17 Best Campsites on Skye for Camping & Glamping

I love the Isle of Skye.

I also love pitching up in a tent for a lovely night of canvas-covered fun.

Put those two things together, and you get… a man who loves camping on the Isle of Skye.

So in this guide, I’ve used my knowledge to bring you this: a collection of the 17 best campsites on Skye for camping & glamping. Expect beaches, mountains, little villages, homely cabins, and even some yurts.

Slip into your sleeping bag and come join the fun!

💡 Quick note: We’ve offered current prices for all accommodations, but prices (of course!) sometimes change. So make sure you double-check before you book any stays. And I’ve separated this list into two categories: camping places and glamping places. Let’s go!

Best campsites on Skye for camping & glamping

Best Camping Spots on the Isle of Skye

1. Torvaig Caravan and Campsite

If you’re hunting for a campsite close to the center of Portree, Torvaig Caravan and Campsite is the one for you.

It’s slightly north of the town center, but it’s not far from all the action—you can easily get to Portree from here, but you also get a nice slice of rural life (nice compromise!).

It’s always pretty busy, so it’s a good spot for making future-adventure friends.

It’s also a good base for adventures in and around the Trotternish peninsula (that’s the finger-shaped part of the island where you’ll find Portree, the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, and many of the island’s other most-popular attractions).

And because it’s on the east of the island, it’s one of the best places on the Isle of Skye for watching sunrise.

(Oh, and if you’re looking for the place named ‘Portree Campsite,’ this is it. I’m not sure why the campsite is known by two separate names, but it is).

  • Address: Portree Campsite, Torvaig, Staffin Road, Isle of Skye, IV51 9HU
  • Facilities: Modern showers and toilets, 40 pitches, decent WiFi, warm water, and hard-standing pitches for caravans and campervans
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Portree, Loch Leathan, The Old Man of Storr, and the rest of the Trotternish peninsula
  • Prices: £16 per night for a one-person pitch. £7 per extra adult, and £3.50 per extra child

2. Uig Bay Campsite

From a sunrise-watching spot to a sunset-watching spot!

One of the best places on Skye for watching sunset, Uig Bay Campsite is perched right over western shores of the Trotternish peninsula.

Imagine you heard north from Portree, then cut across to the other side of the peninsula—there, you’ll find the little village of Uig. It’s home to a pretty pier, a smattering of whitewashed houses, and loads of busy boats.

The campsite is just on the outskirts of Uig, so it feels a bit rural… but it’s also nice and close to all the village’s pubs, attractions, and all that stuff. And it offers great views of the pier!

If you want a rustic camping base on the Trotternish peninsula, this is absolutely one of the best campsites on Skye.

  • Address: Idrigill, Uig, IV51 9XU
  • Facilities: WiFi, hot water, toilets and showers, accessible cubicles, electric hookups, and on-site apartments and cottages (if you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious)
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Uig Pier, the Quiraing, Rubha Hunish, and all the other fun of the Trotternish peninsula
  • Prices: £7.50 per adult, and £3.50 per child

3. Staffin Caravan and Camping

Alright, we’re heading back over to the other side of the Trotternish peninsula—Staffin Caravan and Campsite sits north of Portree, and across from Uig.

It’s close to the sheer-faced cliffs of Kilt Rock, with its massive (and massively-famous!) waterfall.

But it’s also well-located for exploring all other parts of the Trotternish peninsula—if you want a good central base for adventuring around this part of the island, you won’t find better.

Within a short drive, you have the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, Rubha Hunish, and all the area’s little settlements. And even though it’s in one of the quieter parts of the peninsula, you get good places to eat and drink within a 30-minute walk.

And on top of all that, the site itself is pretty clean and modern, and it’s a super-friendly place.

Highly recommended, and one of my top picks for the best campsites on Skye.

