San Pedro near Marbella is a quieter stretch of beach in the spring time and is an ideal place to pitch up for easy access to Marbella. We found a seafront road which was occupied by other campers and decided to join in the mass wild camp for the night.
We’ve been told by several people that the police in Marbella are very lenient with campervan owners and that has proved consistently true with every spot we’ve found in the area.
The wild camp at San Pedro was useful, if not glamorous. It is basically a lay-by on a wide stretch of road and while the views north (mountains) and south (palm trees and sea) are terrific, it’s hard not to feel like you’re very exposed.
The seafront provides drinkable water in fonts that are regularly spaced and there are restaurants which could be used for toilet duties. Dogs, of course, are not allowed on the beach but that didn’t stop us walking Sweep there and nobody seemed to mind.
Because it’s a part of Marbella you can expect your mobile phone and internet dongle signal to be strong. Ours were fine (Vodafone and Carrefour) with almost fully powered 3G internet.
So all in all the wild camp at San Pedro was not the most glamorous but the area provides enough useful elements to make it a comfortable stopover for a few days. I’d give it a six out of ten purely because you have to pay your way into restaurant toilets and it is such an exposed spot.
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