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Camping Begur ~ Mediterranean Living at One of the Costa Brava’s Best Campsites

Last updated on April 24, 2020

An idyllic nook of nature near pristine beaches and the Mediterranean village of Begur, Camping Begur is without doubt one of the very best campsites on the Costa Brava.

Camping Begur ~ One of the best campsites on the Costa Brava.
Camping Begur ~ One of the best campsites on the Costa Brava.

The Mediterranean villages, pure waters and pine-oozing cliffs of the Costa Brava are all just an hour or so away from my home in Barcelona and I’ve been actively exploring  it all for the last couple of years.

Mainly on my knee-busting bike touring adventures, but also with the luxury of a car on romantic getaways. There’s just something so special about it, with its ethereal light, so clear and vivid, and the constant cacophony of cicadas that emanates from the whispering pines and sweet acacias. It is everything they say it is. Paradise.

Best campsites for cyclists along the Costa Brava, Catalonia
Me and Gwen (my bike) happy to arrive at the bungalow after 75km ride from Girona to Begur
Begur Campsite - The Best Campsite on the Costa Brava (Bungalows, Tents and Tourers)
Getting back to nature at Begur Campsite on the Costa Brava.

Begur Village ~ A Haven of Authenticity on the Costa Brava

Begur Town, Costa Brava, Catalonia Bike Touring
Begur: a lazy Mediterranean village full of expert newspaper readers and cafe terrace loungers.
Eating and drinking in Begur village, Costa Brava
A Mediterranean lunch in Begur, Costa Brava.

It’s during this period of obsessive exploration that I discovered the Mediterranean village of Begur. It’s small – so small that I accidentally cycled through it and out the other side whilst looking for it – and built of wood, stone and floral quilts.

The streets of Begur hum along quietly and there’s little else to do but stroll and eat and shop and drink. It’s bliss.

Located about 2 or 3 km from the coast, the village of Begur manages to stave off the bulk of tourists that flock to the larger beach resorts along the Costa Brava.

Yes there are still tourists, but not so many that the place is overrun. To me, it’s an authentic Costa Brava experience.

Camping Begur ~ An Idyllic Place to Camp Whilst Exploring the Costa Brava

reading on my porch in Camping Begur, Costa Brava
Old man on the front porch, reading and resting my legs.

I have always loved camping and I can report that the Costa Brava is very much a camper’s dream. Nuzzled away in what is basically a forrest, Camping Begur is a spacious and fragrantly green campsite with over 300 pitches.

They maintain the grounds beautifully, keeping it as natural as possible, and whether you stay in one of the cosy bungalows or pitch your own tent, you’ll be treated to the smells and sounds of nature from dusk till dawn.

If you still don’t have a tent of your own, be sure to check out this budget tent guide by Globo Surf before getting your wallet out.

Accommodation and Facilities

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends or with family, there’s quality accommodation to suit.

Campng Begur with family tent, Costa Brava, Catalonia
Spacious tent pitches at Camping Begur.

Studios and Bungalows: The studios are ideal for couples, whilst the spacious bungalows and mobile homes are fully equipped for groups of up to six people. I felt like a king as I sat on the sun terrace of my bungalow, reading and sipping wine with the breeze tickling my feet.

Tent Pitches: The tent pitches are large and shaded by giant oak and pine trees. Prices vary throughout the year, starting at a bout €5 per person and moving up the scales to about €10 in peak season. Seriously good value.

Motorhome and Caravan Pitches: There are also fully-equipped pitches for motorhomes and caravans.

Facilities: There are plenty of shower blocks and toilets, all very modern and clean, and the laundry rooms are great for longer camping trips.


Camping in Begur Campsite Restaurant
Camping Begur’s restaurant terrace is perfect from dusk till dawn.

The restaurant is open all day and all night and you can eat well without leaving the campsite. As Santi, the manger said to me, “I work, go home for a quick shower and a siesta, and then I come back.

But look at this… what a beautiful place to be!”.

