Campsites along the French west coast
In terms of landscape, the French west coast is mainly characterized by its vastness: you will find vast pine forests and huge beaches (plus Dune du Pyla, the highest dune in Europe). Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, the Atlantic coast has a mild maritime climate.
The area is littered with hundreds of (mainly larger) campsites, particularly along the coast. But there are a few places that stand out just a little more because of the large selection of camping options. In the north, the two islands Ile de Ré and Ile d'Oléron are the most popular destinations, which together have more than a hundred campsites.
South of it, on the mainland, lies the area around Les Mathes and Royan , which is also dotted with dozens of campsites. Further south, the Bassin d'Arcachon and Sanguinet are the places where you have the most choice.
Finally, the coastal strip between Biarritz and Hendaye is also good for a few dozen campsites.
A taste of the campsites in this area: