A day at the Zarautz Beach Camp.
This is a guide itinerary with everything in the all inclusive package. But the beauty of staying at the beach camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.
Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham and cheese omelette. Head to the beach to wash away the headaches (and mistakes) of the night before. A couple of hours of surfing, relaxing, soaking up the sun and playing beach games. Once we’ve worked up enough of an appetite, it’s back to the camp to fill up on a tasty lunch prepared by our in-house chef and maybe, just maybe, brave that first icy cold beer of the day. There are tonnes of different activities in the surrounding region to keep everyone occupied. We can head into San Sebastian to its famous pintxos bars, go on free walking tours, go horse riding, paragliding, on wine tasting tours or simply head to the beach for more surfing, or enjoy the sunshine from our terrace in all its glory. Finish your afternoon activities with a cider on the hill, watching the sunset and then enjoy a big hearty dinner to line the stomach.
Day time activities:
Surfing, volleyball, skateboarding, exploring the town, swimming, sun baking, fishing, cliff jumping, drinking beer, and much more.
Night time activities:
Party nights in San Sebastian, movie nights, dinners in our favourite restaurants in the area and visiting the many festivals that dot the region in summer.
Basque Country, Spain
We stay 20 minutes outside of San Sebastian at a beautiful clifftop campsite overlooking the surf beach of Zarautz.
As far as surf goes, well we’re only a hop skip and a jump away from the finest surf beaches in Europe. And if National Geographic says we’re located in one of the World’s Top 20 Surf Towns, well who are we to dispute it!
Gran Camping Zarautz
Calle Monte Talai Mendi,
The Zarautz Beach Camp is located in Gran Camping Zarautz.Calle Monte Talai Mendi, s/n, 20800 Zarautz, Guipúzcoa
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Come fly to us…
If you fly to Bilbao:
You can get a bus directly from the airport to Zarautz, buses leave from the front of the airport at 7am, 11.30am, 3.30pm and 8.30pm.
If you land outside of these times there is an hourly bus to San Sebastian city centre and from there you can hop on the local bus or train to Zarautz.
If you fly into Biarritz:
To get to San Sebastian from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Sebastian. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10. A coach service also exists between Biarritz airport and the Hendaye train station, via Saint-Jean-De- Luz (change buses there). The coach ride is less than one hour and costs about €4.
Come on ride the choo choo train
You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastian. Check Renfe for details.
Buses are for legends
San Sebastian to Zarautz
Local Bus: Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 15 minutes and cost €3. Look out for the Lurraldebus DO50B, from bus stop “F. Garcia Lorca 2” near the Train Station of San Sebastian heading towards Loiu and than get off at station “Zarautz”.
Local Train: Alternatively, the Euskotren is a good way to get there (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs €2 and takes 30 minutes.
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What should we bring?
Beachwear, something to party in, something warm for the night times, a towel, sunscreen and your camera!
What is the breakfast like?
We like to mix it up: banana pancakes, ham, cheese and mushroom omelettes, poached eggs with bacon and even french toast. Veggies, no worries we cater for you too.
How many people are there in a tent?
Tents fit 2 people, but if you want a little extra room and privacy in case you meet the love of your life, you can pay a €20 surcharge for your own private tent.
And what amenities are offered at the Beach Camp?
We’ve got it all – hot showers, internet, a restaurant, a sidreria (ciderhouse), wine tasting within walking distance, a shop, flushing toilets, chillout area, great views, and the beach a 10 minute downhill walk.
Two of us are vegans, do you cater for this?
We cater for vegetarians, so we can always just remove the animal products and stuff you to the brim with fruits and veggies and starches…..whatever we do, we’ll make a plan for you. Email email@example.com any dietary requirements or requests prior to arrival if possible.
What is the address of the camp?
Gran Camping Zarautz, Calle Monte Talai Mendi, s/n, 20800 Zarautz, Guipúzcoa
What is the night life like in San Seb?
The nightlife in San Seb is a lot of fun and deceptive. You go out for a few pintxos and a couple of bottles of cider and come back at 5am with little memory of the blur of a night you’ve just had in the many little bars and clubs of the town, but damned sure that you had the best time of your life.
But what if I can’t visit during June or July?
Fear not our surf house is open all summer long! Check it out here!