Camping in Deiva Marina

Camping while visiting Cinque Terre is a great way to save your budget. With the amount of campgrounds in the area, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with searching for the right place! So, search no more, we’ve done the research for you!!

 

We know you don’t want to spend your time in Cinque Terre checking out each of the different campgrounds, so we spent a day going around to each campground in Deiva Marina to get all the ins and outs of the different places to pitch a tent or park a campervan/motorhome. Sorry we don’t have photos of each place.

 

The list below is in order of proximity to the train station. Keep in mind, closer doesn’t mean better!! Prices are based off our trip there in mid-June. (This is not considered high season, so they may be a bit more if you’re there in July or August.)

 

{Traveler’s Tip… If you don’t have the app “Maps.Me” definitely download it! It can be used when you don’t have wifi, and you will be able to find all these campgrounds easily on the app!!}

 

Camping Fornaci:

€27 per night for two people with a tent — Showers and electricity not included.

 

Unfortunately, we don’t recommend this campground to any kind of camper. Although it is right across the river from “downtown” Deiva Marina, it’s no traveler’s paradise. Camping Fornaci is a place for campervans and motorhomes. The owner allows tent pitches, but you’re squeezed tightly between loads of campervans. It’s extremely loud and busy here. Definitely not a relaxed camping atmosphere.

 

If you’re traveling with a campervan, we still don’t recommend Camping Fornaci. The spots are so close together and are extremely hard to get in and out of. Every square inch of this place is packed. We watched a guy try to maneuver his RV into a space, and he got stuck with centimeters to spare on all sides of his RV, nearly scraping against the RVs surrounding him.

 

 

 

Camping Degli Ulivi:

€31 per night for two people with a tent—Showers, electricity, and good wifi throughout entire campground included.

 

This campground is a bit pricey, but definitely worth paying the extra bit! It was not even close to as busy as the other campgrounds, is less than a 5-minute walk from the beach and town center, and is extremely clean! The bathrooms are big, with showers included, and each site has its own sink for dishes and drinking water as well as electricity! There is a large covered communal area with tables, chairs, pingpong and more.

 

This is a great place to tent camp with spacious sites and not too many campervans! The sites are set on different levels, meaning you don’t have someone’s else’s tent right in front or behind you! If you’re in a campervan the lower levels of this campground are just for you!

 

The only downside to this campground is how close it is to the train tracks. Trains run by often, and can be quite loud. If you’re not at the campground much during the day, this shouldn’t be too bothersome. We stayed at this campground and weren’t awoken by the trains at all, but definitely something to consider if choosing to stay here!

 

 

 

Camping Framura:

€9 per adult per night, €6-7 per small tent per night, €8.50 per campervan per night – No WiFi or credit cards, and electricity not included.

 

This campground is right on the ocean. There is a small covered area to pitch a tent, and beachfront spaces to park your campervan or RV. There are different groups of sinks near the showers/bathrooms, and a long paved area where children can ride bikes. There was a storm off the coast while we were there, so the beach was not accessible, but based off pictures in brochures, the beach is normally quite nice.

 

If we had our campervan down there, we would definitely try to stay at this location! You can parallel park your campervan or RV along the coast here with lovely views! Tent camping isn’t too bad here either, as there is a designated covered tent area near the trailers, but not squished between loads of them!

 

 

Camping Arenella:

€20 per night per two people with tent – Showers included, but electricity not.

 

This campground is located 1.5 km from the train station and has a free shuttle to and from the train station between 8am and 8pm. There were no tents pitched while we were there, but had decent space to pitch a tent in a few areas. Good amount of room for campervans to park, and it seemed like a quiet relaxed atmosphere.

 

Downside: The short shuttle service. If you’re visiting Cinque Terre, you will most likely be out in the cities past 8pm, and with no shuttle service after 8:00, it would be a long, dark walk back to camp on roads that don’t always have a sidewalk.

 

 

Camping La Sfinge:

€18 per night per two people with tent – Showers and poor wifi included

 
Located about 3 km from the train station, this campground has some great reviews. We were actually considering staying here based off a blog we read (beersandbeans.com), but decided against it due to the walking distance from the train station. They do have a free shuttle service running to and from the train station, and if you book ahead, they will pick you up when you arrive in Deiva Marina.

 

They offer quaint bungalows, campervan spaces, and tent pitches and a market on site. The tent area is at the top of the campground, meaning that you won’t be packed tightly between campervans! The RV/campervan spots have quite a bit of room to maneuver in and out of, and even leave space to set up a couple of chairs.

 

This is a place to stay even if you don’t have your own tent, as you can rent little bungalows for quite cheap!

 

To read more about Camping La Sfinge head over to beersandbeans.com, or check out their website here.

 

 

 

Camping Valdeiva:

€22 per night for two people with tent – Showers and electricity included, and wifi at reception and restaurant.

 

This campground is located right across the street from La Sfinge Camping. It boasts about the pool located on site (open from 10am-1pm and 3pm-7pm June-September), and the restaurant/bar within the campground. The sites here were close together, but spacious, and it seemed like a quite popular place to stay!

 

Being 3 km from the railway station, they offer a free shuttle bus to and from the station. The shuttle runs from 8:15am -9:00pm, about every 20-30 minutes in the mornings, while in the afternoons, you must call for a ride.

 

It seemed like quite a nice spot to stay, although if you miss the shuttle, you must walk 3 km on a busy road with no walkways or lights to reach the campground.

 

 


 

 

Read about things to do in Deiva Marina here.

Read all about our time in Cinque Terre here.

What is Cinque Terre.. Find out here.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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