Campsite Torre de la Mora, Tarragona, Costa Dorada area
This site accepts the ACSI discount card.
Co-ordinates: N41°7’44” E1°20’39”
Generally, we don’t like really big campsites but when we pulled onto Torre de la Mora we felt comfortable and at home straight away. We found a lovely pitch right near the beach so that we could see the beautiful turquoise sea from the motorhome. We chose the second row back as the front row was an extra 4.50 euros a night and we felt we were near enough.
I think the reason the campsite felt so cosy and comfortable was that it was in sections with some terrace pitches. The location was so beautiful overlooking two bays and built out on a headland with beautiful pine trees throughout the site.
The site was very well run and maintained throughout with helpful staff. The security was visible but not obtrusive. Excellent access to a very nice clean, sandy beach. We used to watch the tractor going up and down cleaning the beach each morning.
Plenty of entertainment for the family with tennis, football and basketball, also tables for table tennis.
As well as a nice clean shower/toilet block, washing machines and a well-stocked supermarket, the pool complex is superb. The beautiful swimming pool is located across the small, quiet road from the site. It is more like a pool you would find in a luxury hotel in the Caribbean with lots of lovely palm trees creating shade from the hot sun in the summer months.
Something that pleased Ray was that they had a car/motorhome wash on site. As the motorhome was filthy after our drive through France he cleaned it before we left for our next campsite, we need not have worried though as there was one on the next site. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one on a UK campsite in-fact they discourage you from cleaning your caravans and motorhomes on most campsites in the UK
The only downside was that the local area just outside looked a little run down but that could have been because it is out of season and not everything is open yet.
In fact, we were very spoilt here as it was such a wonderful location. There were local restaurants and bars just 5 minutes walk from the site on the beach front. A bus stop where you can take a bus into Tarragona just a 5-minute walk away. The bus fare into Tarragona was just £3 euros return each. From there you could get the train into Barcelona which is a lot less stressful than trying to park and the journey is only an hour on the train from there with beautiful views of the coast along the way.
The campsite also has cabins available for hire which is great for people flying in or driving down from the ferry.
We took the bus into Tarragona on our second day which took approximately 20 minutes. We got a bus timetable from reception and they also gave us a map of the city and explained which bus stop to get on the bus and which to get off in the village outside.