Further south than either Tunis or Algiers on Africa’s north coast, Roche is a very welcome new addition to our programme.
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. The welcoming Leal family – father Antonio, with daughter Begoña and son Enrique – and their friendly staff run a well-kept site and are always ready to provide local information, including tickets for trips to Morocco. Pitches are grassy and flat and you have the option to book either a single (70-80m²) or double pitch. The recently refurbished wash block was renovated paying close attention to feedback from the site’s regular campers. 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. The campsite is set on the edge of woodland and close to the coast of this much soughtafter area, with both town and beaches quickly and easily reached by a good network of cycle paths, running through the pine forest to the coast. 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 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
- 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
- Local buses from campsite to Conil
- 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; flat 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 (70-80m²) or double (140-160m²) pitch booking, maximum unit length 8m (single or double); all with 10A electricity, water and drainage
Washing machines and drier; hot water to laundry sinks
Tennis and paddle tennis
Small book exchange
ATM in town
Well kept modern wash block, with hot water to showers and wash basins, hot water to dish washing, two chemical toilet
Take-away on request from restaurant
Outdoor exercise machines
Car hire arranged
Supermarkets two miles
Cycle hire, horse riding, sea fishing and golf available locally
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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