Campsites Northern Spanish Coast

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    We will be travelling from Santander to A Coruna. Any suggestions?
     
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    sorry cant say about campsites . we just follow the sea and you will either find campsites or wild parkups like us . it really isnt like med spain . loads nice places .
    you might never get there so many places of interest.
     
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    Drove your route early March this year plenty of wild stops then stayed at a nice aire just outside Coruna it's well signposted if you follow the coast through the city.
     
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    Camping Playa Tauran near Luarca is nice, use the car park on Playa del Toro in Llanes, and park on top of the cliffs in Lluanco ( a bit vague I know, you'll need a map for that one)- done that route to La Coruna a couple of times.
     
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    Hey Dave just for your first night or two, without having to drive very far and give you chance to gather your thoughts check out the aire at Cabercino. It is in the aires book and it is free, you wake up to see elephants, impala and water buffalow and not because you had too much grape juice the night before.
     
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    Yep, convenient site we've used on two occasions. Dumping facility not the best but useable.
     
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    I didn't think of that:D
     
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    miles away from santander in the wrong direction as well.
    even the zoo aire is wrong way .
    out the port head for torrelavaga then either follow main road west or take coast road the camping at san vicente de barquera is usually open in winter. camping el rosal
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/C...0:0xd3684196d2a33d28!8m2!3d43.3889455!4d-4.38
    we dont use it but know a few that do. we stop outside during the day and use layby,s east and west of san vicente at night . lovely views over the estuary in the layby,s .
    dont use the red marker for some reason its in the wrong place when i checked but camp site is marked on the pic .
     
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    I have told you before to ignore me:D
     
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    i thought i was getting dementia .ha ha .
    luckily i can remember the way from visiting spain as a child .
    not always sure what happened last winter but can remeber things and where some things are from years ago.
    keep smiling . be happy .
     
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    MILES, about 15 Km and well worth a stop over
     
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    Lovely aire at Foz. (y)
     
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    The plan is to drive down in mid May 2017, then around the coast, Portugal and then S Spain, back trough France, then Belgium...
     
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    Could be a good time to travel round the north of Spain ( notice I said could) and then onto Portugal. It could also be wet at that time. If sun is not your priority then the scenery could be. It also could be quite hot by the time you're traveling in the south of Spain. "Could" again! You could have a fantastic trip :).
     
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    my advise and i know i,m always saying ...
    get a mapamax map book off amazon .
    best map i know for showing small beaches coves etc .
    we regularly just hug the coast. there really is some great places . but everyone likes something abit different . just take every road heading to the sea . yes sometimes you have to come back sometimes it takes you to that almost secret place that most never get to. certainly around galicia . and northern portugal there are several forestry roads that are the only way to get to places . just drive slow and have fun . they do go on for miles but there are some real nice places on route .
    in the mapamax most are the white roads . we use them at every chance . https://www.google.com/maps/@43.177...!1e1!3m4!1sL2ecMbzWnruJ9nQnG2kaaA!2e0!7i13312!
    this track on the right is how they get artic and big trucks into the village of arou.
    great fishing village . some might say nothing there but we like it the houses are really colourful.
     

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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.178293,-9.1353816,4531m/data=!3m1!1e3
    hopefully this might help.
    certainly use street view .
    we do get through with trucks . its almost a proper road in places but the places on route are great.
    you cant get to all the places in the trucks but just follow the best roads . loads places to stop.
    its a real adventure .
     
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