El Molino de Cabúerniga

Sopeña, Cabúerniga, 39510, Spain

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Situated in the Cabuérniga valley with outstanding vistas of the surrounding mountain range, this gem of a campsite is an open grassy meadow with trees. The Saja river runs adjacent to the site, offering idyllic walks, swimming and fishing in summer. 

One of the campsite’s main features is its unique stone buildings and artefacts with a traditional Spanish feel. Cantabria offers cities, beaches and mountains, and the surrounding area is not only great for relaxing but also for indulging in active pursuits such as mountain climbing and biking, walking and swimming.

The campsite offers spotless sanitary blocks, a wonderful playground in a rustic setting and a pleasant bar serving traditional breakfasts and ‘bocadillos’ (sandwiches) for lunch. 

Around and About

Santander, Cabúerniga, Saja de Saya Natural Park, San Vicente de la Barquera, Comillas, , Santillana del Mar, Fitness centre/Spa, Cycling, Hiking, Bird watching.

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Café
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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Directions

From the A8 take exit 249 towards Comillas/Cabezon (CA135/CA180). At the roundabout take the 4th exit towards Cabezon on the CA135. At next roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the N634 towards Cabezon. At the 3rd roundabout take the 1st exit towards Cabuerniga on the CA180. Continue on the CA180 for 7 miles. Take left hand turn (SP 400m Sopena/campsite) continue to follow small blue and white signs to the site.

The best access is in the Km 11.200 on the CA180 next to the Civil Guar (Guardia Civil) headquarters and then follow the Camping signs. 

Be aware if following google sugestions (shortest route) will take you thorugh a road without the camping signs.

 

 

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
39510
Region:
Spain
Distance to Calais: (kms)
836
GPS:
Lat 43.227109 / Lon -4.289666
Michelin map no.
572

Transport links

  • Buses go to: cabezón de la Sal
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Santander (50 kms)

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El Molino de Cabúerniga
If heaven is missing a campsite, then this is it! The site is simply beautiful and peaceful and supported by great facilities. Arrival is through a village which involves some care in passing through. Reception is adjacent the small car park and where there is a bar and dining room for light breakfasts and lunches. Guests are asked to find their pitch and let reception know so that electricity can be provided, The pitches are large and well grassed. The site is located in a beautiful location in a river valley with small villages. The valley is sided with spectacular hills. We stayed for three nights. I wish we could have had longer.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 02/06/2022 19:43

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El Molino de Cabúerniga
Only stopped here for two nights on our return journey via Santander and Brittany Ferrries. We chose here to be reasonably close to the ferry port so that there would be no stress getting there on time. The site is about 50 mins drive with caravan from the ferry port and the route is straightforward. The site itself is set in a valley surrounded by mountains. The Rio Saja, a fairly large picturesque river, runs down the valley. The site was clean, well laid out and the facilities (Showers etc) were good. Though on our first morning when the site had very few visitors, it took forever for the hot water to come through to the showers. When it did it was good and hot with good water pressure and the shower cubicles were roomy with plenty of space to change and dry. We ate in Ruente at a restaurant recommended by the staff. It was good. We took the menu del día. Great fish. José-Marie on the site couldn't have been more helpful and we counted the number of new Spanish words that he added to my spanish vocabulary. He happily allowed me to practise my spanish. Make sure to visit La Fuentona in Ruente, a pleasant post-prandial wander. It has a fascinating story.

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1st Stop In Spain!

El Molino de Cabúerniga
This was our 1st stop out of 4 in Spain. 40 mins after getting off the boat and we are at the site. We were escorted in by one of the staff, checked in and hooked up within 20 mins. Wonderful grassy pitches and clean toilet block really got our trip off to a good start. You get to pick your own spot but the downside is that by the time you chose & get back to reception, someone may have already picked your spot! The site is situated within a beautiful valley with the village a short cycle or walk away. The supermarket there is basic but cover most needs and there are a couple of good restaurants in the village. The only downside for us was the 6 amp electric supply and the fact the hook up box is locked. On the final night, it kept tripping due to a faulty unit on site somewhere and a walk down to reception each time became a little tedious. Overall though, a wonderful little site with very friendly staff in a cracking location a short drive from the boat!!

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Reviewed on 23/08/2021 13:44

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El Molino de Cabúerniga
This was our first ever Spanish site. We travelled straight to the site from Santander. We found it quite easily as we had already followed the route on Google street maps and it was very interesting to spot the police station, various villas and even the wheelie bins spotted on google street maps. There was a slight detour around the church when we arrived, but it was well marked so no problem. Check in was quick and we managed to understand each other with our very limited Spanish. The owner walked around the site to help us choose the pitch (they are mainly grass and virtually unmarked) and he then connected the electricity 6amp. The site was in a lovely area with plenty to see and do, although it was raining when we were there so didn't get much chance to explore. We walked around the village which seemed quite traditional. The facilities were absolutely fine , clean and well equipped. The owner was friendly and helpful and next time we will dine in the restaurant on site. Word of warning : if you are heading south from the site do not turn left when you get to the main road, especially towing a caravan. We did, and ended over 4,000ft up a mountain after miles of twisting almost single track road. The view was fantastic and worth the trek, but we had a few hairy moments to get there.

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Reviewed on 26/01/2020 13:36

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El Molino de Cabúerniga
50 minutes from the ferry and quite easy to find although make sure you use the entrance road by the Guardia Civil as the village is quite tight in places. What a wonderful site set in a rural valley with fantastic views. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The toilet shower block was excellent very clean and always hot water on demand. Bars and restaurants are in walking distance and also a village shop selling bread and essentials. A big shop can be done at Mercadonna 15 minutes or Carrefour 30 minutes. We spent two weeks here and at the end felt totally relaxed and sorry to leave this great site. If you are interested in visiting some of the cave paintings nearby such as Tito Bustilo and El Castilo and Alta Mira make sure you book online as footfall is limited each day

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Reviewed on 01/05/2019 16:55

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