10 family campsites in Charente-Maritime, book your holidays quickly!

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If you fancy a camping holiday in Charente-Maritime but you do not yet know where to pitch your tent, the Guide de la Charente-Maritime has made a selection of campsites for you near La Rochelle, Royan and other resorts. seaside resorts on the Côte de Beauté. Are you looking for a campsite with activities for the whole family, a swimming pool or sports grounds, games and fun activities for children? Unless you prefer a top-of-the-range campsite, in a quiet place to relax and rest? Or a cheap and rustic campsite, for real campers? Whatever your tastes or desires, you will surely find what you are looking for among our selection of 10 campsites in Charente-Maritime.

Opening photo : The privileged location by the ocean, at Les Gros Joncs campsite

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1) Le Beaulieu campsite

On the outskirts of La Rochelle, Le Beaulieu campsite offers you all the advantages of the city, in a green environment. In a wooded park, you can set up your tent, your camper van or your caravan on a pitch adapted to your needs. You want to camp but with a minimum of comfort, choose a canvas bungalow with good bedding or an unusual cocosweet tent. You can also simply put your suitcases in a modern and comfortable mobile home. All you have to do is enjoy its superb aquatic park, with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, slide and water play area or its wellness area with jacuzzi and sauna! And to distract you, the animation team has lots of cool ideas for young and old.

  • The little extra of this campsite : Its water park and wellness area.

A visit to La Rochelle is a must! Here is our tour of La Rochelle (fr), to see the essentials. We also recommend that you visit the following sites :  

camping le beaulieu
camping le beaulieu  camping le beaulieu

    Photos © Le Beaulieu campsite

    2) le Bateau campsite

    In Rochefort, at Le Bateau campsite, you are in the heart of the Charente estuary. To immerse yourself in this particular universe between land, sea and river, the campsite's decoration is very marine and the vegetation is lush and flowery. Swimming pool, fishing pond, bicycle rental, tennis courts and bowling alley, there is no shortage of activities.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its swimming pool with giant slide.

    Rochefort was made famous by Les Demoiselles de Rochefort from the 60s musical film! This is a good opportunity to follow in their footsteps and walk around the town of Rochefort (fr) from Place Colbert to the military arsenal… You can also take an unusual and surprising visit to the Museum of Former Shops in Rochefort.

    camping the boat
    camping the boat  camping the boat

    Photos © Le Bateau campsite

    3) Les Gros Joncs campsite

    Les Gros Joncs campsite is a family paradise that has lasted for over 50 years! Located on the wild coast of the island of Oléron, in Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, by the sea and rated 5 stars, it will satisfy the most demanding of camping enthusiasts. The facilities are up to this exceptional setting : aquatic area with several swimming pools, slides, jacuzzi and a treatment and massage institute, with balneotherapy pool.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its wellness institute and spa.

    To discover the tip of the island, follow the coastal path to the Chassiron Lighthouse. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse, visit the museum and stroll through the gardens. On the way, take the time to observe the birds of the Grand Marais Papineau ornithological reserve.

    camping the big rushes

    Photos © Les Gros Joncs campsite

    4) Les Coquettes campsite

    In Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, Les Coquettes campsite is a traditional campsite, with bare pitches, cottages and chalets. It has a swimming pool, with secure access. Sables Vignier beach is just 300 meters away. Children can also have fun on the playground, at the ping-pong tables or play a game of pétanque with family or friends.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its direct access to the beach, no need to drive to enjoy the waves!

    You are not very far from Boyardville, the starting point for a boat trip to admire the famous Fort Boyard. Read our article to learn more about boat trips in Charente-Maritime. In Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, the Vignoble Vincent organizes tours and tastings to appreciate the specific features of Oléron wine.

    camping les coquettes

    Photos © Les Coquettes campsite

    5) le Maine campsite

    In Grand-Village-Plage, Le Maine campsite is a friendly campsite a stone's throw from the most beautiful beach on the island, Vert Bois beach. Families are very well received and children will appreciate the play areas and the aqualudic area to play with the water. We tested it for you : let's go for a family vacation at camping le Maine.

    • The little extra of this campsite : The large playground and the proximity to the beach.

