France’s Wonderful West Coast

 

Camping holidays along the west coast of France mean big sandy beaches, glorious sunny weather, seaside resorts and fishing posts, and loads of brilliant attractions. 

West coast regions including the Vendee and Charente-Maritime are an absolute favourite with families who cross to the ferry ports at St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen and make the half-day drive down and across to the Atlantic beaches. 

If you're after a camping holiday without any stresses, there are now eight brilliant Siblu parks to choose from. Each boasts mobile home accommodation that makes family breaks a breeze, plus big pool complexes, lots of sports and entertainment in the day and evenings.

Check out Le Bois Dormant and Le Bois Masson in the Vendée, Les Pierres Couchées and our newest addition, Le Bois de Bayadene in the Loire Atlantique (between southern Brittany and Vendée) or Bonne Anse Plage, La PignadeLes Charmettes and Mer et Soleil in Charente Maritime. 

 

Holiday Parks on the West Coast of France

Loire Atlantique

Situated just a two-minute walk from the beach, Les Pierres Couchées holiday park is on the Loire Atlantique coast. Park life is centred around the pool complex, which includes an outdoor pool, spa, paddling pool and waterslides.

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Beach 300 metres away
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Waterslides, paddling pools, spa bath
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300-seater entertainment venue
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Vendée

The perfect spot for exploring the Vendée. Just 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches and network of cycle paths, this friendly holiday park is an ideal choice for families.

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Beach 2.5km away
pool with retractable roof
2 heated pools (1 covered)
child friendly activities
Free access to neighbouring Siblu park, Le Bois Dormant
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Charente-Maritime

Nestled in a pine forest bordering the Marennes Estuary, La Pignade holiday park is close to the beach and has a choice of great facilities, including an on-site horse riding school.

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Covered pool with retractable roof
near beach
Beach 1.5km away
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Horse riding on-site
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Charente-Maritime

One of our most popular holiday parks, close to sandy beaches and with amazing facilities. Hire a bike to visit the seaside town of La Palmyre, where you'll find sandy beaches galore.

BMX track
Cycle paths accessible from the campsite
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Evening entertainment & shows
near beach
Beach 1km away
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Charente-Maritime

A long-time favourite with holidaymakers who love the huge range of facilities, including two massive pool complexes, and a huge entertainment area for family fun in the evenings

pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain accommodation
slides
Slides & 3 heated pools
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Restaurants and shops on-site
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Vendée

A spacious holiday park in a beautiful natural setting. Explore the west coast by following the nearby cycle paths that lead straight to the large sandy beaches of St. Jean de Monts.

near beach
Beach 2.5km away
slides
Waterslides, paddling pool and spa bath
child friendly activities
Free access to neighbouring Siblu park, Le Bois Masson
£574
£373
27-May -
03-Jun
Ile d'Oléron

Set on a beautiful island just off France’s west coast, Mer et Soleil offers everything you could want from a holiday park; indoor and outdoor pools, slides and even a lazy river. 

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Free kids' clubs
splashzone
Lazy river
pool with retractable roof
Indoor pool
£539
£350
27-May -
03-Jun
Piriac-sur-Mer

A new-to-Siblu holiday park on the coast of Piriac-sur-Mer, with a large swimming complex fun-packed kids clubs and activities and entertainment for all ages

pool with retractable roof
Indoor and outdoor pools
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Free kids clubs
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Fascinating towns and villages nearby
27-May -
03-Jun

Where to find them: Siblu holiday parks in France

Siblu holiday parks in France


 

West Coast Highlights

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Cities
If you can drag yourself away from the appeal of lazy days on the beach, you’ll find that France’s West Coast is also home to a number of fascinating towns and cities, brimming with culture, history and charm. La Rochelle, the capital of Charente-Maritime, still boasts three intact medieval towers guarding its port. Climb up to the top for beautiful views over the ocean and the buzzing streets below or examine the centuries of graffiti carved into the stone walls (a sobering reminder of how many sailors from all over the world were imprisoned here in the past). Also worth a visit is Saintes, famous for its museums and its Roman ruins (in particular the Arch of Germanicus and the amphitheatre) and Cognac, home to the world-famous brandy. If you’re staying further north at Le Bois Dormant or Le Bois Masson, you’re not too far from vibrant, historic Nantes and the coastal towns of Guérande and St Gilles-de-Croix-de-Vie where you can learn more about traditional methods of salt extracting and sardine fishing, which have been practiced on the West Coast for years.
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Beaches
If you’re searching for some of the best beaches that France has to offer, the West Coast is the place for you. The Atlantic waves are perfect for surfing and water sports. Sailing enthusiasts should also make time for a visit to the beach at Les Sables d’Olonne (the starting point for the yearly Vendée globe yacht race). However, the West Coast also boasts plenty of sheltered beaches and bays more suited to relaxing family days on the beach. The beach at St-Jean-de-Monts (near our Vendée holiday parks) and at La Palmyre Bay (near our Charente-Maritime holiday parks) are ideal for this kind family day out where the kids can splash around in gentle waves to their hearts’ content. The region is also famous for its beautiful islands, which are easy to reach for a day trip from the mainland. It’s well worth visiting the Ile de Ré (connected to La Rochelle by bridge), the Ile d’Oléron (great for water sports), and the Ile de Yeu (an active fishing port with beautiful natural diversity).
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Events & Days Out
Two of the most popular activities for holidaymakers at our Charente-Maritime parks are the La Palmyre zoo, one of the biggest zoos in France, and the Luna Park funfair, where thrill seekers can get their fix of adrenaline on a range of exciting fairground-style rides. Both are within very easy reach of our Charente-Maritime parks. The West Coast is also home to some of the best theme parks in France: ‘Puy du Fou’ where you can step back in time with larger than life historical re-enactments and shows, and ‘Futuroscope’ where you can get a glimpse of the science and technology of the future. If your visit to Siblu’s West Coast parks coincides with Royan’s ‘un violin sur le sable’ festival, you’ll be lucky enough to witness a live classical music concert like no other. Performed on the beach to over 50,000 spectators against and concluded with a fireworks display, this is an event that everyone can enjoy, no matter what their relationship with classical music. Slightly further north, in Brittany, the Lorient Interceltic festival is a world-famous celebration of the music and traditions of Celtic cultures from all over Europe.

Travelling to the West Coast from the UK

 

Holidaymakers from the UK can reach our parks on the West Coast via ferry or plane.

FERRY

Getting the ferry from the UK means you can choose to bring your own car with you to your Siblu mobile home on France's West Coast. Cherbourg, Roscoff and St Malo ferry ports are all easily accessible from the UK thanks to regular crossings with Brittany Ferries.  

Brittany Ferries

Routes: Plymouth-Roscoff; Poole-Cherbourg; Portsmouth-St Malo; Portsmouth-Caen; Portsmouth-Le Havre.

*Make sure to check the ferry providers' websites for the most up-to-date information about crossings

PLANE 

EasyJet offer direct flights from London Stansted and Bristol to La Rochelle airport

See details about distances/driving to West Coast parks on our Charente Maritime page and our Vendée page