  • Address: Portree Campsite, Torvaig, Staffin Road, Isle of Skye, IV51 9HU
  • Facilities: Hot showers, on-request power points, a free-to-use camping bothy, some extra indoor accommodations, and hard-standing pitches for caravans and campervans
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Kilt Rock, Ann Corran Beach, The Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, and all the other Trotternish peninsula highlights
  • Prices: £13 per tent

4. Camus More Campsite

Another Trotternish option!

Widely considered by adventurous off-gridders to be one of the best campsites on Skye, Camus More is about as basic as you can get without doing some actual wild camping. It’s simple, rudimentary and laid-back, but it’s super charming.

You don’t get showers, or WiFi, or electric hookups, or any of that fancy stuff.

But you get a toilet block, a washing-up area, and one of the most peaceful campsites on the island (arguably on the planet). The staff are friendly and welcoming, the views are beautiful, and the prices are low. They have pitches for caravans and campervans—but no electricity to go with them.

For some people, the prospect of staying here is horrendous. For others, it’s what camping is all about.

It sits in the far northern part of the peninsula, not far from Rubha Hunish. So it’s great for getting all remote and rural.

  • Address: Unnamed Road, Portree, Kilmuir, IV51 9YS
  • Facilities: Toilets, and a small washing-up area. And not much else!
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Uig, Rubha Hunish, the Quiraing, and the Skye Museum of Island Life
  • Prices: £10 per tent

5. Kinloch Campsite

Another seafront campsite!

But to reach this one, we’re heading pretty far west.

We’re (finally) leaving the Trotternish peninsula behind, and we’re venturing close to the impressive heft of Dunvegan Castle.

Around 2 miles (3.2km) south of the castle, you’ll find Kinloch Campsite—one of the most popular campsites on the Isle of Skye.

It’s a good compromise between lots of different things: it’s quiet and quaint without being too far removed from civilization; it’s full of conveniences without being too expensive; and it’s clean and tidy without feeling too sanitized.

A family-run place, it sits in a scenic spot on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, and there are plenty of chow-down spots within easy reach. And best of all, it’s one of the best-equipped campsites on the island.

Pro Tip

If you want the same location and the same views, but with a bit more luxury, check out Dunvegan Camping Pods, which we’ve covered later in this guide. The two places are right beside one another.

  • Address: Kinloch Campsite, Dunvegan, IV55 8WQ
  • Facilities: Hot showers, clean toilets, WiFi, many electrical points, laundry, tumble dryer, and lots of comfort and class
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan Castle, and Coral Beach
  • Prices: £27 for a two-adult tent pitch with no electricity (£33.50 if you want electricity)

6. Skye Camping and Caravanning

I’m not sure how these guys managed to snag such a surely-sought-after name.

But they did, and they have an impressive campsite to go along with it.

Sitting in a great location in the northern part of the island, Skye Camping and Caravanning is situated halfway along the road leading from Dunvegan to Portree. So if you want a conveniently-located base for exploring all of the northern parts of the island, you won’t find better than this.

Other perks include a welcoming atmosphere, clean facilities, and a friendly crowd. The place feels a little dated compared to some of the other sites we’ve featured, but it’s still a great place to stay.

Quick note: this is an official ‘Camping and Caravanning’ site… so you need to be a member to stay. You can quickly and easily sign up here.

  • Address: Greshornish, Edinbane, Portree, IV51 9PS
  • Facilities: WiFi, hot showers, a little shop, clean toilets, laundry facilities, and lots of electrical hookups
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Dunvegan, Portree, Coral Beach, and Loch Snizort Beag
  • Prices: Pitches start at £10.20 per tent (but only for members)

7. Sligachan Camping

Next up, we’re heading south.

You’ve probably seen pictures of that cute little famous bridge on Skye.

Well, that bridge is called ‘Sligachan Bridge’… and Sligachan Camping unsurprisingly sits close to it.

