Milarrochy Bay

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.45 to £10.95 Per person/night
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Overview

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  • Campsite is located within a National Park

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With spectacular views over Loch Lomond, this Club campsite is great for relaxing.

The appeal of our Milarrochy Bay Club campsite has to be its location on the east shore of the stunning Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossach’s National Park.

This tranquil campsite is popular with walkers, with the West Highland Way footpath right on the doorstep, while Ben Lomond, the highest mountain in the area, is north of the campsite near Rowardennan. Milarrochy Bay campsite will appeal to boaters and canoeists too with a long loch-side frontage with slipways for boat launching.

After a day’s walking or messing around on the water, this campsite is ideal for just sitting back and soaking up the breathtaking views across the Loch. This 150-pitch campsite welcomes all types of campers. Backpackers using the site can make use on the backpacker facility – a bonus in inclement weather.

South of the campsite in Balloch you can enjoy a guided hike from the Loch Lomond Shores Visitor Centre or follow the Sculpture Trail from Loch Lomond Shores. Hop on a water bus from here too and enjoy a wide range of cruises, some calling in at the Loch’s many islands, or hire a kayak, canoe or pedal boat. The amazing Sea Life Centre is here too and Balloch Castle and Country Park.

Learn about the Scottish folk hero Red MacGregor at the Rob Roy and Trossach’s Visitor Centre at Callendar. Rob Roy’s Cave and Bracklinn Falls are here too.

No trip to Scotland should be without a taste of its favourite tipple. East of Balloch at Blairquhosh the Glengoyne Distillery offers whisky tours and tastings.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Worth Noting

Boat launching and storage is available on this site. Canoes, kayaks and windsurfs can be launched free of charge. Boats on a trailer will be charged a launching fee. Jet-skis are not allowed on this site. Some grass pitches are sloping.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, hosts a farmers’ market on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Facilities

Milarrochy Bay has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4.3

Road to site has a sharpe steep climb as you leave Balmaha.

This review is for Milarrochy Bay

Road to site has a sharpe steep climb as you leave Balmaha. Great Lake side location, our pitch was near the loch but at the far end, we had booked grass pitches but where advised the ground was quite wet so where offered hard standings. Rock pegs are needed if putting up tent or awning. Midges where the big problem here compared to other parts of the site, however when out and about they didn't seem so bad. The tourist info at Balmaha is very good, so is the Oak Tree Inn which serves nice food. The Lodge at Aberfoyle is worth a visit too for red squirrels. The boat trip to the island off Balmaha (Inchcailoch) gives up some great views from the top, we even saw an Osprey on the way! Onsite the recycling bins are at the far end of the site which is a pain and guess many would not walk up there. Make sure you have plenty of fuel around this area as it's decent drive to get some, there is a free ATM at Drymen. There is not enough space to get a caravan out of the site exit then stop to pick up your passenger who will be closing the manual gates, so please remove gates or make automatic.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

Lovely views of the Loch. Friendly wardens.

This review is for Milarrochy Bay

Lovely views of the Loch. Friendly wardens. If you have limited mobility its quite a walk to the toilets. Once we had a shower of rain the midges seem to increase 1ooo% and they seem to like your blood. A nice site but roads need repairing leading to the site as some parts are very bumpy.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We stayed for 5 nights just after the late May bank holiday and the site was clean and the...

This review is for Milarrochy Bay

We stayed for 5 nights just after the late May bank holiday and the site was clean and the arrival process was straight forward. As we had a large tent, the only remaining flat pitch was at the top of the site next to the trees. Unfortunately, there were more midges there by comparison to the pitches directly overlooking the loch shore. Although the midges made it uncomfortable to sit outside in the evening, my main gripe was the daily charge for my small sailing dinghy. The charge applied whether I used the slipway or not during my stay. There also appears to be no discrimination on the size of boat, the only rule being if it is launched on a trailer. The second problem was the slipway and overhanging trees. There was not enough vertical clearance for my 22 foot mast and each time I launched/ retrieved the boat, I caught the mast on the trees and I now have to replace the burgee as it is bent out of shape. Quite poor really. I guess the main use is from power boaters that don�t have this problem. I would not recommend this site for boats that have tall masts.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4

The site could have been great. Loved the walk along the beach to Balmaha.

This review is for Milarrochy Bay

The site could have been great. Loved the walk along the beach to Balmaha. Childrens play area needs updating. But the main point is the many midges. Two areas on the site have stagnant water that are a breeding ground for these pesky blighters and they take full advantage of the campers. The site is the first stop off for many walkers doing the West Highland Way and not many people are prepared for the welcome in the form of swarms of midges. Could be great if something was done about these areas on the site.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From Balmaha village

Nearest train station: Balloch service to Glasgow – 16 miles

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