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Camping near Oban: North Ledaig Caravan Park REVIEW

Camping near Oban: North Ledaig Caravan Park REVIEW

If you are looking for a campsite on Scotland’s West Coast that is near to Oban ferry port then North Ledaig Caravan Park is for you. We stayed for one night at the start of our Outer Hebrides road trip, and it was the perfect start to our Scotland road trip. Here is our North Ledaig Caravan Park review

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Vanlife with kids

We are a family of five who love nothing more than a family campervan adventure with kids in our converted VWT5 campervan. Our campervan conversion is not finished, but that doesn’t stop us exploring the UK and beyond in search of the best campsites for families. We always take our paddle board (Find our full review here). and love campsites with direct access to water for swimming and paddleboarding.

Vanlife with kids is not always easy. Space can be tight with a family of five in a VWT5 (not forgetting our van dog too!) but we try to find clever storage ideas and don’t leave the house without our packing cubes (read why we love packing cubes here). We find a camper packing list helps so we don’t forget essentials (but don’t over pack!)

Campsite near Oban North Ledaig Club site review

North Ledaig Caravan Park REVIEW

North Ledaig is a 30-acre park that is situated on a 2 mile sand and shingle beach on Ardmucknish Bay.  If you are lucky enough – there are some pitches on the campsite that is overlooking the beach, almost on the water’s edge and facing out towards the sea with a panoramic view of the Isle of Mull. These are reserved on a first booked first reserved basis so be organised if you want one of these pitches!!)

The campsite is a family run business, run by Peter and Katy long with their son Tim. I had left it until last minute to book a one night stop over to break up our journey and the team did everything they could to accommodate us which was really lovely.

Campsite near Oban North Ledaig Caravan Park review

Finding a campsite near Oban ferry terminal

We wanted to find a campsite near Oban ferry terminal for our early morning ferry to Barra. We opted for this campsite because of its close location to the Oban Ferry port meaning that we had a very short drive to the ferry terminal on the day of our crossing. I loved that it has direct access to the beach, and the campsite is dog friendly and family friendly with a playground on site.

On arrival we checked in at reception and then we were taken to our pitch by the reception staff in a car. The pitches were decent sized and open, with sea views and a great view of the Isle of Mull. If you are lucky enough to get a beach side pitch these are lovely. Please note these pitches come on a first come first served basis so if you wanted to book a pitch directly opposite the beach then you need to book this well in advance.

Oban campsite - camping near Oban ferry terminal

Oban campsite: North Ledaig CARAVAN Park Facilities

  • Toilet block and shower block
  • Electric Hook up
  • Dishwashing area
  • Playground
  • Direct Beach access
  • Games room,
  • Dog walk on site
  • Laundry facilities
  • There is a late arrivals area with EHU
  • Shop/ reception
Playground at North Ledaig Caravan Club site a campsite near oban
Camping near Oban North Ledaig campsite review

Campsite near Oban – North Ledaig

If you love watersports you can enjoy sailing, swimming or paddlebaording og the beach here. There is also a Route 78 cycle path that runs through the park,  with most of the 26 mile section from North Ledaig to Ballachulish on a traffic free cycle path. The Oban campsite is affiliated to Caravan and motorhome club but also open to non members.

Most of the pitches are gravel hardstanding with EHU (10 amp supply) and there are a few additional grass pitches utilised during the busy months.  Please note for arrivals after 8 there is a late arrivals area with mains EHU. 

From the North Ledaig campsite you can walk along the beach and catch one of the gorgeous sunsets. If you are looking for a campsite near Oban, then this ticks the box. Oban is a few miles away and a busy fishing port with ferry links to the Scottish isles. One thing to note – The campsite is quite exposed so can be open to the elements – it was quite windy during our stay.

Campsite near Oban North Ledaig Caravan Club site review

North Ledaig Campsite near Oban – REVIEW

Enjoyed a stopover here and the beach and sea view is a real treat. 

This is a great campsite near Oban. The North Ledaig campsite is just under 7 miles and approximately 20 minute’s drive to the Calmac Ferry Terminal, making it a really convenient stop over if you are planning a visit to the Outer Hebrides. There is little noise, it is a really quiet campsite at night time with clean well maintained facilities.  The staff are friendly and welcoming.  

So there you have our North Ledaig Caravan Park review. Would we return? Most definitely. A really lovely campsite near Oban, with a beach and great for families.

Campsite near Oban North Ledaig Caravan Club site review

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