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Camping Virgen Del Mar

8.1

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General

  • 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.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 115 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  65% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

A good site, clean facilities, helpful staff.12/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved the situation of the site looking over the coast. A lovely , clean site. Very helpful and friendly managers

    Disliked: 

    No hot water for the showers on a very cold day!

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Area where we were11/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBRENDA F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    Area where we were

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Anonymous user

Dogs barking all night so would only use as emergency stopover10/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Easy for Access to Santander ferry

    Disliked: 

    Pitches very tight, due to positioning of trees, and very close to the neighbouring pitches. Shower block a bit dated.
    Kept awake at night due to stray dogs constantly barking throughout the night

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Good site for relaxing just before or after ferry.10/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalcolm H.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Proximity to beach, cleanliness of site. Restaurant good but not ot exceptional - might have been better in season. Bus stop not far away.

    Disliked: 

    Being sited in Transit Area - a bit cosy

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Well kept, no issues.10/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie G.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    Well kept, no issues.

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reception lady was helpful and friendly.10/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommel e.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    the welcome from reception was great. pitches were good size,

    Disliked: 

    no supermarket as stated on website just vending machines. the swimming pool was closed the water green.

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Friendly staff, but restaurant not opened frequently.09/30/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandHelen L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Location near the beach and town of Santander

    Disliked: 

    The slippy tiles on the floors out to the toilets and showers, rubber mats needed.

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Unfortunately this site has great potential, facilities are from 196009/30/2022

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

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Location and nice restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are in need of updating,

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Welcome, food ( lots of choice and tasty too) Close …09/27/2022

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  • Power optional grass site
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    Welcome, food ( lots of choice and tasty too)
    Close to a lovely little beach.

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clean, close to the beach09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: GermanyJeanne Marie G.Confirmed

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    clean, close to the beach

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • Avenida Virgen del Mar, 60, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 39012
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.4752°N 3.8735°W

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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

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to Camping Virgen Del Mar on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 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 caravan
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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