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Camping Playa Joyel

8.3

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General

  • In a nature reserve with direct access to a sandy beach
  • Pools, sports fields, animal park and outside exercise course
  • Natural setting but with modern facilities

There is – such – a lot one could wax lyrical about with this Cantabrian site. Camping Playa Joyel is in a splendid location, on the edge of a spectacular beach with direct access to it. And that's just to start you off: there's also a blue pool and other facilities to keep you leisurely, all in the wildlife haven of the Trasmiera Ecopark nature reserve.

On top of that, the site is right by the sea, with direct access to the wide sandy stretch of those very pics. Other very fab facilities on site are the swimming pools, padel and tennis courts, sports fields, an outdoor exercise course, play areas and open-air barbecues.

There's also a kids' club and – you don't get many of these to the euro – an on-site mini zoo where guests can meet cows, bulls, ducks, pygmy goats, deer, pigs, peacocks, ostriches and chickens among many other species. The animal park is open for visits a couple of times a week, but eager beavers will still be able to see the animals through the fence during the rest of the year.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Location, cleanliness, beach access, everything22/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, cleanliness, beach access, everything

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Anonymous user

Location and facilities equally impressive09/08/2020

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  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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    Location and facilities equally impressive

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Fantastic location right next to a beautiful sandy life guarded …27/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulia W.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location right next to a beautiful sandy life guarded beach (rip tides occur there).
    The adjacent nature reserve was fantastic and nice to walk to from the camp site.
    Good, very clean loo and shower block.

    Disliked: 

    Campsite could give more info on the nature reserve, we found by accident.
    Very little English spoken in the area which wasn't a problem to us. There was a charge of 1 Euro/ hour for wifi

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Beautiful coastal location, with clean beaches, Facilities clean and modern. …24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris L.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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    Beautiful coastal location, with clean beaches,
    Facilities clean and modern.
    Level pitches.
    On site bar and terrace serving a basic, but good menu.
    A few traditional local bars in walking distance serving more traditional local cuisine.
    Friendly staff were helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Lots closed in area as season had ended.
    Toilet paper dispensers located outside toilet cubicles (strange)
    Pitches a bit small for a larger unit.

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Clean facilities15/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjulie h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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    Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Most places shut

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Anonymous user

Excellent beach side site with great facilities.22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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  • Liked: 

    The camp facilities were excellent with lots of toilet and shower blocks all around the site and loads of sinks for both washing up and laundry as well.

    The swimming pools were great as a variety of depths for all ages even if it was unheated. The play areas were also brilliant.

    The pitch was level and clearly marked with trees to separate each and great to use for washing lines and hammocks.

    The paths and roads around the site were quiet and great for our daughter to master her scooter.

    There was also a well stocked food and camping equipment shop that sold fresh cakes and bread as well as cold beer and a separate one for ice cream and sweets.

    The best bit of all was the direct access to the amazing Playa de Joyel which was fantastic for swimming, paddling and water sports.

    Disliked: 

    The Spanish have very different schedules to us Brits so the site was loud until late and night and all the kids activities like magic and disco started at 10pm.

    This made it difficult to get our 2 year old to sleep at a decent time.

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Anonymous user

Proximity to a lovely beach, immaculate bathrooms, good facilities15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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    Proximity to a lovely beach, immaculate bathrooms, good facilities

    Disliked: 

    Not hard standing so as soon as it rained it turned into a brown swamp.pitches not large and close together.

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Amazing natural location, huge washrooms, huge pitches, excellent facilities ( …25/07/2019

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

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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    Amazing natural location, huge washrooms, huge pitches, excellent facilities ( eg fresh fish, on site bakery, on site rotisserie, pizza and paella restaurant), humongous play area, choice of two natural beaches, exceptionally clean

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pitches too close together. Level pitches.29/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommary h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
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  • Liked: 

    Good showers. Clean.

    Disliked: 

    Very noisy at night. Children out of control until midnight. Hurtling around on bikes and scouters dangerously.
    Very crowded. Advice on reverse polarity on hook up would have been helpful

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Anonymous user

Great site.Next to beautiful beach.Friendly staff.Kept very clean.22/06/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch (TV antenna)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean site.Good services.Friendly staff.Next to beautiful beach.

    Disliked: 

    Pay for WiFi.Not in this day of ages

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Playa de Ris, Noja, Cantabria, Spain, 39180
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.4899°N 3.5375°W

Directions


From the A8 towards Santander, take the exit signposted Beranga and follow the directions to Noja. Once in Noja, follow Avenida de Ris to Playa de Ris until you reach the beach. Turn left leaving the sand dunes to your right and you will find the site on your left.

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

That beach in the pics directly accessible to Camping Playa Joyel is Playa Del Ris, a place of several surf schools with surf lessons and surf kit hire as well as blue sea and wide golden sands.

Once/if unpeeled from the sands, the island of San Pedruco and its small medieval chapel are within easy walking distance. Foam fans will find good surf from its beaches and fisherfolk also like to cast off here: ask the Playa Joyel team for tips if you fancy doing either.

Townwise in the region, try days out at the small but famed municipality of Comillas and its baroque and medieval buildings, and Potes, the capital of the Comarca of Liébana (do also try the grape brandy...). The city, beaches, harbour and Magdalena Palace of Santander are all within driving distance.

If you'd rather stalk some of the locally found species instead, the site is in the Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Nature Park, a marshy place along the Cantabrian coast known for its marine wildlife and migrating birds.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Playa Joyel?
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    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. between 12/04 and 28/09.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

General
The grocery shop is open between 12/04 and 25/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 12/04 and 20/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 12/04 and 25/09.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Kids' club, entertainment and the entrance to the animal park are included in the rate.

In July and August, only units up to 8 metres long are allowed.

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