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Sand dunes at Big Sand Beach at Gairloch in the Highlands of Scotland

Campsites on Scotland's coast

Best beach campsites in Scotland

Scotland’s soul-stirring shorelines will set your senses surging. Boasting scenery that will leave you enchanted, there is an enormous 8,200 miles of Scottish coastline to discover dotted with glorious campsites.

Best beaches in Scotland

Some of the most popular beaches in Scotland include Rosemarkie Beach, Fortrose Beach, Cromarty Beach, Dunbar East – Belhaven Bay, Culzean Beach and Nairn Central.

Rosemarkie beach is a minute’s walk away from our Rosemarkie Club Site and it’s not the only attraction. Visit the amazing Chanonry Point Lighthouse at the southern end of the beach, it’s the perfect place from which to admire local wildlife and view dolphins and seals at play in the bay. Two minutes from the Club Site is the fabulous Fortrose beach, which features a blend of mixed sand and shingle. This dog-friendly corner of paradise has a picnic site and a golf course… “Fore!”

The glorious county of East Lothian, which hugs the east coast just south of Edinburgh, is home to a superb selection of beaches just waiting for your bare feet to walk their gorgeous golden sands. With a whopping 12 bays, each within a 30-minute drive of our Dunbar Club Site, you’re blessed with an abundance of beaches to choose from. Whitesands Bay, with its arching sandy beach and geology trail is less than half a mile from the Club Site. Dunbar East – Belhaven Bay is an extraordinary beach, characterised by a mishmash of sand, shingle and grasslands, while the elusive Ravensheugh Beach is a tranquil, dog-friendly haven backed by sand dunes and astonishing views – it’s an adventure trying to find this beach but trust us, it will be worthwhile.

A mile from our Culzean Castle Club Site is the captivating Culzean Beach, which is set in a spectacular country park, where stunning scenery will leave you standing in awe. The secluded and serene beach sits beneath an amazing castle, which perches atop steep craggy cliffs and is surrounded by wondrous lush green woodland. Culzean Beach is a blend of fine mixed sand and rocks, with the beautiful Culzean Country Park providing a sensational backdrop, stretching for miles in the distance. It’s an enchanting estate boasting a resoundingly rugged coastline. At the southern tip of the park, discover the majestic Maidens Beach.

Hit the Highlands in style from our Inverewe Gardens Club Site, the most northerly of our caravan sites in Scotland with sea views. Experience the wildest, most glorious coastal secrets Scotland has to offer, including a handful of harmonious beaches. Four of the most fabulous beaches – Firemore at Poolewe, Gairloch Big Sand, Gairloch Redpoint North and Gruinard Beach – are within a 15-minute drive away. A fifth beach - Mellon Udrigle at Laide – is a 20-25 minute drive away.

Where the Moray Firth first joins the North Sea sits our Nairn Club Site. Next to the historic harbour town of the same name and the perfect base from which to experience and explore the Highlands. Home to two sublime sandy beaches, Nairn has been a popular place for sun, sea and sand seekers since Victorian times. The main beach – Nairn Central – is backed by low sand dunes and a pretty promenade, while Nairn East stretches for just over a mile, reaching the RSPB reserve at Culbin. With unforgettable views of the Moray Firth, gazing out to the Black Isles, Nairn has an uplifting aura.

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