It’s another of the best campsites on Skye for anyone seeking a good location. Plonked right in the middle of the island, this is the best base for exploring all other parts of the place—if you have access to your own car, you’ll never have to drive more than 60-90 minutes to reach any part of the island.

The campsite is a little outdated, but unless you’re an absolute diva, that won’t matter (they pretty much have all the basic facilities you could ever need).

This site can get quite busy, especially in the peak of the summer season. So book up nice and early if you want to stay here! Oh, and expect lots of midges.

  • Address: Sligachan, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SW
  • Facilities: WiFi, laundry, a tumble dryer, clean showers, lots of electric hookups, and many tent pitches
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Portree, Sligachan Bridge, the Fairy Pools, and the Cuillins
  • Prices: £8 per adult, £4 per child

8. Glenbrittle Campsite and Cafe

Not far from Sligachan Camping, you’ll find Glenbrittle Campsite and Cafe.

It’s one of the most popular campsites in the whole of Scotland, it often wins awards, and it’s absolutely packed with charm. It’s remote and rural, but it serves up excellent facilities and conveniences (an unusual combo).

Highlights include 120 spaced-out pitches, a beautiful setting right on Loch Brittle Beach, and close proximity to some of the island’s lesser-known adventures (including Loch Coruisk, the Cuillins, and Elgol).

It’s well-located for remote adventures, and some of the best hikes on the Isle of Skye.

And as you’ve probably guessed from the name of the place, it’s also home to a cafe. But this isn’t any ol’ normal cafe. Instead, it’s a hipster haven packed with artisan coffee, fresh bread, fresh pastries, and lots of locally-sourced eats and treats.

Pro Tip

If you’re heading here, make sure you book nice and early. Massively popular and very well-known, it often books out very very far in advance.

Quick note: The phone signal can be a little spotty here, but that’s normal for such a remote place. For more information, check out our guide to the best mobile coverage on the Isle of Skye.

  • Address: Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8TA
  • Facilities: 36 electrical hookups, clean and tidy toilets (and showers), a laundry room, a great on-site shop and cafe, and lots of award-winning perks and quirks
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Loch Brittle, the Fairy Pools, Sligachan Bridge, and the Cuillins
  • Prices: £12 per night per adult; £8 per night per child

9. Reraig Caravan and Campsite

Last up, here’s a bit of a leftfield choice for you.

Reraig Caravan and Campsite isn’t actually on the Isle of Skye—it’s around 6 miles (9.5km) from the island, and it sits on the Scottish mainland.

But if you want to combine your Skye trip with some mainland adventuring, this campsite can be a good compromise. You’re super close to Skye (of course), while other nearby highlights include Strathcarron, Lochcarron, Plockton, Torridon, and pockets of the North Coast 500 (one of the best road trips in Scotland).

Apart from the lovely location, other perks include friendly owners, hyper-modern facilities (the place was recently modernized), and super-clean toilets and showers.

So, okay, Reraig Caravan and Campsite isn’t quite one of the best campsites on the Isle of Skye—but it’s still one of the best campsites in the area. It’s super modern and super sleek, and you’ll love staying there.

  • Address: Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8DH
  • Facilities: WiFi, well-maintained spaces, some of the best showers and toilets I’ve ever seen on a campsite, a laundry block, and lots of warm water
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: The Isle of Skye, the North Coast 500, Plockton, and plenty more
  • Prices: Tent pitches start from £15 per night

Best Glamping Spots on the Isle of Skye

10. Dunvegan Camping Pods

Alright, now we’re getting down to all the glamping stuff—perfect if you want a bit of comfort and luxury (but without sacrificing all the rural and rustic outdoor fun).

Dunvegan Camping Pods are some of the best-known on all of Skye. They’re also some of the best on all of Skye, and come with loads of perks. HIghlights include compact and convenient cooking facilities, super-warm showers, comfortable beds, and a lovely cozy aesthetic.

