** CAMPSITES IN SARDINIA & CORSICA**

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INTERACTIVE MAPS (right):

These give the location of all the campsites used in Sardinia and Corsica during our March~June 2009 trip.

Each campsite links to the chart below which gives details of:

  • campsite name, location, GPS co-ordinates
  • date of our stay
  • cost per night including any discounts
  • our comments
  • assessment-rating

Campsites are rated on a scale +5 (excellent) through to -5 (dreadful); we have tried to be as consistent as possible, basing our assessment on standards specifically applicable to Sardinia and Corsica, over the following criteria:

  • attitudes and levels of hospitality, welcome and helpfulness shown
  • location and setting
  • standard of facilities
  • price and value for money

NB  Prices (quoted in Euros €) and comments given  relate purely to the dates of our stay

Click on map campsite locations to link to details in the chart below 

Awarded  Trip's
Best Campsites
accolade,
rated at +5

 

Highly commended,
awarded +4 rating

NOT recommended:
poor value, poor facilities, or
poor hospitality
SITE NAME LOCATION and
GPS COORDINATES
DATE of STAY COST per NIGHT FEATURES and COMMENTS RATING
+5 excellent

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-5 dreadful
THE JOURNEY OUT:  
Camping Bouscarel, Calais, France In Oye Plage village just east of Calais
GPS: N-50.98653,  E-2.04749
20 March €18.87 2-star site open all year round and convenient for Calais/Dunkerque ferries; pleasant welcome from owner; plenty space for visitors away from statics; modern, clean facilities; boulangerie and supermarket in nearby Oye Plage village; slightly expensive for basic site +3
Camping La Croix d'Arles, Langres, France Jct 6 of A31 D428 towards Langres, & 2 kms S on D974
GPS: N-47.81309, E-5.32114
21 March
and
19 June
€13
ACSI Card discount
Convenient night-halt, 10 kms from Junction 6 (Langres Sud) of A61; rather perfunctory welcome from warden; pleasant woodland setting with shady pitches among trees; facilities limited out of season but water hot; boulangerie and supermarket in nearby St Geosmes; only down side are the swarms of noisy Dutch caravans +2
Camping L'Arclusaz, St Pierre d'Albigny, Haute Savoie, France St Pierre d'Albigny village, off Jnc 23 of A43 in Izère valley
GPS: N-45.567159 E-6.167107
22 March and
18 June
 
€15.70 Always a warm and helpful welcome from M et Mme Perrier; beautiful setting amid Savoire vines of mid-Isère valley, overshadowed by the razor-ridged peak of L'Arclusaz mountain above village, with wonderful views up towards Mont Blanc range; site stocks local Savoire wines (try the excellent Pinot Noir); so convenient for Fréjus Tunnel route to Italy +4

SARDINIA

NORTH-EASTERN SARDINIA: 
Camping Golfo di Arzachena, Cannigione, NE Sardinia 3 kms south of Cannigone village

GPS: N41.096111, E-9.436389
24~25 March €16
(pre-opening discount)
Huge 'camping village' with all the associated holiday-making noise and detritus once season begins; BUT in mid-March, only just opened and deserted; this is only time to stay. The totally obliging warden could not have done more to welcome us: facilities being cleaned so chalet WCs and shower opened for our use; lovely setting amid eucalyptus trees. Supermarkets in nearby Cannigone and Wed am market in Arzachena; ideally placed for nearby Nuraghic sites +4





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Camping Baia Saraceno, Palau, NE Sardinia Near to Palau port on NE coast

GPS: N-41.179450 E-9.392880
26~27 March €16 (inc sconto) Large 'camping village' set on wooded headland 1 km east of ferry port of Palau; pleasant welcome on arrival, responded to request for early season sconto; flat pitches set along rocky shoreline facing sunset across straits over Maddelena and Caprera Islands; modern clean facilities with plenty hot water +3


