There are currently six Trust camping spots in West Harris, located in Losgaintir (Luskentyre), Seilebost (Shelibost) and Sgarasta Mhor (Scaristavore). These spots offer fantastic views and are marked with a small sign. We are asking visitors to pay £5 per night at each spot. Caravans, campervans and tents are all welcome. As a charity we will invest all earnings back into community projects, including site maintenance. More information on the Trust and West Harris can be found in our leaflet, The Machair and Beaches of West Harris, copies of which are available at each camping spot.
If you are already at one of the camping spots and would like to pay, please do so using the Paypal option below. Alternatively, you can post cash or cheque to us at this address.
The nearest disposal point for campervan and caravan waste tanks is at Leverburgh Pier. Please do not empty your tank anywhere else, such as the sea. Non-Trust camping can be found at Horgabost campsite, which has toilets and showers.
As you are coming south from Tarbert down the A859, the first spot will be on your left, in a large gravel parking area just past the ‘Welcome to West Harris’ sign. The area’s perimeter is marked by boulders and there is a small imitation standing stone. The spot, as with all other camping spots is clearly marked with a sign and leaflet holder. From here there is a view south over Luskentyre.
The second, third and fourth sites are in Luskentyre township. As you drive south on the A859, there will be a turning on your right for ‘Losgaintir’. A single track road leads through the township and dead-ends at a stunning beach. The camping spots are all in the initial half of the road, on the left hand side. All three have views over Luskentyre and easy access to the sand at low tide.
The fifth spot is back on the main road (A859) if you continue south. It is on the right hand side, in a small gravel parking area just before Seilebost causeway begins. This spot looks out over Luskentyre and Seilebost sands.
The sixth spot is further south on the A859, and is located near Scarista Standing Stone. It is on the right hand side of the road, in a small parking area marked by boulders. This has views to Taransay and Luskentyre, and access to a very small beach at low tide.
1st spot – room for 5+ vehicles
2nd, 3rd and 4th spot – room for 2 vehicles
5th and 6th spot – room for 3-4 vehicles