    To discover the end of the island, board the little train from Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, it is a very pleasant trip with the family. The tourist office carries out guided tours of the citadel of Château-d'Oléron, on specific themes : " Chemin des remparts ", " Heritage circuit " and a special accompanied children, " The citadel over time ". It is also one of the most beautiful oyster-farming ports!

    camping le maine
    camping le maine  camping le maine

    Photos © Guide Charente Maritime

    6) L'île blanche Campsite

    At La Flotte-en-Ré, l'Île Blanche campsite welcomes you in a wooded area, in the center of the Ile de Ré and not far from the fine sandy beaches. You can lounge in the shade of the trees and by the pool. Otherwise rent bikes from the campsite to explore the island or reach the seaside. During the summer inflatable structures are installed to the delight of children and the activities are linked for fun vacations.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Original and fun games, such as costumed sumo combat, life-size table football, etc.

    To make sure you don't miss anything, we have prepared a discovery tour of the Ile de Ré (fr). The Whale Lighthouse site is definitely worth a visit. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to admire a breathtaking panorama, visit the old tower and learn more about the maritime markings in its museum.

    white island camping

    Photos © l'Île Blanche campsite

    7) Les Sables campsite

    In Ayrté, at the gates of La Rochelle, Les Sables campsite is a large 4-star campsite. There are plenty of things to do there without leaving the campsite. Its huge water park includes several swimming pools and different slides. Multisports grounds and a fitness room allow you to exercise and keep you in shape. After sport, take comfort in a well-equipped wellness area with hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, treatments and massages.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its large aquatic park.

    If you fancy a nature outing, you are not far from the Marais d'Yves Nature Reserve and other bird watching sites. The campsite is located by the beaches of Charente-Maritime, but also at the entrance to the Pays d'Aunis. You can take beautiful walks in the surroundings, whether on the coast or in the Charente hinterland (fr).

    Photos © Les Sables campsite

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    8) Les Chênes Verts campsite

    In Meschers-sur-Gironde, the Chênes Verts campsite lives up to its name. You stay in a real wood of oaks of different species. To preserve this forest ecosystem, the campsite welcomes you in an eco-responsible spirit and implements actions to manage the site in a natural way. The beautiful beaches of the mouth are right next door, but the campsite also has a swimming pool.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its natural and unspoiled environment.

    In the town, do not miss a natural curiosity : the Caves of Régulus and the Fountains, caves of shells hanging from the cliff (fr). To understand the history of the region and of the mouth of the Gironde in particular, enter the fortified city of Talmont-sur-Gironde. The village of Talmont-sur-Gironde is a good starting point for an original walk : here is our Top 5 spots to admire the Charente-Maritime squares.

    Photos © Les Chênes Verts campsite

    9) La Cailletière campsite

    In Dolus d'Oléron, La Cailletière campsite is located on the edge of the salt marshes and just 3 km from the beach. To satisfy all your camping desires, several types of rentals are available, from bare tent pitches to furnished lodge tents or premium mobile homes. Inside the campsite, plenty of entertainment is planned, especially by the pool.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its summer activities for the whole family, a good atmosphere in perspective.  

    Of course, a visit to Dolus-d'Oléron (fr) is essential. For a more natural outing, take a stroll in the Marais aux Oiseaux. You will see beautiful birds from its observatory. The heronry will allow you to see them more closely and the educational farm will delight children. The Iléo aquatic center is located right next to the campsite and will delight the whole family.

    camping la cailletière
    camping la cailletière  camping la cailletière

    Photos © La Cailletière campsite

    10) Lac de Saujon campsite

    Next to Royan, the Lac de Saujon campsite is a quiet and relaxing campsite. It is the ideal place for a well-being stay, in the spa town of Saujon. In summer, the lake comes alive with inflatable structures to have fun with the family. But there is also a swimming pool with slide. Children can also have fun on the playground and fun activities are organized regularly.

    • The little extra of this campsite : Its location in the spa town of Saujon.

    Royan is a seaside resort which does not leave you indifferent. We take you to see this Royannaise architecture (fr) hich makes it so atypical. We also offer a family getaway to Saint-Georges-de-Didonne.

    Saujon lake campsite
    Saujon lake campsite  Saujon lake campsite

    Photos © Lac de Saujon campsite

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