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"Beautifully located between the beaches of the Moray Firth and the hills."
On the shore of a half-moon bay on the Moray Firth on Scotland's Sunshine Coast, our Club Site at Rosemarkie has the hills and woodland behind, making it one of our most popular Scottish campsites. With views over the bay, you may even spot a dolphin from your pitch.
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The dolphins made us visit twice, it was worth going back! It’s a very peaceful Site. - Sally Burford
OS Map Reference: 27 - NH739569Latitude: 57.5845Longitude: -4.1108
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Rosemarkie Camping and Caravanning Club SiteNess Road EastRosemarkieFortroseHighlandsIV10 8SE
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John Stanley, Sue Stanley
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
An excellent location, following the curve of the bay, with an fantastic view of sunrises and sunsets and dolphins. There are high quality eating facilities with walking distance nearby - The Crofters is one of the best restaurants we have visited and The Plough in the village has a good range of food and ales. The Community run Beach cafe is excellent and deserves more publicity. Also the award winning Groam House Museum is an essential visit for every visitor. Three concerns. Firstly, within our sector of the site in the Menâ€™s there was only one shower cubicle available- likely to cause a problem when busy. Although there is a small block further away on the site, it also has one shower available. A site of this size would benefit from more facilities. Having said this, the standard of cleaning is high and all areas are neat and clean. The facilities would benefit from a small path leading to the entrance. In summer this is unimportant but when the ground is wet a real problem of finding a dry path through the grass.
More significantly a main coastal road runs alongside the camp and cars were regularly rushing through- presumably on their way to the adjacent golf club. For some cars speeds were in excess of 40 mph, a few much higher. The road is within a couple of yards or so of many caravans. For a busy site this could be an issue with children around. There is not a speed restriction notice. For this reason I would have concerns about families with children coming. The third issue relates to the very limited office and shop opening time: two and a quarter hours each day: from 9:00- 10:15 and 16:00- 17:00, much less than most sites we visit on a six week Scottish tour. On the Saturday we stayed here the office/shop was closed all day. We appreciate its a late time in the year and presumably the club has to budget resources, but developing a relationship between wardens and members is important but not easy to do if they are not in evidence.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
after a nine and a half hour drive it was nice to be greated with two very friendly site managers. we stayed for two weeks so wanted electric this put us on the back row about 6ft from a road with only rope seperating us from it. the first for days were spent looking at the back of three different camper vans. the view from our awning was a big green electic box with a red light on it. the front row has no electric but has one of the best views you could ever wish for and we did get this after four days of our holiday till the end, we even watched the dolphins from our van.if so if you want a guaranteed view dont book electric.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Our third stay at this magical place. More difficult to leave every time! The Black Isle gets under your skin, and into your soul, and never leaves. A lovely site, the only drawback being the fairly tight access, it may put less confident drivers with large units off. But it's worth it!
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
This has become a firm favourite as it is well run, friendly and although simple facilities, they are well maintained. Easy to access the nearby village of Fortrose with its local butcher and baker as well as ruined Cathedral to view by walking around the coast and watching the Dolphins play. Well worth a visit.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
I found the moment when we arrived at rosemarkie campsite, the managers Harry and Agnus were very freindly.The site was kept in tip top shape, the toilets and showers were a credit to them both and there assistants. The village was lovely as was the beach, and the information the managers supply was exellent. I for one will be going back! Thankyou very much rosemarkie campsite....
DATE STAYED: August 2012
Fantastic site, lovely views and walks. Both rosemarkie and fortrose close by. But the best bit was the helpfulness of the wardens. We had booked for 4 nights but had to return home early as our daughter was unwell. We let the warden know as we did not want them to think we were unhappy with the site. I was given a full refund for the days left, no problem.
We were truly sorry to leave the site early and can't wait until we are able to return.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Great location. Helpful staff. Â£3 for charging my mobility scooter overnight was a bit steep, but probably set by club?
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Lovely first visit to a club site, and has proved that membership is an absolute must. There was so much to do in the area that we only scratched the surface over the week we were there. In only a few days we saw dolphins, waterfalls, geocached, visited museums, beaches and much much more. The only downside we could see was that there was no recycling/seperation of waste on the site - but other than that, an excellent stay.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Staff were very fiendly and helpful and were constantly checking toilets for cleanliness.
