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.
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.
Begur Village ~ A Haven of Authenticity on the 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
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.
Accommodation and Facilities
Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends or with family, there’s quality accommodation to suit.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
It’s the kind of place that gets booked up in advance, so don’t leave it too late.