Campsites and Camping
on Harris is is an amazing activity for your holiday, with first class beaches and scenery, Facilities are improving, particularly for motorhomes.
The Community Trusts have taken on the responsibility for improving motorhome provision and more information is below.
Motorhome visitors have always been a slightly contentious issue on the islands, and, being a motorhome visitor myself, I would like to offer advice below the listings. During Covid times, visit each link to gain knowledge about what is open or not.
Talla na Mara and camping
The building is a new Community Enterprise Centre overlooking the golden sands of Niseaboist Beach on the Isle of Harris. Talla na Mara is is owned and managed by the West Harris Trust on behalf of the local community. At the centre itself it has provided three 'hook ups' 24 hour access a toilet & shower, Rubbish and recycling facilities, Water supply, Chemical toilet disposal point READ MORE
Campsites and Camping Pairc Niseaboist
Additional and complementary to the site above, this new site is perfectly located to allow full use of the facilities available at Talla Na Mara
there are 7 new pitches and they boast stunning views across the Sound of Taransay. The Pairc Niseaboist Site is entered via its own access gate, just 200m further south of Talla na Mara. The idyllic Niseaboist beach and the Macleod’s stone are only a few minutes walk away. Electrical hook up. Rubbish and recycling facilities. Water supply. Chemical toilet disposal point. READ MORE
Camping and campsites, Seilebost School
Another campsite set up by the West Harris Trust is Seilebost School. The site is behind the old school and has good access to the Machair and Seilebost beach. The site has views over the machair to Luskentyre and the North Harris mountains beyond. Electrical hook ups, 24 hour access to toilets. Rubbish and recycling facilities. Water supply. Use of Chemical Waste disposal at Talla na Mara. READ MORE and How to book
Other Camping Spots provided by Talla na Mara
This content is from their own website. There are currently six Trust camping spots in West Harris, located in Losgaintir (Luskentyre) , Seilebost (Shelibost) & Niseaboist. We have identified these sites in order to protect the roadsides from erosion. These spots offer fantastic views and are marked with a small sign. We are asking visitors to pay £5 per night at each spot. Caravans and campervans are welcome. As a charity all earnings are reinvested into community projects, including site maintenance. Read More for rules and booking
This campsite is probably one of the most scenic on the west coast of the Harris. Horgabost beach is within a short walk from most 'pitches' and is located on the Machair. The campsite is run I think by the Grazing's Committee and a burger bar is open during the summer at the entrance, apparently serves good breakfasts. Fees are posted by the gate and pitches are on a first come first served basis. Facilitates include a small shop, showers and toilets. No hook-ups
The North Harris Trust Board are another Community trust providing facilities for Motorhomes. The campsite is at the end of the road out to the most westerly part of Harris. The camping area has five hook-ups and facilities in a building called the Huisinis Gateway. Below is the description from their website
The Gateway building, which opened at the end of 2017, provides toilets and showers for visitors all year round. It has an interpretation area with information on the local landscape and history. It’s also somewhere to shelter on stormy days. In winter, you can sit on the indoor picnic benches and just watch the waves crashing-in on the beach. READ MORE and visit their website for booking and info
As a motor home owner myself I would ask that other visiting owners apply certain guidelines for firstly COVID 19. and also the Scottish Access codes. Please ask landowners before taking a vehicle on their land. Please take care of waste disposal. I don't know of any toilet disposal points on Harris outside designated campsites. If you are coming from the Uists, then there is one at the ferry terminal to Harris.
Please be courteous at passing points on single track roads. Whilst on the subject of single track roads, the really big no no, is not letting people behind you pass. Keep your eye on your rear view mirror and be courteous and signal them you are pulling in. Always pull in to the left hand side, as we are used to passing efficiently, pulling in to the right hand side can end up in tears! Islanders will normally wave their appreciation, so do so in response.
Finally, campsites and camping is an amazing experience on the Isle of Harris, within some of the worlds best beaches and scenery.