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Post by smiffy on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:56 am

We are off on our usual trip to the Highlands in April. Question….Has anybody stayed at Clachtoll Beach site, if so what's it like. Dog friendly, hook up, toilet block etc. Also there is a site at Rosemarkie on the west coast. It is a caravan and Camping site……can a non member pitch?

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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by Paulmold on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:17 pm

Rosemarkie does accept non-members subject to additional pitch fee (which you can only find out by contacting club booking centre or site direct.

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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by smiffy on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:27 pm

Thanks Paul,

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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by rogerblack on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:39 pm

Haven't stayed at Clachtoll beach, looks good so might try it next time.

Their website says Dogs are welcome provided they are kept on a lead at all times on the campsite

Also has some small pix of the loo & shower facilities:

http://www.clachtollbeachcampsite.co.uk/

We have stayed at Rosemarkie. The best pitches for uninterrupted sea views right on the front had no hookup; the second row do, so you have a difficult decision to make!  We plumped for no hook-up for the few nights we stayed and were pitched almost on the beach!  If you walk along the beach a few hundred metres to Chanonry point as the tide changes, you are almost guaranteed to see dolphins feeding; a wonderful experience.
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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by shargrea on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:46 pm

Both are excellent sites. Rosemarkie will be expensive if you're not a member - but it's worth it, especially if you can get a site facing directly onto the beach  smile!
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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:17 pm

We had a four day stay at Rosemarkie last August and had great weather.
We were fortunately sited at the top narrow end of the first site, so only had small tents in front of us.
Great views of Dolphins in the bay, also good for bird watching, small Spar shop in the village for papers etc
Large supermarkets and fuel stations in Inverness, good place to fuel up before you head north.book early if your intending to stay.
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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by raymondo on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:00 pm

stayed there a couple of years ago (2012)very nice site but there arent many hook ups and it can get very busy.
When we were there it was technically full when he let us in and by the time he finally decided that enough was enough it was a bit over crowded - and the toilet block suffered a bit (but not too much) for it.  the guy that ran it was an absolute star nothing was too much trouble for him.

When leaving the site DO NOT turn left and head north it will add an age to your journey and because the road is so narrow and the turns so sharp you will not see anything of the scenery - Ive never driven so far in first gear! there is also a long steep hill that nearly defeated our 1.9TD engine.

Rosemarkie is also nice, right on the beach but again not overly well supplied with hook ups, unless you are member of the CCC and in receipt of the "wrinkly discount" I would visit the beach see the dolfins and stay elsewhere - there are plenty of places there abouts to wild it.


Both sites are dog friendly  - usual rules apply
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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by smiffy on Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Thanks All,

Thanks for the help. Will add both sites to our journey, starting with Rosemarkie the weekend after Easter. Will try Clacktoll Beach on the way back down. Thanks Raymondo, will be turning right from Clacktoll and heading for Ullapool and then to Melon Udrigle………retired and spending the kids inheritance AGAIN!

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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:26 pm

Hi Smiffy
If your coming down the coast to Ullapool, there's a good cafe on the right hand side at Ardmair point, the cafe is part of a touring site we stayed at last August.
There's a good sized Tesco in Ullapool with its own bakery. Morrisons and a BP fuel station in Fort William
Hope the weathers good for you.
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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by roli on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:40 am

Rosemarkie is one of my favourite sites, but for what it is, is expensive. There is another site on the opposite side of the sticky out bit of land very close by, cant remember its name and we are going to check the prices on that next time

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Re: Clachtoll Beach

Post by Doris on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:54 am

roli wrote:Rosemarkie is one of my favourite sites, but for what it is, is expensive. There is another site on the opposite side of the sticky out bit of land very close by, cant remember its name and we are going to check the prices on that next time

It is the  Fortrose CCC lovely spot looking west. Road to golf course runs through site. Do not know about prices as it is three years since we were there.

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