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Camping Tavolara, Porto San Paolo,  NE Sardinia Just off SS125 at Porto Taverna, south of Olbia
GPS: N-40.859030 E-9.642830
28~31 March €15
ACSI Card discount
Hospitable and helpful welcome from warden; a beautifully landscaped site delightfully planted with trees and flowers and full of birdsong, but largely statics with little space for visitors; deserted in March (but sheer hell in summer!); facilities ultra-limited with little hot water; 500m walk to nearby Tavolara beach, magnificent white sand and turquoise water, looking across to towering cliffs of Tavolara Island +3




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EASTERN SARDINIA: 
Camping Selema Santa Lucia, Siniscola, East Sardinia Turn off SS125 at Siniscola, to coast at Santa Lucia village
GPS: N-40.578660 E-9.772960
1 April €10 special scontissimo rate for "primi clienteli" of 2009 Delightfully welcoming and helpful owner; offered us special price of €10 as his first clients of 2009 instead of normal €21; he was 1 of few who had responded to email confirming his opening date; large 'camping village' set alongside beach under coastal pine trees, wonderfully shaded in summer but rather gloomy in March! impeccably clean & modern facilities +4



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Roccas Agriturismo, Monte Ortobene, Nuoro, Central Sardinia Siniscola road from Nuoro, turn right up to Monte Ortobene just beyond chapel; follow road for 6 kms as it winds up Ortobene
GPS: N-40.318737
E-9.363699
2~3 April €28 Ultra welcoming and hospitable family-run agro-turismo in magnificent setting amid granite rocks 800m high on face of Monte Otobene; ask at the TIC in Nuoro - they will telephone family who will drive into city to guide you up onto Monte Ortobene, and welcome you with glass of Oliena Cannonau red wine; tiny camping area set under 900 year old Evergreen Oak tree with glorious views over hill country of Barbagia; down-side is minimal facilities, no showers and very expensive price; but worth it as it's only camping near to Nuoro +3






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Camping Cala Gonone, East Sardinia Leave SS125 just after Dorgali, thro' tunnel & steeply down to coast at Cala Gonone
GPS: N-40.28452 E-9.63342
4~6 April €27 inc sconto Helpful welcome at reception; campsite used by climbers, with more tents than seen elsewhere; Cala Gonone is pleasant little resort which retains its isolated charm despite tourists hotels and apartments; magnificent setting on wild coastline below limestone mountains descending to sea; steeply winding narrow approach road with multiple hairpins, not for faint-hearted; campsite set in pinewoods shaded by high cliffs; supermarkets in Cala Gonone; BUT unduly expensive +3





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Camping La Pineta, Planargia, Bari Sardo, East Sardinia Just off SS125, on coast beyond Bari Sardo village
GPS: N-39.821095 E-9.671702
7~8 April €14 Very hospitable and smiling welcome from owner; lovely setting with flat pitches under pleasantly scented eucalyptus trees and close to beach; facilities modern and clean with good hot water except in wash-ups; excellent value with washing machine at €1.50 +4


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Camping Porto Porastu, Capo Ferrato, Muravera, SE Sardinia On coast at Capo Ferrato, northern end of Costa Rei
GPS: N-39.291840 E-9.599330
9 April €15
ACSI Card discount
Pleasant but quite functional welcome; huge 'camping village' set behind beautiful silver sand beach at northern end of Costa Rei; pine shaded pitches but not so good in pouring rain; facilities basic and poorly equipped and no hot water other than in showers; Camping Torre Salina near to Murena looked better tho slightly more expensive +1          
           



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CAGLIARI AND SOUTHERN SARDINIA:
Camping Pini e Mare, Capitana, Cagliari, S Sardinia Near to Capitana and Quartu Sant'Elena suburb, 18 kms from Cagliari

