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Camp sites near beaches« on: May 16 2006 05:05:00 »
Am looking at heading to spain/potugal in the next couple of weeks but have no wheels, how easy is it to get around with a surf board on public transport and are there camps sites within walikng distances to the main breaks?
anyone else keen?
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #1 on: May 16 2006 06:05:00 »
Zarautz is good...right on the beach and easy access to public transport. Check out vayacamping dot net
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #3 on: May 16 2006 08:05:00 »
Hey James...I reckon you'd be OK to free camp most spots on the North coast if there are other people around (try Mundaka, Bakio, Somo, Liencres, Los Locos). Just be careful and fit something to the doors to enable you to lock them from the inside. It's further south you'd definately have problems.
But to be safe, budget for a tenner a night (average) for a 'parcela' That's a plot on site where you can park your van. When you see the prices, dont forget they add on IVA (VAT) I cant remember if its 7% or 16%
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #4 on: May 16 2006 08:05:00 »
ok nice one,
my sister said she heard someone got gassed near the French coast, but thats probably san sabastian way probably mid summer!
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #5 on: June 06 2006 04:06:00 »
bro, please explain getting 'gassed'... ill hopefully be free camping around this area when I can and this sounds a little freaky.
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #6 on: June 06 2006 06:06:00 »
It's where gangs are pumping knockout gas into your van while you sleep. Then they break in and rob you while you sleep. It's mostly happening on the Mediterranean coast to older folks who are travelling in the sort of luxury mobile homes. Are you Edd who posts on the surfing-waves forum?
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #7 on: June 06 2006 08:06:00 »
isnt this a wee bit of an urban legend,
a bit like waking up in a bath in Tijuana with one of your kidneys missing after a night out? As a lot of USA people went on about when I said I was going to Mexico....
Of course, if you park on a roadside in Tarifa, or Algercieras for the night, something like that will happen but in a spot even on the Costa De La Luz, loads of people camped there in vans no problem for half the year.....
Its the same as if you leave you van to get plastered,
you are bound to loose your keys, give them to someone as a present etc etc...
Anyay, you seem to be the expert.....
RE: Camp sites near beaches« Reply #8 on: June 06 2006 09:06:00 »
Hey dont get me wrong...I'm not saying anything's going to happen!! I travelled in Spain for a year solid and only got broken into 3 times.Two of those times was when I was no more than 200 m away from the van in braod daylight. But there have been times when I've been in Spain and nothing at all has happened. I personally have had people inside my van while I've been sleeping and have met people who've had the same.
2 years ago while I was on a beach just outside of Barcelona, I parked up with 8 other vans, and they managed to open the front door while I was asleep, but I'd chained the front doors together and woke up when I heard the chains.
Urban myths have some sort of origin.
I can only pass on advice..........up to you if you take it.