Caravan and Camping

Your holiday, your choice... Shetland offers a range of official camp and caravan sites, located throughout the islands.

Camping or caravanning are excellent ways to enjoy all that Shetland has to offer.

Whether you’re using a tent, caravan or motorhome, sites across the islands give you the freedom to explore at your own pace. We’re sure you’ll be impressed by our landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and heritage; but we hope you’ll get to know us, too, and find out what’s so special about our community.

A beautiful, peaceful and fascinating part of the world.

Shetland's caravan and camping sites offer all that's needed for a great holiday, with the freedom and flexibility to explore the islands. Wherever you stay, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

This page provides details of all the registered sites in shetland. We’ve also included lots of practical information to help you on your way. You can also download our official camping and caravanning leaflet to help with your travel plans.

Braewick Café and Caravan Park

Braewick Café and Caravan Park

Braewick, Eshaness, Shetland ZE2 9RS

Tel: +44 (0)1806 503345

Opening dates: Mar - Oct

Price per night: Caravan £18 (with awning £22); Tent – from £10

Touring pitches: 10

Tent pitches: 20

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The dramatic scenery of Eshaness features cliffs formed of ancient lavas, collapsed caves and blowholes. You might also want to explore the sub-arctic slopes of Shetland’s highest peak, Ronas Hill. Walks to the deserted fishing settlement of Fethaland or to Uyea should also be on your list. The site at Braewick is a great base for all these adventures, with excellent facilities, including a café, and a superb view towards the sea stacks called the Drongs. 

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Bridge End Outdoor Centre and Caravan Park

Bridge End Outdoor Centre and Caravan Park

Bridge End, Burra, Shetland ZE2 9LE

Tel: +44 (0)7880 633949

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan £14; Tent £5

Touring pitches: 4

Tent pitches: 10

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East and West Burra offer outstanding scenery and two beautiful beaches at Meal in the north and Minn in the south. There are many good walks, opportunities to spot seals and otters and even a secret cave. Bridge End is convenient for exploring the Shetland mainland. Caravanners don’t have access to the outdoor centre; facilities are in an adjacent outside amenity building. Sites can’t be booked; it’s first come, first served. 

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Burravoe Pier Trust Caravan and Campsite

Burravoe Pier Trust Caravan and Campsite

Burravoe, Yell, Shetland ZE2 9AY

Tel: +44 (0)1957 722315 or +44 (0)1957 722355

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan/Motorhome £10; Tent £4

Touring pitches: 8

Tent pitches: 4

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Yell is a great place for coastal walking and rewards those interested in history, archaeology, arts and crafts. However, the island is probably best known as one of the most promising places in europe to look for otters. The site lies just above a marina and offers eight fully serviced caravan bays as well as space for tents. There’s a modern amenity building, the roof of which is very unusual – it’s made from one of the lifeboats from the SS Canberra. 

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Cunningsburgh Touring Park

Cunningsburgh Touring Park

Greenmow, Cunningsburgh, Shetland ZE2 9HG

Tel: +44 (0)7470 899605 or +44 (0)7801 940535

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan £15

Touring pitches: 7

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Cunningsburgh is a crofting community, a summer patchwork of hay meadows, cultivated land and a carpet of wild flowers, set around a sheltered sea inlet. There are rewarding walks right on the doorstep, but it’s easy to explore the south mainland from here. Lerwick is just fifteen minutes’ drive away. The best example of a broch, on the nearby island of Mousa, can be reached by ferry. The site, adjacent to the marina, has excellent facilities. 

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Delting Boating Club Caravan Park

Delting Boating Club Caravan Park

Hillswick Road, Brae, Shetland ZE2 9QG

Tel: +44 (0)1806 522418 or +44 (0)1806 522484

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan £15; Tent £7.50

Touring pitches: 13

Tent pitches: 6

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The district of Delting has lots to keep you occupied. The nearby island of Muckle Roe, linked by a bridge, is a stunning landscape of red granite; you can walk or take a mountain bike to the deserted Hams of Roe. Not much farther away is the rugged western seaboard of northmavine. As well as the licensed bar in the clubhouse, guests have access to all the facilities in Brae, including a leisure centre with swimming pool and a choice of places to eat. 

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Gardiesfauld Hostel Caravan and Campsite

Gardiesfauld Hostel Caravan and Campsite

Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland ZE2 9DW

Tel: +44 (0)1957 755279

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan £15; Camping - Adult £6, Child £2

Touring pitches: 5

Tent pitches: 27

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No trip to Shetland would be complete without a visit to Britain’s northernmost island. Whether you’re interested in birds, archaeology, botany, geology, local history, boats, walking or beachcombing, there’s a wealth of things to see. The Gardiesfauld site has touring pitches above the shore. Tent pitches are sheltered by stone walls and abundant honeysuckle, roses, fuschia, sycamore and whitebeam. all hostel facilities are available to caravanners and campers. 

