walk takes around 40 mins total with exploring secluded rocky beach at castle, lighthouse walk. Very quiet with only 1 other van at opposite side of carpark overnight but busier during day with day walkers.

Torridon and Gairloch (Highlands)

#19 Clacktoll Beach Campsite

Address: 134 Calcktoll, Loch Inver. Sutherland. IV27 4JD
Email: warden@clacktollbeachcampsite.com
Phone: 01571 855377

Review Date: 19th April 2022
Rating: 8 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free of charge) but we didn’t have a phone signal, so this only really worked around reception area.
Pitch Details and Price: Astroturf pitch with electric. £28 for serviced pitch with electric. Note an extra £4 to be right at front with premium view – worth it!
Facilities: Toilets, showers, laundry plus full kitchen with microwave, toasters etc. Washroom had hairdryers and hair straighteners for £1. Wee doggy bar with water, biscuits and poo bags etc.
Notes: Gorgeous campsite with amazing views. 5 min walk to beach. Got the impression it was a family run campsite and staff were lovely. Only downfall was only 2 showers in each block – had to queue in morning and cubicles felt small.

Ullapool, Assynt and Easter-Ross (Highlands)

#20 Ardmair Holiday Park, Ullapool

Address: IV26.
Phone: 01854 612054

Review Date: 12th June to 13th June 22
Rating: 5.5 out of 10

Wi-Fi: Yes (free). Didn’t work well though there was little phone signal.
Pitch Details and Price: Grass pitch with electric, Sea view. £28.
Facilities: Toilets, showers, laundry and washing facilities (good and clean). Small café/shop.
Notes: Friendly, easy to find. Not much to do in the immediate area although the seafood shack in Ullapool is a must!

Read our blog on those packing essentials!

Summary – Dog Friendly Campervan Sites in Scotland

As with all things tagged as “dog-friendly”, its always worth diving into reviews and understanding exactly what it means in terms of facilities and access. Is there a list of ‘must not do’ with your dog when you check in or are they truly welcomed.

The great news is that if you are travelling around Scotland in a dog friendly campervan and prefer to make use of a campsite then you have lots of options to choose from!

Do jump into the comments and let us know:

  • if you’ve visited any of the campsites above and your experience visiting
  • if there are other MUST visit campervan sites in Scotland that we should visit with our furiends?

Harley’s bookings are filling up fast for the season ahead, so we’ll make sure we keep this updated with new reviews.

Do make sure you save this post and check back for when planning your next road trip!

Find more info in our other related blogs:

Join Our Mailing List

* indicates required

Leave a Reply