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Where to Park Overnight near Applecross

This park up has stunning views across the water to the Isles of Skye, Rona, and Rassay. We even saw a couple of stags grazing 100m from our van! For the views alone, this place to park overnight near Applecross is one NOT to be missed! This park-up is the perfect place to rest before (or after) taking on the infamous Baelach na Bà.

This stop has no facilities or internet, therefore you are forced to make your own entertainment. The car park is pretty big and relatively empty, so if you are childish (like us), you can play outside!

It is also very flat and quiet, making it ideal to sit back, relax and enjoy your own company whilst soaking in the dramatic scenery!

Note: if you can’t bear to spend an evening without internet, there is an alternative car park not too far from Applecross that you could park overnight in. It’s called Toscaig Pier.


Strathcarron Lay-By, Scotland

57.4637522, -5.8620382

IV54 8ND









signal / 4G

No signal

No internet

Image looking out to the Isle of Skye, Rona, and Rassay from a layby near Applecross

If you have any questions regarding where to park near Applecross… 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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2 thoughts on “Where to Park Overnight near Applecross”

    1. Hi Brian,

      It is essentially a hybrid between a car park and a layby. Personally, we would consider it more of a car park as it is large, open, and has enough space for approximately 10 cars/campervans. Unlike a traditional layby, the spaces are not in a line and are formatted more like bay parking as you would find at a supermarket. It a slightly back off of the road and due to the size of the space, you could be parked about 50m removed from the road.

      Hope this rambling answer helps you 🙂
      Christie & Emily

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