Nice view across the Moray Firth and handy for golf at local Rosemarkie Golf club.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Have stayed here 2 years ago and had a lovely stay with friendly helpful wardens. Unfortunately we cannot say the same for this stay. Not helpful at all. Paid for wifi and could not get it all week. Some wardens were stroppy and dismissive to us. Have never found this at all the sites we have stayed on . We won't be returning.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
Amazing views of the Firth. Watched Dolphins at play from the lighthouse point. Some hardstandings would aleviate problems of water-logged pitches not being available. The two washrooms (there are two distinct areas on the site) really need more shower cubicles for the number of pitches on the site. Enjoyed my stay again.
Very good site, with friendly and helpful welcome from wardens. We were shown to our pitch on the lower end of the site. Superb views over the Moray Forth to Fort George. Site facilities whilst of a good standard, need to be increased when you consider the popularity of this site. My only negative comment would be there is no where to fill or empty water tank on motor homes. We will certainly return.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break
First time out again after a break from carravanning of some 3 years. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the manager showed us to our pitch and made it so easy to park. If you like the sea, this is the place to be as you are within 10 feet from the beach. The public road from Fortrose to Rosemarkie does run through the site but does not become a problem. Very quiet and peaceful with views acros the Moray Firth where you can also dolphin watch.
The services were very clean but you may have to wait a few mins for a shower at busy times like morning and public holidays. There is only one shower on the bottom area and only two on the top area.
We will definately return to this site if only to eat at 'The Anderson's' in Fortrose. (brilliant restaurant).
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A lovely site, adjacent to the beach,but itis mostly pebbles.If you are staying with children or dogs, be aware that a public road runs through the site into Rosemarkie village and we experienced cars travelling very fast along it.Otherwise a great site and well worth the long journey from Suffolk to get there.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
Managers are very helpful and friendly. Site is located by the sea. Icey cold wind blowing off the sea this time we stayed. The facilities are good but could possible do with more showers and toilets.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This site is well worth another visit.I spent 5 days here in July 2011 with my dear late cocker spaniel called Josie who sadly is no longer with me.The site managers as always made the stay most enjoyable.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
lovely site but could not believe the price for a four man tent. 2 adults and child was over Â£29 for one night.we would have stayed longer but couldnt afford to.next site at durness was a total of Â£12.50
DATE STAYED: April 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families
We live 3 miles away and stay 3 to 4 times a year. Fantastic, maybe we can retire here if it goes 12 months a year! Says it all!!
DATE STAYED: September 2011
we spent 2 weeks here... 4 kids 2 adults 1 dog an 1 very large tent... the people that ran it were fantastic they knew the kids by name before we left and the kids loved to run out to say hi when they passed... we loved the fact that the sea was a stones throw away.. loved it all... only down side maybe would be not having the wifi near us, just so i could of checked my emails but thats all i could say.... thank you for a great holiday xx
DATE STAYED: August 2011
Very disappointed with the welcome from one member of the staff!! If the same welcome and attitude was given to all patrons the Scottish tourist trade would be non existent!!
Would love to recommend this site as the area, facilities and cleanliness is excellent, the only reason I wouldn't recommend is the attitude of one member of the staff!!
On arrival you were made to feel very welcome, the staff were very friendly. The location and views from the site are second to none. We were lucky to be on a pitch with unrestricted view and could sit in the 'van watching the dolphins jumping and swimming. Although there was only 1 shower in the ladies, we never had to queue - perhaps we were just lucky!!. A site where you can either choose to be active, or simply chill.There's also plenty to do in the area, Culloden is well worth a visit. We're going back next year and are looking forward to it already.
Its difficult to put into words how good this site is, good enough for us to extend our stay, in fact good enough for this to be our second visit with more visits planned for the future. Comfort foods in the village is within easy walking distance and is an experience not to be missed espcially their merangues.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
After a 17.5 hour drive to the location, we were made very welcome by the site mangers and assistants. This site is in a superb position, overlooking the Murray Firth. The views were amazing and watching the dolphins and seals made our stay a magical experience.
