The Isle of Skye Is a Camper’s Paradise

The Isle of Skye in northern Scotland is one of the loveliest places in Britain. It’s never crowded and is small enough to explore in a short period of time. Camping there is one of the best ways to enjoy all the natural beauty it has to offer. One campground that offers some spectacular views is the Loch Side Caravan Site near the charming village of Broadford.

Isle of Skye

The campground is quite small, but is suited for caravans, motorhomes, and tents. It’s nestled next between a scenic loch and majestic mountains. You can see the isle of Scalpay from the Loch Side ground and don’t be surprised if you get a good glimpse of dolphins, sea otters, and the occasional whale. Starfish, jellyfish, and shellfish are also common and the site is populated by free-roaming chickens.

If you’d like to get a closer look at the spectacular scenery, the campground has a small pool that it rents out. It’s also a great way to fish for your dinner. If you don’t happen to catch anything you can always walk to a few miles down the road to Broadford for some fine home cooking and fresh seafood at local restaurants. There’s also a supermarket and gas station there. Further down the road is the small harbour of Portree, with its selection of interesting shops and restaurants.

Loch side Caravan Site is open all year round and offers electric hook-ups, showers and washroom, laundry, a chemical disposal area, a beach, watersports, boat Launching, fishing, and camp fires. It’s an ideal place to stay while exploring the fascinating Isle of Skye.