Lakeside campsites in Isle of Mull with swimming

Fishing ports and wildlife-filled landscapes make Scotland’s Isle of Mull the perfect camping getaway.

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Lakeside campsites in Isle of Mull with swimming guide


From picture-perfect fishing villages to rugged mountain peaks and sandy beaches, the Isle of Mull has some of the most varied scenery in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. Campers can also see ancient castles, including the 13-century Duart Castle, and spot abundant wildlife, including whales, dolphins, eagles, and otters. Mull is one of Scotland’s most-visited islands, so planning and booking in advance is a must, especially in summer. While private camping sites are limited around the island, options range from pitching a tent along a quiet stretch of coast to parking your motorhome or campervan within walking distance of the capital’s diversions.

Where to go


The capital of Mull and a picturesque fishing port, Tobermory is known for its bright harbourside buildings. It’s also home to lots of places to eat, drink, and shop, including the island’s only whisky distillery. Outdoor enthusiasts can take a woodland walk in Aros Park, head out from the harbour on a wildlife-spotting boat tour, or take a day trip to the island of Staffa. Within walking distance of the town centre are small camping sites, some with hardstanding motorhome pitches and a handful of shepherd’s huts.

Salen Bay

Heading 10 miles down the coast near the 13th-century Aros Castle, Salen Bay is a popular spot for kayaking and paddleboarding adventures. Camping options include hardstanding and tent pitches that offer mountain and sea views from all sides, some within a short distance from Craignure, where the ferry from Oban arrives.


Ten miles farther down Mull’s east coast, the small village of Craignure is the main port for ferries from Oban on the mainland. Area holiday parks offer astroturf tent pitches as well as hardstanding pitches, some within walking distance of the port. Look out for canvas glamping tents too.


About 14 miles west of Craignure, Lochbuie is a tranquil haven home to the ruins of the 15th-century Moy Castle, a standing stone circle, and an abundance of wildlife including eagles and otters. Although a private residence, the Lochbuie Estate allows wild camping on its grounds so long as campers follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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