Vatersay The island of Vatersay is connected to Barra by a causeway. It has magnificent beaches and spectacular walks. There are pitches for a small number of motorhomes adjacent to the township's community hall, the number of spaces is strictly limited. Strictly no overnight parking in the halls car park. Visitors with vehicles must use only those areas which are clearly designated: we ask them never to park on verges or beaches, which causes erosion, or on grazing land, which puts stock at risk. Facilities: Water tap; one disabled toilet, open 24 hours, in the community hall. Community Hall Cafe run by volunteers, serves locally-made teas, scones, cakes, and snacks daily. No facility for treating chemical waste at present: visitors camping here should use the Chemical Waste Facility in Eoligarry. Please note it is an offence to empty chemical waste anywhere on the beach or machair or into any public toilets. No shops or hotels on Vatersay: these can be found nearby at Castlebay (5.5 miles).Honesty Box' at the hall: proceeds go towards the maintenance of these facilities: we ask campers to consider a modest, and voluntary, contribution of £5 per day. Castlebay The main town on the island: all the shops, the petrol station, doctor's surgery, dentist, bank, post office, tourist office, sports centre, swimming pool, Heritage Centre and several hotels and cafes are located here, as is the ferry terminal for Oban and Lochboisdale. Internet access available in the library in the Community School. Wild Camping in Castlebay is not encouraged. There is an area east of Castlebay round the shore where tents can be pitched. Visitors with motorhomes wishing to pitch overnight in the town should note that parking areas are strictly limited: we ask them never to camp off- or on-road without permission from neighbouring residents, and to avoid camping in the obvious car-parking areas in the square and main street which are needed by shoppers. Please also avoid parking by the school, or in any area likely to cause a hazard to traffic or pedestrians, especially children. Facilities: Water available at Castlebay Pier. Showers and toilets at the Ferry Terminal. The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre also has showers available for public use. Castlebay and Craigard Hotels have customer parking, and serve food, including locally sourced fish and shellfish, throughout the day. There are several cafes, Heritage Centre Cafe, Kismul Cafe on Main Street, Busy Bee cafe at Children’s Centre (across from School), The Deck located at Hebridean Toffee and overlooking Kisimul Castle serves gourmet food and offers wonderful panoramic views, and The Isle of Barra Hotel, situated on the west coast, north of Castlebay (3 miles) also has a bar and restaurant. It has parking for customers and overlooks a very beautiful beach. Other Areas It is possible to park motorhomes in a few other places on the islands, for limited periods only. There are a few obvious off-road pull-in 'viewing' sites as you travel the main circular Barra road. These areas have no facilities of any kind and are primarily designed for parking, or for day visitors wishing to walk, use adjacent beaches or simply enjoy the view! We ask motorhome owners to respect this, and limit their stay in these areas, so all visitors and residents may continue to enjoy access to them. Limited spaces (no facilities) can be found at Scurrival: an area there, offroad (to the left, going north, by the rocky west beach) is available, for short stays only. Camping in tents, for those visitors who come to the islands on foot or by bicycle: Under Scotland's access laws, campers without motor vehicles are permitted virtually unrestricted access on Barra and Vatersay, other than within the boundaries or gardens of private houses or facilities (schools, hospitals, offices etc). This truly is 'wild camping': as such, all we ask of them is that they observe Scotland's Access Code: this can be read at www.outdooraccess-scotland.com. Please note that, under the Code, and in order to avoid damage to the ground,campers should restrict their stays in one area to a maximum of 2/3 days. Available Areas: Mrs Morag MacNeil 1 Bogach Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 286 Spaces Available Scuribhal Campsite Angus John Morrison 10 Eoligarry Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 292 Mob: 07896471580 Spaces Available. Access to Beach. Shower, toilet and hot water facilities Available. Waste disposal facilities within 500 yards of campsite. James MacNeil 15 ardmhor Tel: 890 251 Site is located in Grean, next to the Golf Course Alistair Gillies 38 Eoligarry Isle of Barra HS9 5YD Tel: (01871) 890 338 Mob: 07807652663 Spaces Available Water Facilities Available Michael MacNeil 12 Ardveenish Northbay Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 890 304 Water facilities available RJ Campbell 77 Borve Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 810 408 Mob: 0780 774 2594 Water Facilities Available Water Facilities Available Micheal MacLeod Croft No. 2 Scurrival Point Eoligarry Isle of Barra. 01871 890327 07772487169 / 07703526864 Electrical hook-up points, Water, Toilet waist disposal point, Litter deposit, good shelter, competative rates, beach access