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Levenwick Caravan and Campsite

Levenwick Caravan and Campsite

Levenwick, Shetland ZE2 9HZ

Tel: +44 (0)7714 935914

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan/Motorhome £15; Tent – from £8

Touring pitches: 6

Tent pitches: 12

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Shetland’s south mainland has outstanding archaeological and historical sites, including Jarlshof and Old Scatness. From April until early August, there are close-up views of puffins around the recently-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse. Beautiful beaches, good fishing and challenging walking complete the picture. The site at Levenwick sits on the hillside, high above a beautiful sandy beach. Facilities include a wildflower garden with picnic tables and a tennis court. 

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Skeld Caravan and Campsite

Skeld Caravan and Campsite

Harbour View, Westerskeld, Skeld, Shetland ZE2 9NL

Tel: +44 (0)1595 860287

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan/Motorhome £15; Tent - from £10

Touring pitches: 19

Tent pitches: 15

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Skeld is well placed for discovering Shetland’s ’westside’. The coast offers excellent walks as well as boating or kayaking. There are good beaches at Reawick and Sand, many fishing lochs and impressive archaeology, including a broch and the mysterious staneydale ‘temple’. Keen gardeners will enjoy Da Gairdins o’ Sand or, at Tresta, Lea Gardens. The site, adjacent to a marina, has a children’s play area and a wildlife hide. 

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South Nesting Caravan Park

South Nesting Caravan Park

South Nesting Hall, South Nesting, Shetland ZE2 9PP

Tel: +44 (0)1595 890214

Opening dates: All year

Price per night: Caravan £14

Touring pitches: 8

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A particularly tranquil corner of Shetland, much of south nesting is green and fertile, with abundant wild flowers. There’s good fishing on the lochs and the coastline around the isles of Gletness is especially beguiling. With patience, you may spot a seal or even an otter. The adjacent public hall, including its kitchen and sports facilities, can be hired, and wi-fi is available for a small charge. This peaceful site is well placed for touring the Shetland mainland. 

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Key

Wheelchair Accessible
Amenity Building
Toilets and showers on site
WiFi
Kitchen facilities
Laundry facilities
Cafe / restaurant within 2 miles
Public telephone
Electric power points for each pitch
Waste water disposal point
Chemical disposal point on site
Pets welcome on site
Cold water supply

Wild Camping

Apart from the official sites available, experienced campers can usually find an ideal spot, courtesy of the local farmers and crofters. Please also be aware of the Outdoor Access Code before you set up camp.

The Shetland attitude to campers is generally very hospitable and "wild" camping is not discouraged. Considerate campers are welcomed but you must always ask permission of the landowner before setting up camp.

Contact the nearest house, establish who the landowner is, and ask them whether or not you may camp there. Don't hesitate to ask their advice - they'll probably tell you whether the site is suitable, or will recommend an even better location for you.

Please avoid public water collection areas and reservoirs. If in doubt - ask. Toilet and waste disposal is the responsibility of the camper, and these tasks should be carried out in a discreet and responsible manner.

Useful information

Petrol Stations - find a full list of petrol filling stations here
How to dispose of toilet waste - Check the caravan club website for general advise. Note: not all camping sites have official Chemical Disposal Points.
Travel restrictions on motor homes - All inter island ferries transport motor homes (except Fair Isle) - please check with booking office before arrival

Bottled Gas
Company Address Contact
R. S. Henderson Cullivoe, Yell ZE2 9DD +44 (0)1957 744248
Aywick Shop Aywick, Yell ZE2 9AX +44 (0)1957 702077
Shetland Gas Supplies St Magnus Bay Hotel, Hillswick ZE2 9RW +44 (0)1806 503372
North Lea Autopoint Firth, Mossbank ZE2 9RB +44 (0)1806 242545
Brae Building Centre Hillswick Road, Brae ZE2 9QQ +44 (0)1806 522230
Tagon Stores Voe ZE2 9PT +44 (0)1806 588286
Tetley and Anderson Harlsdale, Symbister, Whalsay ZE2 9AA +44 (0)1806 566585
Eid Community Co-op Aith, Shetland ZE2 9NB +44 (0)1595 810 600
Rearo Supplies Old North Road, Lerwick ZE1 0QW +44 (0)1595 692807
Andrew Halcrow's Shop Hamnavoe, Burra Isle ZE2 9JY +44 (0)1595 859201
Mainland's Filling Station Dunrossness ZE2 9JB +44 (0)1950 460198
Other
DH Marine Marina Business Park, Lerwick ZE1 0TA +44 (0)1950 460198

Camping Böds

What is a Camping Böd? In Shetland, a böd was a building which accommodated fishermen and their gear during the fishing season. Today we've borrowed the word to describe basic accommodation for those who want a simple holiday. Böds are very basic and to stay in them you'll need exactly what you'd bring on a camping holiday - except the tent!

For more information or to book contact Shetland Amenity Trust on 01595 694688.

Each böd is different, but all are in interesting and attractive locations and all have their own history.
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