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:

Camping Bleu Mer ***Medium Sized campsite in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
50 pitcheswebsite
Camping Bleu Mer, Saint Georges De Didonne
Camping Les Floralies ***Large campsite in Dolus D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
200 pitcheswebsite
Camping Les Floralies, Dolus D'Oleron
Camping Huttopia Cote Sauvage ***Medium Sized campsite in Sainte Marie De Ré, Charente-Maritime
152 pitcheswebsite
Camping Huttopia Cote Sauvage, Sainte Marie De Ré
Huttopia Chardons Bleus - Ile de Ré ***Large campsite in Sainte Marie De Re, Charente-Maritime
235 pitcheswebsite
Huttopia Chardons Bleus - Ile de Ré, Sainte Marie De Re
Aqua 3 Masses ***Medium Sized campsite in Saint Pierre D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
140 pitcheswebsite
Aqua 3 Masses, Saint Pierre D'Oleron
Camping Océan Vacances ****Small, luxury campsite in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
45 pitcheswebsite
Camping Océan Vacances, Saint Georges De Didonne
Camping L'Ile Blanche ****Medium Sized, luxury campsite in La Flotte, Charente-Maritime
160 pitcheswebsite
Camping L'Ile Blanche, La Flotte
Camping Palmyre Loisirs ****Large, luxury campsite in Les Mathes, Charente-Maritime
350 pitcheswebsite
Camping Palmyre Loisirs, Les Mathes
Camping La Cailletière ***Medium Sized campsite in Dolus D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
113 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Cailletière, Dolus D'Oleron
Camping De La Geres ***Medium Sized campsite in Surgeres, Charente-Maritime
59 pitcheswebsite
Camping De La Geres, Surgeres
Camping Les Vignes ***Medium Sized campsite in Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime
100 pitcheswebsite
Camping Les Vignes, Saint Augustin
Camping Les Chênes Verts ****Medium Sized, luxury campsite in Dolus D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
150 pitcheswebsite
Camping Les Chênes Verts, Dolus D'Oleron
Domaine Des Vignères Small campsite in Saint Maurice de Tavernole, Charente-Maritime
20 pitcheswebsite
Domaine Des Vignères, Saint Maurice de Tavernole
Camping Municipal Du Val De Boutonne ***Medium Sized campsite in Saint Jean D'Angely, Charente-Maritime
100 pitcheswebsite
Camping Municipal Du Val De Boutonne, Saint Jean D'Angely
Camping les Chèvrefeuilles ****Medium Sized, luxury campsite in Royan, Charente-Maritime
84 pitcheswebsite
Camping les Chèvrefeuilles, Royan
Camping Le Relax ***Medium Sized campsite in Breuillet, Charente-Maritime
80 pitcheswebsite
Camping Le Relax, Breuillet
Camping Le Blayais ***Medium Sized campsite in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
179 pitcheswebsite
Camping Le Blayais, Saint Georges De Didonne
Camping La Borderie **Large, simple campsite in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime
200 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Borderie, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Camping La Combe a L'Eau *Large, simple campsite in Ars En Re, Charente-Maritime
230 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Combe a L'Eau, Ars En Re
Camping Municipal Des Pins ****Large, luxury campsite in Le Grand Village Plage, Charente-Maritime
250 pitcheswebsite
Camping Municipal Des Pins, Le Grand Village Plage