Skelbo is a little bit off the beaten track (or should I say the NC500). This detour will lead you through Dornoch and then to the somewhat remote Skelbo park up.
This parking spot is extra special as you have a spectacular view of seals basking on the sandbank on Loch Fleet. The scenery here is second to none. Some seals are no more than 30m from your van. Be sure to bring binoculars for the best view.
You can also explore the ruins of a 14th Century castle too! This is only a 5 minute walk from where you can park! The view from the castle is incredible, not only do you get a brilliant view of the seals, the mountains in the background are equally breathtaking!
The park up location in Skelbo is stunning, however, it lacks amenities. Firstly, there are no local facilities within walking distance of the parking spot. Secondly, there are no toilets. Finally, although not technically an amenity, its worth mentioning that the parking spaces fill up quickly so make sure to get there early (before 6 pm). We recommend staying in the parking area that runs parallel to the road, rather than in the bay parking. This is because this spot gets a better view of the seals.
Lastly, despite being on the roadside, this spot is surprisingly quiet and we would highly recommend it!!
signal / 4G
4 bars of signal
4G – however, unable to stream Netflix!
If you have any questions regarding where to park in Skelbo… 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!