We cross the big fishing lake on 27 May. It still seems to be a year a way. Our main campsite in near Royan is booked for 3 weeks. After that we are moving up to Carnac for 3 or 4 nights then over somewhere near Dinard.
Ah well, am finally home and back in work so thought that I would share my thoughts on this site in Spain.
The drive down from Kent to the site was fairly painless and traffic free and despite scheduling 3 stops it could have easily been done in 2. As usual, the Pyrenees and Milau Viaduct more than made up for the mind numbing boredom that is the French motorway network!!!
The site is situated approx 6 miles south of Cambrils & Salou so even though it isn't "touristy" such areas are reached very quickly if you require.
Booking in was very efficient although all members of the party needed to be present so that they could be provided with their official site wristbands (needed to be worn at all times). Even though official check in was 1pm, we were welcomed on at midday with no complaint.
A trainline runs through the middle of the site but it really was not an issue and trains stopped quite early in the evening and didn't start too early in the morning.
The site has it's own recently updated swimming pool
Whilst the pool was excellent, there were some quite strict rules on what you could and couldn't do:
No inflatables No balls No chairs No shouting on the slides
This meant that we spent most of the time at the excellent beach which was 30 secs walk from the van
The beach was spotless and they used a tractor with a rake every night to ensure that it was clean and flat for the next day.
The site had 2 restaurants, a separate bar (& pool bar when the pool was open), nightclub, entertainment stage, kids club, take-away, bakery, large souvenir shop (also stocked plenty of camping supplies) and a well stocked supermarket (it had a greengrocer and Butchers situated inside).
Toilets and shower blocks were spread generously across the whole site and whilst they were not modern they were absolutely spotless (each block had it's own dedicated cleaner that worked from 8am to 8pm). This was the same across the whole site and all day you saw them sweeping the roads, raking and clearing leaves and cutting the grass. Any non-paved roads got a daily spray with a water bowser to keep the dust down.
We had booked the premium pitches as they were designed for larger European vans and all had a 10amp hookup, water and waste. As you can see, there was plenty of space for the van and the car and it didn't seem like you were sat on top of each other.
Need to pitch your lorry based motorhome?
This was next to me and as you can see, this wouldn't be a problem (this became a tourist attraction when it arrived!!)
Overall, this was an excellent site and in the off season it would be even better value so I would highly recommend it.
One final note for those of you that have Alko Trailer Control (ATC) - On the journey down I was traveling along Barcleona's equivalent of the M25 when I overtook 2 lorries at just over 60mph. As I passed the 2nd lorry the caravan started getting a little bit wiggly so I took my feet of all the pedals and the wiggling stopped. I accelerated again to pass another lorry that was just in front of me and the wiggling came back. As I was just about to pull in front of the lorry, the ATC decided enough was enough and applied the brakes on the van. This was hard enough to yank the car back but the van immediately stopped wiggling and normal service was resumed. I wasn't unduly worried about the van when it was wiggling but the ATC obviously sensed something that I didn't so decided to take control. What a great piece of kit and it can easily be retro-fitted to any old van.