Experience Freedom in the Outer Hebrides

A family run campsite located on the picturesque west coast of North Uist
in the heart of the RSPB’s Balranald Nature Reserve

Welcome to BALRANALD

We are a family run campsite located on the picturesque west coast of North Uist in the heart of the RSPB’s Balranald Nature Reserve. Located beside a beautiful sandy beach, the site is an ideal base for exploring Uist and is a bird watchers paradise with a huge variety of wading and farmland birds nesting on the flower-rich machair and croft land. Horseshoe Bay is only 40m from the site entrance and is great for walking, kite surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and watching the sunset on an evening. We are pet friendly – dogs, cats, tortoises etc are all welcome.

We provide first class facilities for campers, touring caravans and motor homes. We also offer self-catering accommodation in our Corncrake Pod and Kettle Cottage. The Dunes Cabin, based on site from April through to the end of September, serves delicious scallop and bacon rolls, homemade soups, filled sandwiches and rolls, homebaking and Orkney ice cream.

11 Grass Pitches with 16A Electric Hook-ups
19 Hard Standing Pitches with 16A Electric Hook-up
6 Grass Pitches without Electric Hook-ups
1 Camping Pod
1 Cottage
Parking available in the campsite
WiFi Available at Balranald Campsite
Free WiFi Available
Washing/Drying facilities
Showers available

Campsite Infrastructure

The campsite offers the following facilities:

Chemical Toilet Emptying Point for use with green/organic toilet fluid only (Green Toilet fluid is on sale in the office)

Grey Water Emptying Point

Our disabled customers have private facilities with full wheelchair access including a shower.

The office stocks a selection of snacks, soft drinks, ice cream, small gifts, postcards and stamps.

We also have 2 modern heated amenities blocks, providing:

  • Toilets
  • Wash Hand Basins
  • Showers
  • Drying Room
  • Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer 
  • Dishwashing facilities
  • Campers Fridge, Microwave and Kettle
  • Free Wi-Fi

The washing machine and tumble dryer are coin-operated – £4 per wash, Tumble dryer 15 mins for £1. The machine accepts the following coins: £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p.  

The showers are £1 coin-operated.

2024 Tariffs

Camping and Caravanning Rates per night

  • Backpacker and small tent (no car)   £11
  • Small 1 Person Tent (with car)   £13
  • Medium Tent (2-4 person)*   £13
  • Large Tent (over 4 person)*   £15
  • Campervan or Motorhome (under 8m)*   £18
  • Large Motorhome (over 8m)*   £20
  • Car and Caravan*   £18
  • Electric hook-up   £5
  • Awning   £2
  • *Plus rate per person – see below
  • Adults (+16yrs)   £2
  • Children 5-15yrs   £1
  • Children under 5yrs    FREE

Electric showers operated by £1 coin meter.

All rates include VAT at the prevailing rate.

Backpacker and small tent (no car) £11

Small 1 Person Tent (with car) £13

Medium Tent (2-4 person)* £13

Large Tent (over 4 person)* £15

Campervan or Motorhome (under 8m)* £18

Large Motorhome (over 8m)* £20

Car and Caravan* £18

Electric hook-up £5

Awning £2

*Plus rate per person – see below

Adults (+16yrs) £2

Children 5-15yrs £1

Children under 5yrs FREE

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What our Guests Say...

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"Wow. This campsite has it all. The scenery, immaculate facilities and delicious food at the dune cabin. Nothing beats waking up so close to the beautiful sandy dunes. We had such a peaceful and tranquil stay at the campsite. We cannot wait to come back!"
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"Spent 6 nights in the Corncrake pod in the company of my son,both were very impressed with the pod,my seventh visit to the site normally with a tent but have been converted. Pod,facilities all kept immaculate, staff very efficient, site Dunes cabin,beach and the nature reserve all as previously been described. Already booked for next year."
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"Highly recommend this campsite. Spotless toilet and shower area and washing up facilities including a microwave and kettle. Water was always piping hot. Friendly and very helpful staff. The site is located on a nature spot. Amazing beach just over the dunes. We ate out one night at The Waterford Inn and the food was delicious."