5 Best Motorhome Campsites on the Isle of Skye

June 14, 2021 in Destinations, Tips for Travellers, Scotland & Campsites

One of the most popular destinations in Scotland, the Isle of Skye is definitely one to include on your next road trip in Scotland. It is renowned for its scenery and landscapes that will literally take your breath away. At 50 miles long, the Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides. This far-stretching islands includes a rich history, with dinosaur fossils, clan warfare, the Jacobite Rebellion and the infamous ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’. Across this stunning scenery, you’ll find plenty of incredible motorhome sites on the Isle of Skye.

The Isle of Skye is the perfect motorhome holiday destination, as the gorgeous routes make the journey the best part! There are plenty of campervan sites on the Isle of Skye, but always be sure to check whether they accept motorhomes or are even accessible to them! We’ve rounded up our five favourite motorhome sites on the Isle of Skye to make things a little easier for you. From the Skye Caravan and Camping Club site to dog-friendly campsites on the Isle of Skye, there’s a little something for everyone on this list!

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For Camping and Caravanning Club Members

You’re never too far from a C&C site, and this Camping and Caravanning Club Site in Skye does not disappoint! The facilities are renowned for their cleanliness, and the staff will ensure that your stay meets all expectations. The level pitches are built on a well-draining service to accommodate any unfortunate weather and ensure you avoid a flooded campervan! 

Located near Edinbane, this is one of the northern campervan sites in the Isle of Skye. A short walk from the water, you’ll be able to explore this gorgeous area on foot. We recommend stopping by Edinbane Pottery, a family-run artisan pottery right in the middle of Edinbane. Not only will you find the best souvenirs and crockery here, but they’ll happily explain the entire process to you!

This site is very popular, particularly with returning guests, so we recommend booking ahead! It is definitely not one to drop by unannounced.

Price: from £8.35 per night for members

Location: Loch, Greshornish, Portree, Edinbane IV51 9PS, United Kingdom

57.485914, -6.430822

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For getting off the grid

Life can be so hectic and overwhelming, and so a motorhome holiday is the perfect opportunity to escape and reconnect with yourself or your travelling companions. Whilst it can be lovely to stay at a site with good WIFI, it can also make it harder to avoid technology and stay in the moment. For those of you looking for a holiday for the mind as well as motorhome, we recommend Glenbrittle Campsite. This is one of the few Isle of Skye motorhome sites that doesn’t offer any reception. The lack of mobile signal is due to its location at the end of a single track road. But don’t see this as an inconvenience but rather a challenge to get off the grid, and with this fantastic scenery and plenty of activities, who needs a phone?

This site offers over 30 electric hook up pitches for motorhomes which are spaciously situated for privacy and tranquillity. There is a shop/cafe/reception area that provides a unique blend of hand-roasted coffee, the perfect start to a day of exploring the Isle of Skye! This delicious coffee is best accompanied by their fresh bread and pastries to order. 

Who doesn’t love the idea of losing themselves in nature… with a clean sanitary block to make it all the easier? Whilst here, we recommend going on a Loch Dunvegan seal boat or a loch cruise!

Price: from £11 per night

Location: Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA, United Kingdom

57.201882, -6.286308

For the best located

One of the biggest challenges in choosing from the campervans sites on the Isle of Skye is finding one that is rural enough to be calm and have a beautiful location whilst also ensuring it isn’t too out of the way. If these are your specifications, then Torvaig Caravan and Camping site should be your top pick. With 90 pitches spread over 3 acres of land, there is always room for another campervan. Of all the motorhome sites in Skye, this is the one most likely to accommodate you on short notice!

Gorgeous scenery, with lush grass beneath your feet, but the true highlight of this campsite is that it is only 1.2 miles from Portree, the largest town and capital of the Isle of Skye. It is known as the cultural hub of Skye and is an excellent base for exploring the rest of the island, which is never more than a day trip away! Whilst here, be sure to stop by the renowned Aros Centre, which regularly runs theatre performances, concerts and film screenings. 

Price: from £26 per night for two people

Location: Torvaig, Portree IV51 9HU, United Kingdom

57.425332, -6.184856

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For your first night on Skye

Camping Skye is a great choice for your first night on the Isle of Skye to split up the driving distances. Located in Broadford, this beautifully situated motorhome site will allow you to start your motorhome holiday in Skye properly! They offer 26 motorhome pitches, including electric hook up and individual areas for your awning or barbecue. This site is pet-friendly, offers grey water disposal, chemical toilet disposal, free wifi and has a 24h warden available!

It’s everything you need to ease into motorhome travel and prepare for your Isle of Skye motorhome adventure! Enjoy an evening drink with an incredible view of the Cuillin mountains and the Trotternish Ridge. It’s an excellent site for hiking or biking, with plenty of routes surrounding it. 

Whilst staying at Camping Skye, we recommend taking the evening stroll to Broadford and enjoying a delicious portion of fish and chips! It’s your holiday, time to indulge!

Price: from £20 per night

Location: 63VJ+XM Broadford, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

57.245084, -5.919855

For a no-fuss experience

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The perfect starting point for your excursions throughout Skye, Sligachan Campsite is ideally located beside the A87. But you’ll quickly forget the proximity to the main road once you drive to the site and witness the incredible views. Sheltered by mountains, you’ll get to enjoy your morning coffee with a gorgeous view. The site offers basic sanitary facilities, but you shouldn’t need more than a good hot shower when travelling by campervan. There is a pub just across the road, so a cold pint is never too far away! You can expect a genuine Scottish welcome and plenty of advice on the local area. Many who have visited several Isle of Skye motorhome sites claim that these prices are fair for the incredible view and calm campsite. You can also pay on-site.

Price: from £8 per night

Location: 7RVF+2R Sligachan, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

57.292394, -6.175564

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Between these five Isle of Skye motorhome sites, there is truly something for everyone. Spread across this gorgeous island, these campervans sites allow you to explore Skye the way it should be: from behind the wheel of a motorhome. A visit to the Isle of Skye is something everyone should try at least once in their life, but be warned, most who visit Skye are strongly compelled to return many times after!

Maybe these campervan sites on the Isle of Skye aren’t quite what you’re looking for, so if you’d like to try your hand at wild camping, check out everything you need to know about free camping in Scotland - including the regulations!