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Camping Virgen Del Mar

8.3
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General

  • Smart family-friendly site with pools on Spain's Cantabrian coast
  • A five-minute walk to the beach and 20 minutes' drive to Santander
  • Kids' pool and playground; coffee shop, restaurant and supermarket

Get over to Green Spain for grand times by the sea... make no mistake, this part of Cantabria in northern Spain is very green. It can also get very Spanish scorchio, so on the bright, smart site of Camping Virgen del Mar five minutes’ walk from the beach, you’ll be glad of the sea breezes rustling through the surrounding woods.

There’s a reassuring attention to detail throughout this family-friendly spot, with flowers, trees and lawns all carefully tended to wander and laze among. Facilities include a pool, a supermarket for supplies, communal barbecue areas, and, when the idea of outdoor grilling doesn’t get your pulse racing, a café and restaurant for easy eats.

Keeping the kids content, there’s a separate pool alongside the main one for smaller splashers, a well-equipped playground and in the woods around the site, and some thousand-odd different species of wildlife to spot. That should keep them busy...

For quick dips and clambers on the rocks, it’s a five-minute walk from here to the little beach on the Isola del Virgen. Bigger stretches are just round the coast at Playa de San Juan de la Canal (10 minutes) and at Playa de la Canallave (20 minutes); the latter is surrounded by a dune reserve that’s fab for family rambles.

Please note

The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 66 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  68% described as Peaceful ?

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Very pleasant, clean site. Lady who checked us in was very helpful.09/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location

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We will be going back to this site.10/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent shower/toilet/dishwasher areas

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Excellent site, facilities very good and convenient for overnight stop09/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Ease of access to pitches and very helpful owners.

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Facilities very good. Staff very welcome.28/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great location. Will stay again

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Great overnight stop in lovely beachside area.06/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher G.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good welcome by lady receptionist. Very helpful as to which pitch to use. 250 yards from beach - good quirky restaraunt on sea front. Spectacular coastline. Pitches on site a bit tight but ok for caravan and car.washing facilities good -19 dish wash basins!! Toilets and showers good.
    Good overnight stop for Santander Ferry 15 mins from the port.

    Disliked: 

    Not easy to find from port - ok with Sat Nav - Site/beach is other side of city from harbour.

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Nice level grass pitches.10/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn F.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The friendliness of the family when we arrived. The position close to the sea for walks and the proximity to Santander, about 10 KLM’s, by car or bus.

    Disliked: 

    Having to walk quite a long way to empty the toilet, but it was pouring with rain and the wind was ferocious.
    Not for me, but when positioning or entering or exiting the site beware of the trees, we witnessed a brand new Hobby van crunch against a tree, the driver stopped, but for some bizarre reason continued and literally ripped his side window off completely. An hour later he was still gaffa taping a piece of material where the window was!

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Handy for overnight stays to and from Santander06/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity to port of Santander as an overnight halt.
    The fact that dogs are not allowed.
    Pleasant owner who spoke good English.
    Ease of booking in.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are somewhat small for larger outfits (they do advise no twin axles) however our 7.5m van with an additional 0.5m for the bike rack struggled to site without the aid of the motor mover.
    The pitches are grass and due to heavy rain were quite wet. There are also a lot of trees and hedges making for additional awkward manoeuvring.
    On arrival we were not informed as to where or how to dispose of grey water and chemical toilet waste.
    Fresh water was from a type of fountain with a push button which did not work well with filling an Aquaroll.
    Shower and toilet facilities were cold; we did not make use of them due to that fact.

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Handy stopover for ferry. Bit Isolated but nice walks and …26/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Handy stopover for ferry. Bit Isolated but nice walks and bus stop to city 1km away. And Excellent bar/ restaurant 300m away.

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only 3 miles from the brittany ferry port11/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomwilliam m.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    we didn't stay on a pitch, we stayed in the car park, with all facilities at hand, as we were leaving next morning, but the pitches looked fine, we arrived late due to the bad weather on the ferry over. but it was no problem to the receptionist,she was very helpful. we stayed another day, the weather was so bad, beach was only 5 mins away. every thing worked, would stay there again

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    the weather

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Location for ferry11/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeith J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location for ferry

    Disliked: 

    Tight pitches. Expensive

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Avenida Virgen del Mar, 60, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 39012
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.4752°N 3.8735°W

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Local attractions

If you’re seriously into beach and watery activities, seek out Salvé (45 minutes' drive away) for its long stretches of sands and watersports galore. If you’re more of a mooch-and-see sort, just walk or drive and keep your eyes open; at conservative estimates, Cantabria’s coast has 60 beaches.

For walks inland, the nature trails of the Cabárceno Natural Park (20 minutes) are good for a half-day adventure; many visitors combine wildlife rambles with a trip to see the really wild life in the two adjacent safari parks and zoo. Though manmade and involving the sinking of several villages, the Ebro reservoir (an hour) has become a beauty spot and destination for hikers, boat cruisers and windsurfers.

Sometimes dismissed as a busy port, Santander (20 minutes) has a calming seafront park and popular beaches; surfers head to Sardinero when the waves are right, sightseers to the striking Catedral de la Asunción and snackers to the bars and eateries dishing up fresh seafood.

An hour and 15 minutes away, Bilbao is worth the trip for its Guggenheim Museum (and the building it's housed in), its two museums devoted to Basque culture and history, and the cliffs and beach just outside at Getxo.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Camping Virgen Del Mar cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping Virgen Del Mar have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Virgen Del Mar dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Virgen Del Mar? If you’re seriously into beach and watery activities, seek out Salvé (45 minutes' drive away) for its long stretches of sands and watersports galore. If you’re more of a mooch-and-see sort, just … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Virgen Del Mar?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Virgen Del Mar? From £19.59 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11:30 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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