And he’s right. The staff are happy, the beer’s cold, the food’s great.

Pescaditos (little fried fish tapas) and a jug of beer and Camping Begur, Costa Brava

Duck for dinner at Camping Begur, Costa Brava

Santi is from the area and knows all the right suppliers.

“If I want fish, fresh fish, caught the same day, I just call my friends and they deliver it,” he boasted. “Not fish from yesterday, fish from the same day!”

And after devouring a perfect platter of sardines, I believed him. The duck was also good, especially after my four hour bike ride.


Camping Begur is ideal for families with small children. There are two beautiful pools, dedicated children’s activities and kids’ clubs, as well as plenty of space for them to run around.

The supermarket has everything you could need and the on-site restaurant has plenty of family-friendly dining options. 

Catalonia camping gear tip: If you’re in Spain and want to shop for camping gear – tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, etc. – then Decathlon is your best bet (great value, fantastic quality and stores throughout Spain). Caravan gear is a little more difficult to come across but you can always shop for caravan equipment online before your trip.

Surrounding Attractions and Beauty Spots

Fornells Cala Costa Brava (Beach Cove)
Cala Fornells, one of the many secluded little coves along the Costa Brava.
Begur Diving, Aiguablava, Costa Brava, Catalonia,
Costa Brava holiday vibes at Aiguablava.

Assuming you have a rental car, there’s really no end to the amount you could see and do along the Costa Brava while staying at Camping Begur. The surrounding area boasts plenty of attractions, however, so you really don’t need to venture far from home.

Begur Village: The village of Begur is about 1.5 km from Begur Campsite – definitely walkable. I popped in for a ride on my bike and perused the weekly market before enjoying a fish feast and some wine at Restaurante Can Pitu.

Begur beaches: Aigua blava is probably the most famous beach of Begur and arguably one of Costa Brava’s most beautiful. It was a bit busy when I went so I rounded the cove to Fornells and dipped my feet in the Med. Illa Roja is the beach to go to if you want to even out your tan-lines (it’s a nudist beach), and my absolute favourite beach of the Costa Brava, SA Tuna, is located just two-and-a-bit kilometres from the campsite.

Aiguablava Beach, Begur, Costa Brava
Aiguablava Beach, Begur – like a vintage postcard.


Sunset at Begur Campsite, Costa Brava
Sunset at Begur.

You can probably already tell that I’m completely smitten with this campsite – it epitomises everything I love so much about the Costa Brava. It’s lazy and unpretentious with warm and fuzzy family holiday vibes in the surroundings of the area’s signature natural beauty.

The staff are exceptionally friendly – they even walked me to my bungalow so I wouldn’t get lost! – and speak excellent English. The accommodation is clean and clearly very well looked after, with excellent facilities.

The food is good and hearty and you could quite happily spend a week or two schmoozing between the pool and the restaurant terrace.

Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or with a group of friends, you won’t find a better spot than this in Begur.

One of the best campsites on the Costa Brava? I have on doubt whatsoever.

Make it Happen

Book your Costa Brava holiday at Camping Begur here.

It’s the kind of place that gets booked up in advance, so don’t leave it too late.

You can see many more photos and get updates by following Camping Begur on Facebook and Twitter, and you can see other reviews on TripAdvisor.


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  1. A laithwaite A laithwaite

    Hi, we are looking at staying at Camping Begur but don’t want to hire a car. How accessible is the campsite..we improbably fly to Girona and are happy to walk to the beach if fairly near, but could we access shops for food?

    • Hola Alison,

      Funnily enough I’ve been pondering how I might make my next visit without driving. Last time I took the train to Girona (with my bike) and cycled from there.

      I don’t know if you’ve had a quick look on Google Maps, but it’s a good 40/50km from Girona to Begur (i.e. the coast) – a 9-hour hike or a 3/4-hour bike ride.

      I believe there’s a bus though (number 8) that takes about 1.5/2 hours.

      Let me know how you go!



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