GPS: N-39.205961 E-9.319569

10~13 April €18 with 4th night free Young English-speaking owner superbly helpful and welcoming and had responded to email with opening dates; nothing too much trouble; facilities limited but clean but hot water only in showers; setting under shady pine trees on terraced slope; gravelly ground drained quickly in pouring rain; altho' 18 kms from Cagliari, site on main road with bus services into city: #1Q orange bus from campsite to Flumini then change to bus PF into city at Piazza Matteotti; direct service by ARST bus limited to early morning and evening +3







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Camping Flumendosa, Santa Margherita, Pula, S Sardinia Shore side at Santa Margherita near Pula
GPS: N-38.967670 E-8.977960
14~15 April €15
ACSI Card
discount
Slightly taciturn welcome from elderly owner; pleasant setting next to Flumendosa beach with flat pitches shaded by pines and eucalyptus plus netting in summer; a few statics but plenty of space; facilities clean but no hot water other than showers which need gettone; Pula 3 kms with bank and Sisa supermarket; Museo Patroni with Punic and Roman remains from Nora archaeological site -combined ticket €5.50 +3





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Camping Soc. Coop Proturismo Portu Tramatzu, Teulada, S Sardinia At Porto Tramatzu 6 kms south of Teulada village
GPS: N-38.926410 E-8.711430
 
16 April

 

€19 + €2 for shower gettoni, inc 5% CCI sconto Campsite run by local commune, quiet but rather overgrown and unkempt, set on low headland overlooking Teulada Bay at Porto Tramatzu; beautiful setting just above secluded beach with sounds of splashing waves; pleasant welcome from lady at reception, but multi-form filling; facilities straightforward but modern and clean; no hot water other than gettoni-controlled showers; quite expensive for a basic site. +3





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SOUTH-WESTERN SARDINIA:
Wild camp at end of track from Porto Botte, SW Sardinia At end of track from Porto Botte by Stagno
GPS: N-39.044224 E-8.566568
17 April   Beautiful wild camp spot at end of lane from Porto Botte along shore-side lagoons; water tap in corner of parking area; occasional local trippers and fishermen, but otherwise peaceful and undisturbed; wonderful views and walks around stagno with wealth of birdlife: feeding flamingos, some soaring overhead showing their pink wings as they glided past, cormorants drying out their wings, black-winged stilts tip-toeing delicately around, and golden-eyed ducks





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Camping Tonnara, Island of Sant'Antioco,
SW Sardinia
At Villagio Polifermo on western coast of Sant'Antioco island
GPS: N-39.006389
E-8.387778
18~19 April €18 in low season, but >€50 extortionate prices in August Replied to email conforming we were welcome to stay 2 days before their official opening date of 20 April; pleasant and hospitable welcome on arrival; beautiful shore-side pitch overlooking small wild cove of Cala Sapone with superb sunsets over sea; facilities brand new and spotlessly clean, but again, hot water only in showers +4
              
 


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Sosta near to Buggerru, SW Sardinia
Parking area & Sosta overlooking sea 2 kms north of Buggerru towards Portixeddu
GPS: N-39.417629 E-8.411525
20 April €5 in high season, rest of year free of charge Sosta maintained by Buggerru commune, 2 kms north of Buggerru; magnificent setting looking out over arc of San Nicholao wild beach; air filled with roar of surf which masks out any noise from passing traffic; 6 terraced pitches rising up hillside by side turning from SP93 road to beach and bar-cafe;   ** BEST SOSTA OF TRIP ** +5
      
  
        


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Sosta at Tuili village, SW Sardinia Behind bus station in Tuili village
GPS: N-39.711100 E-8.961700
21 April €6 Simple straightforward Sosta in yard behind bus station in Tuili village; telephone number given on sign to request stop-over with €6 fee for parking and minimal facilities (tap and drain - no toilets or showers); noise from early morning buses; close to Nuraghe Su Nuraxi and Giara di Gesturi +2



