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Visitor Reviews - Camping Playa De Oyambre

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Camping Playa De Oyambre
Finca Pena Gerra
San Vicente De La Barquera
Spain   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 19-10-2014
Open: 01-03-2014

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 11 Reviews
              9/10 from 11 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Autumn9 19 reviews from this member

There are other campsites in the area however, on the two occasions we visited Caravanning Oyambre, early June and then in early July when it was much more busy, we thought the site retained its calm atmosphere. Reception was very welcoming and accommodating. The site has a pool, a bar and a very pleasant restaurant. On our first visit the meals served in the restaurant were excellent, on our second visit the standard was not quite so high but still acceptable. The brick built facilities include a washing-up area, laundry room and disabled facilities. There are ample modern toilets and showers in which a simple lever delivers non-stop hot water. Two rooms contain baths dedicated to bathing infants. The facilities are kept extremely clean. There is table football and bikes to hire. The pitches are on level terraces, with attractive bungalows included on the highest terrace. A path from the site leads to a quiet lane down to a golf course and the beach, about a twenty minute walk. The site overlooks countryside and on a clear day there are superb views of the Picas de Europa. A short drive away is the attractive town of Comillas with its cobbled streets and squares, restaurants, cafes, shops and a small supermarket. Among the splendid architecture is the house designed by Antonio Gaudi and there are pleasant views over the harbour. We enjoyed both our stays on this site and recommend it.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Frogman14 14 reviews from this member

Endorse everything said about site and facilities, management is very proper. Lovely area to visit, St Vncente is esp nice coastal town. Trips into Picos mountains produced fabulous views, and several 'interesting ' lunches in villages, given we don't speak any Spanish, but all were perfect and very sociable.

Nearest supermarket we found to be Mercadona which is right on next mway exit towards Santander at a place called 'something del sol' which I can't remember, but the marrket is right by the exit next to a furniture warehouse. Prices for everything round about seemed to be ridiculously low when coupled with the .

The pool looked cold, although some brave souls did go in, suspect you would have to wait till August for the sun to warm it up.

Finally would recommend the restaurant on site. Our food was excellent, served in a style far better than a camp site, and the home made rice pudding is a must.

Well worth a prolonged stay.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pixie_Hez 29 reviews from this member

We stayed for 8 nights at the end of our holiday this year before we got the ferry home from Santander. The site was great. We had a lovely large pitch but there are not many large pitches, many are quite small. There were amazing views from the pitch to the Picos mountains.

The toilets were extremely clean. There was a full time cleaner on the toilet block who was constantly cleaning which was good for hygiene purposes but it was a bit disconcerting to hear her shuffling about outside the toilet while you were doing your business and then as soon as you exit, she rushes in to clean the toilet seat and spray air freshener.

There is a restaurant on site which we didn't use but which we were told was excellent and a bar selling snacks and drinks. The bar also sells bread and milk and a few other essentials but there is no real shop on site.

The site is about a 15 minute walk to a large sandy beach which also has free parking but this fills up quite quickly on a sunny day and it can become slightly chaotic with cars parked everywhere and the road blocked with cars trying to pass each other. The sea was a bit rough when we were there as it is the Atlantic. My husband really enjoyed bodyboarding and I enjoyed the waves but it might have been a bit rough for some children. There are life guards on duty and they really enforce their rules if you bathe between their flags. On a few days when it was very rough they were insisting you never went deeper than waist depth.

The site has a reasonably sized pool but the water was freezing when we were there so we only used it once. I guess it would be great on a really hot day but the weather was not really that hot during our stay.

The nearby town of Comillas was amazing. We spent several days exploring the different parts of the town and we also did a few day trips further afield up into the Picos de Europa mountains which were really spectacular.

There is a small supermarket just outside the town of San Vicente which is about a 10 minute drive away. Twice during our stay we used the free motorway to motor into Torrelavega to the massive Carrefour supermarket which was about 30 minutes drive but it was worth it to stock up.

The staff on site were extremely friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English.

Be careful not to get this site confused with another site nearby which is called Camping Oyambre Beach. Camping Oyambre Beach is much closer to the beach but nowhere near as nice. We were so glad we chose Camping Playa Oyambre when we had a look round Camping Oyambre Beach. To be polite, it was awful!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Feelyjordan 13 reviews from this member

All of the positives mentioned in the reviews below, plus a great restaurant on site. We had intended to cook, but the restaurant offered very good value, excellent service and lovely food.

Cycling is good in the area, with very quiet roads, and reasonably friendly hills.

A couple of very minor quibbles, the waste water disposal point is at the entrance to the site and quite a hike from the pitches, while we had a bit of difficulty finding the place in the first instance.

Would definitely go again however, we had originally intended a two night stay but ended up staying for a week.

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Inkaboat 13 reviews from this member

I don't disagree with any of the preceding comments. However, we were there for five days last week during torrential rainstorms. We were put in a 'new' part of the site, sans hard standings. It took five men, rubber mats and the motor mover just to get us onto our pitch, and I had to wind the legs every day to compensate for 'That Sinking Feeling'. We moved on to Madrid as soon as there was a (short) break in the weather. It rained there too.

My only other observation is that the owner was polite to the point of obsequiousness.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Hwcamping 4 reviews from this member

First time to Spain in our VW campervan with 2 adults and 2 children ages 12 and 15 yrs. The site is only 50 mins from the Santander ferry and is easy to find from San Vicente. We were placed on a lovely pitch half way up the site with views to the Picos De Europa mountains, with other English families, so the children immediately made friends. We didn't have any shade, so I would suggest you either go to the bottom of the site, but you won't get the views, or take a canopy for shade.

The shop on site only sells essentials, ie milk, bread, butter and cold meats. The nearest town Comillas (2 miles away) has a small supermarket and there is a cycle path the whole way. There is a large supermarket in the next nearest town.

There is a beautiful beach within 15 mins walk, with a free car park and a beach cafe. You can get surfing lessons on the beach. The on site restaurant is brilliant value (5 for a lovely salad) and the coffee is just 80p a cup. You will just have to get used to Spanish meal times, in that it doesn't serve food until 8. 30pm.

There is plenty to do in the area for at least 10 days, but you will need a car to see all the beautiful towns and mountains. We had bikes and there are just too many hills to get very far on them.

The site was very quiet

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