Loch Ness Shores, a new campsite on the shores of Loch Ness!

Come on foot, in a car, on a bike or by boat - bring your tent, your caravan, your motorhome, or stay in one of our wonderful Wigwam® cabins.

Escape to the South Side of Loch Ness

A tranquil, family-friendly location that is open all year, offers stunning scenery and panoramic views around Loch Ness to the mountains beyond; with a back drop of woodlands, forestry and the most spectacular flora and fauna.

Donald’s family have farmed on this land for generations. Now he has built this campsite along with his wife Lyn, so everyone can enjoy it. The couple have excellent knowledge of the area and its history. Donald, Lyn and their friendly and accommodating team aim to make your visit to the site as enjoyable as possible.

The site offers facilities to 5* standard, including under floor heating in Am Fasgadh; the Reception/Shop and amenity block, which includes home from home shower rooms, alongside all other amenities thatswinging by loch shore would be  expected on a quality touring site, aspiring to meet the new VisitScotland 5* criteria.

Donald and his team are determined to run a ‘green’ business, using innovative renewable energy, including water-to-water geo-thermal plus solar thermal, with the electricity provided by hydro power.  Carbon management is also demonstrated through the choice of buildings, with energy efficient construction and low impact, locally sourced, materials.

One of only a few places with easy access to the shore around Loch Ness, this site provides an opportunity to canoe, kayak or launch small boats, fish for trout and salmon or if prefer hire a boat and gillie locally.  The Great Glen Canoe Trail passes the site, which provides Trailblazer rest for canoeist and kayaks to stay overnight, get a hot shower and stock up on provisions. Fire pits and everything else you need for a BBQ on the shore or picnics are available at the site shop.

slntrailThe spectacular flora and fauna, offers something for everyone with regular sighting of wildlife such as red squirrels, badgers, wild goats, otters, bats and deer and over 40 specifies of wild birds likely to visit the site and surrounding area.  Numbers confirmed by a RSPB survey in 2012, (once on site ask for a copy of the species list), approximately half of these birds fall into the rare (species of medium conservation concern) or in danger (species of high conservation) category.

Wildlife hides are available and walks, ranging from a short leisurely stroll to Foyers Pier, to a wide range of forestry paths in the vicinity, offer numerous options for everyone. There is also an opportunity during the summer months to take part in a range of organised activities including walks, bushcraft, den-building bird watching, plus archery and mini-bus tours of the wider area.

To avoid disappointment please book by phone or email direct with the site.

Wildness activities

Motorboat and kayak hire

We offer visitors to Loch Ness Shores various paddle sport activities.

  • Motor boating on Loch Ness
  • Kayaking on Loch Ness
  • River Kayaking by Loch Ness

Most activities are suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 18 when accompanied by an adult on the water. Please ask for advice before booking. The boats and kayaks operate from Easter to the end of October, weather dependent.

Cycle hire

We also offer electric bike hire – for a little bit of extra help getting up some of those hills!

For details on boat hire costs please ring the campsite

Boat hire costs

South Loch Ness Trail

slntThe South Loch Ness Trail is an exciting trail for all types of user that was launched in2011. The trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores. For more information about this great trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders view the South Loch Ness Trail page on the Visit Loch Ness web site.

Archery lessonsDuring the summer months we offer a selection of activities for the whole family including bush craft, den building, guided hillwalking and archery.

Archery

The sessions will approximately 1 hour 20 mins.

Walks, bushcraft and den-building

There are guided walks around the local area around Foyers and further afield in the highlands. These walks have different themes and are graded in difficulty and offered on a timetable to clients at Lochness Shore Campsite (season and weather dependent).

We also offer den-building so you can experience journeying through the landscape and learning about how to be self sufficient and how to “leave no trace” in wild places.

Local cafes, bars and restaurants 

Foyers is now well supplied with local places where you can eat and drink. In the summer months we now have our airstream cafe supplying delicious top-quality light-eats.airstream-credit-scotland-for-all

Very nearby, family-friendly Craigdarroch Inn offers lunches and dinners. They also serve drinks if you fancy a night out at the pub. A half-hour (up-hill) walk to Foyers shop and tea room – across from the Falls of Foyers – is well worth a visit. And a short walk further on there is Cameron’s Tea Room and Farm Shop. So there is plenty of choice locally for your family and friends. And of course a short bus ride or car journey takes you to Inverness with a vast array of choice.