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WESTERN SARDINIA:
Camping Spinnaker, Torre Grande, Oristano, W Sardinia At Marina di Torre Grande near Oristano
GPS: N-39.903790
E-8.530950
22~24 April €15
ACSI Card
discount, but normal price horrendously expensive in summer
Officiously inhospitable and unhelpful welcome; getting information on basics eg buses into Oristano, was like drawing teeth; they have virtual monopoly of camping near to Oristano and it shows with arrogant indifference towards their guests. Setting - huge site but small crowded area for campers; pitches are sloping and made up of ill-compacted gravel - easy to get bogged in at times of heavy rain. Facilities clean and modern but no hot water other than computer controlled showers.  NOT RECOMMENDED; but Oristano is interesting medieval town; Tharros archaeological site is a must -2








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Camping Nurapolis, Sinis peninsula, W Sardinia On coast between Oristano and Cuglieri at S'Archittu
GPS: N-40.07011 E-8.48356
25~30 April €14.50 Totally hospitable, kindly, welcoming owners; nothing was too much trouble; set under pine trees, pitches were rather gloomy in wet weather, but in sunshine, dappled sunlight was glorious; facilities straightforward but more than adequate with hot water in showers; pleasant small restaurant on site; by Sardinian standards, excellent value at €14.50/night +5




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Area di Sosta Torre Argentina, Bosa, W Sardinia On coast 7 kms north of Bosa
GPS: N-40.322830 E-8.439190
1 May €15 Very perfunctory welcome; superb setting in open areas of rocky bay by Torre Argentina, but approached down 500m of very rough and rutted track; minimal facilities; plenty of space but little flat ground; avoid area by cafe - noise from 24 hour generator, and avoid holiday weekend when whole area overrun by holiday makers and noisy bedlam +2




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Camping La Mariposa, Alghero, W Sardinia Northern suburbs of Alghero near Fertilia
GPS: N-40.579480
E-8.312470
2~7 May €15
ACSI Card
discount
Pleasantly helpful and hospitable welcome from staff at reception; pretentious but limited facilities; gettoni for showers included in ACSI price, but no hot water for wash-ups; expensive wi-fi at €5/hour; bar-pizzeria and small shop selling bread; Wed am huge market in nearby Viale Europa; buses outside camp into Alghero; normal price €27.50; a pleasant site spoiled by excessive prices and overwhelming noise from passing traffic noise. +3






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NORTH-WESTERN SARDINIA:
Area di Sosta La Pineta, Pozzo San Nicolo, Stintino, NW Sardinia Near village of Pozzo San Nicolo, Stintino, entrance by Pizzeria
GPS: N-40.869180 E-8.236910
8 May €15 Enthusiastically welcoming hospitality from Brazilian lady-owner; ultra-flat, grassed pitches, pleasantly shaded or open sun; facilities - toilet, wash-basin and wash-ups but no showers or hot water; Sosta seems in process of development; rather expensive at €15 in view of lack of facilities +3



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Camping Li Nibari, Marina di Sorso, Porto Torres, NW Sardinia On coast 6 kms east of Porto Torres at Marina di Sorso
GPS: N-40.825640 E-8.543290
9~10 May €17.60 Officious attitude at reception - only site in Sardinia to demand additional ID document to CCI;  setting in hillocky area amid coastal dunes and gloomy pine trees; most areas dominated by statics with limited space for visiting campers; limited facilities - 2 showers for whole campsite, 1 with scalding hot water, the other cold; limited WCs but endless wash-basins; no source of hot water other than card-controlled shower; poor value but only campsite close to Sassari; NOT RECOMMENDED +1






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Wild Camp at car park of Nuraghe Santu Antine, south of Sassari, NW Sardinia Dirt-track road opposite Santa Antine Nuraghe
GPS: N-40.491348 E-8.766875
11 May   Wild camp at side of dirt-track farm road opposite Santa Antine Nuraghe; no shade and little cover; some noise from passing traffic, but undisturbed night and even ignored by passing Carabinieri, cafe opposite at Nuraghe entrance


