In a year and a half in Spain, we’ve stayed at some pretty dull campsites, but we’ve also been very lucky enough to discover some absolute beauties.
Obviously, it depends what you are looking for in a campsite. If you have six kids and a satellite dish you want to plug in or you like organised activities then your idea of campsite heaven might be very different to ours.
Based on the fact that we are independent travellers with thankfully no children but with a befurred four-legged child in a campervan with a preference for glorious cities, empty beaches and kayaking opportunities, these are our favourite campsites in Spain so far.
Camping La Paz, Llanes, Cantabria
A gorgeous wild and terraced campsite that clings to a windy crag with what is virtually its own beautiful private beach. You will feel like you are on the edge of the world. Great parking spots and lovely camping spots for tenty folk. The bar/restaurant commands lovely views and has internet. Read more about this campsite here.
Camping de la Mora, Tarragona, Catalonia
An over-policed, family site but with some very special terraced pitches all the same. If you are camping you can grab a gorgeous spot beneath the trees with a view of the beach and glistening Med below, and then you probably won’t want to leave.
Camping Paloma – Tarifa, Andalucia
A large campsite with plenty of room to find your own piece of heaven. We were there just before high season began and we had a large area in the woods pretty much to ourselves.
Camping Paloma is a five minute walk to one of the most divine beaches we’ve encountered in Spain. Broad white sands, undulating sand dunes and completely unspoiled.
Camping La Viorna – Potes, Cantabria
If you get the right spot then you will be camping with views of the snow-capped Picos de Europa. A lovely campsite with exceptionally clean and attractive facilities. About a twenty minute walk into the centre of lovely Potes and a great base for exploring the mountain range.