Cycled to Gigha and stayed at the Boathouse Cafe, Bar which also has a place to pitch tents, with shower (you must pay a £1 on top of your pitch fee) and toilet facilities.
This is a lovely spot for camping, but Remember the Boathouse isn't a proper Campsite, its a Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, which makes extra money by renting pitches. so don't expect it to be run as such. As a Campsite, Its badly run and organized (I felt on My Visit). I had issues with other tents pitching too close to mine. The owner was told and wasn't interested. Other campers were amazed this this had happened. I ate at the Boathouse for my evening meal. Ordered Fish and Chips and got something you would expect from an average chippy, but twice the price. Staff friendly enough. Chatted to the Owner again about the camping situation and if there was a noise curfew in place and again he showed a lack of interest. Felt the owner was a bit rude and ignorant. Noise levels high in the evening as many of the Irish Yachty types were drinking outside the bar and on the beach until the early hours. Not what i had expected or experienced during my other camping stays on this trip, but i did camp next to a pub. So lesson Learned.
My visit was during school Holidays and many Campers had experienced a quiet week until the Yachty lot turned up from Ireland and also some hippies who liked playing their bongos.
If your coming to Gigha with a tent, then i would perhaps recommend wild camping and using the shower facilities at the Boathouse if you needed.
To Camp at the Boathouse is to camp next to a Pub in effect.
- Also Known As:
- Boathouse Camping Site Isle Of Gigha, Scotland