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Camping La Foce, Valledoria, near Castelsardo, NW Sardinia On coast at village of Valledoria, east of Castelsardo
GPS: N-40.933500 E-8.816810
12 May €16.50 Family-run site with warmly friendly and helpful welcome at reception; fluent English spoken; pleasantly shaded pitches under scented eucalyptus trees by stagno and beautiful wild beach; modern and spotlessly clean facilities with endless hot water in showers, one of few Sardinian campsites with hot water in wash-ups; good value package deal at €16.50 all-in

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Camping Baia Blu la Tortuga, Vignole Mare, Aglientu, NW Sardinia On coast near Vignola Mare, north of Aglientu
GPS:N-41.124420 E-9.067510
13 May €15 ACSI Card discount Officiously unsmiling and bureaucratic reception with tediously endless form-filling; huge 'camping village' crammed full of statics and Keycamp tents; most space monopolised by German holiday-makers with little left for visitors; hard-pruned eucalyptus left little shade, so open-wind-swept featureless camping area; modern facilities, hot-water taps at wash-ups but no hot water  ** GHASTLY PLACE - BEST AVOIDED ** -2
      


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CORSICA

SOUTHERN & SW CORSICA:
Camping Cupulatta, Torre, north of Porto Vecchio, S Corsica Just off D568 at Torre, north of Porto Vecchio
GPS: N-41.646120 E-9.293640
14~15 May €15 Site still preparing for summer opening open so no one at reception; warden rather begrudgingly agreed for us to stay; gravelly, flat pitches under shady trees with resident woodpeckers; facilities still uncleaned from winter, but cleaned for us, basic but functional, warm water in wash-ups +3



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Camping Campo di Liccia, Bonifacio, S Corsica On D60 just north of Bonifacio

GPS: N-41.405560 E-9.187780
16 May €17.80 Casually indifferent welcome at reception where signs forbade absolutely everything remotely pleasurable in camping; mammoth site crammed full of chalets leaving limited and grubby space for campers under gloomy trees; facilities modern with warm water in wash-ups; overall an unwelcoming, oversized holiday-camp +1




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Camping La Trinité, just north of Bonifacio,
SW Corsica
3 kms north of Bonifacio on RN196
GPS: N-41.40968 E-9.12670
17 May €17.80 Friendly and hospitable welcome; close-cropped turf open spaces delightfully landscaped with trees and shrubs for shade, no defined pitches; ground rather sloping but whole site had good feel with minimal chalets; washing machines x 2; facilities good with plenty hot water; overall, at last it was so good to find a campsite geared to visitors wanting to camp rather than dominated by 'quick buck' attitudes for holiday-makers +4





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Camping Olva les Eucalyptus, Sartène,
SW Corsica
Approach from RN196 north of Sartène via D268 and D69, NOT through narrow streets of Sartène
GPS: N-41.64013 E-8.97557
18 May €20 Perfunctory welcome, owners just wanted your €€s; grubby camping area under gloomy pines and eucalyptus; limited bornes restricted choice of pitches; facilities basic but functional with hot water in showers and wash-ups; expensive for such a basic site +1



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Camping Peretto les Roseaux, Belvedère Campomoro, Propriano,
SW Corsica
On Campomoro headland west of Propriano
GPS: N-41.627340 E-8.814400
19~21 May €17.80 Pleasant and helpful welcome from lady owner; delightful setting - flat pitches terraced up hillside amid Mediterranean scented shrubs with dappled shade from deciduous trees; facilities basic but functional, no hot water in wash-ups and jetons for showers +4



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Camping Abartello, Olmeto Plage, Propriano,
W Corsica
On coast at Olmeto Plage west of Propriano
GPS: N-41.69836 E-8.84479
22~24 May €16.65 Rather perfunctory welcome; flat, terraced pitches, pleasantly shaded by deciduous trees; setting opposite wild, rocky beaches and within 300m of Spa mini-market for morning baguettes, and bar-restaurants; facilities straightforward but more than adequate with very hot water in showers +4



