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Outer Hebrides Campsite | Balranald Hebridean Holidays

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 onsite from May to September, serves delicious scallop and bacon rolls, homemade soups, filled sandwiches and rolls and homebaking.

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.

Season 2022

The campsite will open for the season on 26th March 2022. Our shared toilet and shower facilities will be open from this date. Social distancing must be adhered to and face masks/coverings must be worn within our facilities blocks. Our site rules are displayed throughout the site and we ask that you adhere to these to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.

At present we are unsure how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect us in 2022. Our policy is that a deposit equal to the first night of your stay is non-refundable. However, should you be unable to travel in 2022 due to Covid-19 your deposit will remain on your account and will be honoured against a future stay with us.

If you had to cancel your booking with us in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid-19 and wish to rebook for 2022, please call or email to rebook so that we can credit any deposit payments to your new booking.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campsite in 2022.

2022 Tariffs

Camping and Caravanning Rates per night

  • Backpacker and small tent (no car)   £10
  • Small 1 Person Tent (with car)   £12
  • Medium Tent (2-4 person)*   £12
  • Large Tent (over 4 person)*   £14
  • Campervan or Motorhome (under 8m)*   £17
  • Large Motorhome (over 8m)*   £19
  • Car and Caravan*   £17
  • Electric hook-up   £4
  • 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) £10

Small 1 Person Tent (with car) £12

Medium Tent (2-4 person)* £12

Large Tent (over 4 person)* £14

Campervan or Motorhome (under 8m)* £17

Large Motorhome (over 8m)* £19

Car and Caravan* £17

Electric hook-up £4

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."