After the quiet and seclusion of Lake Capse we headed into tourist territory in Cambrils. The quieter neighbour of brasher Salou, it is popular with Spanish holiday makers and still has some charm, particularly in the old town. We camped at a fairly large site with beach access, a couple of kilometres out of town, so all three of us scooted down the promenade to check things out. The first day we spent on the beach and at the park. The pool here was great for Abi with water slides and lots of loud Spanish kids to watch at the weekend. The site was busy because it was Spain’s ‘second Easter’ a holiday dedicated to the coming of the Holy Ghost, so lots of Spanish families were hanging out together in their caravans which are parked on site year round. There was also some activities for the kids, including a disco with reps doing the dance moves for the kids to follow. No language barriers here, and Abi enjoyed strutting her stuff, particularly when the site’s mascot Joany arrived.

We drove into Salou as Claire holidayed there as a teenager and had fond memories of a cracking girls holiday…but then drove out again. Great if you want a Sunday roast or full English and Claire remembers enjoying many a drunken karaoke night there in her former life…strangely it didn’t have the same allure with a 4 year old in tow!

Cambrils has a great beach and we made full use of it. Matt and Abi became sand ‘engineers’, constructing complex water flow systems. Castles are so last year darling!. We enjoyed some tasty mussels at the camp site’s beachfront restaurant and sunset beers at the nearby Chiringuito (beach bar) before deciding it was time to move on.

Abi’s favourite thing: learning some new moves to Spanish pop songs

Matt’s favourite thing: getting back to the beach

Claire’s favourite thing: scooting up and down the prom.