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Camping la Vallée,  Plage de Verghia,
W Corsica
Turn off  south of Ajaccio on D55 opposite Plage de Verghia
GPS: N-41.807950 E-8.764770
25~26 May €20.90 Reception unmanned, friendly warden came round in his pickup to collect rent; set in elongated valley running into hills from coast; short-cropped turf pitches under deciduous tree for shade but limited bornes; peaceful apart from occasional quarry trucks on opposite side of valley; basic facilities with limited luke-warm water; beach and bar (with free wi-fi) but no shops with walking distance +3





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WESTERN CORSICA:
Camping les Mimosas, Ajaccio, W Corsica On hill north of Ajaccio city centre
GPS: N-41.937400 E-8.727650
27~28 May €17.30 inc 10% discount pre-end May Pleasantly helpful and smiling welcome; small and busy site with inevitable ambient noise levels; pitches demarcated by eponymous mimosa hedges on sloping ground but well-shaded by tall eucalyptus; facilities modern with good hot water in showers; bread available to order, camping gas exchange, free wi-fi +4




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Camping de la Plage d'Arone, on coast below Piana, W Corsica Take D824 minor road from Piana down to coast
GPS: N-42.211100 E-8.585210
29~30 May €26 Perfunctory welcome; setting - 11 kms from Piana along very narrow, winding corniche road with superb views of Capo Rosso, 500m from Plage d'Arone; totally a N European holiday-camp, filled with holiday-making families with inevitable noise of kids, dogs and TVs; only peaceful spots in olive grove at remote corner of site; site pleasantly landscaped with oleanders and overlooked by pink granite cliffs which glowed crimson at sunset; facilities modern and clean but limited hot water; poor value for a 2-star site at outrageous rip-off price of €26 +2








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Camping Sole e Vista, Porto,
W Corsica
Just above Spa mini-market in Porto village
GPS: N-42.26346 E-8.71006
31 May~1 June €22.10 Utterly indifferent and unhelpful welcome; terraced pitches up very steep hillside, heavily shaded under pine and mimosa trees, very gloomy in wet weather; overcrowded-camp atmosphere with all the associated noise; despite site being crowded, only 2 out of 4 facilities blocks open, limited and grubby with minimal hot water; Spa supermarket just below site; poor value for such a limited site -1





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Camping E Gradelle, Osani,
W Corsica
From Osani, take D424 minor road down to coast
GPS: N-42.306960 E-8.645300
2 June €20.80 Wonderfully friendly, helpful and hospitable welcome; narrow lane 6kms down thro' village of Osani, steep access drive up to flat pitches terraced up steep hillside, shaded by olives; beautiful setting amid fragrant myrtle bushes, looking across to maquis covered hillside and craggy pinnacles of Capo d'Orto; 300m from superb wild beach - you could not ask for a more beautiful setting; facilities straightforward, but sparkling clean with plenty hot water; excellent value - worth every penny. Overall - this is very much a 'Campers' campsite'; brochure emphasises the delights of the natural beauty of both land- and sea-scape to be enjoyed by guests +5




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Camping la Morsetta, Argentella, Galeria, NW Corsica Take D81b minor coast road 12 kms north from Galeria
GPS: N-42.46532 E-8.6823
3 June €15
ACSI Card
discount
Perfunctory and unhelpful non-welcome; 11 kms over narrow and hazardous badly surfaced corniche road, and when you get there, you wonder why you bothered; an unwholesome site with crowded pitches filled with holiday-makers - total grotsville; facilities grubby and mediocre with luke warm showers  ** NOT RECOMMENDED ** - Much better sites in Galeria - Ideal Camping or Two Torrents Camping -1





