Your Island Adventure Starts Here....
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In the evening, sit and admire the magnificent sunsets and wake up to a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
From the comfort of your van, relax and watch the wildlife on the shore, in the sea and in the skies.
The campsite is situated on a prime location on the west side of Barra,
a stone’s throw from the machair, Seal Bay and golden beaches, only two miles from Castlebay.
Welcome to Borve Camping & Caravan Site, Isle of Barra
Pitches & Facilities
Borve Camping and Caravan Site is a well kept development with excellent facilities. The site is suitable for campers of all ages and all facilities have disabled access. It is open all year.
The campsite is only 2 miles from Castlebay where all the main island facilities are situated. It is a perfect location for those who who wish to enjoy walking, cycling or wildlife around the island. It is also on the bus route.
Responsible pet owners are welcome. Dogs should be kept on a lead for the safety of other campers, livestock and wildlife.
16 Pitches for campervans /motorhomes
Hardstanding pitches with electric (12)
Grass pitches with electric (4)
Grass pitches for tents (6)
Kitchen area: Microwave, toaster, air fryer
Laundry facilities with drying line outside
Waste disposal point
Free WiFi around facility block
All facilities have disabled access.
Castlebay is the port for the Oban ferry and has all the facilities you would expect; shops and supermarket, visitor information, library, sports centre, hotels, cafes, bank, ATM and post office.
Facility block containing toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry facilities.
Accessible shower room with toilet and sink
Kitchen and laundry area
Location of facility block within campsite
Prices and Booking
Prices 2023 (per night)
Motorhomes & caravans with hookup £25
Motorhomes & caravans without hookup £22
1 person tent £10
2 person tent £20
3/4 person tent £20 for 2 people and then £5 pp
Phone Donald on
0753 026 5531
01871 810 878
To secure your booking the first nights accommodation must be paid via bank transfer at time of booking.
The balance can be paid either by bank transfer or by cash on arrival.
Isle of Barra
Your adventure starts many miles from here at the beginning of your journey.
Depart from the gateway to the isles - Oban - and cruise down the Sound of Mull and across the Minch to Castlebay on a Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry.
Alternatively, if you are coming down the Outer Hebrides from the North it is a short 40 minute ferry ride from Eriskay.
Take an hour flight from Glasgow and land on the iconic Traigh Mhor runway at Barra Airport. A unique airport and a memorable experience.
Local Visitor Information
If you need any help organising other aspects of your holiday or for more information you can contact the local visitor information.
T: 01871 817948
Other services available at the
Visitor Information include:
Laundry (Service washes)
Fully equipped hotdesk
Bike and golf club hire
Beach toys to borrow
The shop also contains an array of local gifts, food, books,
craft materials and more
You can also look on
There are many activities to do while relaxing on the Isle of Barra.
Many people come for the empty beaches, scenery and wildlife and there is plenty opportunity to see this.
There are also watersports, cycling, Mingulay and St Kilda trips, and other activities.
The island is steeped in history. If you enjoy archeology, then there are plenty of sites to discover. There is also Kisimul Castle and the Heritage Centre.
Just make sure your stay is long enough.
For more information read this blog
Sunsets and Skies
July 2022 on Google
Everything a small campsite should be. Travelling very light with tents? Look no further - well thought out, well maintained, friendly welcome. Just great. Oh, plus especially sheltered from S / SW storms.
August 2022 on Google
Absolutely superb place to stay. Fantastic views that are calming and great facilities. Donald, the site owner is always there to help, very approachable and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. This is just a magical place to stay. It's inspiring and adds to the magnificent Barra appeal. Love it!
July 2022 on Google
Lovely campsite in a stunning location. Donald the owner couldn't have been more helpful.
August 2021 on Google
Stayed here in July 2020 and the owners and site presence were great. Very accommodating and welcoming. Small kitchen and showers were all clean and well kept. Lovely beach a short walk from the camp which made for a lovely evening. Not a regular camper but would stay here again. Small camp site which puts a nice limit on total number of people that can stay, which likely also means you need to pre-book to ensure pitching space.