Seal Shore Campsite – Arran

Seal Shore Campsite

Last month we stayed at the lovely Seal Shore campsite on Arran for 3 nights.  It’s a gorgeous location on the southern tip of the island with great views across to a small nearby island and Ailsa Craig in the distance.

Seal Shore Campsite


To get to Seal Shore campsite you take a right out of Brodick and follow the road down to the south of the island.  After Whiting Bay, follow the road for another couple of miles until you spot a sign on the left directing you down to Kildonan.  Follow the road down to the sea and take a left when you see the hotel, Seal Shore Camping is on your left.


The facilities are great, with plenty of toilets, showers, a washing machine, dish washing areas, fridge and freezer which can be used by guests, undercover barbecue area, indoor lounge with tables, tv, wifi and information leaflets.  It really does have everything you look for in a camp site!  We were only there for 3 nights, but can see this as an ideal place for a longer base camp to explore Arran.  There is even a small shop where you can buy essentials and for a donation to the camp sites charity they will even charge up your phone for you.

Seal Shore Campsite

Things To Do

At the shore there is a good stretch of sand, with rocky outcrops to explore.  It was a bit too windy when we were there to explore properly, but down to the eastern end of the beach there are steps up to a little car parking area, halfway up is a swing set, which the boys loved to play on when we were back in the evenings.  We also found that the sand at the bottom of these steps, when dry, would ‘squeak’ when you dragged your feet across it.  I think it amused me most of all!

Seal Shore Campsite

Seal Shore Campsite

Arran is a small island, so you can easily access the entire island from this one campsite, including trips to Machrie stone circles, Kings Cave, Lochranza, Brodick Castle and Goat Fell.

Seal Shore Campsite

Seal Shore Campsite

For us, however, the best bit is being by the sea, looking out to Ailsa Craig and looking out for wildlife (such as the odd seal popping its head up).


Out of 5 we would give Seal Shore 5/5, we had no problems with the campsite and the boys loved being by the seashore.

Seal Shore CampsiteJ x


  1. September 28, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Squeaky sand sounds brilliant! Looks like lots of fun camping near the seashore.

  2. September 28, 2016 / 11:23 am

    It’s great that they have all those amenities to use. We’ve only ever camped at festivals or in the woods and I’d love to try out an actual campsite one day – I know how much the kids would love it. Sarah #whatevertheweather

  3. September 28, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    This looks like such a lovely place. I love your pictures of the children, they look in their element! #Whatevertheweather

  4. September 28, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Oh it looks lovely here – your pictures are beautiful. #whatevertheweather

  5. September 29, 2016 / 6:42 am

    This looks amazing! Some fabulous photography opps! Bit far for us to travel but maybe one day! #Whatevertheweatherkids

  6. September 29, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Oh that’s so lovely. I adore camping and being by the coast to camp is just the best. I always feel so much better afterwards for all the sea air!

  7. September 29, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Looks stunning. I like the idea of squeaky sand too, that would definitely amuse me!

  8. September 29, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    It’s always lovely to explore somewhere new and read of others experiences.#Whatevertheweather

  9. September 30, 2016 / 3:11 am

    I am in need of a beach trip and this looks so fun! Great pics too #whatevertheweather

  10. September 30, 2016 / 6:29 am

    Oh I love the sea too. What a beautiful place and you can see the memories being made in your photos. I especially love the photo through the tunnel 🙁 #whatevertheweather

  11. September 30, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Arran is one of my favourite places. Ive walked most of the Arran Coastal Way and i have to say the scenery is amazing. So glad you had a lovely trip 🙂 #whatevertheweather x

  12. October 2, 2016 / 10:33 am

    That campsite sounds amazing! It’s great when you find one in such a stunning location and with all facilities you could need. Looks like you all had a brilliant time.

  13. October 2, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Gosh it look stunningly gorgeous, glad you had fun.

  14. October 2, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Arran and it looks beautiful! Glad you got a lot of sunshine! Your little ones look like they had a great time. Polly #whatevertheweather

  15. October 3, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    What a lovely location for a campsite, I love staying by the beach and exploring it.

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