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Camping la Pinède, Calvi,  NW Corsica On coast just east of Calvi centre
GPS: N-42.55361 E-8.76871
4~5 June €15
ACSI Card
discount
Anonymous, perfunctory and unhelpful non-welcome, could not be more inhospitable if they tried; an enormous holiday camp with maximum number of pitches shoe-horned in; ambient noise levels horrendous - inconsiderate close neighbours, diggers and lorries, discos in evening; facilities mediocre with NO hot water in showers or wash-ups, closed for cleaning at max demand time to suit staff convenience; well-stocked mini-market for fresh bread; tram-line into Calvi, timetable in reception if you ask nicely.  ** WORST CAMPSITE OF TRIP **  Utter grotsville, a place best avoided -3








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Camping le Panoramic, Lumio, near Algajola,
NW Corsica
On D71 minor road inland from Algajola
GPS: N-42.590440 E-8.847340
6 June €19.63 Hospitable welcome, but lady-owner's direct manner rather off-putting; flat terraced pitches down steeply sloping hillside with views over distant coast and up to abandoned village of Occi; pitches beautifully shaded by eucalyptus and olives and planted with oleander; facilities limited and still being built, but water in showers hot; slightly expensive for limited site, but wonderfully peaceful after Calvi's noise-ridden hell! +3





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CENTRAL CORSICA:
Camping Aire Naturelle Cabanella, Moltifao, Gorges de l'Asco, NW Corsica
Turn off RN197 at Ponte Rosso into Gorges de l'Asco; on D47 just below Moltifao village
GPS: N-42.470000 E-9.121390
7~8 June €17 A delightful family-run small site 2 kms below Gorges d'Asco, with warm, friendly, hospitable and helpful welcome; small secluded camping area in beautiful riverside setting above mountain stream of the Asco swirling in its rocky bed with pools and falls; flat pitches shaded by Evergreen Oaks, air filled with birdsong and sound of river; facilities straightforward but spotlessly clean with hot water in showers; small terrace bar above river, morning bread available for order +5




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Camping Aire Naturelle Acqua Viva, Calacuccia,
NW Corsica
Turn off RN197 onto D84 , up Scala di Santa Regina, to Calacuccia
GPS: N-42.332780 E-9.010000
9~10 June €22 Very friendly and pleasant welcome - either book in at hotel opposite or warden comes round  to greet you; setting - totally peaceful, they don't come better than this - magnificent open hillside in Niolo plateau-valley surrounded by Corsica's highest peaks inc Monte Cinto; brand new facilities block with warm water in showers and wash-ups; boulangerie opposite and 10mins walk into Caluccia for mini-market; price slightly expensive, but the superb setting made it worth every penny +5




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Camping Restonica, Corté,
Central Corsica
Next to hosptal approaching town
GPS: N-42.30122 E-9.15103
11~12 €26.40 Family-run site with friendly and hospitable welcome; tree-shaded camping area on banks of River Restonice; site tends to be monopolised by large groups of Dutch caravans with inevitable noise; within 15 mins walking distance from old centre of Corté and railway station for the Micheline train, 1 of most exciting mountain railway rides of Europe; facilities clean and modern with hot water in showers but no hand basins; baguettes can be reserved from reception; expensive for a 3-star site with limited facilities +3







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Camping Aire-naturelle le Soleil, Vivario,
Central Corsica

3 kms south of Vivario near village of Tattone
GPS: N-42.152500 E-9.151670
13 June €17.50 Family-run small site with pleasant, friendly and hospitable welcome from lady-owner; magnificent setting just off RN193 heading up towards the Col de Vizzavona; site terraced into hillside just below Tattone station on the Micheline railway line, above valley looking directly up to the over-towering massif of Monte d'Oro; facilities modern and clean with plenty of hot water even in wash-ups; small bar-restaurant at reception where bread can be ordered for mornings; good value price by Corsican standards. You could not ask for a more pleasantly relaxed and peaceful site in such a magnificent mountain setting with such hospitable welcome +5




