Sao Pedro de Moel

Rua Volta Do Sete, Sao Pedro De Moel, Marinha Grande, 2430, Portugal

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Located in a small spa town on the Costa de Prat, São Pedro de Moel is a charming site set in a pine wood, and a great base from which to discover northern Portugal. Pitches are unmarked, so you can simply choose a place to pitch up between the trees.

Sao Pedro is busy in high season, but offers peace and relaxation outside of the summer months with clean, well-maintained facilities. The swimming pool with fun slide is popular with families, and there is an excellent play area to entertain small children.

There's sandy beaches, shops, bars and restaurants in the delightful coastal town of Sao Pedro de Moel, just a short walk away. Inland, the nearby town of Marinha Grande is famed for its glass works and visitors can enjoy the Museu do Vidro where many stunning pieces are on display. Those looking for an active holiday will find plenty of cycle paths and water sports to keep them busy. 

Around and About

Marinha Grande, Forte de São Miguel Arcanjo, Leiria Pine Forest, Nazaré, Home of famous poet Afonso Lopes Viera, Tomar, Crystal factories, Cycle routes, Deep sea fishing.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: entertainment complex

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

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Directions

From the A8 take exit 25 towards Marinha Grande /Barosa and continue on the N242, when you reach Marinha Grande, follow signs for S. Pedro de Moel over two roundabouts and continue on the on the ER242-2 for 4 miles/7km. At the 1st roundabout in S. Pedro de Moel take the 1st exit and the site is on the left in 100m.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
2430
Region:
Portugal
Distance to Calais: (kms)
1998
GPS:
Lat 39.7598 / Lon -9.02451
Michelin map no.
733

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Marinha Grande
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Santander (795 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The small shop sells essentials in low season
  • The outdoor pool is closed in winter, between September and June
  • A bus service runs from the site to the nearby town of Marinha Grande

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Relaxing and peaceful

Orbitur Sao Pedro is a very laid back site.The staff on reception are lovely and welcoming, helping with many extra things, and even booking a taxi for us. The whole place is very relaxed - and this includes not just the atmosphere but the way the site is run. Don't expect a site like the all-singing-all-dancing sites in Spain! There are no marked pitches - apart from a few pitches that seem to be only reservable if you book directly with the site - the option to book the better pitches wasn't available on the club website. You can choose to pitch up anywhere apart from these reserved spots. The pitches are sandy and uneven, so be prepared. We needed to use 4 chocks with our motorhome to level AND stop it sinking.You need a long electric lead as each sector only has one large power point. The site facilities are modest - a bar, games room and restaurant and a small pool with flume. The supermarket appears small at first, but is actually larger than any shop in Sao Pedro itself. The nearest large supermarket is a Continente in Marinha Grande. The toilet and shower facitlities are OK - one of the blocks is a lot newer than the others, so we chose to use that one as the other blocks were a bit rough round the edges. The location of the site is fantastic; at the edge of the pine forest, with dozens of fabulous cycle paths, and only 10 minutes walk from a super beach and wonderful walks along the spectacular cliffs. The site is very quiet and peaceful. We had a great time here, and would happily return.

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Quality of site

We found this site to be one of the worst we have ever stayed on. Understaffed and not helpful. If you wanted to use the shop you had to ring the bell and when they had finished serving in the bar they would stroll the 60 yards or so to the shop and open it for you, ( if they answered the bell) Out of 4 shower blocks only one was in use with two showers only to service the site. They said there was another open at the top of the site, which I used I washed my hair and soaped up just as the water stopped. They was no water anywhere in the block. Again no toilet paper provided I had to run down to the other block covered in soap. It was a joke. Never will I stay at this site again absolutely appalling. Granted it was beginning of September but if these sites are open then they should be run as if they were, not a skeleton crew and charging top money, A JOKE.

Response from the Caravan Club:

Thank you for leaving this review on the Caravan Club’s website.  We are sorry that you found the site to be of poor quality.  Many of the overseas sites do start to reduce the facilities offered in high season when the demand decreases.  As your club we are always happy to advise of the closure of facilities on site to avoid any disappointment.

Response from Sao Pedro de Moel:

We thank you for your communication and, first of all, we sincerely regret any inconvenience.

In the light of your communication, we would like to clarify that, in fact, as a result of a sharp fall in demand in the month of September, the campsite begins to reduce several of the services it provides. This reduction includes the minimarket and, therefore this facility is only available to the clients on demand, namely by ringing a doorbell to call a staff member.

In addition, we also close two of the four existing sanitary blocks. One of the open sanitary blocks has two male showers and two female showers and the other six of each.

Regarding the water failure, please note that no anomalies were detected in water supply at that time. We also would like to clarify that toilet paper is not provided at the sanitary blocks of S. Pedro de Moel Orbitur campsite.

We thank you once again and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely,

Anabela

 

 

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Reserved or not reserved, that is the question?

Our first impression of Sao Pedro de Moel was not that great. We have a large outfit so paid extra to the Caravan Club for a large pitch. When we arrived on site we were simply told to park anywhere and try as we might we couldn’t get on any of the pitches. There were some larger pitches but were all reserved and out of bounds on the map we were given. It felt like my first time caravanning as every pitch is sandy so we got stuck several times and as you can imagine the stress levels were somewhat high. We eventually gave up and after some negotiation we were allowed on one of the reserved pitches. Looking at the price we had paid to the Caravan Club vs the prices displayed on site we had grossly overpaid and more than covered the cost of a reserved pitch. ? The facilities on site were fine, the staff friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for walking into Sao Pedro de Moel or cycling in the forest or on the many cycle paths. Just a word of warning – watch the tree sap. Our car was covered and we left it until we got home only to find it had set like glue.

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6 nights on a grand tour

A nice site, clean.. We used it off season and the site was empty so park where you like under the trees.. At that time, as advertised, no facilities were open. A lovely walk into Pedro da Moel, a charming small coast resort.   I would return.

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