And because they’re in Dunvegan, they’re pretty well-located for exploring and adventuring around the entirety of the island.

They’re standard pod-style places, but well-executed. So if you’ve ever stayed in a camping pod before, you know what to expect here. But you can expect a (very very) good version of it.

Pro Tip

This is one of the most well-known glamping spots on all of Skye, so the cabins often book out very quickly. If you plan to stay here, get your reservation in fast.

  • Address: Dunvegan Camping Pods, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WA
  • Facilities: Heating, insulation, outdoor chairs, WiFi, kitchens, cutlery, crockery, clean and tidy toilets and showers, and basically anything you could ever need
  • Pet-friendly? No
  • Nearby Attractions: Dunvegan Castle, Coral Beach, and Neist Point Lighthouse
  • Prices: From £110 per pod per night

11. Skye Eco Bells Glamping

Vaguely south of Dunvegan Camping, these strange little glamping pods look like something from a bizarre fairytale.

In terms of pure aesthetics, Skye Eco Bells is absolutely the best glamping spot on Skye. Relaxing, charming, small and homely, it’s a small site made up of only three cabins and a strange bell tent.

Expect friendly owners, comfortable beds, hyper-modern facilities, and some of the kookiest aesthetics you’ve ever seen (and to walk around with a big fat smile on your face the whole time).

Inside the cabins, you’ll find a huge number of utensils, quirks, and perks… and you get lots of conveniences crammed into each pod.

The whole site is like someone somehow turned the word ‘comfy’ into an accommodation. And as a nice bonus, it’s in a remote spot, but not too far away from the (relative) busy-ness of Dunvegan… so you get to feel all isolated without being far from conveniences.

Massively recommended.

Pro Tip

Again, these sell out fast. So.. as I keep saying… you should book in advance.

  • Address: The Corner Croft, Orbost, Dunvegan, IV55 8ZB
  • Facilities: Warm shower, fire pits, lots of cooking utensils, and a clean composting toilet. There’s no WiFi or electricity, and phone signal is pretty sparse
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Dunvegan, Dunvegan Castle, Coral Beach, Macleod’s Maidens
  • Prices: Around £100 per pod per night

12. Skye Lodges

Just south of Portree, Skye Lodges are pretty basic compared to most other glamping options on our list.

They’re not particularly special or aesthetic, and they don’t really have much charm. But they’re clean, comfortable, well-located, and relatively affordable. They sort of feel like decent-standard caravans, but made out of wood.

If you’re a glamping aficionado, you might find yourself a bit disappointed here. That said, the pods are in one of the island’s best locations for easily adventuring around (staying in Portree is always a good choice), and they’re definitely more luxurious and cozy than camping.

  • Address: Peinmore By Portree, Portree, IV51 9LG
  • Facilities: All lodges have heating, a reasonably-equipped kitchen, powerful showers, a garden area, and a TV. There’s no on-site WiFi, and the accommodation doesn’t supply towels or bedding (bizarre!)
  • Pet-friendly? Yes
  • Nearby Attractions: Portree, Sligachan Bridge, and all the fun of the Trotternish peninsula
  • Prices: From £130 per night

13. Skeabost View Pods Skye

Skeabost View Pods sit right at the southern tip of the Trotternish peninsula, but nearer the western side. So if you want easy access to all the Trotternish stuff without staying in Portree, this place is a great pick.

Halfway between Potree and Skeabost Bridge, they’re in a peaceful pocket of the most populated part of the island.

Operated and managed by a family, this wholesome place is really endearing and homely.

The pods are relatively basic in terms of aesthetics, but they offer comfy beds, free WiFi, well-equipped kitchens, and lots of on-site green space.

Each pod has a private bathroom with a toilet and a shower. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a glamping pod squeeze so much stuff into the confines of one comfy space.

