Public showers

Showers for use by walkers and campers

I was going to drop this page as I now have a camper-van with its own shower … but it probably gets more hits than any of my ‘real’ posts so have kept it 🙂  ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS WELCOMED!

I HAVE NOT CHECKED MOST OF THESE so cannot be sure they are still available, nor the current prices – map will follow, and a more logical sequence 🙂  Info and comments collated from forum contributions on OutdoorsMagic, Walkhighlands, VWT4Forum, also VisitOuterHebrides (with map).

  • General – most campsites and Leisure Centers will let you use their showers for a fee : motorway services e.g. Hamlington generally have showers
  • Most ferry and train terminals offer showers.  Inverness (closes at 7.30 pm), Waverley (Edinburgh, £5) and Fort William railway stations have showers  others say “poshest so far were Fort William train station”
  • Glenuig village hall, Lochailort, highland (costs something like £2 to feed the electricity meter)
  • Public toilets in Kingussie, in the cairngorms by the car park (attendant on duty)
  • Aviemore – Grampian Road public toilets. Next door to Tesco Metro. Very clean, Loo attendant also hires out freshly laundered fluffy towels for a couple of quid.…m&z=15&iwloc=A
  • Knoydart: Inverie The Old Forge hostel
  • Lochinver, leisure centre on the pier (also with internet)
  • Kyle of Lochalsh: Public toilet with showers
  • Glenmore: shop by the bus stop across from the SYHA (8 am – 7.30 pm, £1.50)
  •  services
  • Ballinluig (south of Pitlochry – showers in the male toilets
  • Kinlochbervie Harbour Office – £1 plus laundry facilities
  • Ardnamurchan: Kilchoan community centre
  • Cluanie Inn
  • Glenelg and Arnisdale Community Hall (from memory, £1)
  • Poolewe: Community Hall
  • Oban: north pier public toilet (8am – 6pm, £1)
  • Gairloch campsite (£3.50)
  • Mallaig : public toilets (5/5 fresh warm towel fab for a £1)
  • Mallaig Seaman’s mission ( next to the roundabout) now has a bunkhouse upstairs which the public can use for a small fee, also laundry facilities and a good café and 2nd hand bookshop below. Right next door to a co- op, so handy for stocking up while waiting for the Skye ferry.
    There is long term parking (and a wild camping location at “B”) on the map
  • Kingussie: public loos (3/5) others say “my vote for best showers would be Kingussie – very friendly attendant and good price”
  • Torridon: Public toilets with showers
  • Achiltibuie: village hall has a couple of hours in the afternoon in the summer when you can use the showers – there is a phone number on the notice board to contact someone if you want to use the facilities outwith these times.
  • Ullapool: public toilets on West Argyle Street
  • Muirshiel Country Park visitor centre NS311632
  • Inner Hebrides
    • Eigg
      • At the pier on Eigg, includes standpipe outside, shop, cafe with homemade rolls and excellent camping spots across the small bay.(Free)
      • public toilets by the shop, £2 honesty box
    • Islay
      • Craighouse hotel, camping on the lawn and outside showers [should this be Jura not Islay?]
    • Isle of Jura:
      • Craighouse is in a brilliant setting and has free camping (they only ask for a donation to a charity) with showers and laundry around the back of the hotel.
      • behind the Craighouse hotel, coin operated plus laundry facilities
    • Mull
      • Tobermory visitor centre, Ledaig Road car park (2x£1, also laundry facilities) others say “a bit pricey”
      • Tobermory (5/5 newly built and really fab)
    • Rhum
      • campsite near the ferry pier, £1.50 (closed in winter?)
    • Skye
      •  Portree swimming pool
  • Outer Hebrides


2 thoughts on “Public showers

  1. Thanks, H – do please let me know if you have any updates or additions to make to the list. It’s rather out of date now!


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