Fun and freedom

NOW OPEN RIGHT THROUGH UNTIL JANUARY 3rd 2022, Pack your waterproofs and woolies and get out in the fresh air, visit the Dundee Winterfest with market stalls, Beano & Dandy themed Christmas lights, not to mention the big wheel. Families, nature lovers and culture vultures will find Tayport an ideal location for a relaxing break

Our Campsite

Are you looking for somewhere to take you dog on long walks through the forest or along the coast; take your children cycling along traffic free forest tracks where Red Squirrels may peep out from behind the trees and maybe catch sight of a Sea Eagle; perhaps visit the V&A in Dundee, or stroll around the streets of St Andrews?

If so then families, nature lovers and culture vultures will find Tayport an ideal location for a relaxing break.


The Larick campsite is on the coast close to the northern entrance of Tentsmuir Forest. The forest contains many trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. The terrain is generally fairly level, and the coastal boundary comprises dunes and a large sandy beach.

Tayport common is adjacent to the campsite. On the common are two children’s play areas, outdoor exercise machines, a duck pond and a BMX track. The Fife Coastal Path and the Coast and Castles cycle route pass the campsite.


It is said that the the five iconic Scottish wild animals are the Golden Eagle, the Red Deer, the Red Squirrel, the Common seal, and the Otter. While Tentsmuir Forest doesn’t have Golden Eagles or Red Deer, as well as Red Squirrels, Common Seals, and Otters, it has Sea Eagles and Roe Deer. Grey Seals and Dolpins are also present in the Tay.


Tayport and the surrounding area is steeped in history. Formerly known as Ferry-Port on Craig the first record of a ferry across the Tay here was in the the 12th Century. The name was changed to Tayport when the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway operated the world’s first rail ferry from Tayport to Broughty Ferry. Tayport Heritage Trail takes you around the heritage highlights.

Dundee to the north across the river, and St Andews to the south are well known Scottish cities, with much to see and enjoy.


The site takes its name from a local landmark, the Larick Pile Light at the entrance to Tayport Harbour.

We welcome campervans, motorhomes, caravans, and tents (walkers, motorbikes, cars & cyclists). There are a variety of pitches and a new amenity building. The site is next to our new community and sports centre –  The Larick Centre. It contains a well catered café/restaurant. The Centre also hosts various events during the year including childrens events. Tenstmuir Forest and National Nature Reserves are within walkable distance. We are on the main bus route from Dundee to St Andrews. And just across the road is the world’s 13th oldest golf  course – Scotscraig Golf Club.

We have a modern amenity block with heated toilet and shower rooms including a family room,  accessible toilet and wash room and dish washing room. Laundry facilities will be available in the near future.

Keep up to date with your emails and browse Facebook with free Wi-Fi in the café and across the site.


There is an accessible shower room there is a Changing Places toilet within the Larick Centre.

Tayport Community Trust - Campsite - homepage
Tayport Community Trust - Campsite


We welcome dogs, which are free, but there is a limit of two dogs per pitch. We ask that all dogs are kept on a short lead whilst on the campsite. There is a quick link path to the common and miles of beautiful coast line for walking your dogs.


Some of the pictures on the website are stock photos. This is until we get photographs of our new site.