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Fortrose Bay Campsite

4.5 (422 reviews)

Come and stay in the peace and tranquility of Fortrose Bay Campsite, one of the best places to view dolphins, in their natural habitat, in Scotland. Situated on the pebble beach overlooking the spectacular view over the Moray Firth, It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a beach campfire and BBQ whilst watching the sun set over the distant mountains.

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Come and stay in the peace and tranquility of Fortrose Bay Campsite, one of the best places to view dolphins, in their natural habitat, in Scotland. Situated on the pebble beach overlooking the spectacular view over the Moray Firth, It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a beach campfire and BBQ whilst watching the sun set over the distant mountains.

Fortrose is an historic seaside village. It lies 15miles NE of Inverness and is a great base to explore the rest of the Highlands. The Black Isle benefits from its own micro climate, often having better weather than other parts of Scotland. It is virtually midge free !! which makes it a great place to camp.

The Black Isle is actually a peninsula, rather than an island, running from Beauly to Cromarty at the tip. It is flanked by the Moray and Cromarty firths. It isn't certain where it gets its name from, some say its because the soil is so dark, others because the snow rarely settles on the Isle. Chanonry point is a large natural sand bar and lies between Fortrose and Rosemarkie village. It has a very scenic golf course and lighthouse and is famous for being the best place to spot the UK's most northern colony of bottlenose dolphins.

Availability

Hard standing pitch

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 20 hours ago
  • Our hard standing pitches are suitable for Motorhomes, Caravans and Campervans. 16amps Electric Hook-ups are available.

We are a seasonal touring site. Please check our awning and tent policy on the initial "book now" page before booking. Responsible dog owners are welcome!!

Features

Hard standing pitch
Optional electric hook-up
Pet friendly
July 2022
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Grass standing pitch

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 2 hours ago
  • Our grass pitches are suitable for Motorhomes, Caravans, Tents and Campervans. 16amps Electric Hook-ups are available.

We are a seasonal touring site. Please check our awning and tent policy on the initial "book now" page before booking. Responsible dog owners are welcome!!

Features

Grass pitch
Optional electric hook-up
Pet friendly
July 2022
M T W T F S S
August 2022
M T W T F S S
September 2022
M T W T F S S

Small tent pitch

We are a seasonal touring site. Please check our awning and tent policy on the initial "book now" page before booking. Responsible dog owners are welcome!!

Features

Grass pitch
Optional electric hook-up
Tents only
Pet friendly
July 2022
M T W T F S S
August 2022
M T W T F S S
September 2022
M T W T F S S

423 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


C

Get place, great welcome, great price!

Cropper, Pauline - 03/07/2022

5

All the facilities you need, great camper van pitches, enough space for a bit of privacy. Owners are very accommodating and helpful.

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Response from the owner

03 July 2022

Thanks for the 5 star review Pauline! Hope you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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W

Rachel was very helpful and gave us information which we needed site very clean and well looked after

Webb, Amanda - 03/07/2022

5

Excellent site close to shops and lovely being so close to the beach Excellent views And nothing was too much trouble for Rachel when we asked on information for the area We would definitely recommend And will be back

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Response from the owner

03 July 2022

Thanks for the fabulous 5 star review Amanda! Hope you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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L

Scenery

Laing, Pat - 02/07/2022

4

Good access to walk to Chanorary point to see the dolphins, @then get a nice meal at the 19th hole at the golf club, the branches on the trees on pitch 5 needs to be cut back a bit as we just about hit them "didn't see them on the mirrors when reversing out of the pitch.

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Response from the owner

02 July 2022

Thanks for the review and recommendations Pat. Hope you had a great holiday. With best wishes from the Fortrose Bay Campsite crew

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B

Extremely nice campsite owners are amazing and super helpful very well run

Booker, Luke - 02/07/2022

5

The shower shake is best shower facilities in a campsite I've come across personally worth the little longer walk if down the far end local butchers is amazing and extremely reasonable priced aswell a must visit

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Response from the owner

02 July 2022

Many thanks for the glowing 5 star review.Look forward to welcoming you back next time!With best wishes from the Fortrose Bay Campsite crew

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W

Great wee site

Wilson, Fiona - 02/07/2022

4

Lovely level site with fabulous views. Taken to our pitch by very friendly staff who are very helpful. The toilet blocks are spotlessly clean but could maybe do with more showers which might not be possible given the size of the site. Co-op is close at hand for any shopping needs. We have stayed there a few times now and will definitely be going back.

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Response from the owner

02 July 2022

Many thanks Fiona for your lovely review, recommendation and comments, delighted you enjoyed your stay.We are currently saving for a planned refurbishment, meanwhile our shower shack offers an extra spacious modern option for our campers.Look forward to welcoming you back next time!With best wishes from the Fortrose Bay Campsite crew

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M

Restful location

McLay, Iain - 30/06/2022

5

Helpful staff. Great location.Right on the beach with views. Access to local facilities.

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Response from the owner

30 June 2022

Thanks for the 5 star review Iain! Glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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C

Excellent location. Lovely lady. Very helpful.

Cooper, Jeff - 29/06/2022

5

Excellent.

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Response from the owner

29 June 2022

Thank you for the 5 star review Jeff! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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L

Beautiful views

Lawrence, Janice - 29/06/2022

4

Our first time out in a campervan and stayed here for 2 nights, will certainly come again.Yes toilets a little dated but spotless. Walked to Rosemarkie one day along the shoreline and had a lovely lunch at the Crofters Cafe then found a short cut back into the campsite

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Response from the owner

29 June 2022

Thanks for the great review Janice. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a lovely holiday. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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R

Back again

Ross, Pamela - 29/06/2022

5

A stunning location, fantastic views across the Firth. We were lucky with the weather and able to enjoy some good walks. We enjoyed walking to Rosemarkie along the beach, also into Fortrose to sample the excellent fish and chips. A trip to Cromarty is always very pleasant. We have visited before - each time we are tending to stay for longer as we enjoy visiting the area. No luck so far with seeing dolphins at Chanonry Point! (but we do see them where we live so don't miss that too much). We tend to use our own "facilities" so can't comment on the washrooms, but we do use the water/waste water and toilet waste facilities, which are conveniently located. There is plenty of space on the pitches we have used. Friendly and welcoming staff. We look forward to coming again.

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Response from the owner

29 June 2022

Thanks for the lovely photos and 5 star review Pamela! So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next time. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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H

First impression was the view over the water was stunning it has a rustic charm

Hudson, Shona - 29/06/2022

5

Rachael meets you personally and escorts you to your pitch and explains everything to you very friendly and have the feeling nothing would be too much trouble. Toilets and showers are older but very clean and the shower was very good plenty of room. There is a road runs through the Centre but it’s not busy. Lovely and relaxing looking out towards the water and listening to the waves at night. It can be windy but they do warn you about that on the website. Town is a wee walk away so never used it much but it had adequate shops a small coop, chip shop, Chinese, butchers and bakers. We will definitely be back. Only one wee suggestion a bigger sign for the site would be good, we got a bit lost!

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Response from the owner

29 June 2022

Thanks for the great 5 star review Shona. Hope you had a lovely holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, the Fortrose Bay Campsite Crew.

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Summary

4.5

98.8% would recommend this site

98.3% would stay here again

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