  • Address: 1 Peiness, Portree, IV51 9LW
  • Facilities: Each pod offers WiFi, a well-equipped kitchen, lots of crockery and cutlery, a toilet, and a warm shower
  • Pet-friendly? No
  • Nearby Attractions: Portree, Skeabost Bridge, and all the fun of the Trotternish peninsula
  • Prices: From £130 per pod per night

14. Loch Eyre Shepherd Hut

Slightly north of Skeabost View Pods, you’ll find Loch Eyre Shepherd Hut, sitting (of course) right beside the shores of Loch Eyre.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you’ll love this. A basic little hut, it sits in the garden of the hosts (who live in the on-site house).

The hut is only small, but it’s very comfortable, and it’s stacked with cozy features. The bed is comfy, there’s a small log-burning fire, and the decor is sparse but pretty. If you like a lot of space, don’t bother with this place. But if you like cute and quaint, you’ll probably love it.

And if you want a bigger social area, the main house also has a communal seating area, with nice views of the area. The toilet and shower are also in the main house.

Again, because this is in the southern part of the Trotternish peninsula, it’s an excellent base for exploring all the peninsula’s sights (especially if you’re looking for a quiet accommodation in the area).

  • Address: Loch Eyre House, Kensaleyre, Isle of Skye, IV51 9XE
  • Facilities: A comfortable bed, a log-burning fire, and a toilet and shower inside the main home. There’s no WiFi in the hut
  • Pet-friendly? No
  • Nearby Attractions: Portree, the shores of Loch Eyre, and all parts of the Trotternish peninsula
  • Prices: From £92 per night

15. Loch Caroy Pods

Loch Caroy Pods are one of the most under-the-radar glamping options on the Isle of Skye. So if you want lots of convenience without any crowds, this place is a perfect pick.

Perched (unsurprisingly) over Loch Caroy, these sit on the western side of the island, and are halfway between Dunvegan and Carbost.

Each pod has a tiny kitchen (kettle, toaster, microwave), and its own shower and toilet.

The views of the loch are great, and each pod has an outdoor area with a couple of chairs—perfect for slurping on a drink or watching the sunset.

  • Address: 12 Ose, Isle of Skye, IV56 8FJ
  • Facilities: Small kitchen, clean toilets and showers, warm water, and each pod has a flat-screen TV. There’s WiFi, but it’s pretty spotty
  • Pet-friendly? No
  • Nearby Attractions: Dunvegan, Dunvegan Castle, and Coral Beach
  • Prices: From £80 per night (two-night minimum stay)

16. Skye Yurts

At Skye Yurts, you can feel like you’re part of some Mongolian nomadic tribe without actually having to join a Mongolian nomadic tribe.

(To be clear, I’ve never actually been part of a Mongolian nomadic tribe, so my statement above might actually be very ignorant and narrow-minded).

Anyway, if you’re looking for unique, you’ve found it. The site has three yurts, and they all have authentic-style designs. All yurts have homely wood fires, while the site also has a kitchen, some toilets, and hot running water.

If you want to be located in a lesser-known part of the island without sacrificing decent proximity to the rest of Skye, this place is in a perfect location. It sits on the eastern end of the Sleat peninsula (the southern finger of the island)… so you’re close to remote beaches and dramatic mountains… but it’s also easy to get to Broadford, Portree, and other big places.

  • Address: Tigh na Cairdean, Duisdale, Sleat, Duisdalemore, Isleornsay, Isle of Skye, IV43 8QX
  • Facilities: Hot water, showers, a shared kitchen, and shared toilets. Each yurt has a log burner and comfortable beds
  • Pet-friendly? Yes (but only one of the yurts)
  • Nearby Attractions: Broadford, the Sleat peninsula, Armadale Bay Beach, and lots of great under-the-radar stuff
  • Prices: From £80 per yurt per night

17. Sligachan Bunkhouse

Okay, Sligachan Bunkhouse is a little more ‘normal’ than your average glamping spot (so it doesn’t really count as glamping).

