Review for Camping Playa las Dunas, El Puerto de Santa Maria – for Cadiz & Jerez

Country:                                Spain

Co-ordinates:                      36º 35 ’15 “N & 6º 14′ 27” W

Address:                              Camping Playa Las Dunas de San Antón, Maritime Walk La Puntilla Beach s / n, 11500-EL PUERTO de SANTA MARÍA (CÁDIZ-ESPAÑA)

Good for visiting:                Cadiz (there is a ferry, but we tried to use it 3 times and was cancelled each time); Jerez; Donana National Park; Seville is in striking distance

Phone & e-mail:                   (+34) 956 87 22 10                info@lasdunascamping.com

Website:                                http://www.lasdunascamping.com/en/lodgement/

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr E769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

A couple of areas for camping.  The newer, more open area (not amongst the pine trees) has some bigger pitches, and also much less shade (good for winter camping!)  This is the area that is mostly used in the winter

Is there water on each pitch?            

No.  This is actually the only thing that lets the site down.  The only tap that can be used to fill up is in the motorhome service area.  There are plenty of taps to fill up containers (all push button)

What is the electric like?           

Between 5-10amp.  Very good – we had no problems

Drainage?     

Yes – a very good motorhome service point (fairly new) with washing facilities, drainage, Chemical dump (there were several of these around the toilet blocks as well).  This is the only place to fill with water (and even that tap is push button)

What’s the site access like?        

Very good – easy access from the main road.  However, it is quite awkward to get (fine once you know where you’re going!)

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                             3 good blocks (well we were able to use 2..)  1 is slightly better than the other, in that the showers are better, the area is brighter.  However I don’t like the half  doors in this block!

Toilet paper provided? Yes  – but not in the cubicles themselves                                                Showers:                         Excellent in the one block, can’t always get hot water in the other.  Push button, but electric and a reasonable amount of time on each push.  Only downside is that the block itself isn’t heated, so when it’s a cold day it’s not so good.

What other facilities are there?    

1 swimming pool – Empty and locked whilst we were here, but it looked to be a nice area

Restaurant/bar – out the front.  Nice place to sit and watch the world go by (and well used by the locals at the weekend); laundry; baby room; motorhome service point; supermarket (not open in the winter)

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes.  Free in the bar area.

How welcoming are they at reception and staff in general?  

Mostly good, although one of the receptionists wasn’t as helpful as the others

How much is it?     

18 Euros with ACSI + (extra car is free).

What’s the area like?            

Opposite the beautiful Puntilla beach, and about 10 miles from Cadiz, 8 from Jerez.  The old town of El Puerto de Santa Maria is actually worth a visit itself – it reminded us of Havana, more so than Cadiz which is apparently known as Little Havana.

There is a cycle path accessible from the front of the site, so good walking and cycling

Very nice 🙂

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Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

Probably not, but worth a call

More detail:

The Good:-

The beach opposite (not part of the campsite)

Motorhome service area

Showers and laundry

Most staff

Our first night was spent in the car park, where we were actually very happy!  From here we were able to fill up with water using our hose (not sure we were meant to, but we found a tap and used it!)

The bar

The area

What could be improved:

Lack of taps to fill van from your pitch

Toilet roll in each cubicle and perhaps a little shelf in the cubicle

 We really didn’t like:

Nothing

Moving On:

We headed up into the mountains towards Antequerra

Would we return??

Absolutely 🙂

 

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