Campsites with campfires near Spey Bay

Surrounded by spectacular scenery of the Moray Firth, Spey Bay is a magnet for wildlife lovers.

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The Loft Glamping & Camping

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Kinloss, Scotland
The Loft Glamping & Camping is situated at East Grange Farm, Kinloss, Moray. It 's a working farm that has evolved over the years to include Wigwam Glamping and Camping for campervans, motorhomes and tents. A number of the old farm buildings are also perfectly appointed as venue spaces for Weddings, Events and Workshops. The "wilderness" campsite offers pitches suitable for tents and small campervans whilst the Stackyard area is suitable for motorhomes and mega tents. All motorhome pitches have electrical hook-up and we have a good number of electric tent pitches. Unfortunately we do not take bookings for caravans. Onsite, we also have Original Wigwam cabins which are wooden camping cabins (Pods) that offer all year round protection against the elements. With heating, electricity, fridge, kettle and toasters. For those wanting a bit more luxury there are also ensuite Wigwam Cabins onsite with wood fired hot tubs. We welcome families, groups, well behaved dogs and do allow campfires outside the wigwams and at pitches and can provide fire hubs on the campsite (this must be pre-arranged). The Loft Glamping & Camping looks forward to welcoming you throughout the year!
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Cairngorms Glamping and Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Strathdon, Scotland
We have 10 non-electric pitches in a spectacular setting, surrounded by hills and the River Don. We also have Critter Corner, an area where you can get up close with our friendly animals. We have alpacas, pygmy goats, a donkey and more. We also have a couple of kids play areas. This is all included in the price. You can also go alpaca trekking - £10 per child (16 or under) and £15 per adult. Children will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
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Hillside Meadows

3 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Fraserburgh, Scotland
If you wish to visit the north-east of Scotland with sandy and rocky beaches, magnificent cliffs, old lighthouses and famous whisky distilleries, Hillside Meadows is the place to stay. You can enjoy near wild camping experience provided by hosts Michal and Gosia, who are developing on site fully off-grid permaculture family farm. Don't be surprised to be welcomed to your temporary home by a wired-haired dachshund Dubby or woken up in the morning by Pablo the Cockrell. There are usually fresh quail and hen eggs available. The site is handily located just off the A981 Strichen-Memsie road. It makes the site easily accessible for camper vans and caravans owners. There might be some noise from passing traffic, but it’s hardly a distraction from your surroundings, rolling hills, open fields and woodlands. It goes without saying that our 5-acres site is ideal for self-sufficient campers. There are just a handful of pitches, well distanced from each other, tucked among the high grass meadows, which gives campers plenty of space and sense of privacy. Park up or pitch your tent. Then you can just relax and concentrate on the important stuff – like getting that campfire going! The basic facilities, including composting toilet, tap water and shower, are available on site if needed. Our quirky camper van Alaska is ready to use as additional accommodation here on site, ideal for one person, couples or families up to 5. Just 3 miles away from our site lies Fraserburgh, a little coastal town with a sandy beach, Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, as well as a range of convenience stores, shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Within 5 miles from our site, you'll also find Waters of Philorth Nature Reserve, New Aberdour beach, Rattray old lighthouse, Strichen stone circle, Aden Country Park and more.
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Badrallach Campsite

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Ross and Cromarty, Highlands
Where the end of the road is the start of your adventure
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Bankhead Croft

14 units · Glamping, Tents10 acres · Gamrie, Scotland
I am a ten acre Croft. I have an on-site cafe. I rescue animals which surround the property. We are two miles from Gardenstown seaside. I offer camping, glamping B&B, and tiny home, cabins. Many properties have hot tubs and are set alone. It’s a quiet area and for those who want to chill on the countryside.
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Glamping Bothy

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Central Scotland
An upmarket bothy in the grounds of a 12th-century Aberdeenshire castle
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Sinclair Bay Lodges

4 units · Glamping8 acres · Wick, Scotland
Luxury seafront glamping pods with private patio and jaccuzi. Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge freezer and en-suite shower room. All bedding, towels, cutlery and cookware are included. We have a bike shed on site and private parking for cars. Located on the John O'Groats trail and NC500 route.
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Mondhuie Chalets

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Just under an acre, close to Ancient Caledonia Forest , on the Speyside Way (which runs from Elgin to the South) Garden space for pets, kids and a run around! Our house and 2 Chalets (1 sleeps 5, 1 ideal for 2 or small family) are on the property. Not fully fenced from road. On the outskirts of NethyBridge. Private driveway, and car park
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Campsites with campfires near Spey Bay guide

Overview

Lying on the eastern side of the River Spey, the small settlement of Spey Bay marks the point when the Speyside Way long distance footpath finally reaches the sea and turns along the shore towards the end point in Buckpool a few miles to the east. The settlement has a rich history of salmon fishing and to this day you can see the striking Tugnet Ice House where ice was once stored. Spey Bay is also home to a wildlife reserve with the largest shingle beach in Scotland. You can spot a variety of wildlife, including arctic and common terns, in its varied habitats, from coastal grasslands to saltmarsh and woodland.

Where to go

Elgin

A 10-minute drive south, Elgin’s main attraction is the ruined Elgin Cathedral, home to a Pictish cross slab. There are also a handful of distilleries to explore. Nearby accommodation options include the chic pod run by Glampods, which is located in a rural area and surrounded by Highland cows and Valias Blacknose sheep.

Findhorn

A 30-minute drive west of Spey Bay, Findhorn is the starting point for the Moray Coast Trail, a 50-mile (80-kilometre) walking route that travels along the Moray coastline. Overlooking the water, Findhorn Bay Holiday Park has pitches for tents and tourers, as well as glamping pods, cabins and static caravans.

Aberlour

A 30-minute drive south of Spey Bay, the village of Aberlour lies along the southeast bank of the River Spey and is a gateway to Cairngorms National Park. Nestled within a Victorian walled garden within a short walking distance of the river, Speyside Gardens Caravan Park has pitches for tents and tourers, as well as static caravans for hire.

When to go

For the best chance of warm and sunny weather, and enjoying the extended daylight hours, the best time to explore Spey Bay and its surroundings is from May to August. This is peak season, however, so it’s a good idea to make reservations for campsites in advance. The nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round. Visit between spring and summer to see butterflies; in winter for ducks and divers, and all year for dolphins.

Know before you go

  • Wild camping is legal throughout Scotland. However, if you choose to wild camp, be sure to adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 
  • The closest train station is in Elgin, which you can reach by bus (the journey takes around 40 minutes).
  • The wildlife reserve is open year-round and admission is free.

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