Applecross Campsite

A slightly nervous start to the day. The Bealach Na Ba was in front of me, a significant climb. It turned out to be fun and the view on the Isle of Skye definitely rewarded my efforts. From the peak, I rolled down through a beautiful landscape and on a fun, winding road. At the end of it, I landed in Applecross.

The campsite was just at the start of Applecross, and I checked whether they would have a pitch for me. I hadn't booked.


Applecross, IV54 8ND, United Kingdom

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North Coast 500 - Well deserved rest at the Applecross Campsite

My pitch at Applecross

North Coast 500 - Picnic tables at the Applecross Inn

The Applecross Inn outside. The weather had changed.

North Coast 500 - General Store close to Applecross

The tiny, but mighty, General Store

To have a little bit of a framework to evaluate campsites for bike travelers, I wrote my criteria down in another post. The review is based on these criteria.


The welcome was alright. It felt very much like stepping into an office, but it wasn't unfriendly. After check-in I could pick a pitch on the rather big campsite.

Place away from cars

Yes, there were two areas that were for tents. On the area were I camped there were no cars, on the other one there were cars. But not overly present and absolutely alright.

Chair or seating

There were some picnic benches, but they were pretty sparse.

Access to electricity

I checked all the shower facilities and bathrooms and there was not a single socket where I could charge my power bank. All cables, if there were any, directly went into the walls. I asked at the reception and they said that there were no possibilities to charge any devices. But I could charge in the office while it was still open, half an hour. This was unfortunately quite common in the UK.

Common room

As far as I could see there was no common room.

Pantry or onsite imbiss

I remember vaguely a fridge with some drinks that were for sale. And as well some signs about food trucks. But when I arrived they were not there. This wasn't a problem, because just at the coast in Applecross, there's the Applecross Inn and a food truck that sells excellent Fish and Chips. Actually, the best ones I had in the UK. If you're looking to stock up on some snacks or drinks, it's getting a bit harder. Applecross is very small and the Applecross Village store is almost 3 kilometers from the campsite. It's tiny but well-stocked and the staff is super friendly.

Located near a bike route

Yes, very much so. It's on the North Coast 500.

Beautiful location

Absolutely! I had a pitch at the edge of the campsite overlooking the Inner Sound, it was a beautiful view to wake up to!


I would stay there again, even though it was not one of my favorite sites. It seemed like professionally run, a bit like a hotel and less like a cozy campsite, which I prefer. But the prices were good and the facilities were well kept and new.

Last update: 7. February 2024
Mood: happy :)