Almeria

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  1. colleen murphy

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    Ok. So this being our first trip to Spain in our Celtic Rambler Fifth Wheeler, we have quickly come to realise how tight the pitches are. Unlike England, the roads between the two lanes of pitches are very narrow and, what with the poles for the sunshades, we are finding it very difficult to manoeuvre our trailer onto the pitch.
    Any advice on suitable sites for our vehicle in Almeria (our next stop ) would be greatly received.
     
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    You might want to stop at camping marjal on the way down, load of big ones in there, big pitches big site and lots of people to ask advice. :D
    Might be a good idea to pitch up and have a run around in your truck, they take acsi discount card. :D

    https://www.campingcard.co.uk/spain...3.1687208328.1515570126-1000069868.1515570126

    The trouble in winter is that most people that plan stopping anywhere have found where they want to be, and have booked that pitch your looking for.
    Good luck . (y) Bob.
     
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    Many Spanish campsites were built for the Spanish to put their caravans on for the season, hence tight planted trees for shade. The introduction of motorhomes is a fairly recent thing (last 20 years or so). For large vehicles you will need to find newly built campsites, ie Marjal as already mentioned. These were built with large vehicles in mind.

    You may also not be able to use Aires/camperstops (private ones especially) as you are classed as a caravan rather than a motorhome.
     
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    We have toured extensively in Spain with a 5'er, yours is a common problem despite what some say about never having a problem with one, I have been driving artics for 47 years and find it difficult if not impossible on many sites for the reasons you mention.
    In Almeria we stayed on Camping Los Escullos for many years but realistacally there was only one pitch that we could access and we had to reserve it, the site has undergone some modifications in recent years so may be worth a try, we used pitch 106 at the top of the site and this was not easy.
    http://www.uk.losesculloscabodegata.com/index.php/lodging/campsite

    http://www.uk.losesculloscabodegata.com/planos-los-escullos/Los Escullos-Plano Camping.pdf

    There is now a camperstop nearby which you should fit on but not sure if they will allow 5'ers
    http://cabogatacamper.com/

    We also considered Camping Cabo de Gata which does have accessible pitches but we prefer the Los Escullos area.

    There is also a site at Roquetas de Mar which has decent reviews and I know that large RV's can get on but we have no personal experience.

    As others have mentioned at this time of year many of the better (larger) plots are taken or reserved.

    We do not now tour with our 5'er, it is now on a permanent pitch in Portugal, partly because of the above problems.
     
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    Theres a camperstop south of Aquillas near Carolina, excellent size pitches, several 5th wheels when we visited last april. Plenty to see in locality, and some of best unspoilt beaches in spain, but dont tell everyone.
     
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    Been to Roquetas de Mar with my 5er many times and over the winter you get a double pitch so no problems getting on and off, 500 m from beach. Decent walking and cycling and bus into America, which is great and much underrated. If you intend going there you need to know the best route in, can send a PM with further details if needed.
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    Bet that takes a while....;)


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    No it's almost instant, ;) it's what's known as ........








    The American Express. :groan:
    Well you started it. :LOL: Bob.
     
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    Camping Cabo de Gata is very good and they have larger pitches for fifth wheelers and RVs it’s in the ACSI book.
     
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    Sedge wants to know if Nijar is still 'pottery gone mad' ?
     
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