Playa Joyel (REF : E05)

Playa de Ris, Noja, 39180, Spain

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This large site is set on the stunning Costa de Cantabria, a short walk from the town of Noja. Close to the ports of Santander and Bilbao, it's ideal for first-time visitors to Spain. Equipped with high-quality facilities, there's plenty for families in high season, including organised entertainment, a pool (bathing caps necessary) and sports.

There’s a buzzing, multinational feel onsite, and the friendly staff are happy to provide information about the local area. Pitches, although fairly small, are arranged to offer some privacy and are well shaded from the summer sun.

There's direct access to one of the best beaches in the region, where you can swim, surf and rock pool and enjoy coastal walks. There’s also a nature park within the site boundary, which overlooks an area of protected land where migratory birds overwinter. Santander is a lively city with good shopping and some interesting attractions.

Around and About

Noja, Santander, Picos de Europa, Liebana Valley, Tresviso (home to Tresviso cheese), Saja Besaya National Park, Wetlands, Santillana del Mar, Santana, Cave of El Castillo, Cave of El Soplao,  Golf, Bird watching, Water sports, Bike hire, Surfing.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (all season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Minigolf
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas
  • Beach (direct access)
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar, restaurant, entertainment complex
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Pitches

Pitch size (m2) Pitch surface Electricity Electricity amperage Water Water shared Drainage Drainage shared Other services on pitch Separated by
Electric Hook-up pitch - EL 90 grass

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6 trees

Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Minimum stay 7 nights (applies 07/07/2017 to 28/08/2017)

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27 miles east of Santander. From Santander Port follow the S20 then S10 towards Bilbao, this road will then become the A8. Approximately 9 miles east of Solares, leave the A8 at Exit 185 towards Beranga onto the N634. At 1st roundabout take 2nd exit (N634 Beranga/Noja). At next roundabout take the 1st exit onto CA-147 (Meruelo/Noja). Continue over 3 more roundabouts towards Noja, at the 4th roundabout take the 4th exit (SP Playa de Ris which is a brown sign). Continue though Noja and at next roundabout take the 3rd exit. At t-junction turn left and site entrance will be straight ahead.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
39180
Region:
Spain
Distance to Calais: (kms)
796
GPS:
Lat 43.49011 / Lon -3.53636
Michelin map no.
0

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Santander
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Santander (28 kms)

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Large site

Stayed here for a few nights in late April after arriving at Santander. Site very large, pitches in rows and there are lots of chalets, plus permanent caravans with awnings and side tents left up all the time. Reception helpful,shop ok for bread etc. Arrived after Easter break so first day lots of people around in these areas. Then everone left. Pitches for campers quite small, and very close together. Fine when its not busy. Only one sanitary block open so quite a long walk. It was open to the elements (no external doors) so showering a bracing experience. Fantastic beach adjacent, lovely sand and rocks, great when suns out, not so good in the rain. We had 2 days rain, so maybe affected our views. Restaurant/bar serves pizzas, not much else. Surrounding town shut up and empty.
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Beautiful beach

Two nights would probably be enough at this sight but the beach is the best we've ever seen ever. Will love to come back some day, only to see the beach though. Pitches are far to close for comfort, in places it  Looked like a shanty town etc

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Playa Joyel...hell on earth

We chose this site as it was part of the Caravan club and are used to their standards and this site falls far below them. The check in process is ridiculous (considering the size of the site) you go and find a space on foot and leave the caravan outside, you have to choose a few sites as their are numerous other people wandering the site choosing possibly the same numbers (the site is huge!). the pitches are very small & very close together so you have no privacy at all. Considering how the caravan club usually have the sites and specified distances between the caravans this is nothing like that. There are alot of permanent very noisy residents who have very little respect for any one else, whether that's whilst you are walking around the site or when they are screaming & yelling at 11.30pm. Even though we were a couple with no children I would find it hard to believe that a family would find this acceptable. The only good point is it proximity to the beach but I would rather have a nicer site and a drive to a beach than that. We even left earlier than the days we had booked.

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Lovely site, great for families

Visited around 20th August 2016 for one week. Our first trip to Spain and use of long ferry crossing, but it was very much worth the extra cost! This site is about 45 minutes from the ferry, easy to find. At first sight you might be a,little put off, it is very big. it's very busy with a mixture of nationalities, notably Spanish and Brtis but also some Dutch and German. The smallish pitches are arranged so that each one has some privacy. We had almost total shade which suited us as the weather was quite warm. The beach is really lovely and fantastic for children of all ages. Noja is nothing to write home about but not bad either, Santander makes a good day trip (hire a Boris bike, they are great fun!). We hiked up the hill at the back of the site called Monte Cincho which takes about an hour after driving the sort distance from the site (well marked path, suitable for kids) and the view from the tower at the top was superb. All in all a great introduction to Spain and we will return!

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Spectacular beach holiday

If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, with good proximity to a local town, look no further. This is a lovely site, very well equipped for long stays (my husband had his hair cut at the hairdressers on site - very good job!). You have to queue for showers at peak times (ladies) but there are some really good shady pitches. We found it surprisingly peaceful for a large family site. Walking to the beach from the site is easy (I noticed it would be good for pushchair access) and although the waves are like those in Biarritz (for surfing) with a lifeguard (this is high season) the beach is so large that if you wander along to the left of the site, you can access little warm pools to paddle of even swim in (some were quite deep). We went for lovely walks along the beach - absolutely beautiful spot. The local town has all you need and is walking distance. We ate at a small mexican restaurant at the end of the road from the site (just off the roundabout) and it was very good. We stayed 7 nights and didn't expect it to be so relaxing - it was lovely. Also got to see some shooting stars, so lovely for stargazing. The shop stocks many things so there is really no need to leave the site if you don't want to but I was not too happy with the butcher section - meat did not look too healthy to me but I tried some chicken kebabs and we were alright, so... but I walked in to Noja to the small Carrefour for meat. So good pitch, lovely aspect for beach holiday, good for town and shopping. NO DOG POLICY - so it was a very clean site (see my following review for Pena Montanesa...- we have been dog owners and have no issue with the dogs, just lazy owners who do not pick up after their dogs). I can strongly recommend this site for couples (like us) and families alike. Enjoy!

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