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Dog Friendly Camping Scotland

One of the great things about travelling in a campervan is doing everything on your own schedule with the whole family, which for many also includes their beloved dogs. Thankfully for any family with pets, there are lots of pet and dog friendly holiday parks in Scotland so travelling with your family and your furry friend is absolutely no problem.

We would always recommend that you check before booking that the accommodation at the site that you choose is definitely pet friendly to avoid any issues when you arrive for the beginning of your stay.

We have pulled together a very small selection of the dog friendly holiday parks and campsites in popular tourist areas across Scotland from the Scottish Borders in the south, all the way to the Scottish Highlands in the north.

The Scottish Highlands

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Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Located on the southern shore of Loch Ness, just a short walk outside the village of Foyers, is a year-round site which offers panoramic views across the loch and is ideal for a few days in the area. It's suitable for tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes and they advertise that most of the pitches have an electric hook-up.

They also recognise the importance of eco-credentials and their renewable energy sources include water-to-water, geo-thermal, and solar-thermal with electricity provided by hydro power whilst the site itself is designed as low impact with sue of locally sourced materials.

Facilities include a shower and toilet block, a dedicated accessible bathroom, parent and baby room, family shower room, laundry, drying room, washing up area, site shop, dog walk and play area.

Address: Monument Park Lower, Foyers, Inverness, IV2 6YH

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Badrallach Campsite, Bothy, and Holiday Cottage

Described by The Guardian as "one of Scotland's remotest and most picturesque campsites" and by themselves as "dog-enthusiastic", Badrallach is a 50 minute drive from Ullapool and on the opposite site of Loch Broom. It is a small site with just 12 grass pitches and four electric hook-up points but an excellent place for dog lovers to stay and switch off from the rest of the world with your four legged friends.

There is a vehicle size limit of six metres so you'll have no problems setting up with one of our rented Volkswagen California campervans and the site is open all year round. The site boasts panoramic views of nearby hills, stunning views of Munros and Corbetts at every pitch and truly dark skies at night with spectacular views of the Milky Way prominent most nights.

Facilities include hot water, two showers, and disabled flushing toilets. The water on site comes from the mountains and is filtered and sterilised to be safe to drink and the bothy doubles up as a social and eating area when not being rented for private use.

Address: Badrallach Campsite, Bothy and Holiday Cottage, Croft 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, Garve, Highlands, IV23 2QP

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Ferry View Night Stop

An ideal base for a stopover whilst touring the NC500, Ferry View Night Stop is located less than a mile from the Gills Bay Ferry to the Orkney islands and just five minutes along the road from John O'Groats - the most northerly inhabited point on the Scottish mainland.

It offers fenced, hardstanding pitches which each have a grassy area and electric as well as as separate grassy area specifically for tents. The owners are previous tour guides so have a wealth of knowledge about the area and are the best people to ask for recommendations!

Food and drink is available on site too courtesy of Mr Eddy's Pit Stop with everything designed to be able to be taken away. If you'd prefer, however, you can take a seat on the converted bus on site to enjoy breathtaking views against the spectacular background.

Facilities on site include two full bathrooms, a dishwashing area, and central heating to these areas. There are chargeable laundry facilities and disposal points for grey water, toilet waste, general rubbish and recycling.

Address: Ferry View Night Stop, Gauze Cottage, Canisbay, Wick, Highlands, KW1 4YB

The North East

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Dalraddy Holiday Park

Dalraddy Holiday Park was first established in 1968 and covers 39 hectares of what used to be heather moorland near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. It offers stunning views of the Cairngorm mountains and a relaxed environment to enjoy them.

The park also acts as a booking agent for a number of activities in the area which makes it an ideal place to stay whilst you explore the area. As well as this the site is only a 15 minute drive from Aviemore and other activities in the area include the Strathspey Railway, the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, the Highland Wildlife Park, and Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

Facilities include recently upgraded showers and toilets with underfloor heating, washing up rea, laundrette, children's play area, free WiFi, and a licenced shop with produce from the Alvie Estate.

Address: Dalraddy Holiday Park, Alvie Estate, Aviemore, Highlands, PH21 1QB

Cullen Beach

Sandend Holidays

Set in the small fishing village of Sandend, Sandend Holidays offers a stay on the idyllic Aberdeenshire Coast. This dog friendly holiday spot is an ideal location to view Scotland's beauty as it offers easy access to the East Coast 250 and the beach is known for dolphin spotting and watersports too.

