If you are looking for a gorgeous family run campsite on the Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides when Croft No 2 campsite is one to remember. This small campsite is just a short stroll to the beach offering a perfect base to explore the Isle of Barra.
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Vanlife with kids is not always easy. And then we decided to add in vanlife with a dog! But honestly we love the freedom that it brings, and it gives us the opportunity to collect memories and spend quality time together outdoors.
Here is our review of the Croft No 2 campsite, a gorgeous small family run campsite on the Isle of Barra, where we stayed during our 10 day Outer Hebrides road trip in our camper van.
Croft no 2 Campsite, Isle of Barra
We stayed here as part of our Outer Hebrides road trip during May half term and we stayed at this gorgeous Barra campsite for three nights in total.
Our first night of our road trip we stayed at North Ledaig campsite near Oban close to the Oban ferry terminal ( Click here for our full North Ledaig Campsite review). We arrived at the campsite at about 7pm after our ferry from Oban To Castlebay. The ferry from Oban to Castlebay takes around 5 hours in total.
The campsite is well signposted and fairly easy to find and we were greeted by the owner’s son who directed us to our grass pitch with electric hook up and a stunning sea view.
What a gem!
The campsite is located just 100m from the beach, and you can access the beach through the gate.
Barra Campsite Facilities
- Electric Hook up available
- Toilet and shower block
- Grass pitches with EHU
- Dish washing and storage area with indoor and outdoor drying.
- Dogs welcome
I had absolutely no phone signal during our stay here so do make sure you have downloaded your maps before you go, and have an idea of where you want to travel, supermarkets and places to eat.
There is a gorgeous honesty box just down from the campsite called the croft kitchen honesty box, Barra Outer Hebrides and this sells fresh eggs and home made baking daily.
If you need to shop for food and drink, there is a large Co-op in Castlebay that sells all the staples and is open until 10pm (Isle Of Barra, Na h-Eileanan, Castlebay, HS9 5XD)
Croft No 2 Location
2 Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Na H-Eileanan An Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact the campsite directly to book.
campsite prices – Croft No 2 Barra
We booked in advance and paid £41 p/n for our stay and awnings are an additional £2 p/n in May half term.
Prices vary depending on your campervan/ tent, EHU and occupancy.
Please check the website for up to date prices.
The campsite is a small campsite that is quiet and peaceful with good basic facilities and all you need for your stay. We loved the location with direct access to the beach, and it never felt full or busy. There is one toilet and one shower that we rarely had to wait for, and I loved the exclusive quiet vibe that often comes with a small family run campsite. We couldn’t fault this campsite and it offered a great base to explore Barra and Vatersay and it was an amazing start to our Outer Hebrides road trip. I only wish we could have stayed longer!
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