This guide with a map will help you get the most from your visit, while supporting our communities and protecting our fragile natural environment. We hope you have a wonderful time exploring our beautiful islands. There are campsites all over the islands so you will be able to explore all areas with a designated overnight stay. Please ensure you have a pitch booked each night of your trip and use chemical waste facilities.
Planning your motorhome trip to Mull
Before arriving on Mull, please plan ahead:
- Plan your trip so that you always overnight at a designated camp site.
- Empty chemical toilet waste at the waste disposal sites shown in the map below. It is forbidden to dispose of chemical waste in public toilets or on land, rivers or lochs
- Only use camping stoves in an approved area, not open campfires, because of the risk of wildfires.
- When you park, take care not to obstruct entrances, passing places or homes.
- When driving on single track roads, stay on the tarmac. Always use the passing places, reversing if necessary. Do not drive on the verges to pass vehicles. Read our driving guide
- Drive as slowly as you wish to enjoy the scenery, but ensure you let vehicles behind you overtake. Always pull into a Passing Place on your left.
- Dispose of all your litter responsibly. If you take away any other litter you see as well, we are very grateful.
- Follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to be sure you do not harm wildlife or the environment.
- Visitor vehicles are not allowed on Iona or Ulva, but we recommend a visit on foot or cycle. There is free daytime parking at the Columba Centre, Fionnphort and at Ulva Ferry.
The map below lists all campsites on Mull and shows facilities available, to help you plan your stay.
Chemical Waste Disposal
Please only dispose of chemical waste in specialist facilities. It is forbidden to pour waste down public toilets, as it wrecks the sewage system, or in rivers and lochs as it devastates the environment. See the map above for campsites that provide legitimate chemical waste disposal. In addition there is a chemical waste disposal facilities at Bunessan and Ulva Ferry. The Bunessan waste disposal is in front of the public toilets, across from the car park on the main street and a donation of £10 is requested. The Ulva Ferry waste disposal is open April – September and costs £10 per use.
Isle of Mull Campsites
With a good choice of campsites the length and breadth of the Isle of Mull, you can take your time to explore the myriad nooks and crannies whilst having the comfort of a campsite to go to in the evenings.
Campsites in Tobermory and North Mull
Tobermory Campsite, is 1 mile west of Tobermory with hook up, chemical disposal, toilets and showers. Although it is a large campsite, it is popular, therefore advance booking is recommended.
Calgary Bay Campsite
Take a drive along the northern road from Tobermory to Calgary Beach, to find a small council-owned campsite which is only suitable for small campervans, as the wider vans can’t fit through the gateway. Apart from the toilets, there are no other facilities. The area is an SSSI so please ensure you leave no trace.
Killiechronan, Loch na Keal
Drive down the remote west coast road from Calgary to Salen for some stunning views out to the islands of Ulva, Gometra, Inch Kenneth and Eorsa. Camp at Killiechronan Campsite at the head of Loch Na Keal (toilets only).
Crannich Farm, Glen Aros
Crannich Farm Campsite is a perfect rural getaway offering modern self-catering holiday, caravans & a small friendly campsite for motor-homes, campervans & touring caravans. They have full facilities and waste disposalThey are located at Glen Aros near Loch Frisa between Salen & Dervaig. There are walks in the nearby forests and to Loch Frisa and the rivers Aros, & Bellart. They are a small working farm with highland cattle, sheep and horses. Visitors report regular sightings of white-tailed eagles, buzzards, golden eagles and occasionally hen harriers from their holiday caravans and the campsite.
Ulva Ferry Pontoon
Ulva Ferry Pontoon offer spaces for motorhomes and campervans at their beautiful new site at Ulva Ferry. Water and electricity hook-ups are available and they also have a chemical toilet disposal point.
Salen Bay Campsite lies a short walk out of the village centre, off the beaten track and with easy shore access. On the upper tier of the campsite, there are serviced hard standing pitches, grass pitches with electric hookups and standard grass pitches. The campsite has full facilities and waste disposal
Pet friendly Pennygown Holiday Park is located just outside Salen on the way to Craignure, nestled in the rural landscape alongside the River Forsa with views of the Sound of Mull. The Park caters for touring caravans, motorhomes, campervans and those camping in tents with electrical hookups available. The campsite has full facilities and waste disposal.
Craignure & South West Mull and Iona
There are three large sites with good facilities for overnight camping for motorhomes and tents in Craignure and South West Mull and three small ones with no onsite facilities. There is a convenient chemical waste facility in Bunessan village. There is a campsite on Iona with good facilities, which is bookable. Note that no visitor vehicles are allowed on Iona.
Shieling Holidays, Craignure
Shieling Holidays in Craignure, is a large campsite with excellent facilities (hook up, chemical disposal, showers, toilets). This is often a handy stop-off for the first and last night of a visit as it close to the ferry terminal.
Lochbuie Campsite is a wild camping site, with lovely views to Colonsay and Islay. Please note that there are no on-site facilities. There is a WC and water tap available 24 hours a day 500metres away. The new “Old Post Office” café nearby provides delicious snacks, lunches and teas.
This new Port nan Gael campsite faces Loch Scridain with a view of the Ben More mountains, perfect for sunsets. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes and tents are all catered for with shower and toilet blocks and an accessible wet room with baby changing and chemical waste disposal.
Ardalanish, near Bunessan
Ardalanish Farm offers a field on their farm to self-sufficient motorhomes only as there are no on-site facilities. There are lovely views with Ardalanish Beach nearby. Some local frozen food produce is available in the Ardalanish Weavers shop.
Uisken campsite can offer space in a field beside the picturesque beach, for self-sufficient motorhomes and tents. Please note there are no facilities on-site.
Fidden Farm Campsite
Less than a mile from Fionnphort Pier, this large open-plan site on an extensive white sandy beach has great views over to the isle of Erraid and out to sea. The shallow waters and rock pools are popular with families. No booking – just arrive and choose a pitch.
Iona Campsite is the only campsite on the island, offering beautiful views in a stunning natural environment. It is for tents only, as visitor cars are not allowed on Iona, but is just a short walk from the village and ferry. There are toilets, showers and a barbecue area with firepit.
We welcome visitors who leave no trace or damage to our communities, wildlife and natural environment.
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code excludes motorised access for wild camping. This means any motorhome or campervan parking overnight in an area out-with established campsites and without permission to stay, may be asked to leave by the landowner.
If you choose to go wild camping with tents only, please help us look after Mull by following the seven ‘Leave no Trace’ principles:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces and stay away from houses and farms, unless you have asked for and been granted permission first, and don’t camp on agricultural fields.
- Dispose of waste properly (chemical disposal must be done at campsites with appropriate facilities).
- Leave what you find and always bag up your rubbish and take it with you when you leave
- Minimise effects of fire – although lighting an open fire is not illegal, it’s better to avoid open fires altogether due to a high fire risk on peaty soils
- Respect and don’t disturb farm animals and wildlife
- Be considerate of others and remember that locals make a living from the land
Driving on Mull
Watch this awesome little video about how to drive on our single track roads and have a read of our Driving on Mull guide.
Useful Mull Camping and Motorhome Information
This guide was prepared with help and information from the Mull and Iona Ranger Service, Isle of Mull Campervans and Mull Community Council.