Shetland Isles Campsites

There’s plenty of campsites in the Shetland Isles and places to camp and park up too. Read our guide whilst on tour to find your way

Wild Camping In The Shetland Islands

Apart from the official sites that are available, the welcoming attitude of the islanders means you can usually find an ideal spot for some “wild camping”, courtesy of the local farmers and crofters.

Contact the nearest house to find out who the landowner is, and just request permission! Don’t be afraid to ask for their advice, they will be more than happy to tell you whether it’s ok to camp there, or if not, recommend a better location for you. Always ask permission from the landowner beforehand, and please be aware of the Outdoor Access Code, and remember to dispose of your waste responsibly.

Campsites & Stopovers On The Shetland Islands

The islands offer a variety of official camp sites located throughout, have a look at some of the places you might like to pitch up:

Levenwick Campsite

Levenwick Bay, Shetland Isles

A well maintained site, overlooking scenic Levenwick Bay. Situated 16miles south of Lerwick and 7 miles north of Sumburgh, there are four touring pitches and 12 tent pitches available. Open May to Sept.

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Westings Campsite

Westing, Shetland, ZE2 9DZ

Open all year round, Westings is a smaller campsite equipped with shower, toilets and external power supply

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Braewick Cafe, Campsite and Caravan Park

Shetland, ZE2 9RS

Can be visited just for the spectacular view over St. Magnus Bay, the campsite is ideal for fishing, birdwatching and hillwalking. 10 touring pitches available.

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Delting Boat Club

Beachview, Shetland, ZE2 9QG

Situated alongside the clubhouse and marina with waterbased activities aplenty. There is also spectacular coastal walks around Muckle Roe and Mavis Grind. Supermarket, restaurants and leisure centre nearby. 13 touring pitches available

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Skeld Caravan Park and Campsite

Skeld, Shetland, ZE2 9NY

Positioned on the waterfront and is great for bird watching and seal and otter spotting. A spectacular coastline for walking and canoeing, the archaeological sites and lochs for fishing close by are more than an added bonus. 12 touring pitches available.

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Gardiesfauld Hostel

2 Belmont, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9DW

Bays with hook-ups can be booked. Open Apr to Sep but bookings out of season can be made by arrangement.

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