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Sands Caravan and Camping ****

General information

Sands Caravan and Camping is a campsite in Big Sand, Highland, located by the sea.This camp site with sloping grounds has pitches pitches without shade. Sands Caravan and Camping is located close to a sandy beach. It is possible to rent mobile homes and hikers' cabins. The camp site has a sports ground.

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The following rules apply to pets at (Sands Caravan and Camping):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)

You can swim nearby in the sea. At Sands Caravan and Camping you can go windsurfing and waterskiing.

You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a restaurant (with full menu). The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.

Guide price €29.50

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Detail information about this campsite

A.V. van Dijken

"Isolated, spacious campsite in the dunes on a long stretched beach. The terrain is dissected by several streams. Beautiful views of Skye and the Highlands. Well equipped shop."

- Inspector Mr A.V. van Dijken
A.V. van Dijken

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Average rating: 8.5

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Camping pitch
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Food and drink

Pieters, on this campsite in June 2012


Deze beoordeling is als enquête afgenomen door onze inspecteur op de camping zelf.

Mrs M., on this campsite in June 2012

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years


We stayed here in June 2012 for 12 days and couldn't fault it.
For a tent pitch with 2 adults and 4 kids (one under 5yrs), it was quite cheap.
Toilet and shower blocks were clean and tidy (although most showers are push button, there is a large shower cubicle for disabled people/ parent and child, which has a 'tap'-type shower). There is also a hairdryer and hair straighteners at 50p for 5mins! The adventure playground had maintenance done while we were there and the bins were emptied regularly.
At night we could hear cuckoos and the beautiful beach was just over the dunes from our tent, which we made full use of, as it only rained properly once during our stay!
The dishwashing room also has a cooking area with coin operated hob and microwave if it's bad weather etc. Washing machines are £3 a time and are in the Laundry block nearer the caravan area. The campsite shop sells all you could really need in terms of food and camping equipment, and also books, toys, wetsuits and ice creams!
In Gairloch itself there is a chip shop and a Chinese takeaway if you're having a non-cooking night!
We were really pleased with our stay at Sands and the surrounding area is obviously beautiful, with plenty of opportunity for good walks and outdoor activities.

Habelitz, on this campsite in July 2011


Diese Beurteilung wurde von unserem Inspektor als Besucherumfrage selbst auf dem Camping aufgenommen.

L. Sinke, on this campsite in August 2010


Deze beoordeling is als enquête afgenomen door onze inspecteur op de camping zelf.

J. Drewmack, on this campsite in August 2010


This evaluation has been obtained by our inspector from a questionnaire at the camp site.

j.p.pennekamp, on this campsite in July 2009

Travelling party: Couple


prima camping, rustig gelegen, jammer dat ons een stroomaansluiting werd geweigerd op zaterdag (wij waren al eerder duitsers tegengekomen dit meldden dat er geen stroomplaatsen voor de volgende dinsdag verkrijgbaar waren), onder vermelding dat deze waren gereserveerd, terwijl wij maar 1 nacht wilden blijven en uiteindelijk minimaal nog 7 stroomaansluitingen die nacht vrij bleven. Heb geen verhaal gehaald, omdat het zeer slecht weer was de volgende dag en wij direct zijn vertrokken.

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
01/04 till 25/10
23 ha
Number of touring pitches
254 (80 - 120m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total: 7
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card: MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages: English
Pitch amenities
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity: 16 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • Pitches with radio and television connections
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance: 0 km
  • Panorama
  • Shopping opportunities within %s km
    • distance: 5 km
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Dog walking area
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Sandy beach
  • Rocky coastline
For children
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Baby room
  • No entertainment programme
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Family toilet facilities
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • Family shower
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Baby room
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Pitch and putt nearby (max. 10 km)
  • Golf course nearby (max. 10 km)
    • distance: 8 km
    • total: 9
Ground and vegetation
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Grass
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Sand
  • Sloping site
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ: charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Own boats permitted
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period: 01-04/15-09
  • Groceries: extensive selection
    • period: 01-04/15-09
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Individual cooking facilities
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Recreation (adults)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Television
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing permitted
  • Waterskiing permitted
  • Own boats permitted
  • Sailing permitted
  • Trailer slope
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total: 7
  • (Log)cabins
    • total: 10
  • Bicycles
  • Kayaks
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
Address & Route

Would you like to book campsite Sands Caravan and Camping or request more information? You can do both using the information below.

  • Sands Caravan and Camping

    IV21 2DL / Gairloch/Ross-shire
    United Kingdom

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    57°44'26"N 5°45'53"W
  • In Gairloch follow the camping sign '3 miles' from the A832. The campsite is located to the left, 5 km outside Gairloch on the B8021.

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The weather on this campsite

Weather forecast


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Max. 13.1° 11° 10.9° 11.5° 12.6° 13.3° 12.4°
Min. 3.4° 2.3° 4.4° 8.2° 9.5° 9.5°
Precipitation 15% 20% 20% 35% 90% 90% 90%
Wind direction ZO E E S SW SW SW
Wind speed 2 2 2 3 4 5 5

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 85% 125 1
Feb 83% 91 2
Mar 82% 90 3
Apr 81% 70 4
May 82% 57 7
Jun 82% 65 5
Jul 86% 76 5
Aug 83% 84 4
Sep 84% 109 4
Oct 84% 131 2
Nov 84% 125 2
Dec 84% 126 1
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