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- 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.
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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Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Trailer tent or Tent or Touring caravan or Motorhome or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 4.0m width x 15.0m depth (13.1ft width x 49.2ft depth) Calculated area: 60.0m² (645.8ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Lovely night stay!
Proximity to Santander port, friendly welcome, clean facilities
Good overnight stay
See above but expensive too
Can't comment as haven't been there yet.
Easy access to beach. Nice swimming pool. Excellent shower block
Small plot for our 8.5 motorhome so best to call ahead
A nice site close to Santander.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Very large (over 200 pitches)
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.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Camping Virgen Del Mar on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- 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.
- How much does it cost to stay at Camping Virgen Del Mar? From £18.53 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability