Beach holidays in Aquitaine, Brittany and Med
The kids have packed buckets and spades and you want to sunbathe on golden sands… It has to be a beach holiday in France. France has miles of sandy coast to choose from, much of it just a short drive – or walk – from one of our holiday parks. The only decision you have to make is whether to go wild on the Atlantic side or a bit ritzier on the Med!
Unspoilt beaches on the Atlantic coast
France’s Atlantic coast, the westernmost point of Europe, is 1,000km long with gorgeous stretches of clean, soft sand surrounded by unspoilt, beautiful scenery – ideal for a family camping holiday. Some of the beaches are in the heart of seaside towns, while others are a bit wilder – perfect for the little pirates in the family to rockpool and swashbuckle on. Stretching from Hendaye in the Basque country to Le Conquet in Brittany, the beaches form an almost unbroken line facing the Atlantic Ocean. Behind the beaches there are often large sand dunes and huge forests that are great for hiking and cycling. You’ll also find big lakes with calm waters, where the children can paddle when the waves on the coast are too big! And from our Bonne Anse Plage campsite in Charente Maritime, you even have amazing views over the bay with its stunning sandy beaches.
Private beach at La Réserve
You can cycle or drive the 13 miles to the golden beaches of Aquitaine from our holiday park La Réserve, but you don’t have to because it has a private lakeside beach right there on the campsite. The sand slopes gently into the calm waters of the beautiful Biscarrosse lake, so there are shallows for the little ones to paddle in, while older children (and you!) can try out some of the many watersports on offer.
Saint-Brévin-les-Pins beach at Les Pierres Couchées
At Les Pierres Couchées campsite on the southern Brittany coast, the huge Saint-Brévin-les-Pins beach is just 300 metres away from the park – that’s a five-minute walk, so sunbathing, sea swimming and beach sports are right on your doorstep. The campsite nestles in beautiful woodland and in between jaunts to the beach there are dozens of activities to choose from – why not try the tree-top adventure course for an adrenaline rush before strolling to the beach to relax?
Glitz and glamour on the Med
The golden beaches along the Mediterranean coast are as well-known as the movie stars you’ve seen on them, but they’re not just for the rich and famous – there’s a beach to suit everybody. From small and pebbly to long and sandy, the Med’s got the lot, plus blue skies, sunshine and a sparkling turquoise sea. Throw in medieval towns to explore, amazing landscapes and some stylish cities and why would you go anywhere else?
Beach at La Carabasse in the Med
On the Mediterranean coast, a ten-minute walk through our holiday park La Carabasse brings you to the beautiful sandy beach. The nearby seaside town of Vias Plage has everything from bars and restaurants to discos, shops and a fun fair. But you might not want to stray far from the campsite and its giant lagoon pool – one of the biggest in the region.
Our siblu campsites near the beach
La Réserve **** Aquitaine
Les Pierres Couchées **** Loire Atlantique
Domaine de Soulac **** Aquitaine
Bonne Anse Plage **** Charente Maritime
La Carabasse **** Languedoc