Cuide mile failte, a hundred thousand welcomes!
Our sign carries the message from our Celtic roots and we intend to live up to this!
About the Site
All of our camping ground sits elevated on the upper tier of our campsite, offering serviced hard standing pitches, grass pitches with electric hookups and standard grass pitches. All of our pitches have a fantastic seascape and mountain surround, providing 360-degree views overlooking the Sound of Mull, Salen Bay and the picturesque coastline of Morvern, Ardnamurchan and the central ‘Mull massive’.
Our Male, Female and Accessible Portakabin facility blocks on the lower tier of our campsite are laid out to form a small courtyard. Here, guests can also access our sheltered double sink washroom and our new campsite bothy which provides charging sockets, a table and chairs, coin operated washer and dryer and a freezer.
Approximately 800m from the village centre, our campsite offers easy foot access into the village’s amenities, while also providing an incredibly quiet and peaceful camping ground off the beaten track.
Surrounding our campsite is over 100 acres of privately owned open shoreline that our guests have rights to explore, with designated paths leading to the shore itself. This land is not part of Salen Bay Campsite's ground, therefore we accept no liability for any damage or loss guests may experience.
Scattered throughout our grounds are picnic benches for residents to use freely, each positioned to take in the exceptional views and enjoy the tranquil peace and quiet that our campsite has to offer.
Throughout our grounds and the surrounding area, there are a wide variety of plant life. Our iconic sycamore tree sits beside our facilities with Rowan, Alder, Hazel, Birch and Willow also interspersed around the area. Those venturing further will also find Bog cotton, Rare Orchids and a variety of mammals such as Mountain Hares, Red Deer, Seals and Otters.
A huge variety of birds abound; Herons, Cormarants, Arctic Turnstones and Oyster Catchers on the shore with Snipe, Hen harriers, Buzzards and occasionally Sea Eagles soaring above.
Please note that although paths are routinely monitored, the surrounding area can be treacherous under foot so guests must take care.
With easy access to Salen Bay itself, you are well placed to launch small vessels, wild swim or do some fishing.
Guests can also take full advantage of kayaks and paddleboards available to hire out on site.
This land is not part of Salen Bay Campsite's ground, therefore we accept no liability for any damage or loss guests may experience.
About the Village
Within Salen, provisions for your stay can be purchased from The Spar, our local well-stocked grocers who are located in the centre of the village.
Also just outside of the village lies the Mull and Iona Abattoir, selling fresh local meat - a great option for BBQs!
The Salen Hotel offers a great spot for dinner, or a drink in their summer beer garden, while the Glenforsa Hotel lies 2 miles out the village providing lovely pub meals.
For something slightly different, the Taste of Mull snack bar also offers a ‘to-go’ selection of breakfasts, lunches and dinners using local produce from across the island.
At the bottom of the village lies two fantastic cafes, The Coffee Pot and the Little Bespoke Bakery offer dailly baked cakes and sit-in/takeaway meals.
Salen itself, is steeped in history. St. Columba once preached from a rocky pulpit in the village centre, causing the river that runs through the village to be renamed ‘Alt na Sermoin’, Gaelic for ‘river of the sermons’.
Sir Lachlan MacQuarrie the father of Australia was also involved in huge improvements to the village during the early 19th Century.
We also have an ancient Iron age hillfort and the ruins of a more recent (13th century) castle nearby, for those more adventurous!
About the Island
With a fantastic central location, Salen Bay Campsite provides the perfect holiday spot to explore more of the island, with many roads leading in all directions.
Those feeling adventurous can climb Ben more, just 8 miles away. Mull’s only munro stands at 966m and its peak can be seen from the campsite on clear days, is traditionally left as the final munro to climb in Scotland.
Tobermory, a 10-mile drive or bus journey, offers a picturesque walk along the waterfront with numerous shops and several award-winning pubs and restaurants.
There’s also opportunity for a day trip down to the sacred Island of Iona, heading along the dramatic coastline of Gruline towards the ferry port at Fionnphort.
Once on Mull, finding us couldn’t be easier as our signage through the village will guide you towards our main entrance on the lower tier of our campsite.
Guests should then park in the designated spaces and pop into reception to get themselves booked in.