There are a choice of electric and non electric pitches for campervans and dogs are welcome but must be on a lead at all times onsite. The nearby town of Portsoy was used for filming some scenes in Peaky Blinders so fans of the show will have fun recognising the area and Cullen is only a five minute drive from the site which offers local amenities.

Facilities at Sandend Holidays include a 24 hour toilet and shower block, a laundry room, a food prep and dishwashing room, and a small campsite shop. The site is open from 1st April to 31st October.

Address: Sandend Holidays, Seaview Road, Sandend, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2UE

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Feughside Caravan Park

Feughside Caravan Park is tucked into a valley near to the River Feugh in Royal Deeside. It's a great place to stay and explore the area and all of its royal connections. A half an hour drive west will take you into the Cairngorms National Park and half an hour to the east lies the city of Aberdeen and all that it offers.

The nearest town is Banchory which runs adjacent to the River Dee, there are numerous National Trust for Scotland properties in the area, the Bridge of Feugh allows you to see salmon leaping at the correct time of the year, and a number of excellent golf courses in the vicinity too.

The site itself has 20 hardstanding touring pitches, all with the option of electric hook-up and facilities on site include heated toilet facilities, hot showers, a baby changing area, a children's play area, ice pack freezing and camping gas exchange, and chargeable WiFi.

Address: Feughside Caravan Park, Old Military Road, Strachan, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6NT

The Central Belt

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Lomond Woods Holiday Park

Located within walking distance of Loch Lomond and just 17 miles from Glasgow, Lomond Woods Holiday Park is a well established site that has previously been awarded a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award.

The site is open all year round with a selection of hardstanding pitches, fully serviced touring pitches, and a wide selection of static caravans and camping pods available if you prefer something a little more solid for your stay.

Nearby you can explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, take part in activities such as kayaking and cycling, or just enjoy the spectacular views. There are also a number of small villages in the area filled with local businesses for you to support and enjoy.

Facilities include laundry, heated toilet and shower rooms including family and accessible bathrooms, an indoor games room, children's outdoor play area, cot and high chair hire, and a dog walk on the park.

Address: Lomond Woods Holiday Park, Old Luss Road, Balloch, Alexandria, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, G83 8QP

The old course

St Andrews Holiday Estate

This family-run campsite is set in around 9 acres of green space near St Andrews and is an ideal place to set up camp for a couple of days to explore historic St Andrews and Eastern Fife. The site offers 30 grass pitches for tents and 9 electric caravan/motorhome grass pitches which offer amazing views of the surrounding area.

St Andrews offers a number of attractions including the renowned Old Course and the British Golf Museum which allows you to really appreciate the town as the Home of Golf. Elsewhere there is a sandy beach which is dog friendly, St Andrews Cathedral, and botanic gardens to explore.

Facilities includes heated toilet and shower blocks with free hot water, baby changing facilities, a large kitchen area with washing up facilities and charging lockers, a play area away from the tent pitches, a separate disabled/family shower room, and goal posts for football or outdoor team games.

Address: St Andrews Holiday Estate, Knockhill Of Nydie, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SL

Edinburgh Castle

Linwater Caravan Park

Linwater Caravan Park is open all year round and is situated on farmland close to Edinburgh, making it an ideal base for you to explore the area and the capital without staying in the city itself. The site offers a combination of grass, hardstanding, and fully serviced hardstanding pitches as well as a pair of self catering lodges.

The site has received a green tourism gold accreditation and focus on reducing their impact on the planet. As well as this it has been give a 4-star holiday and touring park grading by Visit Scotland, four pennants from the AA, and a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for three years in a row.

Facilities offered include electric showers, disabled shower and toilets, laundry, baby changing, a dish washing area, an indoor camping kitchen, free WiFi, a playpark, electronic and push bikes that can be hired, and a dog walk at the back of the site.

Address: Linwater Caravan Park, Clifton Road, Newbridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians, EH53 0HT

The West Coast


Oban Holiday Park

Oban Holiday Park is set within 340 acres along the coast and open from April to October. A mixture of grass and hardstanding pitches are available with electric hook-ups available optionally. The town of Oban itself is only three and a half miles away from the site.

They do say a maximum of two dogs are welcome to join you, so if you have a larger pack you it's not the best option, but they also advertise that you can turn up without a reservation which is great for flexibility.

