Sun, Sea & Sailing

  

Sun, sea and sailing – the three magic words to set an old salt’s heart alight. And whether you like water-skiing behind a boat or relaxing with a glass of wine while enjoying the view from one, a mobile home holiday with Siblu is the perfect choice.

Not only are many of our parks ideally situated for water activities, one of them actually has a dock and boat launch so you can take your own boat on holiday with you! La Réserve holiday park in Aquitaine has a private marina for mooring boats and you can also pull your sailing dinghy up on the beach at our boat launch.

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Learning to Sail in France

  

The Atlantic Coast may be famous for its waves, but there are plenty of more protected bays and large lakes near our parks where you can hone your sailing skills in safety.

The perfect example is La Réserve holiday park right on the banks of the the huge  Lake Biscarrosse. If you don’t have your own boat, you can hire dinghies at La Réserve. There is also tuition available for all levels and ages, from our partners Nautil Club and Ski Club, so no one need feel left out. The calm lake, surrounded by beautiful pine forest, is brilliant for beginners and in the afternoon a good breeze often builds up for some exciting sailing for the more experienced. Younger members of the family may want to stretch their sea legs with paddle-boarding and catamaran sailing before joining you on the boat. Other members may want to enjoy the sun and peaceful scenery from the comfort of the lakeside bar… Whatever seafaring activity (or inactivity) you choose, you’ll find everything you need at La Réserve.

Les Viviers, also in Aquitaine, is another great choice of holiday park for a sailing holiday. It is right on the shores of the beautiful Arcachon Bay, a huge, protected body of water ideal for water sports, sailing in particularly. 

Slightly further North, in Charente Maritime, the Bay of Bonne Anse is another beautiful spot to sail in safety, protected from the Atlantic swell by to a large sandbank. Check out the La Palmyre sailing school if you're staying at Bonne Anse Plage or Les Charmettes. Meanwhile, from La Pignade you can enjoy sailing lessons and boat hire in the protected Marennes Bay

 

Best Holiday Parks for Sailing on Bays & Lakes

Biscarrosse, Aquitaine

Welcome to La Réserve in South West France! With its own private beach on the massive Lake Biscarrosse, it's a fantastic holiday park for those who love nothing more than the sensation of sand between their toes. For adrenaline seekers, the lake has a raft of activities including windsurfing, paddle boarding and water skiing.

Beach picto
Direct access to private beach on the lake
Slides
Indoor & outdoor pools, slides and paddling pools
watersports centre
Water sports centre on the lake
Cap Ferret, Aquitaine

With stunning views over Arcachon bay to the Dune du Pilat and spacious shady pitches in the heart of a seaside pine forest, Les Viviers is a perfect base for discovering the best of South West France. For an active holiday, why not try water sports on the Atlantic waves, exploring the local cycle trails or hiking up the Dune du Pilat (Europe's tallest sand dune)? 

watersports centre
10 mins drive from sailing schools at Cap Ferret
heated, covered pool
2 heated pools (one covered)
Beach picto
Direct access to private beach
Charente-Maritime

Bonne Anse Plage is a true favourite among our British and Irish holidaymakers, with its fantastic location near the seaside town of La Palmyre and its top-of-the-range facilities, including some amazing waterslides. Off-site you can visit La Palmyre Zoo, the aquarium, or just soak up the sun on a spot on one the long sandy Atlantic beaches.

watersports centre
3 km from sailing on Bonne Anse Bay
cycle paths at Bonne Anse Plage
Cycle paths accessible from village
Culture picto
Evening entertainment & shows
Charente-Maritime

Welcome to Siblu's flagship park on the West Coast of France. With a huge pool complex, legendary waterslides and a massive entertainment area, it really is a whole world of its own. Don’t be surprised if you can barely tear yourself away from the park! 

watersports centre
Less than 5 km from sailing on Bonne Anse Bay
Slides
Slides & 3 heated pools
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain accommodation
Charente-Maritime

