Area

The beautiful Port a Bhaigh campsite can be found along the North-West coast of the Scottish Highlands on the peninsula of Coigach. Here, our campsite sits on the sandy shores of the Minch with spectacular views over the Summer Isles.

Where is Port a Bhaigh Campsite?

Situated on the Coigach peninsula, Port a Bhaigh is nestled into the rural landscape between the small Highland towns of Lochinver and Ullapool. On the peninsula, our campsite neighbours the small settlement of Altandhu. Altandhu can be found approximately 5 miles northwest of Achiltibuie—a village overlooking Badentarbet Bay and more of the Summer Isles From Port a Bhaigh, our guests enjoy views out over the Summer Isle of Ristol and the Minch For directions to Port a Bhaigh campsite click here.

NC500

The Ultimate Road Trip

For those exploring the scenic route around the North coast of Scotland, known as the North Coast 500 (NC500), Port a Bhaigh is an ideal camping spot in the Wester Ross area. Our campsite is approximately 25 miles—a 45-minute drive—from Ullapool, making it a popular detour off the NC500 route

As a business member of the NC500, we are a trusted campsite with everything you could need for a restful stop. Our on-site shop, washrooms, bar and restaurant are convenient amenities for NC500 travellers. Moreover, the sandy beach, stunning coastal views, and access to fishing boats ensure a peaceful yet fun-filled stay.

For help planning your NC500 journey, take a look at the official interactive route map.

To make a booking at Port a Bhaigh campsite, get in touch.

Things to do at Port a Bhaigh

The area surrounding Port a Bhaigh campsite is ideal for numerous outdoor activities and local adventures. From fishing and kayaking on the nearby lochs to supporting local artists and galleries, you’d be surprised what you can find when you explore the Coigach peninsula!

Water Sports & Fishing

Our campsite’s direct access to the bay makes it perfect for water sports such as kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding. You can also enjoy the beach at low tide with a picnic or—if you’re feeling brave—a cold swim. The picturesque views out over the Summer Isles will make your days truly memorable.

The local lochs are also great for a spot of fishing. With boats to rent from the campsite itself, residents and non-residents alike can enjoy a day of fishing for salmon and sea trout on Lochs Oscaig and Lurgainn.

For more information about fishing permits at Port a Bhaigh, click here.

Walks & Mountaineering

The Coigach and neighbouring Assynt regions beside Port a Bhaigh campsite are beautiful landscapes, spotted with lochs and mountains. The two Munros in this area, Conival and Ben More Assynt, although not overly high, are steep and therefore a good climbing challenge. 

To the south of Loch Assynt and the hamlet of Inchnadamph, the Bone Caves are well worth a walk too. These caves have offered various valuable discoveries in the form of polar bear, bear, and lynx remains from several thousand years ago. The path through a limestone valley to the caves is a reasonably straightforward walk with ultimately rewarding and picturesque cave views.

Arts & Culture

For those looking to explore the arts, crafts, and architecture of the Coigach and Assynt regions, the local Summer Isles Studio is a good place to start. Located in Polbain, between Altandhu and Achiltibuie, why not pick up some ceramics inspired by life around the summer isles?

If you travel north from Port a Bhaigh towards Loch Assynt, we recommend visiting the remains of Ardvreck Castle. These ruins are small but date back to the late 1400s. Visitor information boards at the ruins shed light on the Castle’s history and the reason for its ruinous state.