Facilities include three toilet and shower blocks, a dishwashing area, a site shop which stocks essentials, a dog walk, camp kitchen with microwave and freezers, a games room with TV and pool table, and a swing set.

Address: Oban Holiday Park, Gallanachmore Farm, Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4QH


Tarbert Holiday Park

Located easily off the A83 in the West Coast on the Kintyre Peninsula. It's an excellent place to stopover before catching a ferry or to explore the whisky heritage in the area. There's also great opportunities to experience and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding nearby and offers glamping pods alongside 19 electric hardstanding touring pitches.

A ten minute drive will take you to Tarbert itself and its natural harbour which is home to a working fishing fleet. The view can be seen best from Robert the Bruce's 14th century castle above the town, a must see for history fans.

Facilities include a well kept shower and toilet block with accessible features, a canteen for indoor dining, and an outdoor BBQ area.

Address: Tarbert Holiday Park, A83, Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6YF


Camping Skye

Placed just outside of Broadford Village on the Isle of Skye, Skye Camping offers a base for exploring this beautiful corner of the country. It's a short walk from the amenities of the village which includes shops, pubs, restaurants, and a bus stop.

Camping Skye is part of a larger community-owned woodland development which also includes allotments and a proposed forest school for local children. The profits from the campsite also got to support these and other local community activities which means that you're directly supporting the area by choosing to visit and stay.

The site itself has 26 hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up and individual BBQ/awning areas and is open from 21st March-1st November. Facilities on site include free showers, a disabled access toilet and shower, washing up sinks and laundry sinks, free WiFi, and also washing machines and hairdryers for a small fee.

Address: Camping Skye, Pairc nan Craobh, Broadford, Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, IV49 9DF

The South and Scottish Borders

Galloway Forest Park

Auchenlarie Holiday Park

If you're looking to explore the southern part of Scotland with your family and furry friend then Auchenlarie Holiday Park is one of the best options in the area. It's a great option if you're looking for a site that offers everything; sandy beach access, a kids club, an onsite shop, restaurant and takeaway, gym, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a play area for kids too.

It's also a short drive from Galloway Forest Park, which is one of the best places to stargaze in Europe and Scotland's first Dark Sky Park, and offers access to the Galloway tourist route and all that it offers too.

The park offers 82 hardstanding touring pitches and 28 serviced grass pitches, all with 16 amp electric, fresh water, and TV aerial point. As well as that there is a toilet and shower block and a dishwashing facility for you to make use of.

Address: Auchenlarie Holiday Park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2EX


Eyemouth Sea Aire

Eyemouth Sea Aire is easily accessible along the A1, just a few miles from the Scottish-English border, which makes it a great place to stop and visit sites such as the Holy Island in the south and the City of Edinburgh in the north.

It is a small site set up next just a short walk away from the beach. The town is based on a small fishing village and has a golf course, fishing and boat trips available, and some great pubs too. It makes a great area to explore with your furry friend with lots of coastal landscape.

As a small site it has reduced facilities, shower and toilets are not available on site but does offer black and grey water disposal, a water point, and free WiFi. It makes a great option for a short stay over, you'll just need to make sure that you are equipped or have made arrangements for the facilities that are not available.

Address: Eyemouth Sea Aire, North Street, Eyemouth, Scottish Borders, TD14 5ES


Bonnie Park

Located alongside the River Rule and just outside the town of Hawick, Bonnie Park is a small and peaceful camping and touring site surrounded by natural beauty in the Scottish Borders. There are a selection of both grass and hardstanding pitches and whilst dogs are welcome they must be on a lead at all times when on the site.

There are lots of hikes and walking trails worth visiting nearby and at night, if the sky is clear, you'll have a great view of the stars from the comfort of your pitch. It's also a popular place for cyclists to set up a base to explore the surrounding area.

Facilities at Bonnie Park include a heated toilet and shower block which includes dressing areas and laundry facilities, and a camp kitchen with a microwave.

Address: Bonnie Park, Hawick, Bonchester Bridge, Scottish Borders, TD9 8JN

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There are hundreds more places available across the country that you can also choose to stay at, we have just picked a few in some key locations to help get you started!

For more information on booking one of our campervans to visit any of these sites, please contact Clarkie's Campers today. Our knowledgeable team are always happy to answer any questions you might have!