But it’s still relatively rudimentary… and if you want a cut-price no-frills accommodation right in the center of the island (without having to actually pitch up a tent), this is the best you’ll find.

Anyway, Sligachan Bunkhouse is a simple wooden hostel, and it’s a good place for meeting other adventurous amigos.

It’s right beside the old bridge, it’s a decent budget option, and there are a few places to eat and drink within walking distance. They also have a shared kitchen, two bathrooms (the water doesn’t always run hot), and some decent communal areas.

It’s not the most impressive place in the world, but it’s a decent option. Bemusingly, they charge extra for bedding.

  • Address: Sligachan, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SW
  • Facilities: Free WiFi, lots of space, communal areas, and laundry facilities (and lots of hikers, if you want to meet some trekking buddies)
  • Pet-friendly? No
  • Nearby Attractions: Sligachan Old Bridge, The Cuillins, The Fairy Pools, Portree, and plenty more

Pro Tips for Camping on Skye

  • Do some wild camping: Scotland has a brilliant ‘Right to Roam’ policy, which means you can camp pretty much wherever and whenever you want (including on Skye). So even though the island has some quality campsites, you’re in no way limited to camping in them. Broadly, you’ll find the best wild camping adventures in the most rural places.
  • Plan for midges: Scottish midges are horrendous little creatures… and unsuspecting travelers usually underestimate just how horrible they can be. If you’re traveling during midge season (that’s the warmer months), make sure you definitely carry some midge spray, and employ other midge-dodging measures. These tiny horrors genuinely have the power to ruin a vacation if you don’t take precautions against them.
  • Prepare for rain: some Skye months are rainier than other Skye months (summer is usually best for dodging downpours). But this is Scotland, so it can rain anytime. Make sure your tent is waterproof, and pack lots of waterproof clothes and waterproof gear.
  • And prepare for cold nights: Scotland can get very cold. If you’re camping outside of summer months, you should expect very cold nights. And even if you’re camping in summer months, during-the-night temperatures can reach a surprisingly low 10°C.
  • Book in advance: you’ll be surprised by how touristy Skye is (especially in peak summer season). Even the most rudimentary of campsites often sell out, so it’s a very good idea to book in advance (especially if you’re not traveling solo). The campsites in and around the Trotternish peninsula (the pointy top part of Skye) are the most popular.
  • Choose your tent wisely: because Scotland can be rainy, windy and cold, you want to make sure you have a good tent (and specifically a good tent that’s capable of dealing with the horribly-unpredictable nuances of Scottish weather). If you don’t know where to begin with your tent-choosing exploits, we’ve collected a list of the best tents for camping and wild camping in Scotland. Slip inside its canvas!
  • Some Skye campsites close in winter: obviously, winter camping (especially in a cold dark place like Scotland in winter) isn’t a particularly popular venture. So don’t just turn up to a Skye campsite in winter without first enquiring to see if it’ll actually be open. Cos it might not be.
  • You might want to take a windbreaker: all of Scotland is pretty windy. But because Skye is an island, it’s even windier than most other Scottish places. And because lots of the campsites sit on the coast… I’m sure you can work out the rest. So if you’re the type of comfort-seeking luxuriant who packs heavy, make sure you take a windbreaker.

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Before You Go

There they are… the 17 best campsites on Skye for camping & glamping!

As you can probably tell by now, we absolutely recommend pitching up on the island. So get yourself there, and do exactly that!

For more coastal adventures on the island, peer over the edge of our guide to the 10 most stunning cliffs on the Isle of Skye.

And for more excitement and inspiration, check out our guide to all the outdoor adventures on the Isle of Skye (spoiler alert: there are loads of them).

If you’re feeling a bit concerned about the network coverage on the island, here’s my guide to the Isle of Skye mobile phone coverage, the top service providers, and what to do if you happen to find yourself without a signal.

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