Located within a pine forest on the edge of the Marennes Estuary, La Pignade is the perfect place for switching off from everyday life and basking in the beauty of nature. The park boasts a heated pool with retractable roof, slides, free kids’ clubs and evening entertainment for the whole family. It even has an on-site horse riding school, which is always popular with kids. 

watersports centre
10 mins from sailing in the Marennes Bay
heated, covered pool
Covered pool with retractable roof
horse riding on-site
Horse riding on-site

Vendée - Home to the Vendée Globe

  

Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée is, of course, the start and finish point for the famous single-handed round-the-world sailing event the Vendée Globe – the ‘Everest of the seas’. After sailing south down the Atlantic, participants sail from west to east via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn before heading back to France’s west coast.You may not be entering the race (this year!) but ]you can spend the summer weeks practising your moves so at least you can supply an informed opinion about the outcome.

As you’d imagine, facilities for experienced and would-be sailors are extensive in the region and our holiday parks Le Bois Masson (a more lively atmosphere!) and Le Bois Dormant (a bit more laid back…) are the ideal base from which to launch your adventures. You can also reassure the landlubbers in the group that there’s plenty to entertain them at the campsite – from sports to restaurants to local sightseeing – while you’re out ‘on the water’.

 

Our Parks in Vendée

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

A welcoming atmosphere and a home away from home for all the family await you at Le Bois Masson. Located less than 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches, the park is the ideal base for holidaymakers of all ages. Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to know that this area also boasts miles and miles of cycle paths for you to explore with your family.

watersports centre
5km from sailing club
heated, covered pool
2 heated pools (1 covered)
All ages
Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Dormant
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Located just outside the charming town of St Jean de Monts, Le Bois Dormant makes the perfect base for a family getaway in the Vendée region. The park boasts a great pool complex with 3 pools, slides, kids’ clubs, a spa bath, bar and restaurant. There's something for everyone to enjoy! 

watersports centre
5km from sailing club
Slides
Waterslides, paddling pool and spa bath
All ages
Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Masson

Discover Our Other Holiday Parks

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!

Discover our holiday parks with indoor or covered pools for those who need to dive in come rain or shine – handy if you’re swimming to keep fit and don’t want to overheat in the sun while you plough up and down.

The highlight of any Siblu holiday in France is without doubt our pool complexes with an incredible selection of slides, including some fantastic multi-lane racer slides. View a selection of our best water parks below and choose the one which suits you best. Who will be the undisputed champion of the pool in your party? 

Lush green scenery, breathtaking views, water sports for kids and adults… If this sounds like your perfect break, why not try a lakeside holiday? France is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, from small natural mountain lakes to large artificial leisure lakes.

Planning to get the plane from Ireland and rent a car when you arrive in France? France has many world-class airports with direct links to Ireland – with some Siblu campsites within an hour’s drive. ‘Fly-drive’ packages give you the best of both worlds: the speed and convenience of flying and the use of a car for your holiday.

If you want the freedom of bringing your own car to France the ferry can be a great way to start your holiday. Many families find that the journey itself becomes an adventure for the kids, especially as many of them have supervised play areas, cinemas and children’s entertainers. Grown-ups can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.

France offers a wealth of cultural activities, from its beautiful Chateaux in the Loire Valley, to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, medieval towns in the south and so much more. Our holiday parks make the perfect base for exploring this fascinating country and learning more about its rich history. 

We know it’s a big ask, but if you can peel yourself off the sun-drenched beach, you’ll find a treasure trove of activities and adventure to enjoy.

If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it’s wine. In fact, two French wine-making regions have even achieved Unesco World Heritage status – meaning they’re “of outstanding value to humanity”!

Discover France's beautiful countryside and coastline on two wheels. Well-signed cycle paths mean it is a pleasure to bike around the country and, most importantly, it allows you to work up a great appetite for tucking into some delicious pastries. 

France has some of the best theme parks in the world so, wherever you are, you’re never more than a short drive from an 'out-of-this-world' experience. Whether you’re looking for dazzling multimedia displays, rides for adrenaline junkies or thrilling interpretations of science, there’ll be a park to whet your appetite – and keep the kids entertained for hours.