Mull campsites for motorhomes and campervans – where to stop in 2023

The Isle of Mull draws you in with its promises of wildlife spotting, amazing night skies and walks throughout the island. So, as you can imagine, anyone staying and keeping a connection to the outdoors, like motorhomers and campervannners will love it! There’s a lot to do on Mull and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

If you’re thinking of coming over in your van you might be looking for the best Mull campsites for motorhomes and vans. This post is going to look at the options and we’ll also touch a little on some practical tips for visiting Mull in a campervan or motorhome.

Be aware that Mull’s campsites are seasonal and will only be open from around March/April – September/October. Let’s take a look at what the island has to offer…

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views from a camper…

Tips for motorhomes and campers on Mull

  • In summer booking is essential for some of the sites (Fidden Farm excepted) – we found as we drove past a lot of them that the were full!
  • It’s also really important to have your ferry to Mull booked in advance as well. We had very limited options for returning to the mainland as we left it a little late.
  • It states on the Calmac ferry website that they require you to have your campsite booked in advance and that they will ask you – we were never asked on the Lochaline – Fishnish route. The Fidden Farm campsite cannot be booked in advance so you can always say you’re headed there.
  • The roads on Mull are 90% single track with passing places so require a lot of patience! We did struggle a little with it as it means you’re always needing to be vigilant.
  • Give yourself lots of time to get where you need and if you see anyone behind you, pull in and let them overtake.
  • If you’re renting a campervan in Scotland be aware of the narrow roads and allow plenty of space when passing people. It can take time to get used to the size of the van!
  • Wild camping does happen in Mull but there aren’t too many spots since most of the roads just have passing places. We spent a night at Calgary Bay with many other vans where there was an honesty box and did see some other spots on our travels – check out the Park4Night app which we found very helpful.
  • Tobermory car park can get very busy in the summer and we struggled to get parked with our van. We ended up finding a side street just outside the town and walked down the big hill to explore. If you do the same just be sure to not affect the locals.

Caravans – I didn’t think that the roads were really set up for caravans but we did see a couple when we were there so clearly people do bring them and most of the campsites will accept them.

If you’re worried about the roads then book a campsite near to the ferry terminal (Salen Bay or Pennygown) and just use your car!

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Mull campsites for motorhomes

There aren’t too many options for where to stay on Mull with a camper or motorhome so I recommend thinking about what you want to do on the island and choose your campsite based on that.

Better yet, choose a couple of them and really explore all that Mull has to offer!

We didn’t manage to stay at all of the campsites on Mull for motorhomes but we’re already talking about returning!

Map of campsites on the Isle of Mull for motorhomes and campervans

All prices mentioned are accurate as at August 2023 but please check with each site for up to date prices.

fidden farm campsite sign

Fidden Farm campsite

Located right at the west end of the island by the village of Fionnphort.

  • £12 per person per night (£6 per child)
  • Dogs welcome on a lead
  • Toilet and shower block
  • Washing machine and dish washing block
  • Wifi
  • No electric hook up
  • Open 1st April – 30th September

You cannot book this campsite in advance but they have a huge area and plenty of space for everyone. In July we still felt there was a lot of space around.

fidden farm campsite on Mull
There’s plenty of space for all at Fidden Farm campsite on Mull

The beach and water is really sheltered so good for paddle boards and kayaks and safe for kids to paddle too.

You’ll want to be self sufficient in electric or have plenty of torches as there are no electric hook up points.

See more details here

Our thoughts – we adored this campsite and would recommend it to everyone. It’s quiet and there isn’t a shop or a pub right by the place, but that didn’t bother us (but did bother some others we chatted to) The views were spectacular!

Sometimes we felt the toilet block was a little busy for the number of people around, but that was probably our only gripe.

We walked from the campsite to Fionnphort to do a boat trip to Staffa and Iona – it took around 40 mins to walk and it was nice to have a day off driving!

Port Nan Gael campsite

We heard from other campers that we met on the ferry that this one was a really good site and it looked nice when we drove past.

In the small village of Pennyghael you can’t miss this campsite which has stunning views over the loch and towards the towering hills on the other side. If you want to try wild swimming or paddle boarding then it’s directly across the road (assuming conditions are favourable!)

  • From £22 per night. You can also add on for extra people (£6 adult, £4 child) and electric (£8)
  • Contactless check in
  • Plenty of pitches that you can choose when you arrive
  • Electric hook up
  • Pub nearby
  • Toilet and shower block
  • Available for vans to use the waste disposal points even if not stopping – £10 charge

Check more details here

Tobermory campsite

If you want to be close by to the town of Tobermory then this is the only campsite that is nearby. It’s small with just 10 pre-bookable pitches and some other pitches that they open up for on the day arrivals.

We drove past this site twice and both times were completely full with a sign outside saying there were no spaces available. If you want to stay here then I recommend booking in advance!

  • 10 Hard standing pitches for vans up to 7.5m long and 4 grass pitches for small vans under 5.5m
  • Electric hook up
  • Toilet and shower block
  • Dogs welcome on a lead
  • 1.5 miles to Tobermory
  • Open 1st March until end of October

Check out more details here

Salen Bay campsite

A very central campsite that’s not too far from both the Fishnish ferry or the Craignure one. A great option if you want to do kayaking or paddle boarding since the bay has some sheltered water to paddle on.

  • gorgeous views of the sea from hardstanding pitches
  • from £22 per night (2 people) plus £8 for electric. Extra people are £4 for kids and £8 for over 16s
  • Pet friendly
  • grass pitches for smaller camper vans under 5.5m which are a little cheaper
  • facilities (showers and toilet emptying) can be used by non residents for a fee
  • open from 1st March to 31st October

Check the website here for more details and to book

Pennygown Holiday Park

Another site that is fairly central and not far from the Craignure port – it’s a great option for caravans if you don’t want to navigate the narrow roads from the ferry.

We drove past this one a couple of times as well and it looks like it was a good option with lovely views!

  • Around £31 per night including electric with extras available to add on e.g. awnings or extra tents
  • Electric hook up is available
  • Dogs welcome on leads
  • open from the end of March to mid October

Check out more details here

Crannich campsite

A very central and small campsite that is on the road from Salen to Dervaig. A great option if you’re looking for a quiet site with plenty of walking around.

  • part of a working farm
  • £30 per night including electric for 2 adults
  • extra people are £7 or £5 for children
  • dogs welcome on a lead and by prior arrangement

Check out the campsite here

Calgary Bay Campsite on Mull
The view from our campervan – bliss!

Calgary Bay Beach

This one isn’t a campsite but is permitted ‘wild camping’ in the car park. It costs £10 per night and there is an honesty box for you to pay.

There are no facilities so make sure you’re self contained and have a toilet. There are toilets at the other side of the beach to the car park if you don’t want to use your own.

There’s also a small kiosk that opens in the day to serve coffees and ice creams.

Our thoughts – we loved it here, nice and quiet but there was a moment when we arrived that we were worried that we wouldn’t get space. There are many cars in the day time but they did dissipate at night time.

Are you planning a trip to Mull in your campervan or motorhome? If so you’ll have a wonderful time – I’d love to know what you think about it or your recommendations for staying!

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Kirsty Bartholomew

Kirsty Bartholomew is a travel expert and has been getting lost around the world for over 30 years and writing about it for over 10 of those. She loves to help people explore her favourite places in Scotland, England and beyond. She cannot stay away from historical sites.

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