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Camping Moby Dick

8.3
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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 in Catalonia's Girona. For it's in lovely locale across from a 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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8.3

Overall rating based on 49 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  75% described Camping Moby Dick as Peaceful ?

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Close to the town but felt tranquil, level pitches 07/01/2019

Reviewer's country: Spain Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 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 rig 06/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ron S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth touring 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!!! 05/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorraine C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    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 ... 05/14/2019

Reviewer's country: Sweden Anonymous Confirmed

  • 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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Campsite was so enjoyable that we changed our plans to stay longer. 04/24/2019

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Kimberly W. Confirmed

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

    Campsite with vistas, clean bathrooms, and very friendly management and staff. Five minute walk to hiking along cliff to remote beaches and five minute walk to grocery, restaurants, and town.

    Disliked: 

    A little bit of car noise as decent sized road runs through the campsite. There is no safety concern with the road, only a bit of noise as cars go by. It was not an issue in April, but might be louder during peak season.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review! Yes, we were surprised and delighted to see you come back for a second stop on your travels and are so glad you found our location convenient to the town of Calella and its beautiful beaches. Hopefully we'll see you again someday! Again, thank you so much!

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Nice site for a stay in this lovely town 09/30/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen H. Confirmed

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

    Nice laid back site, friendly greeting and being close to the end of their season, plenty of space. Lots of trees and good views from some pitches at the back. Excellent position for walking into Calella which is a lovely town with some good restaurants (try Caume for tapas) and for nice coastal walk into Llafranc. Showers a bit old fashioned and hot water a bit temperamental but all spotless as were the toilets which have seats and paper.

    Disliked: 

    A bit tight for manoeuvring especially for larger Motorhomes and caravans. Motorhome service point not easy to get into albeit it just needs a bit of thought. Not really the site's fault but there are ants - just don't let any part of a tree touch your vehicle otherwise the ants will stroll in!! The Spar supermarket just down the road did sell a very effective bio deterrent.

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Not busy when we visited at the end of September ... 09/30/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clive N. Confirmed

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

    Not busy when we visited at the end of September and we found a reasonable sized pitch for our 6 metre motorhome. Easy walk toPalafrugal beaches and restaurants so no need for another form of transport. Showers were basic but clean and no disturbances at night. Lovely walks in either direction along the cliff top paths.

    Disliked: 

    Very little. This is the second time we have stayed here but would avoid the busier Summer months.

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind review! Yes, September is a great time to visit our campground. The weather is lovely at that time of year. We are glad you discovered the beautiful walks on the cliff paths. There is a lot to see and do in the area and we hope you come visit us again in the future to discover more. You are absolutely correct...the walk into town and to the beaches is so easy you don't need motorised transport. Thank you again for taking the time to review your experience with us.

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We were greeted upon arrival by a nice man, he ... 09/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Hannah F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We were greeted upon arrival by a nice man, he offered us 'complete tranquility' at the top of the campsite, so we drove up to the top to find a nice secluded pitch with shade on top of the hill. Our neighbours were friendly, the toilets very very clean and the beach 3 mins walk!! We loved it.

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Location was excellent for the town, beaches and walks along ... 09/06/2018

Reviewer's country: France Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location was excellent for the town, beaches and walks along the coast.
    The swimming pool
    Facilities were basic but clean and well maintained

    Disliked: 

    The reception is not open very often and only from 10 - 3pm
    The owner demands your passport or driving licence to keep for your whole stay - the only place we have encountered this in Spain. This could perhaps be avoided if you are able to pay up front

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Excellent site, super sparkling clean, very friendly staff ! A Must. 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Anonymous Confirmed

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

    I loved the camp site, it was very quiet and peaceful. The staff was more than very helpful. I felt very safe being a woman with a young child. The bathrooms were immaculate and had plenty of toilet paper. The showers were clean as well. We had a 5 night stay and really enjoyed ourselves. The walkways to the restroom were very well lit up but not too obtrusive. The onsite restaurant was very good and we ate there several times. Good choice at good prices. The convenience of this beautiful camp site was that it had a supermarket accessible within short walking distance. The pool was a plus and we swam a several times in the clean blue water. The nearby beach was very lovely where we enjoyed clear water and nice cool evenings. I look forward to returning again to this camp site next summer 2019! It is a must of you are visiting the Baix Emporda. Don't miss this fabulous camp site Moby Dick!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, it was all fantastic!

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again in this summer (2019!

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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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing 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

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Costa Verda 16-28, Calella de Palafrugell, Girona, Spain, 17210
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0200 (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:  noon

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local city tax of €0,50 (R7,88) 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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The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

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