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ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE is situated in the village of Kilchoan on the west coast of Scotland about 60 miles from Fort William.

Ardnamurchan Campsite opens for the 2018 season on Thursday 29th of March. Post Code PH36 4LL "Bogha Caol Ard" Kilchoan

For the comfort, safety and quiet enjoyment of other campers dogs MUST be kept on a short lead on site and barking MUST be kept to an absolute minimum.

Ardnamurchan Campsite is just over half a mile along the hillside past the Ferry Stores and is not associated with any other campsite in Kilchoan. If it does not say Ardnamurchan Campsite on the sign it is not Ardnamurchan Campsite (look out for the Whale bones on the wall near the entrance) Post Code PH36 4LL "Bogha Caol Ard"


The Times 1 August 2015 -30 Best places to camp in Britain "It's the location, overlooking a sea loch on Scotland's west coast, that makes this small campsite so special."

SBCT on August 3rd, 2013 www.coolcamping.co.uk "Relaxing, beautiful and peaceful. The view is addictive! A brilliant place to get away from it all and just get back to basics. The scenery is stunning - hard to leave. The facilities are simple but are absolutely fine, to be honest anything more on the site would spoil it. Everything is clean and the showers are surprisingly powerful. Next time we will come via Oban and the isle of Mull". Well done to Trevor for creating such a fabulous spot for us all to enjoy" and................. eastwig "We loved our weekend on this site - it oozes rustic charm and teems with wildlife. The facilities are basic and quirky which add to the charm and are kept immaculately clean. Campfires are a must for our children and you are welcome to light up on the rocky shore (firewood can be purchased along with nearly everything else in the local store)" ...and ..............from chrisdb June 2014 "Facilities are basic but clean and the showers are hot and powerful. There are two loos and two showers and a washup shed with a fridge by the entrance. The office reception and study room provide shelter and free electricity for charging phones etc. There is also wifi as there is only GPRS no 3G"...."The view across to Ben Hiant and then to Mull, the constant movement of vessels on the water, the location is everything. A warm welcome from Trevor, reasonable price and good basic facilities gets five stars from us."

Ardnamurchan Campsite is situated at Kilchoan about 20 miles west of Acharacle and about 60 miles west of Fort William. It is the most westerly campsite on the British mainland about 5 miles from Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse and visitor centre. The campsite is part of a small working croft with stunning views down the sound of Mull to Morven and Mull. The road from Salen is along a beautifully scenic, but mainly single track road. There is a direct link to Tobermory on Mull by car ferry which takes about 35 minutes.

Prices for 2018. All prices are for an overnight stay

  • Prices are per person regardless of the size of tent or motor home £9.00 each person over 15 years, £4 for 15 years and under (babies and under 5's free)
  • Dogs are charged at £0.50 (please check in advance if you are bringing more than one dog per adult)
  • Space on the camper van hook up pitches is limited, at busy times awnings are not always possible.
  • There are limited Electric hook up pitches for tents. These must be booked in advance
  • The site is served by a septic tank, please use "green" chemicals in your toilets if you intend to empty them into the toilet emptying point.
  • Electric hook up £4 each night
  • There is limited free internet access
  • No charge for showers or hot water for washing dishes

Arrival any time after 1 pm. On day of departure please leave before 11 am (cars may be left in the parking area for the rest of the day if required) Please ring 01972510766 or Mob: 07717 181745. Email trevor@ardnamurchanstudycentre.co.uk for details.


Booking is not required for small to medium tents but family groups with large tents should check in advance especially during the school holidays. Booking for campervans during May June and September is not required but is advised for July and August if a hook up pitch is required. Visitors are welcome to turn up at any time during the season for single nights or longer without booking but no guarantee is given that there will be space. Owing to high demand from mid July to mid August there is a minimum booking of two nights during a weekend, no advance Saturday night only bookings during this period although visitors are welcome to turn up or to telephone for availability on the day. Single night advance bookings welcome at all other times. Camper van pitches can only be reserved on payment of a non returnable £25 deposit, payable at least 7 days in advance of the first night booking. Tent pitches can be reserved on payment of a £20 non returnable deposit. Payment can be by cheque payable to "Ardnamurchan Campsite" and sent to Ardnamurchan Campsite at Bogha Caol Ard, Ormsaigbeg, Kilchoan, Acharacle, PH36 4LL. I can also take a card payment over the telephone by calling 01972510766 during office hours between April and October. If I am busy around the site and do not pick up the phone please leave your name and number and I can call you back. Please do not telephone after 7pm.

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All major credit and debit cards taken

On site facilities

Mingary Castle
  • 4-6 Berth 2 bedroom Caravan
  • Captains Cabin 2-4 berth camping pod
  • Whale Bone bothy, 1 double bedroom, one bunk bedroom (sleeps 2) and a double bed settee
  • 20 Tent Pitches
  • 10 Camper Van hook up pitches (up to 8m length)
  • Toilets & Showers included in the price
  • Washing up area with fridge
  • Direct shore access
  • Stunning views
  • Limited but free WiFi

Local Facilities

  • Kilchoan Village (1 Mile)
  • Well-stocked shop including, Food, fuel, Calor gas, maps and fishing tackle.
  • Community centre with tea-room, tourist information, sports/games facilities, children's play park WiFi
  • Ferry links to Tobermory (Balamory) on Mull.
  • Public boat launching facilities with adjacent toilets and showers.
  • Ideal for Bird watching and wildlife watching, kayaking, sailing fishing and diving.
  • Hotel and public bar serving meals
  • Lighthouse & visitor Centre (6miles)
  • Sanna beach (5miles)

Local Flora and Fauna

Fragrant Orchids, Greater Butterfly Orchids and Heath Spotted Orchids all flower in June on the croft and neighbouring crofts. The Early Purple Orchids flower in early June on the limestone beds near the shore to the west of the campsite. During the spring and summer there can be good sightings of harbour porpoises from the campsite also numerous otter sightings both from the campsite and nearby. Also seals, Buzzards Hedgehogs, Swallows, Pine Marten, Night Jar, Corn Crake and Golden Eagle,

What others have to say about ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE


"Feel the force of the Atlantic, as well as the atmosphere, at Ardnamurchan, the westernmost campsite on the mainland of Britain. Hand-cut terraces with views across the water give the place a vibe that defies rational description."

"But the quality we spend most of our time looking for is one that can't really be explained - because it's more of a feeling or experience - of simply being in a place that makes you feel good, giving off a vibe that everything is right with the world" and "If we were to find a pigeonhole for this place, it would simply have to be the 'inexplicably special' one." COOLCAMPING Scotland

Ardnamurchan Tourist Association for more information about the Ardnamurchan Area

Travel Directions

The campsite is situated about half a mile beyond the village shop (Ferry Stores). If coming from the Mull Ferry after about one mile turn left at the T junction, continue on this road until the Ferry Stores is reached. If arriving along the single track B8007, from Salen and Strontian go past the Kilchoan Hotel and continue to the Village Shop (Ferry Stores). Go past the shop (and the campsite on the corner) and up the hill. The road goes along the hillside with stunning views on the left towards Mull. After about half a mile turn left at the blue campsite sign. The entrance is a bit steep and is not suitable for very large mobile homes (over 8 metres length) or caravans. Ardnamurchan Campsite has no connection with the campsite on the corner near the shop. The view from Google maps is a little dated but it gives a good indication of the view across to Mull.

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