Vatersay The island of Vatersay is connected to Barra by a causeway. It has magnificent beaches and spectacular walks. There are pitches for a small number of motorhomes adjacent to the township's community hall, the number of spaces is strictly limited. Strictly no overnight parking in the halls car park. Visitors with vehicles must use only those areas which are clearly designated: we ask them never to park on verges or beaches, which causes erosion, or on grazing land, which puts stock at risk. Facilities: Water tap; one disabled toilet, open 24 hours, in the community hall. Community Hall Cafe run by volunteers, serves locally-made teas, scones, cakes, and snacks daily. No facility for treating chemical waste at present: visitors camping here should use the Chemical Waste Facility in Eoligarry. Please note it is an offence to empty chemical waste anywhere on the beach or machair or into any public toilets. No shops or hotels on Vatersay: these can be found nearby at Castlebay (5.5 miles).Honesty Box' at the hall: proceeds go towards the maintenance of these facilities: we ask campers to consider a modest, and voluntary, contribution of £5 per day. Castlebay The main town on the island: all the shops, the petrol station, doctor's surgery, dentist, bank, post office, tourist office, sports centre, swimming pool, Heritage Centre and several hotels and cafes are located here, as is the ferry terminal for Oban and Lochboisdale. Internet access available in the library in the Community School. Wild Camping in Castlebay is not encouraged. There is an area east of Castlebay round the shore where tents can be pitched. Visitors with motorhomes wishing to pitch overnight in the town should note that parking areas are strictly limited: we ask them never to camp off- or on-road without permission from neighbouring residents, and to avoid camping in the obvious car-parking areas in the square and main street which are needed by shoppers. Please also avoid parking by the school, or in any area likely to cause a hazard to traffic or pedestrians, especially children. Facilities: Water available at Castlebay Pier. Showers and toilets at the Ferry Terminal. The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre also has showers available for public use. Castlebay and Craigard Hotels have customer parking, and serve food, including locally sourced fish and shellfish, throughout the day. There are several cafes, Heritage Centre Cafe, Kismul Cafe on Main Street, Busy Bee cafe at Children’s Centre (across from School), The Deck located at Hebridean Toffee and overlooking Kisimul Castle serves gourmet food and offers wonderful panoramic views, and The Isle of Barra Hotel, situated on the west coast, north of Castlebay (3 miles) also has a bar and restaurant. It has parking for customers and overlooks a very beautiful beach. Other Areas It is possible to park motorhomes in a few other places on the islands, for limited periods only. There are a few obvious off-road pull-in 'viewing' sites as you travel the main circular Barra road. These areas have no facilities of any kind and are primarily designed for parking, or for day visitors wishing to walk, use adjacent beaches or simply enjoy the view! We ask motorhome owners to respect this, and limit their stay in these areas, so all visitors and residents may continue to enjoy access to them. Limited spaces (no facilities) can be found at Scurrival: an area there, offroad (to the left, going north, by the rocky west beach) is available, for short stays only. Camping in tents, for those visitors who come to the islands on foot or by bicycle: Under Scotland's access laws, campers without motor vehicles are permitted virtually unrestricted access on Barra and Vatersay, other than within the boundaries or gardens of private houses or facilities (schools, hospitals, offices etc). This truly is 'wild camping': as such, all we ask of them is that they observe Scotland's Access Code: this can be read at www.outdooraccess-scotland.com. Please note that, under the Code, and in order to avoid damage to the ground,campers should restrict their stays in one area to a maximum of 2/3 days. Available Areas: Mrs Morag MacNeil 1 Bogach Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 286 Spaces Available Scuribhal Campsite Angus John Morrison 10 Eoligarry Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 292 Mob: 07896471580 Spaces Available. Access to Beach. Shower, toilet and hot water facilities Available. Waste disposal facilities within 500 yards of campsite. James MacNeil 15 ardmhor Tel: 890 251 Site is located in Grean, next to the Golf Course Alistair Gillies 38 Eoligarry Isle of Barra HS9 5YD Tel: (01871) 890 338 Mob: 07807652663 Spaces Available Water Facilities Available Michael MacNeil 12 Ardveenish Northbay Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 890 304 Water facilities available RJ Campbell 77 Borve Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 810 408 Mob: 0780 774 2594 Water Facilities Available Water Facilities Available Micheal MacLeod Croft No. 2 Scurrival Point Eoligarry Isle of Barra. 01871 890327 07772487169 / 07703526864 Electrical hook-up points, Water, Toilet waist disposal point, Litter deposit, good shelter, competative rates, beach access