Campsites near Barcelona
Two campsite options near Catalonia’s premier metropolis
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest metropolis and the capital of Catalonia, offering a unique and wonderful experience for holiday makers. Within thirty minutes drive from Barcelona, there are three national parks, miles of beaches and plenty of attractive Catalan villages just waiting to be explored. We offer two first-class campsites near Barcelona, Camping Vilanova Park and La Torre del Sol a little further south near Salou.
Barcelona itself has outstanding attractions for holiday-makers seeking culture, including many examples of Antoni Gaudi's architectural heritage, the Sagrada Familia basilica being the most visited. There’s also the vibrant Las Ramblas and the marvellous Picasso Museum.
|Vilanova Park||La Torre Del Sol|
Why choose Barcelona for your next camping trip?
Beaches and Landscape
While camping sites in the city of Barcelona are limited, the nearby coastal resorts and the lower reaches of the High Pyrenees provide great options for camping holidays. To the south, the Costa Dorada (Daurada) has sandy beaches, perfect for relaxing and bathing, whilst to the north Costa Brava has a more rugged coastline of cliffs and pebble beaches.
Away from the Mediterranean, the High Pyrenees Mountains are perfect for holiday-makers who enjoy winter sports and adventure holidays.
As part of the Catalonia region, cuisine in and around Barcelona has its own distinctive flavours. Popular Catalan dishes include paella cooked with seafood and peas, aioli – a garlic purée that is served with bread and olives - and lots of fresh seafood.
We recommend campers in the region seek out dishes that are described as ‘Romesco’ - meat dishes cooked with almonds, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar and oil - well worth sampling.
The city of Barcelona is packed with things to do for adults, families and children. The coastline in either direction offers a choice of beach activities and water sports. Taking the Harbour Cable Car from Barceloneta to Monjuic is a thrilling and affordable family activity, as is the cable car ride through the tree tops to the old fort.
For evening entertainment, take in a flamenco show at one of the many family-friendly bars along Las Ramblas. Or sample one of the many restaurants serving sumptuous local dishes.
Getting to Barcelona's campsites
Barcelona is one of the best connected cities in Spain. Daily flights arrive from across the UK, Ireland and Europe to Barcelona International Airport. Alternative airports are Reus and Girona. Affordable car hire makes fly-drive a great option and gives you the flexible to venture from the campsite.
The busy port has regular ferries leaving for the Spanish Islands, Morocco and France.
Should I stay in Barcelona itself?
You could… but Barcelona is expensive and being surrounded by metropolitan hustle and bustle doesn’t suit everyone. So why not consider a camping holiday instead?
It doesn’t need to be under canvas - both of our local campsites offer comfortable, well-equipped mobile homes. Much more cost-effective than a hotel or villa, you’ll have all the facilities you need at your fingertips.
And with the space of a campsite, comes additional luxuries. Make use of cooling pools, soothing jacuzzis and activities like tennis and mini-golf at our campsites.
|Vilanova Park Mobile Homes||La Torre Del Sol Mobile Homes|