The site itself was very clean and tidy throughout our entire two week stay. This is a superb site with a lovely local area - the deli and local bakery stocked everything needed. I do not have a bad word to say about this site or the local areas. I would definitely visit here again.
This was our fourth visit to this beautiful location in the last twenty years. Strongly recommend this location. The one downside is the low number of showers relative to the size and popularity of the site. Be prepared to queue at peak times. This is a small irritation when balanced against everything else that makes this one of our top two locations in Scotland.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
Spent four days out of our two weeks touring Scotland on this site and would quite happily have stayed longer had we had more time. One of the friendliest sites we have found anywhere.The site staff could not have done more to make our stay so enjoyable.Dave and Simon were regularly up and down the site (they might soon need a new bike!) and always so happy. Even when there were major problems with the mains electric supply they kept smiling and did everything they could to keep us all happy. The location is excellent, right on the beach overlooking Moray Firth. Ideal for families or those of us who just wanted to relax. A walk along the beach and we were watching the dolphins.
We didn't want to leave. Rosemarkie is our idea of the perfect place. Peaceful, stunningly beautiful, great walks along the sands, up into the Faerie Glen and amongst the Rock Pools. Sit on the beach at Chanory Point and watch the Dolphins up close or if you're lucky, as we were on our last morning watch the pod swim past the site. Fantastic Butcher/Deli in the village and fab Pictish Museum too.
The staff were great. Sue and Simon gave us a really warm welcome and were really helpful. We loved it so much we stayed an extra 2 nights and are planning to return.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
We arrived not having booked but managed to get a pitch with no electric, the upside being the great view across the bay where the dolphins swim past. After the first night our battery went dead and thanks to Sue and Simon Hill they took care of that for us. In fact they actually made the holiday along with the scenery. We got such a cheery friendly welcome the long boring drive was a distant memory. although new in their job as assistants they could not do enough to make our stay pleasant. They are a great example of the kind of wardens i like to be greeted by I will definately be going back to Rosemarkie. wonderful site, wonderful staff.
Very nice site.You can watch dolphins and otters. Anyone who enjoys water sports this is an ideal location.Just remember that as it is coastal, it can be a bit on the windy side, although the location is great only down side is the road beside the side although not that busy, some young drivers tends to use excessive speed when travelling along it, which could be a hazard for small children and dogs.Site does not have a children's play area although the beach is close and there is a small play area 10mins walk beside the beach cafe at Rosemarkie.Would return.
Fantastic site ,loads to see and do
will be back soon
DATE STAYED: April 2011
We had a wonderful time on our long weekend away for our eldest 3rd birthday. It was the first trip of the season so we were caught short when our gas ran out at 8.30pm on a sunday but thankfully the site managers were able to replace so all kept nice and toasty. Wonderful facilitys, views and walks. We will be back and have recommended to all that camp. Thank you
This is an unbeleivable site right on the beach. the view from our caravan was to die for!The staff are the friendliest I have encountered and went out of their way to help us on our first year caravanning!
The walk up to the waterfalls in fairy dell is quite easy and very beautiful and I will never forget watching the dolphins and a newly born dolphin play a few feet away from us every day. Magical!!
The site has some spots which are not hook up so we used battery and decided to eat locally, there are two fantastic restaurants at the end of the beach and a marvellous butcher and deli in the tiny high street, fantastic pies, quiche and lots of sausage, bacon and fresh bread and deli products. Loved it!!
DATE STAYED: August 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
this site is lovely .so good for the local bus will pick you up at the top of the road. You can go to inverness or cromarty. my wife and i have been going to this site for about 3 years you are right on the sea front and the wild life is do die for
DATE STAYED: September 2008
A bit expensive at Â£27.50 per night, would even go to say ripped off.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
FANTASTIC FRIENDLY SITE CANT WAIT TO GO BACK VERY HELPFULL & ALWAYS SMILEING HAPPY TO HELP VERY WELL RUN HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED YOU SHOULD GO EVEN SEE THE DOLPHINS A+++++++++++++
DATE STAYED: July 2010
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Nearest train station: Inverness – 15 miles
Nearest bus: 500m from site entrance
Rosemarkie has dedicated accessible facilities suitable for wheelchair users, including level access shower and equipment.