Best Campsites in Scotland with Scenic Views

There are few places more famous for their landscapes than Scotland. From the rocky peaks of the Highlands to the green and pleasant hills of the Scottish Borders, natural beauty is an art that Scotland has mastered.

The views you see and the photos you take are sure to be the highlight of your next Scottish camping trip. Perhaps it’s the blossoming flowers of the forest you crave, or maybe you’d like to fill your feed with jaw-dropping sunsets as you relax in some of the best campsites in Scotland.

  1. Horgabost Campsite Isle of Harris

    Luskentyre Sands, Isle of Harris

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    Nestled away at the south of Harris, Horgabost Campsite has many incredible assets, but its best might just be its remoteness. With views out over the water interrupted only by the gentle rise of Taransay Island - thought to be the largest in Scotland without a permanent population – it’s an excellent place to set your camera out towards the Atlantic and shoot the stars. This far north; you might even catch the Northern Lights

  2. Invercaimbe Caravan & Camping Arisaig

    Wild camping at Glentrool

    © Forestry and Land Scotland

    Located on the west coast of Scotland, it’s no surprise that light pollution is nigh-on non-existent at Invercaimbe Caravan & Camping. Sitting on a dramatic and rocky shore, the site’s adjacent beach is the perfect place to gather as night begins to fall, with cameras and telescopes at the ready, for a spot of stargazing. This dreamy darkness has earned Invercaimbe a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

  3. Fidden Farm Campsite Isle of Mull

    Loch Na Keal, Isle of Mull

    At the far-westerly tip of the Isle of Mull, Fidden Farm Campsite is wonderfully remote. Its camping grounds back right onto the beach, meaning you can set up camp just metres from the water, and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping on the shore. The combination of white sand, crystal clear water and rocky outcrops make this one of the most beautiful camping spots in the UK. 

  4. Sands Caravan and Camping Park Gairloch

    Sands Caravan & Camping

    The clue’s in the name at Sands Caravan and Camping Park. In the north-west Highlands of Scotland, this site sits in a valley between two moorland hills, running the length of a golden sand beach. While the view from the shoreline’s a sight to behold, TripAdvisor reviewers claimed the panoramic views from atop the mounds are not to be missed. 

    Key facilities
    • Parking
    • Pets Welcome
    • Wet room or level entry shower
    • WiFi
  5. The Lazy Duck Nethy Bridge

    Off Grid Log Cabin

    Nestled at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, The Lazy Duck sits surrounded by hundreds of acres of pine forest, streams and meadows. With hut-style lodging deep at the heart of the woodland, it’s the perfect place to get lost among the trees – day or night, spring, summer or winter. It’s particularly picturesque in the winter months, with its snow-capped pines and scrubs. 

    Key facilities
    • Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point
    • Wet room or level entry shower
    • WiFi
    • Breakfast Available
  6. Ruberslaw Wild Woods Scottish Borders

    Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

    Ruberslaw Wild Woods is set amongst rolling green countryside – making it an ideal spot for camping in the Scottish Borders. The surrounding landscapes are packed full of picturesque woodland walks, with dense patches of forest just a short cycle ride to the south and west. It’s particularly photogenic in spring, when seas of bluebells blossom beneath the tree canopy. 

    Key facilities
    • Parking
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point
    • Wet room or level entry shower
    • WiFi
  7. Lomond Woods Holiday Park Balloch

    Caravan Holidays at Callander Woods

    Sitting at the southern tip of Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch by area in Scotland, you can experience some fantastic camping with a view when you visit Lomond Woods Holiday Park. The water stretches for some 36 kilometres, flanked by tall but gently-sloping peaks on all sides, making the region perfect for walking and hiking in. The contrast of the loch’s gentle waters with the forest and moorland that blooms from the mountain slopes is incredibly picturesque.

  8. Kilvrecht Campsite Pitlochry

    View of campsite with trees and a tents and caravan

    At the very heart of Scotland in the Tay Forest Park, Kilvrecht Campsite is wonderfully situated on the southern shores of Loch Rannoch. The mountains that surround it are steep and dramatic, with the rare conical peak of Schiehallion towering over the waters below. The journey to the top is long but rewarding, and you’re sure to take some great photos of heathers, mosses and blaeberry as you go. A repeat visit might even be in order, as the botanical life dramatically changes colour with the seasons. 

  9. Port Mor Campsite Isle of Islay

    The Singing Sands on Islay

    Over on the quiet island of Islay, Port Mor Campsite sits on the east-facing edge of a sweeping bay. From the edges of its rocky outcrops, visitors are able to watch the sun rise to illuminate the ridges on the other side of the water. Over on the quiet island of Islay, Port Mor Campsite sits on the east-facing edge of a sweeping bay. From the edges of its rocky outcrops, visitors are able to watch the sun rise to illuminate the ridges on the other side of the water, before casting its vivid shadow across the gentle waves below. efore casting its vivid shadow across the gentle waves below.

  10. Ardnamurchan Campsite Lochaber

    Looking down to Camas nan Geall (The Bay of the Pledges) and with its peak shrouded by cloud, is Ben Hiant (The Blessed Mountain). Ardnamurchan.

    © Karen Appleyard Photography 2014 All Rights Reserved

    With its east-orientated shoreline, you’re perfectly set to take in a sunrise at Ardnamurchan Campsite. You’ll marvel in amazement as the sun climbs above the distant tips of the northern Highlands, with the Sound of Mull below helping the early morning light beam and illuminate any lingering clouds.

  11. Wheems Bothies and Camping Orkney

    Wheems Bothies & Camping

    Facing southward out to sea on the island of South Ronaldsay, Wheems Organic Farm is a six-hectare horticultural and animal smallholding. With the surrounding land, relatively flat, the region offers spectacular skyward views; the gentle sweeping bays of the island provide the perfect perspective from which to take a sunset snap. These sunsets are at their best in early summer, when the island’s greenery will be in full bloom. 

  12. Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park East Lothian

    Two cyclists riding their bikes with Tantallon Castle in the distance.

    © East Lothian Council

    With views spanning across the Firth of Forth all the way across to the Fife coast, Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park is well placed if you’re seeking a show-stopping sunset. With great views of the Bass Rock and the world’s largest colony of gannets nearby, there’s plenty of extra touches that’ll really bring those sunset shots to life.

Ready to start planning your next camping holiday? Explore campsites in Scotland or uncover 10 incredible campervan getaways in Scotland.

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