Spain for December?

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  1. wiljoy

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    Hi everyone, I am receiving ever increased agro from the lady of the house to ask
    all you very knowledgeable funsters for information. I have put off by even saying the site was closed due to annual holidays but she realises it must be open now.
    She hasn't been very well and fancies a break of 4-6 weeks in Northern Spain. The coast is
    a must as she likes a paddle. Have any members visited a descent campsite on the coast round about The Bay of Roses who are reasonably priced? We will be driving
    down from Calais and hopefully secure somewhere tested by a funster.
    Many thanks for all help in advance.
     
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    Bit too cold for my taste that far north, especially at night.

    Only ever stayed around there in the early or late summer, as a lot of the campsites open from March to October.

    I'm sure there must be some that stay open all year, but I wouldn't know where they might be.

    Maybe some one on here will know.


    Pete:Cool:
     
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    agree with pete .far too cold could even have snow on the beach . wont be the first time seen it a few times . bbbrrr.
    get further south you know it makes sense.
     
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    True enough.

    I've experienced frosty mornings as far down as Benidorm, before now.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Peniscola perhaps...Camping Eden..we stayed there a couple of years ago...close to the beach..150 metres...

    Try this link...http://www.camping-eden.com Lots of good discounts for long stays..
     
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    i,m sure nobody is taught just how cold spain can be .
    it really is a shock to most .
    i remember coming home as a kid and being called a liar by a teacher .
    even at malaga you look inland and see snow lots of times .
    well even gib you can do it . nobody believes it till they see it .
    i keep telling folk arrive at santander in early nov .see snow on the hills .
    leave late april still snow on the hills ,very often a fresh covering over night .
     
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    Costa Brava in December is gonna be cool...!
    Roses... We used to stay here when passing
    http://www.campingsalata.com/en/camping-salata-roses
    Check that it's open as one year it was open in January then next year closed for a month!

    Most sites and business's will be shut around that area.. Further down is Blanes and Santa Suzanna.
    Been here in February, ok but not sunbathing weather.
    http://www.campinglamasia.com/
    http://www.campingbonrepos.com/ - This is a nice spot, ideal to get train into Barcelona. If I had to go to that area I would pick this one..
     
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    The good news she'll not bother you next year, in the unlikely event she does not freeze to death she'll throw up at the sound of "Spain".

    Even the deep south is cold, though nothing like here.

    You need Morocco if you really want some warmth.
     
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    one of my bosses had a villa in sant pol de mar just below calella went one xmas never again colder than uk .
     
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    We spent one Christmas in a small hotel near Tamariu a few years ago. Beautiful heavy frosts in the morning and t-shirts by the beach for lunch. Blue skies all the time!!
     
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    Re. The weather !!

    One thing I noticed at the Rally at Marjal in February was that ladies in the skimpiest of attire were often seen strutting their stuff on the omnipresent white plastic chair ! So the weather can't be all that inclement !!
    What brave girls they are !!!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    bet they had things sticking out you could hang a wet donkey jacket on as well. :Rofl1:
     
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    Spain in Winter months

    Spain by day can usually be pleasant with teeshirts being worn by 10am come 4pm and it starts to get cool and some nights really cool as in frost or snow especially over hilly areas, but there is usually the sun in the day. The Med is even cool/cold for dipping your toes.You will find only sites with indoor pools will allow swimming as outdoor pools are closed and drained, and as already stated it is not unusual to see snow on the beach in some areas
     
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    Bon repos santa suzanna is right on the beach. its close to village and train. we have friends who go every xmas.
     
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    Cold at night

    We live in Spain and Nov/Dec it's fine during the day 10am for just short sleeve shirt / shorts up to around 5pm then it's jumper on.... Day time temp from 10C to 16C - night from 7C to -2C
    Dec/Jan - living here we are in jeans ( no shorts now ) and jumper all day. In the sun it can be nice and warm, but shade it's cold.
    Day time temp from 7C to 14C - night from 5C to -2C

    We are in the Murcia region. As we only got our MH 6 weeks ago cannot tell you what winter time would be like in MH, but we plan to go for a few weeks down around the Seville area and will post here our findings as long as the heater is working at night in the MH.....

    Don
     
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