Paddleboarding Croft No.2 – Isle of Barra

Ever since our first paddleboarding experience at Croft No.2 Campsite on the Isle of Barra we have wanted to return. Tucked away at the end of a no through road it is an idyllic location for a couple of days of relaxing and paddling.

If you don’t need a powered site you can camp in the sand dunes!

The Main Points

  • Location – Beach at the Croft No.2 campsite, Barra, Scotland
  • Cost – Access from campsite for paid guests
  • Conditions – Salt Water Loch
  • Other users – Campers, beach goers, swimmers
  • Entry Point – Sandy Beach
  • Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Bathrooms in camp ground



Water Temperature

Paddleboaring at Croft No.2 Campsite on the Isle of Barra

While it is possible to access the beach without being a guest of the campsite, there is no where to park and so it is advisable to stay within the campsite if you want to use the fascilities and have somewhere to leave your vehicle. It should be noted that there is another campsite just before Croft No.2 which is bigger.

This beach is one of the best spots to paddle on Barra in my opinion. It is relatively shallow and while it can get windy like most places in the Outer Hebrides it is one of the most sheltered. Ideal for beginners there is a long stretch of sandy beach to paddle along so you never have to be far from the shore.

If camping isn’t your ideal accomodation you can rent the cottage onsite contact the owners for more information through the camp website here.

Watch our Video of Paddleboarding at Croft No.2 Barra here

This paddle boarding session was part of our SUP Safari Scotland where we spent 5 months travelling Scotland in our Campervan discovering all of the best places to Stand Up Paddleboard along the way. Barra features in the episode below.

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