(2015-16 Winter Season) - Rally Stewards will be Agnes and David Hulme| Evening activities will be held in the side room that openly adjoins the restaurant, with daytime activities near the rally tent (weather permitting) | Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include games, quizzes, craft, walks and cycles, and visits to some of the many local carnivals, events and festivals that are such a feature of the area.
A small and friendly rally, with as usual the freedom to partake in all, some or none of the organised activities as you wish. Subject to demand the site and Rally Stewards will organise excursions to local places of interest such as Gibraltar, Seville, Cádiz, Jerez, Andalucía's Pueblos Blancos (white villages), and even Morocco for those wishing to travel further afield. The local bus stops outside the site entrance, but the service is limited.
Rally Date: 10 01 2016 - 18 03 2016
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Further south than either Tunis or Algiers on Africa’s north coast, this area has long been popular with members.
Rally Dates 10 Jan - 18 Mar 2016 (Members only)
41 miles from Tarifa, the most southerly point of the continent, along Andalucia’s famous ‘Coast of Light’, lies Conil de la Frontera, a much-loved destination for winter campers from the UK and the rest of Europe. Roche's owning Leal family – father Antonio, with son Enrique and daughter Begoña – and their friendly staff run a welcoming site and are always ready to provide local information. Pitches are grassy and flat and you have the option to book either a single (60-70m²) or double (120-140m²) pitch. Many single pitches will allow for a caravan and awing, and double pitches are divided by trees and shrubs. It is nearly always possible on your allocated rally pitch to erect an awning, and then to park your car on an empty pitch nearby (naturally this cannot be definitively guaranteed, should the nearby pitches be unavailable for any reason, but the site also has a large car park across the lane opposite reception). A cosy bar/restaurant serves as the on-site hub of activity, with happy hours and occasional celebrations for special festivals, especially the Romería of San Sebastián, the religious procession and pilgrimage for the local patron saint, held on the Sunday nearest to 20 January subject to the weather. The campsite is set on the edge of woodland and close to the coast of this much sought-after area, and while the countryside setting does mean that some animal noise can be heard, one of Roche's big pluses is that both town and beaches are quickly and easily reached by a good network of cycle paths, running through the pine forest to the coast. Signage and local maps for hese are however almost non-existent, so take a relaxed view and be prepared to explore! Roche is best suited to caravans and motorhomes with independent personal transport, which enables you to get the most out of this rewarding region. Days out are possible to unspoiled beaches from Conil to Cádiz, and to Seville, Gibraltar, Andalucía’s Pueblos Blancos (white villages) route, the sherry area of Jerez, and the Roman remains of Baelo Claudia complete with an ancient red tuna factory. Add all this to the Costa de la Luz’s historic sites of Cádiz and Cape Trafalgar, and you have a winning formula for a winter break.
- On the edge of woodland, close to the sea and to the town
- Several golf clubs within a short drive
- Conil de la Frontera town centre 3.5 miles, beach two miles, A48 motorway 5.5 miles, Cádiz 25 miles, Jerez 35 miles, Tarifa 41 miles, Gibraltar 71 miles, Seville 89 miles.
- Dogs allowed
- Barbecues permitted on pitches; communal barbecue areas also available
- English spoken
- Owned and managed by the Leal family
Dedicated accessible facilities - Ramped access via laundry room to unisex washroom, with shower, washbasin and wc; step to reception; small step access to restaurant/bar and to shop; flat terrain with tarmac roads giving access to all pitches; contact us for any further information.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Flat and grassy pitches, set out in pairs to give the option of single (60-70m²) or double (120-140m²) pitch booking, maximum unit length 8m (single or double); with 5A-10A electricity, some with water and drainage
Well kept modern wash block, with hot water to showers and wash basins, hot water to dish washing, two chemical toilet disposal points
Take-away on request from restaurant
Outdoor exercise machines
Car hire arranged
Supermarkets two miles
Taxi for four people to Conil about €10 each way (winter 2014-15)
Cycle hire, horse riding, sea fishing and golf available locally
Many pitches long and narrow, so may not fit awnings (even double pitches)
Washing machines and drier; hot water to laundry sinks
Tennis and paddle tennis
Wi-Fi (on pitches, free)
Limited buses to Conil (1.40 out, 12.30 or 19.00 return, Winter 2014-15) stops outside the campsite entrance
ATM in town
Use carpark opposite reception before checking in, as site entrance is restricted.
Friendly, English-speaking receptionists - "old" part of site has electricity, water & grey-waste on each pitch; "new" part has shared facilities.
On-site restaurant & shop "ok" -- poor WiFi in some parts of site (cannot comment about TV reception, as we don't have one!)
Good shopping in Conil, Cadiz etc. Extra (motorised preferably) transport is needed by motorhomers, for exploring and shopping, as bus service erratic.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
The site is ok, that's all. Pitches were smaller than advertised, ours about 55m sq, (you can pay more for a larger pitch) electric on our pitch was supposedly 8amps but tripped on anything over 5amp consumption. Facilities were cleanish but not up to club standards, a lot of graffiti on backs of doors, no locks on loo or shower doors, no hand washing, soap, dryers and one toilet paper dispenser at entrance to block. There was another block further across the site that had more modern facilities. We arrived mid January, the shop was never open at first and was grudgingly opened if requested, this improved as our stay lengthened. The restaurant was just as bad, almost as though they could not be bothered. It cried out for a daily menu. There were a couple of special events when more was on offer but generally do not rely on it. Conil itself has little to attract in winter but handy for shopping with many major supermarket chains. A bus leaves from site entrance at 10.15am, 12.15am return at 12 noon at Conil centre and 7.15pm with no return although a taxi is about 10 euro from Conil Centre. One very good half day excursion was organized, after pressure from Clubs? and campers we believe to a massive Sherry Bodega in Jerez. Well worth doing if offered again. Bus travel is cheap but disjointed with long walks between various route/stops although most can be done from the main terminus in Conil beside the very helpful tourist information. Visits to Cadiz, Barbate, and Tarifa (very long walk to bus stop) easily achieved by bus. As we said it was OK and amazingly cheap but not one for a long stay we feel. We would have moved on if we had not pre booked 32 nights.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples
this is a lovely location with friendly site owners. My only problem was that the older facility block did not have hot water for washing up. Another downside was the barking of local dogs. This seems to be a problem in Spain but no noise from vehicles. You can do lovely walks to uncommercialised beaches and there are other lovely places to visit nearby. The weather was warm. Brilliant.
I would certainly CME here again.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
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