+ what’s nearby
Inver park house & inver caravan park
Tel: 01593 731441
The Park is open all year
This is a small and peaceful campsite that is able to accommodate tents, campervans, caravans and a couple of statics without losing its charm. When we were there, we found the owners to be friendly and helpful, if not slightly eccentric in manner but this just added to the general charm of a campsite in the highlands of Scotland.
Touring, Camping & Statics
- 18 electric hook-ups
- Mains water
- Recycling facilities
- Dump station for disposal of grey water and chemical toilet disposal.
- 3 private unisex shower rooms with excellent power showers and automatic hand driers One is very suitable for disabled visitors.
- Separate kitchen/ laundry area with washing machine, a sink for hand washing clothes and an iron and ironing board.
- Pulleys in the boiler room/drying room where clothes are guaranteed to dry overnight when this is necessary.
- For dish washing, there is a double sink and drainer and plenty of work surface to put dishes on.
- Free Fibre-optic Wifi available throughout the caravan park.
The campsite is on the North Coast 500 driving route. About 84 miles north of Inverness and is adjacent to the A9 just north of Dunbeath, Caithness. Turn off the A9 into the minor road signposted ‘Houstry 3’, then immediately left into the Park.
Inver Caravan Park, Dunbeath is 84 miles north of Inverness, Scotland. It is 38 miles south of John o’ Groats. It is, therefore, a good location from which to explore the far north and is also part of the North Coast 500 route. That said, we will be limited in our usual campsite reports which like to include what’s nearby. Most of our visits were further north, using the campsite as a base camp and these visits are described below in our ‘Read about our trip’ section, which is full of information from further afield. So, technically we are limited in reviewing ‘what’s nearby’ but here’s what we discovered and we know that there is a whole lot more –
The Bay Owl Inn & Restaurant is a 15 walk from the campsite and is perfect for a meal or relaxing drink. Just be mindful that the busy A9 needs to be crossed at some point.
The village of Dunbeath is only a minute walk from The Bay Owl Inn and has a Spar shop for provisions. It is a pretty little village and is a good starting point for local walks.
A short walk along Dunbeath river will bring you to Dunbeath Broch, an Iron Age monument.
We returned to Dunbeath village and headed to Dunbeath Bay, following a path that takes you under the A9. Once at the Bay, you will see Dunbeath Harbour on your left and a Picnic Spot can be found. Looking to your right, with the Bay in front of you, you will see Dunbeath Castle, perched impressively on the cliff with its striking white walls. The Castle is a private residence and not open to the public