Author: Tim Aldiss

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Camping Playa Joyel, Noja, Cantabria, Spain

What we liked: nice pool area smart, large campsite near beach poulet roti on-site What we didn’t like: staff already looked pissed off even at the beginning of the season Campervanman Star Rating:  3.5/5

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Camping La Isla, Potes, Picos de Europa, Spain

What we liked: rural and peaceful river bank location. Good base for the area clear air and lots of nature! quiet swimming pool What we didn’t like: a bit of a cycle ride to...

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Camping Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain

What we liked: quiet & convenient for Praia do Catedrais What we didn’t like: advertised pool not yet open generally shabby with no effort spared nothing nearby Campervanman Star Rating:  1/5

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Seaia Plaia, Malpica, Cost de Morte, Galicia, Spain

What we liked: first wild camping spot of the trip! beach to ourselves! no cost (apart from money spent in local shops into the local economy) What we didn’t like: nearest campsite wasn’t worth its’...

Camping Rural Rio Arosa II, Ria Baixas, Galicia, Spain 0

Camping Rural Rio Arosa II, Ria Baixas, Galicia, Spain

What we liked: rural, shaded spot properly chilled rosé thanks to being allowed to chill it in their fridge What we didn’t like: pool open to the public on Sundays! pool full of midges on...

Camping Playa Canalas, Porto Novo, Ria Baixas, Galicia, Spain 0

Camping Playa Canalas, Porto Novo, Ria Baixas, Galicia, Spain

What we liked: pretty & peaceful compact campsite on a west coast location beach easy access convenient base for exploring the area What we didn’t like: nearby port not that great or easy to...

Camping Canon Do Sil, Galicia, Spain 0

Camping Canon Do Sil, Galicia, Spain

What we liked: the definition of rural! amazing unspoilt canon views from great viewing jetties peaceful, well landcaped flat terraced pitches with friendly staff (and a nice bar area) What we didn’t like: a LONG way...

Camping Rioja, Logrono, Spain 0

Camping Rioja, Logrono, Spain

What we liked: the pool convenience on our route What we didn’t like: very popular with long stay/locals shabby facilities run down with odd caravan shalets! Campervanman Star Rating:  1/5

Aire de Camping Car, Anglet Plage, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques 0

Aire de Camping Car, Anglet Plage, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

What we liked: the town and the beach secure/patrolled aire good bus service What we didn’t like: one way system nightmare Campervanman Star Rating:  4/5

Camping Pré Fixe, Cassagnabere-Tournes, Haute Garonne 0

Camping Pré Fixe, Cassagnabere-Tournes, Haute Garonne

What we liked: friendly hosts rural, peaceful, intimate, pretty setting pool & kids facilities What we didn’t like: too bloody hot again! little off the beaten track pool could have been bigger Campervanman Star...

Camping Padimadour, Rocamadour, Quercy 0

Camping Padimadour, Rocamadour, Quercy

Good things: lovely pool and loungers some shaded flat pitches kids club (although closed out of season) very helpful monsieur (lent us a mains lead) fresh bread every morning great facilities Bad things: snack...

Camping La Castillonderie, Thornac, Dordogne, Aquitaine 0

Camping La Castillonderie, Thornac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Good things:  lovely rural Dodogne location great outdoor pool shadey pitches cafe/bar/restaurant freshly baked bread on-site Bad things: a drive to anywhere (apart from maybe the first village, and possibly the Dordogne) easy to hear...

Camping La Grainetiere, La Flotte, Île de Ré, Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime 0

Camping La Grainetiere, La Flotte, Île de Ré, Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime

Good things: swimming pool complex – outdoors but can be covered when cool, beautifully clean, and safe enough to let little Lola run around in without worry restaurant, bar & shop, and speciality cuisine nights...

Camping Stoneham, Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais 1

Camping Stoneham, Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais

Good things: convenient free shuttle to town easy cycling to and fro and around town decent facilities baker on site every morning child-friendly – for bikes and fun with other kids Bad things: long walk...

Yelloh Villages, Deauville, Calvados, Normandy 1

Yelloh Villages, Deauville, Calvados, Normandy

Good things: indoor pool – small but essential given how wet it turned out to be outdoor pool – I was the only one to use it during our stay, and hardly surprising as...

Aire de Falaises, Veules de Roses, Normandy 0

Aire de Falaises, Veules de Roses, Normandy

What we liked: sea & sunset view free! lovely village to stroll down to What we didn’t like: lack of security (but this really wasn’t an issue) no facilities apart from poubelles Campervanman Star...