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Gran Camping Zarautz
Talaimendi Apdo 8
Spain   (Browse area)
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Tel: +34 943 83 12 38
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Pitches: 400
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 9 Reviews
                8/10 from 9 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  9 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: December 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gartempe 2 reviews from this member

Stayed here for just one night en route from France to Southern Spain. Perhaps due to it being low season but the site was quiet with plenty of room and the very helpful man in reception allocated us a perfect pitch. We will certainly go again, lovely setting, spotlessly clean and heated sanitary block, adequate shop, good bar but didnít try the restaurant. We thought it was one of the best sites in Spain that we have been to. We would have liked to stay longer. ACSI 17 euros

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kelper 62 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to this site.

It is, undoubtedly, the best site for visiting San Sebastian. Which has some of the best tapas bars in the whole of Spain. And certainly in the northwest.

It can be very crowded, and the pitches are mainly medium sized and rather cheek by jowl. So less of a site to spend a day relaxing in, more of one to use as a base to explore the surrounding area and return for sleeping.

We found the 'movers' on the caravan to be extremely useful. Can be quite tight fitting in. Once in, you have room to roll out a canopy and set up table and chairs. Or park the car.

Facilities are good. Great views over Zarautz bay. Easy walk down. More challenging coming back.

We liked the bar/restaurant area. Reasonable food at average prices. Though we found better value/scenery etc in the town. In Zarautz, the old part, set back from the sea front. There are lots of bars and restaurants. Some do fabulous tapas and pinxtos, lots of tasty nibbles that can quickly make up a full meal.

The nearby fishing port/marina/up market small resort of Getaria is worth a wander through the old part. Again, plenty of bars and restaurants. But pricier than Zarautz.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pinkfeebee 9 reviews from this member

There is nothing wrong with this site but I wouldn't use it again for more than a stopover. It was very busy when we visited and they squeeze everyone in wherever they can. That said, a very helpful man on a three wheeled motorbike led us, in our large motorhome, to a sufficiently large space and got us neatly parked. The toilet block is clean and modern, the bar is good value and, although it's busy during the day, it totally went silent at night. I just felt it was expensive at 31 euros for the night - I have had better facilities for less. However, I guess you are paying for location.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Astral weeks 6 reviews from this member

You arrive and are led to your pitch by a boy on a scooter. He tried to put us next to the bar but I waved him on and he took us to a more acceptable shaded pitch. There was not enough room for all our tents and our car but after tying a washing line to the surrounding trees we were able to ensure total privacy. The car was parked in the shade about 10 metres away.

The site is in a great position but do be aware that it is on top of a cliff and though the beach looks very inviting and the walk down is easy, the return can be more than challenging, especially in the heat, as you work your way up the 400 odd concrete steps.

The shower block is very clean and everything worked well. There are several restaurants and a shop on site and a veg/fruit stall sets up in the morning. The prices do not compare to the supermarket in town but are a lot handier.

Paella night was not a great success. We couldn't help but notice that our portions didn't compare well the Spanish campers. Luckily my Spanish speaking wife managed to persuade them after a fairly loud and protracted argument that we deserved an extra portion. The English couple next to us were not so fortunate and had to buy an extra portion to eke out their previous meagre portion.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Feelyjordan 17 reviews from this member

Superb hilltop location overlooking bay. Helpful man at reception guided us to our spot and helped to position the van to overlook the bay. Possibly the best view of any campsite to date!

Loos and showers clean, but showers lacking place for soap/sponge. Wet floor a problem in showers.

Free WIFI but limited range, not available on pitch and very slow. Unable to access Orange mail, but Googlemail worked OK.

Didnít much fancy the restaurant, possibly spoilt by previous campsite.

ACSI price 16 Euros, not bad value.

Zarutz is a modern town, very much a seaside resort and surfing centre. There were lots of young people on the site attracted by the surf, but no problems with rowdiness. There is a large supermarket in the town.

The nearby fishing village of Getaria is more characterful and worth the walk along the coast to get there - we hopped on a bus to get back.

There is a modern electric narrow gauge railway running along the coast and it is possible to take the train to San Sebastian, which is well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Bunny72 12 reviews from this member

This is a stunning site perched on a hill overlooking the sea. When we arrived the reception was most welcoming and we were guided to our pitch by motor cycle (all of 100 meters). The pitches are fairly level in terraces. Beautifully kept as was the whole site. There is a path down to the beach- quite steep but worth the walk of about 300 meters. The path also goes to a good sandy beach about 800 meters away. The toilet Block is excellent- floored with terracotta tiles. Extremely clean. The only reason not to give 10 stars are the trivial point that the wash-hand basins have no soap or hand dryer but you can put up with that! There is a shop which has the usual necessities and bar/restaurant(which we didn't use). It has free wifi and electricity. In June the cost was 20e + tax for a night.

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