Type: Wild Camp
Name: Begur Cementario
Where: Begur, Costa Brava, Catalunya
How to find it: Drive towards Begur along Passeig de sa Miranda (the camp spot is on that road) and at the roundabout come back up the road and make a sharp right next to the cemetery.
We’d heard some good things about Begur so we set off to explore its ancient streets and pirate-repelling towers.
On the way down the hill we spotted a car parked beside the cemetery so we drove up and parked beside them. No sooner had I stopped the engine a very kind lady was offering us freshly made coffee.
Roselyne and John shared the spot with us for the next few days and a good spot it was too.
Although there was no immediate water supply, John took us to an excellent font outside the church in the central square at Begur, just 10 minutes walk away. Trees around the site also provided a natural toilet if required but just 7 or 8 minutes drive away there were municipal baths which had excellent showers and toilets.
This wild spot put us near a supermarket and Panaderia (bakers) too.
The only problem with this great spot was that on weekends the activities in Begur draw big crowds and between 7:00 and 7:30pm the car park filled with Spanish revellers. If you can’t beat them…
The space was big enough to let Sweep off once the cars had gone which was around 11pm; early by Spanish standards.
Our Carrefour internet dongle just about worked here.
Wild camping may not be your thing but Begur is well worth a visit so you could book a hotel instead by clicking here.
Verdict: One of the best spots we’ve stayed at made more so by meeting the lovely John and Roselyne who made us very welcome in sharing their spot with us. Easy access to facilities made it almost perfect and it was sadly let down by lack of places to walk Sweep and cars arriving in the evening. All in all, highly recommended.
Sweep’s Verdict: Ambivalent.