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General

  • Seafront site with direct access to La Franca beach
  • 20 kilometres from the Picos de Europa National Park
  • Spacious well-kept washrooms, miniature golf and beachside tennis

Spectacular Spanish sea and spectacular Spanish mountains… this site is in splendid setting. On the northern coast with direct access to a sandy beach, Camping Las Hortensias is also a short drive from the mighty peaks of the Picos de Europa National Park, nicknamed the 'peaks of Europe' by sailors returning to these shores from lands of far and wide.

The surrounding provinces of Asturias and Cantabria make up a plentiful chunk of peaceful and rural land on Spain's north, more than half of which is covered by mountains. A good slice more of the region is covered by gorgeous coast, such as the small cove and golden sands Camping Las Hortensias has direct access to, a kilometre from the seaside village of La Franca.

The waters from this seafront site (do see pics) are safe and calm for swimming, and have good fishing at low tide. Fishing ports, resorts and sunbathing spots are scattered along the coast east and west from here; ancient villages and old churches dot the mountain valleys inland, and there's some tiptop wildlife watching too, such as getting out to try and spy the Cantabrian brown bear in the Picos national park.

Las Hortensias is a green and spacious site, with grass pitches and neatly-kept paved roads. You won't need a pool as the site is so close to the beach, but other leisurely options including a tennis court, miniature golf and playground are to hand for days out of the water, and a restaurant and snack bar for fuelling up at afterwards.

Also on site are spacious and well-maintained modern washrooms, a covered washing-up area, and disabled facilities.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 37 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Very good site beside excellent beach 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: Ireland Craig B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Superb beach (check out path to empty one to east too). Long opening hours for reasonably well-stocked shop. Nice pitches. Very clean bathrooms. Restaurants (liked one by road bridge). Hotel bar for when wet.

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Certainly worth stopping there again. 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John W. Confirmed

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

    Handy when you arrive two hours late into Santander, as we did.
    We only stayed a couple of nights but we were very impressed with the almost new toilet blocks which were kept very clean.
    The higher pitches are well sheltered (but see dislikes).
    The site had a reasonable cafe and shop. The neighbouring Mirador Hotel did a file evening meal.
    The beach was only a minute's walk away, and it's one which doesn't completely submerge at high tide.

    Disliked: 

    The way a freak gust of wind scooped round the rock face behind our van and broke our awning - though I can't blame the site for this. It damaged the heavyweight awnings on the seafront bar too!

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Friendly staff. Fabulous location. New well serviced washing block. Generally ... 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff. Fabulous location. New well serviced washing block. Generally well run site.

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The facilities here were excellent. Always clean and never had ... 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities here were excellent. Always clean and never had to wait to use. Surberb location for beaches and mountains.

    Disliked: 

    We had to wait for staff to lock and unlock the electricity supply. It would have been simpler if the points weren't in locked cabinets.

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Excellent site with friendly staff and great facilities 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Fantastic location, very close to La Franca beach; good sized pitches; the best bathrooms we have ever experienced on a campsite (modern and very, very clean); friendly and helpful staff; well-stocked shop (the fresh bread was lovely).

    Disliked: 

    It was a little noisy on a couple of evenings (some campers disregarded the midnight curfew) but this is just a small gripe. Overall it was a brilliant stay.

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Great venue, right next to the beach. Basic facilities, but ... 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Liz R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great venue, right next to the beach. Basic facilities, but good and spotlessly clean.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches a bit small & close to each other.

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Very clean showers and toilet area. Proximity to beach. 23/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jackie M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean showers and toilet area. Proximity to beach.

    Disliked: 

    Having to park car away from tent. Wi-fi never worked even though we were given the code.

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Good site next to La Franca beach 22/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Vicinity and locality to beach. Excellent toilet and shower facilities

    Disliked: 

    Flooding of pitches in the rain which quickly became muddy and water logged with little drainage

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Location was excellent, minutes away from the beautiful sandy beach. ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cathrine R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
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    Location was excellent, minutes away from the beautiful sandy beach. We visited San Vicente de la Barquera which again was beautiful and only a 10km drive away. The staff were friendly and the toilet facilities were spotlessly clean and modern. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend this site to couples and families.

    Disliked: 

    The only problem we found was the electrics. The wattage is very low and therefore if you overlooked that you had two things plugged in at once, for example, a phone charger and the kettle, the electrics tripped. This would not have been an issue, however, due to the electricity box being padlocked, we had to visit reception a couple of times for them to come and re-set the electrics. This was done promptly however.

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The area was amazing, toilets & shower area very clean ... 19/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The area was amazing, toilets & shower area very clean and modern. We were on a high pitch, it did absolutely poor down for 24hrs but we had no problem getting our motor home off the pitch. The hotel restaurant is excellent and very good value.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really, the shop could do with selling more fresh products and meats for bbq.

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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

Local produce

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Playa de La Franca, Ribadedeva, Asturias, Spain, 33590
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.3927°N 4.5760°W

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Local attractions

The beach directly accessed from Las Hortensias is La Franca, popular on this part of Spanish coast for its golden sands, safe calm waters, fishing and spectacular scenery. The tiny and secluded beach of El Oso can be reached towards the east of La Franca, through a wall of algae-covered rocks.

Among the ancient caves around these coastal parts too, Pindal prehistoric cave five kilometres away near the town of Pimiango is one of the several north Spain examples of subterranean artwork, in a stunning setting on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea.

Pindal is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain: see also Altamira (obvs) as well as the prehistoric rock art centre and museum of Tito Bustillo, about 40 kilometres to the west at Ribadesella.

About 20 or so kilometres inland, the Picos de Europa National Park is another big pull of the region, for its mountains, hiking and some of the deepest caves in the world in Torca del Cerro, Sima de la Cornisa, Torca los Rebecos and Pozo del Madejuno. If you're a wildlife watcher, this is the part of Spain where you might see the Cantabrian brown bear; look out too for wolves, chamois, eagles and vultures.

Medieval Santillana del Mar is 40 kilometres from the site, and Santander 60.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping Las Hortensias 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.

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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.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Vehicles
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.

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