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Where to Park Overnight in East Strathy

The place where we chose to park overnight at East Strathy was surprisingly delightful. The facilities are fantastic and the location is also brilliant, however, there is no signal, and worst of all, the local residents resent you parking overnight in this specifically designed car park. 

This overnight car park at East Strathy is a mere 5-minute walk away from an award winning white sandy beach. It is surrounded by sand dunes and grassy mounds, perfect for exploring in the evenings. It is also popular with people who enjoy wild camping.

The car park is not flat, therefore you may wish to bring leveling blocks for a more comfortable night’s sleep!


East Strathy, Thurso, Scotland

58.563368, -3.999112

KW14 7SB









signal / 4G

No signal 

No interet

An image of the immaculate beach at East Strathy. It is located nearby the car park where you can stay overnight.

If you have any questions regarding where to park in East Strathy… or Scotland in general don’t hesitate to comment down below. 

Or why not check out all the great overnight parking places we have been to so far here!

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East Strathy is located on the Northern leg of the North Coast 500 (NC500). This parking spot has amazing facilities (including toilets) and a spectacular beach a mere 5-minute walk away. Best yet it is absolutely free. This spot is the perfect place to stop between Thurso and Durness It has been tried, tested, and approved by us! Vanlife | NC500 | Free places to park overnight in Scotland | Park for night | Free camping | where to park for free on the NC500


1 thought on “Where to Park Overnight in East Strathy”

  1. Hi
    Could you please remove this location from your blog ?
    East Strathy, as you pointed out is a cemetery car park & since June 1st 2021 Highland Council has made it illegal to overnight stay in any HC cemetery car park, including this one.
    As you also noted, local residents do not like people staying overnight in this car park.
    The facilities provided were for those properly wild camping overnight in tents & more importantly for those attending the cemetery, either for burials or for those visiting departed relatives/friends.
    Your talk of ghosts is also distasteful.
    June Hall, concerned Highland resident.

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