Welcome to the Island of Canna!
Come and visit our great little Island with fantastic views and wildlife.
Unplug and connect!
..to our island and community …stop and stay longer and enjoy the peaceful beauty and wildlife of Canna.
Spend a couple of hours as a community volunteer - a chance to work with us and learn more about Canna.
We have brought together everything you
need for a great holiday at Canna Campsite.
See you soon!!
Whats at the campsite?
Pitches : just choose your spot for the best view and pitch up!
Camping pods : our Puffin pod sleeps 2 and the Eagle and Otter Pods can sleep up to 4 people.
Caravans: our caravans have fully equipped kitchens, showers and toilets. Sleep 4-6 people.
Bunkhouse: 8 Bed bunkhouse with toilet, shower and kitchen. (1 room with 6 bunks & 1 private room with two bunks)
Cookshack : kitted out with pots, utensils, plates and worktop. Remember to bring your own stove and gas.
Toilet & Showers : 2 toilets and 2 showers on site. Caravans and bunkhouse have own toilets and showers.
Water: treated water provided at outside tap and a proper area for washing up and drying your dishes.
Campfire : everyone wants a fire when they camp! We face west so watch the sunset dip into the Atlantic.
Picnic tables : so you can sit outside and enjoy the view, have your meal, write your postcards…
things to do & see
Do and see
Bird watching - Canna is home to a wide range of seabirds and other species. Pick up a Canna Birds checklist at the community shop and go bird spotting! Top finds include puffins, shelducks, buzzards, wrens, eagles and merganser ducks.
Archaeology - Canna has at least 1200 documented sites. Main sites are the Celtic Cross, Sgor nam Ban-Naomha (the nunnery), the Viking’s Grave and the Souterrains although there are many more to spot along any walks you take.
Eagles - keep your eyes and ears peeled and spot our local White Tailed Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles as they soar over the island and ocean hunting or displaying their flying prowess. Please just be careful not to disturb the eagles during the nesting season.
Refuel and Relax at Cafe Canna - our little cafe on the harbour. Open daily for meals, drinks and takeaways with free wifi.
Go shopping - Our community shop stocks a range of groceries, books, tea, coffee and has free wifi. Arts, crafts & produce created by local residents.
Go underground - walk towards Tarbert (make sure you have a map!) and visit our mysterious souterrains and come up with your own theory of what they were used for….
Isle of Canna Farm - all of Canna is a working farm stocking Cheviot sheep, Highland and Beef Cattle,. You will be able to see the animals in the fields close at hand but please be careful not to disturb them at lambing and calving times.
Shark!! keep an eye on the ocean and every so often you might just spot a Basking Shark, Dolphin or a Minke or Killer Whale.
Otter spotting - there are several otter families based around the island and they can be spotted fishing or returning through the fields to their holts which are often quite far away from the shore.
Go walkabout! - Canna has some lovely walks with lots of wildlife and beautiful views.
Ferry: You can find your way to Canna by Calmac ferry from Mallaig.
Check the ferry timetable for the Small Isle Ferry before booking!!
The summer ferry timetable will run until 17th Oct 2021. You must book as a foot passenger - Call Calmac: 01687310240 Option 2
Kayak or Sail: if you want to sail or kayak to Canna here are the GPS co-ordinates you will need 57.0579° N, 6.5456° W
Check out where with this OS Grid reference: NG244 058 and we can be found on OS Explorer Map 397: Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna
Landline: 01687 462477