Zarautz Beachside Surf Camp - San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa. Spain
Zarautz beach camp is every surfer’s paradise, located just 20 minutes outside of beautiful San Sebastian in Spain’s magnificent Basque country. The landscape is everything you’ve ever wished for with vast mountains and beautiful beaches to great bars for some awesome party nights out! There are many attractions nearby and we even include shuttles to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls.
Our accommodation includes a gorgeous clifftop campsite overlooking the beautiful beach of Zarautz. You will love our cozy twin share tents which we will have already all set up for you upon your arrival, to make your stay even more comfortable we’ll throw in some super plush sleeping bags and mattresses. We make our campsite feel like home (except way more fun) with hot showers, a restaurant, and a chill-out area for hanging out with all the new friends you’re going to make. No need to worry about making your own breakfast. Our in-house chef is waiting to whip up a breakfast feast (and delicious dinner!!) for you.
The combination of the intriguing Basque culture, mountains and beaches along with more bars per square meter than anywhere else makes our camp like no other. Our clifftop campsite provides campers with gorgeous coastline views that will make you never want to leave. It’s less of a camping experience and more of a party till you simply can’t anymore while spending all of your days surfing your heart out. Our campsite makes it easy for you to make friends and the best part is that everyone is a young at heart, open minded traveler just like you!!
Not trying to brag but we probably have the best group of staff throughout all of Europe. Our staff consists of a mischievous bunch of hoodlums, young at heart just like our campers who like to have fun as much as they do. They are fun, friendly and knowledgeable and can’t wait to meet you!
We have tons of free activities at our beach camp including 2 hour long surf lessons for everyone from first timers to the pros. We have practically unlimited add-on activities to choose from including, horse riding, yoga, paragliding, helicopter rides and of course unforgettable party nights at the famous pintxo bars! If you happen to be feeling especially brave we also offer shuttles for a small fee into Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls!
After a full day of surfing, horse riding, paragliding and of course partying, come crash in the cheery tents we provide for accommodations. Our campsite is buckets of fun and is located right on the cliffs overlooking the beach! Don’t worry, we’ll set up your tent for you. We’ll even give you a mattress and sleeping bag. All you have to do is show up!
Feeling famished after having too much fun? We’ve got you covered! Wake up to a delicious breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham and cheese omelette. We also provide ya’ll with dinner each day (all dietary requirements can be catered for)!
The beauty of staying at the beach camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way. Because of this we don’t make you stick to a strict schedule. Instead we let you decide which activities to choose from.
Head to the beach to wash away the headaches (and mistakes) of the night before, spend your time here with a couple of hours of surfing, relaxing, soaking up the sun or 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 tons of different activities in the surrounding region to keep everyone occupied. You can hit up the famous pintxos bars in San Sebastian. Or go on free walking tours, horse riding, paragliding, wine tasting tours or simply head to the beach for more surfing. If you’re feeling lazy (or too hungover) you can always 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.
If you’re feeling a wee bit brave and looking for an insane adventure, take our shuttle into Pamplona and run with the bulls! Or if you want something not as perilous but just as fun, you can combine surfing with music by having us book you a ticket to Bilbao BBK live!
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.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
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!
Spot: Playa de Zarautz
Surf Height: 1m-2.5m
Water Temperature: 21ºC
We stay 20 minutes outside of San Sebastian, in Gran Camping Zarautz on the gorgeous clifftop overlooking the beautiful beach of Zarautz.
COME FLY TO US…
You want to fly to either Bilbao or Biarritz. Check out Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals… there’s always plenty of cheap deals.
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:
You’ll need 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. Once you’re in San Sebastian city centre there you can hop on the local bus or train to Zarautz.
COME ON RIDE THE CHOO CHOO TRAIN
You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastian from there you can hop on the local bus or train to Zarautz. Check Renfe for details.
BUSES ARE FOR LEGENDS
You can arrive in San Sebastian by bus from all over Europe and within Spain, from there you can hop on the local bus or train to Zarautz. Eurolines deal with international bookings and Vibasa within Spain.
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 (STOP: Amara) to Zarautz (STOP: San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs €2 and takes 30 minutes.
PRICES & PACKAGES
60€ per night
- Twin share tent accommodation with sleeping bag and mattress provided
- Breakfast each morning
- Dinner each evening
- Two hours of surf instruction each day
- Surf equipment (surfboard and wet-suit)
- Local activities
- Party nights
- Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
- Bulls transfer to Pamplona camp (€15)
- Bilbao BBK Live 2018 music festival tickets
- Accommodation at our Pamplona Bulls Camp for €60 per night
- Solo tent upgrade €20 surcharge per night
- Glamping tent upgrade €70 surcharge per night
- Pintxo tours
- Horse riding
- Helicopter joy rides to see the Basque region