Beach Camping in Scotland

Scotland offers some beautiful and dramatic coastline, from wide sandy beaches to rugged cliff tops, which offers a variety of activities including fishing, walking and watersports.

There are 4 Camping and Caravanning Club sites dotted along the Scottish coastline, which you can find out more about below:

Culzean Castle

Culzean CastleCulzean Club site is in the grounds of a castle and stands on the top of a cliff, with amazing views across the sea to the Isle of Arran. Just a short walk down the cliffs lies five kilometres of magnificent coastline, featuring golden sands and sand dunes, pebble beaches, rock pools and caves. The diversity of the coastline has led it to be designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, while it is also a haven for birdwatchers due to it being home to waders, fulmars, waterfowl, ravens and, if you are lucky, you may even spot a peregrine falcon.


DunbarThis beautiful campsite, on Scotland’s east coast, is situated just a 10-15 minute walk from a long, sandy beach – perfect for surfing – and offers spectacular sea views from all corners of the site. The nearby beach is popular with campers due to its pristine white sands and coastal walks. Woodhall Dean Wildlife Reserve is also near to the site and is home to an abundance of wildlife, woodland and wildflowers. The town of Dunbar is also less than three miles away and offers a further choice of beaches, access to the small harbour and plenty more walking opportunities.


NairnOur Nairn campsite is just a short walk to the town’s sandy and blue-flag rated beach, perfect for building sandcastles and soaking up the sunshine. The beach is known as one of the best in Britain and is a big draw for campers, holding a Keep Scotland Beautiful Seaside Award. Nature-lovers will also enjoy a boat trip from Inverness, 15 miles from the site, where you can enjoy the sight of the Moray Firth’s resident bottle-nose dolphins.


rosemarkieOn the shore of a half-moon bay on the Moray Firth, our Club site at Rosemarkie is perfectly located, with the sea on one side and hills and woodland on the other. This campsite is situated just footsteps from the pebble beach, while a short walk along it to the lighthouse provides a perfect spot for dolphin watching. If you prefer sandy beaches, then a ten minute walk into Rosemarkie will provide what you are looking for, complete with boat trips from the harbour and a beachside cafe open in the summer.