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Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site

UK Scotland Highlands Inverness-shire

Loch Ness Shores, Monument Park, Lower Foyers, Inverness IV2 6YH

Dramatic scenery at an eco-friendly campsite that teems with wildlife

Dark, deep and narrow, Loch Ness stretches for over 23 miles between Fort Augustus and Inverness. Every inch of its crisp cold waters have been extensively explored in search of Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness monster. Nessie continues to frustrate and beguile in equal measure, and in all honesty ‘Nessiemania’ achieved overkill many moons ago. However, Scotland’s (if not the world's) most famous loch has a remarkable array of natural beauty and outdoor activities, that keeps campers coming back, even if Nessie doesn’t play ball.

Enjoying stunning views of the nearby forest and mountains is the appropriately named Loch Ness Shores. Located on the quieter south shore near the village of Foyers, this 99 pitch, open-all-year campsite is run by the welcoming husband and wife team of Donald and Lyn, whose excellent local knowledge ensures campers can make the most of their stay. The site has impressive eco-credentials too. Innovative green technologies are used to light and heat the onsite facilities, which include a decent amenity block (with under floor heating) and home-from-home shower rooms.

The surrounding flora and fauna is one of Loch Ness Shore’s major draws. With regular sightings of red squirrels, badgers, wild goats, otters, deer, and over 40 species of wild birds, campers are advised to keep their binoculars at the ready. Wildlife hides are available and walks – ranging from a short leisurely stroll to Foyers Pier, to a wide range of forestry paths – offer fantastic sighting opportunities for all.

Open to both C&CC members and non-members, Loch Ness Shores also offers the opportunity to ‘glamp’ in one of their five wooden wigwam cabins, all boasting snug caravan-style beds. But whichever accommodation you opt for, you’re sure to enjoy this beautiful, tranquil location in one of Britain’s most scenic spots. So scenic in fact it’s a wonder why Nessie hasn’t dropped by for a cheeky weekend of camping. Ah well, Nessie’s loss is most certainly your gain.

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★★★★★

Fabulous location.

This is the most beautiful location for a campsite, truly stunning. We were pitched on the top field near the playground so couldn't see the Loch but the view of the mountains was pretty special. On the final night we stayed in a wigwam with an amazing view of the Loch and a camp fire. We were there in late May and weather was fantastic. The facilities were clean and there was rarely a queue, loved the air stream selling breakfast and dinner and the shop which was surprisingly well stocked. We visited Foyers and Fort Augustus and also spent some blissful days on the campsite, the pub up the hill has views to die for. All in all a fabulous location and a great campsite.
Jun 21, 2018 by Liz Rayner
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