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Camping Moby Dick

7.9
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General

  • Peaceful rural site in a quiet part of the Costa Brava
  • On a shaded hill a 100-metre stroll from a sandy beach
  • Bar-restaurant, playground, TV room and shop

What a whale of a time will be had at Camping Moby Dick near Catalonia's Girona. For it's in a lovely locale across from the Spanish seafront, and only 100 metres or so from a scenic and sandy Spanish beach in the quiet coastal town of Calella de Palafrugell: if you yearn for the Costa Brava without heaving crowds, this should be a serene spot for you.

Camping Moby Dick is small, rural and family run, welcoming families, solo wanderers and groups of friends, and with a peaceful vibe for chilled Costa Brava days. Pitches are on terraces on a small hill shaded by mature oak and pine trees, and some have sea views.

The site is all set up to have most of what you'll need to stay put for quiet days, with a bar-restaurant, a TV room, a playground, a ping pong table, and a grocery shop selling fresh bread and fruit. The modern amenities include toilet blocks, showers and a laundry room.


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7.9

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Very friendly site with clean facilities, and level shady pitches.06/07/2020

Reviewer's country: SpainTom R.Confirmed

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

    The campsite is superbly well located almost in the centre of Calella de Palafrugell, really just a 5 minute walk, or less, from the beaches. I think at one time it probably was rural (it has been there over 50 years) but the town, in the form of large suburban houses, has grown up around it over time. It is full of very shady pitches on terraces; because it is on a hillside, there are no large flat areas, but the pitches are a good size nonetheless, and level. The toilet blocks are close to the pitches, in spite of COVID restrictions were never busy (no queues) and they were absolutely spotlessly clean. The staff and owners are very friendly. There's a small playground and a small pool as well. Excellent value for money.

    Disliked: 

    The only downside was the road that runs through the site - it is completely separated from the site, so there is no road danger at all, but it is a bit noisy at night.

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Friendly staff in reception.23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    The swimming pool area looked nice and the restaurant/reception area. Parafrugull was beautiful and the site location good.

    Disliked: 

    The site was most disappointing. The lower level looked nice and reflected the website photos. However, when you travel towards the motor home pitches under the bridge the whole area looked in need of some refurbishment. The site looked tired and unkept, signage to pitches was poor and we struggled to find our allotted spot. The toilets were ok but the showers were old and in need of some upgrading. You had to be tall to use the shelf, it would have been useful to have a stool or seat so that you could dry yourself properly. The washing area was unkept and in need of refurbishment. In comparison to other sites it was expensive.

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience differed from most of our clients' experiences. As for signage, we made a decision years ago to forego a lot of signage in the campsite so as to maintain a more natural appearance to the grounds. Perhaps we need to revisit that. However, we do provide every client a detailed map of the campground with plot designations as well as verbal and written directions to their specific plot or plot area. We have found this suffices in 99% of cases. In terms of price, our pricing is extremely competitive (and the lowest priced for most of the year) for the area. Given that Camping Moby Dick is only a three minutes' walk to the beautiful beaches of Calella de Palafrugell we believe we offer excellent value for money. We will certainly look into the matter of shelf height in the showers. Yours is the first time we've heard feedback that the height of the shelf is not satisfactory. Again, thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Camping Moby Dick

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Excellent site set on a hillside amongst trees, level pitches, clean09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great location and views. Friendly welcome

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From the manager...

Hi Karen!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate the positive feedback. September is a great time for a visit. We hope to see you again someday.

Best wishes,
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Shower and toilet area are very clean and quiet. Really …09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainJoanna M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Shower and toilet area are very clean and quiet. Really close to the town. Camping feels secluded and natural. Friendly couple who own the place and do check in.

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Hi Joanna!
Thank you for your kind review! We are so delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again someday.

Best wishes,
Camping Moby Dick

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Great location and service14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

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

    The camping was exactly what I expected, but cleaner. The showers were spotless and the facilities very nice. Getting in and out was smooth and easy.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again someday!

Best wishes,
Camping Moby DIck

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Fantastic location within walking distance of beach and restaurants.21/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful site in a great location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to put me off visiting again

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your review! We welcome you back anytime!

Kind Regards,
Camping Moby Dick

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Anonymous user

Close to the town but felt tranquil, level pitches01/07/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Close to the town but felt tranquil, level pitches

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Well positioned for visiting Calella. But watch out for size of rig24/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRon S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location. Friendly staff and owners.

    Disliked: 

    Much too hilly and tight for a 7.5mtr motorhome. Max should be 6mtr

From the manager...

Greetings, and thank you for your feedback. Our records show in this instance the booking was made just one day prior to the Sant Joan holiday weekend where our campground was nearly full with reservations that had been made previous to this one. As such, there was a diminishing choice set as to where your motorhome could be placed. We did allocate a plot to you, with a sea view, where we have put similar motorhomes in the past without complaints. One of the strengths of our campsite is its unique layout in terraces on a sweeping hillside. Many motorhome campers enjoy this arrangement because it often offers nice views. With that said, we do apologize if this particular plot was not optimal for you but again, in this case, it was the best we could do given that you had booked quite late during a very busy time.

Kind Regards,
Camping Moby Dick

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Fantastic site with the best hot showers!!!15/05/2019

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

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

    Everything!this site is an absolute gem.found it by accident after driving around.it is in the most beautiful place with stunning views and walks.the lady who runs it was so helpful in choosing a pitch.so nice we stopped 2 nights instead of the 1 we had planned!

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From the manager...

Hi Lorraine!
Thank you for discovering us and for your kind review. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again someday! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Have a great day!

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- The owners - The quite atmosphere - The closeness …14/05/2019

Reviewer's country: SwedenAnonymousConfirmed

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

    - The owners
    - The quite atmosphere
    - The closeness to the sea front and town

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review! We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you come to visit again someday! : )

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Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports 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

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Themes

Peaceful

Location

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  • Costa Verda 16-28, Calella de Palafrugell, Girona, Spain, 17210
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 41.8889°N 3.1795°E

Directions


By bus:
From Barcelona and Gerona, take a SARFA bus.

By train:
The closest train station is Flaça; however, the site team suggests customers travel to Gerona and get a SARFA bus or a taxi.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The eight (!) award-winning beaches of Calella de Palafrugell around Camping Moby Dick should keep sand and serenity seekers content for some time, but if you want to up the watery ante at any point, you can join the diving school at Port Pelegri beach, hire kayaks at Canadell beach, or take a sailing excursion from the beach of Port Bo – or do the whole heap in between sandy days on beach towels (recommended).

Two walking trails to take you round the area are within easy reach of the site, one from Sant Roc to Golfet beach, and another from the centre of Calella de Palafrugell to the village of Llafranc. For cycling, access the local Via Verde, connecting Saita Margarita to the village of Palamós, a tiptop stop in itself for its swimming, sailing and windsurfing bay.

Garden fans will go gaga at the nearby and famed botanical gardens of Cap Roig, spreading down terraces from the castle of the Cap Roig estate to the sea and lauded as one of the very best gardens on the whole of the Med. Spanish and international artists exhibit their works at the gardens during the summer months.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Camping Moby Dick cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.50 (£0.45) per person per night at least age 7 up to 16 nights is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site 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 Moby Dick have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Moby Dick dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Moby Dick? The eight (!) award-winning beaches of Calella de Palafrugell around Camping Moby Dick should keep sand and serenity seekers content for some time, but if you want to up the watery ante … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Moby Dick?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Moby Dick? From £14.68 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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