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NORTH-EASTERN CORSICA:
Camping Calamar, Prunete, Cervione, Eastern Corsica 20 kms north of Aleria on east coast at Prunete village, Cervione
GPS: N-42.322140 E-9.545020
14 June €15.50 Very helpful welcome from young couple who keep the site; set along side lane off RN193 at tiny resort-hamlet of Prunete in former olive grove; olive trees provide plenty of shade but also teaming with (harmless) small white mites; site backs onto long and rather grubby beach; facilities modern and clean but limited; baker's van calls mornings in June; very reasonably priced. Overall - site busy in June with holiday-making families, but even so surprisingly quiet and still possible to find peaceful corner +3







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Camping la Plage U Stazzu, Macinaggio, Cap Corse, NE Corsica At Macinaggio village, NE tip of Cap Corse
GPS: N-42.96401 E-9.44749
15 June €17 Welcome - there was none other than monosyllabic surly greeting from owner who made himself instantly dislikeable; limited shade in large open camping area, but worst feature was plagues of flies from nearby stables and sheep sheds which made the site utterly uninhabitable; facilities were poor, old-fashioned and unclean; despite price, no electricity
** ANOTHER WORST CAMPSITE OF TRIP - TO BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS ** - use Camping Santa Marina instead
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Camping Santa Marina, Santa Severa, Cap Corsu, NE Corsica On coast at Santa Severa below Luri village, Cap Corsu
GPS: N-42.88565 E-9.47159
16 June €18.50 Pleasantly friendly and helpful welcome from owner and his wife; flat camping area well-shaded by trees with large grassy pitches, set alongside small gurgling stream - a delightful setting; facilities modern and clean with WC-paper, almost unprecedented in Corsica. Avoid U Stazzu and camp here, such a more pleasant and welcoming site +4




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THE JOURNEY HOME:
Camping Pineta, Calambrone, Livorno, Italy On coast just north of Livorno port,
GPS: N-43.590463 E-10.298996
17 June €19 inc shower gettoni Pleasantly friendly and helpful welcome; a huge and rather grubby Italian holiday camp crammed full of statics with limited row of touring pitches along 1 side; you would not normally choose to camp at such sites, but as a staging camp to/from Livorno ferries, ideally placed at Calambrone - easy to reach from Livorno docks (5 kms), and from A12 autostrada; facilities modern and clean but no hot water in wash-ups and rather a trek from pitches +3
Camping L'Arclusaz, St Pierre d'Albigny, Haute Savoie, France St Pierre d'Albigny village, off Jnc 23 of A43 in Izère valley
GPS: N-45.567159 E-6.167107
22 March and
18 June
 
€15.70 Always a warm and helpful welcome from M et Mme Perrier; beautiful setting amid Savoire vines of mid-Isère valley, overshadowed by the razor-ridged peak of L'Arclusaz mountain above village, with wonderful views up towards Mont Blanc range; site stocks local Savoire wines (try the excellent Pinot Noir); so convenient for Fréjus Tunnel route to Italy +4
Camping La Croix d'Arles, Langres, France Jct 6 of A31 D428 towards Langres, & 2 kms S on D974
GPS: N-47.81309, E-5.32114
21 March
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19 June
€13
ACSI Card discount
Convenient night-halt, 10 kms from Junction 6 (Langres Sud) of A61; rather perfunctory welcome from warden; pleasant woodland setting with shady pitches among trees; facilities limited out of season but water hot; boulangerie and supermarket in nearby St Geosmes; only down side are the swarms of noisy Dutch caravans +2
St Louis Camping, Ardres, near Calais, France In village of Autingues near to Ardres, 8 kms south of Calais 20 June €20 Always a hospitable welcome from owners Carine et Dominique Sanson; flat grassy pitches and good facilities; good value bar-restaurant; convenient site for Calais or Dunkerque ferries; Carrefour supermarket in Ardres for last minute shopping +4

 

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