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Camping Virgen Del Mar

7.4
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General

  • Smart, family-friendly site with pools on Spain's Cantabrian coast
  • A five-minute walk to the beach; 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 and it does, sometimes, rain. The sun also shines a lot and 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.

The hermitage on the peninsula behind is devoted to the saintly protector of nearby Santander and the site has a homely, haven-like atmosphere as well. Flowers, trees and lawns soften the light and there’s a reassuring attention to detail throughout this family-friendly spot. There’s a supermarket for supplies, communal barbecue areas dotted round the site for everyone to use and, when the idea of outdoor grilling doesn’t get your pulse racing, a café and restaurant. Keeping the kids content, here’s a separate pool alongside the main one for smaller splashers, a well-equipped playground and in the woods around the site 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 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 Playa de la Canallave (20 minutes); the latter is surrounded by a dune reserve that’s fab for family rambles.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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


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7.4

Overall rating based on 37 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

 

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Location ideal for arriving or departing on the ferry (Santander). ... 12/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John F. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location ideal for arriving or departing on the ferry (Santander). Bus route about 1k away takes you straight into Santander, well worth a visit.
    Staff, very helpful and polite.

    Disliked: 

    Proximity to other campers, and the trees make manoeuvres with a caravan a bit of a challenge. But if you have a motor mover, not an issue.

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epensive site at 27e 03/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good place for cycling,walking etc

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Quietness and only a couple of other campers, showers dated ... 02/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian F. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quietness and only a couple of other campers, showers dated but had hot water. Washing clothes and dishes with cold water lots of sinks . But only 2 hot taps not on sink? . Very tight pitches ,you would think in peak season packed in like sardines.
    next to a cemetery which was also very quiet. The beaches just a short walk and 5 minutes into Santander . Best of all NO DOGS in camp .

    Disliked: 

    For the last week in November expensive at 25 euros a night for a wet grass pitch. Dog owners local and foreign who Don’t pick up .cannot describe Virgen del mar as any on the list .

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Very helpful staff 30/10/2018

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

    Very helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Weather

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Clean site, staff friendly. 03/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leonard Ian W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very hot and close to the sea

    Disliked: 

    I found what I had paid for was very expensive. And as there was a restaurant or somewhere to eat. Was told that was closed because of the end of season. To me that is wrong

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Requires updating 02/10/2018

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

    Position

    Disliked: 

    Poor quality amenities

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A good clean site. 24/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Our ferry was delayed and they offered to to wait up for us. We went the next day and ended up staying 2 nights as it was quiet, clean and in a good location. The weather helped and the sea and local walks were very enjoyable. We cycled to Santander too. No problems at all, good loos and lovely hot showers. The pitches are quite flat and are marked by trees and are quite narrow but there is sufficient space for most vehicles. In high season you may be close to your neighbours. A good place to stay if getting a ferry to or from Santander and for exploring that area.

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Good as a pit stop the staff that speak a bit of English where great 05/09/2018

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Easy after the Santander ferry from England

    Disliked: 

    Owners bit rude

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Friendly, helpful staff, English speaking. Good, clean facilities. Level pitches. ... 24/08/2018

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

    Friendly, helpful staff, English speaking. Good, clean facilities. Level pitches. Able to find a space at the last minute for a one night stay before catching the ferry home.

    Disliked: 

    We were about to set up camp next to a family in a cabin who had the TV on and we’re playing a video game, it was no problem to move but could have been noisy.

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Lovely site, convenient for the Santander ferry we will defin 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Linda H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location near the beach, easy to find off the Santander ferry, friendly staff who speak English, excellent bar restaurant, 10a electricity, quiet site with sea views.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are narrow but flat and easy to get on to

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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

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Av. Virgen del Mar, nº 60, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 39012
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CET (GMT+01:00)   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... but 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 man-made 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 alike.

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 legion of fab bars and eateries dishing up fresh seafood.

An hour and a quarter 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:  12 p.m.

Camping Virgen Del Mar cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

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

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.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
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.

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 01/07 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 10:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

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