We cycled into Benicarlo, about 4 miles north of Peniscola, using the dedicated cycle track that runs the full length from Camping Eden to the centre of Benicarlo alongside the beach.
We stopped for a coffee at the small port, passing the statue of a fisherman and a lady mending the fishing nets then continued to the north side of Benicarlo and the beach that is mainly pebbles and continues north to the town of Vinaros.
We sauntered slowly on our bikes through the centre of town and reached the 18th Century parish church of Sant Bartolomeu with its Baroque facade, octagonal bell tower and dome.
We stopped off at Lidl on the way back and loaded Tony’s bike up with goodies including some mussels that we cooked outside on our Cadac multi-cooking BBQ!
We spent the rest of the day with Marc and Penny, who joined up with us the day before, relaxing by the swimming pool, taking a dip and enjoying an evening eating out together.
Camping Eden really is a great campsite and one that we will certainly be going back to. Its location is perfect for the beach, a walk into Peniscola and the cycle path to Benicarlo. The swimming pool is very large and although a bit cold at this time of year is a great size for some serious swimming laps. There is also a small circular pool for children. The pitches are large, however, on some there are trees planted in the middle of the pitch making it difficult for some of the larger motorhomes to navigate. The sanitary facilities are extremely clean with great showers. There is a restaurant with an entertainment area and it does state on the campsite information that pitches close to this may be noisy at night, at the time of our visit there was no entertainment but imagine this will probably be the case in the high summer months. The campsite is very secure and you are given a key to enter and exit the pedestrian gates and car barriers.