Temporary closure - Open 15th July with restrictions
COVID 19 Update 25th July 2020
Sealshore campsite will open on the 15th July but with restrictions. At this moment we can take motorhomes and caravans, and we are asking you to use your own facilities on board. Toilet emptying and refilling of water and disposal of grey water is still available. We will not be able to take tents until instructions from the government are given. We have two camping pods available. The main shower block will be split so that each pod will have a shower, sink and toilet facilities. We also have four showers available in a separate building, with their own entrance which can be allocated to four units. CAL MAC will be taking bookings from the 30th June. Please be aware I understand CAL MAC are cancelling some bookings made earlier because of restricted space on the ferry, due to distancing rules. If anything changes, we will update this page. Keep safe, Maurice and Teresa.
Due to coronavirus and the island going on lock down and restricted travel on the ferry, we along with other businesses are shutting down for the time being. All non returnable deposits will now be held for you to rebook later this year or next year.
CalMac will refund any tickets without charge. They are encouraging all passengers to ensure that the journey they are making is essential in line with Government advice. If you don't need to travel then please don't.
We will update this website when this situation improves.
Stay safe everyone Maurice and Teresa.
A Seabreeze keeps the midges away!
A quiet family site personally run by owner Maurice Deighton and daughter Teresa. 01770 820 320
Temporary closure 2020 - normal opening from March 15th to October 31st
- Winner AA small campsite of the year Seal shore Camping and Touring Site. Please book your pitch or camping pod in advance to avoid disappointment
ferry fares Passenger £8 return, vehicle upto 6m £31.90 You need to book for vehicles well in advance as many ferries become fully booked. www.calmac.co.uk
From your pitch on our beautiful family site, beside our own private beach, you will be afforded unsurpassed views - from our closest neighbour, Pladda island with its lighthouse, to the coast of Northern Ireland. In between, the Kintyre peninsula, the Ayrshire coast and, most impressive of all, the volcanic plug of granite that is Ailsa Craig.
2019 Winner of The Guardians "20 of the best campsites in UK and Europe by public transport: readers’ travel tips"
Winning tip: Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire
A train journey to Ardrossan from Glasgow, a 50-minute ferry across to Brodick, Isle of Arran, and a short but beautiful bus ride will bring you to the gate of Seal Shore campsite, Kildonan, on the extreme south of the island. It’s a truly magical location, looking across to the islet of Pladda and the Ayrshire coast. Expect to see seals and otters from your tent. Great pub serving food next to site. The circular island bus stops at the campsite gate, making it easy to explore the rest of this stunning place.
2015- Seal Shore Campsite was voted in the top 100 (top 5 in Scotland) Campsites in Great Britain by both Practical Caravan Magazine and Practical Motorhome Magazine.
Wildlife thrives here. Otters, gannets, porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and grey seals are regular visitors. Rockpools abound with a myriad of aquatic animals. Red squirrels and red deer can be found on the Island, golden eagles soar above the mountains.
Maritime activity is always within view. Pleasure craft, merchant shipping and military vessels are a regular occurrence - including the occasional submarine.
Their is a donation jar in the campsite which has helped to raise funds for the project. All non refundable deposits are put there. Watch a video from 2017 of what we have done so far in building and running the Isle of Arran Nursery in Gambia project.