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Costa de Almeria

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Overview

It’s less than a mile to sleepy Balerma, a quiet seaside town with a smattering of local shops, and a pleasant promenade including the occasional bar or two popular with campers. 

You may have heard of the intensive greenhouse agriculture in this area of Spain (the source of much of the salad that populates supermarket shelves in the winter time), and it should be noted that Balerma is right in the middle of it. Don’t be surprised by the walls of (predominantly low level) plastic structures on your way to, or in the immediate vicinity around, the campsite, but equally don’t let it put you off if you are looking for a place that is wide open to the sky, right on the coast, and with everything you need to simply relax on your pitch.

 

Although not a typically tourist-oriented area, there are plenty of fascinating day trips to be had if you go out in your own vehicle, and the site may also organise excursions subject to demand. Almerimar and Almería are not far away, and further afield are the much-loved resort of Nerja with its famous caves, plus the stunning Alpujarra mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the spectacular moorish mountain town of Mojácar, and the Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural park with its breath-taking scenery and walks; plus quirky Oasys MiniHollywood, the setting for some of Sergio Leone’s best known spaghetti westerns because of its amazing scenery in the Desert of Tabernas. A simple but high quality and welcoming new site, in a quiet and relaxing location, and with some great places to visit on days out if you are so inclined.

 

Location:

  • Balerma promenade 0.5 mile and centre 1 mile
  • A7 motorway 4 miles
  • Almerimar 7 miles
  • Almería 22 miles
  • Oasys MiniHollywood 45 miles
  • the Alpujarras 45 miles
  • Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural park 50 miles
  • Nerja 69 miles
  • Mojácar 87 miles

Local transport (2018): Bus stop 1km, 0700 and 0900 from Balerma to El Ejido, Almerimar and onward connections; bus from El Ejido to Balerma 0830, 1200 and 1630. Taxi back from El Ejido €10-€15. Cycle hire locally.

 

Pitches:

Total pitches: 220. Pitches open with gravel surface, approx. 70m², level and in parallel roads, all with 16A electricity, water and drainage.

 

Worth noting:

  • Dogs / Cats allowed (max 2)
  • BBQs permitted on pitches
  • Run by Pablo Parejo for owner Jose Collado
  • Maximum advised unit length 7.5m, width 5m, height 3.5m
  • 2 heated modern wash blocks, with hot water to showers, wash basins, dish-washing and laundry sinks
  • Supermarket 800m
  • CDP

 

Site Accessibility:

Ramp to wash rooms with toilet, shower and washbasin, 1 unisex wash room at first wash block with direct access from outside, 1 in each side (male and female) of second wash block with access via the single sex wash blocks; ramp to reception and bar/cantina/shop; site is flat with gravel roads; contact us for any further information.

 

Winter Sun Camping Guide

Take a look at our Winter Sun Camping Guide, part of the Club’s Winter Sun Camping brochure, to find essential information about our Winter Sun campsites and rallies. For more relevant information, read our European Travel Advice for France, Portugal and Spain.

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Facilities

Key facilities

  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Swimming pool
  • Shop
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Washbasins
  • Motorhome service point

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Site Facilities

  • Drying room
  • Flushing toilet
  • Motorhome service point
  • Showers
  • Washbasins
  • Washing Machines

Site Features

  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Shop

Activities

  • Boules
  • Snacks
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Public House / Bar

Offsite Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tennis
  • Golf

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Travel info

Camping Mar Azul
Balerma
Costa de Almeria
04712
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 12:00
Latitude: 36.7222
Longitude: -2.8778
Nearest bus stop:
See 'Overview' below
Nearest train station:
See 'Overview' below

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