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 Les Tamaris ***Large camping in Saint Pierre D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
285 pitcheswebsite
Camping Bleu Mer ***Medium sized camping in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
50 pitcheswebsite
Camping Huttopia Cote Sauvage **Medium sized, simple camping in Sainte Marie De Ré, Charente-Maritime
152 pitcheswebsite
Huttopia Chardons Bleus - Ile de Ré ***Large camping in Sainte Marie De Re, Charente-Maritime
235 pitcheswebsite
Aqua 3 Masses ***Medium sized camping in Saint Pierre D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
140 pitcheswebsite
Camping Plein Air ****Small, luxury camping in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
45 pitcheswebsite
Domaine Des Charmilles ****Large, luxury camping in Saint Laurent De La Pree, Charente-Maritime
270 pitcheswebsite
Camping L'Ile Blanche ****Medium sized, luxury camping in La Flotte, Charente-Maritime
160 pitcheswebsite
Camping Palmyre Loisirs ****Large, luxury camping in Les Mathes, Charente-Maritime
350 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Cailletière ***Medium sized camping in Dolus D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
113 pitcheswebsite
Camping De La Geres ***Medium sized camping in Surgeres, Charente-Maritime
59 pitcheswebsite
Camping Les Vignes ***Medium sized camping in Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime
100 pitcheswebsite
Camping Les Chênes Verts ****Medium sized, luxury camping in Dolus D'Oleron, Charente-Maritime
150 pitcheswebsite
Domaine Des Vignères Small camping in Saint Maurice de Tavernole, Charente-Maritime
20 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Redoute **Medium sized, simple camping in Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime
56 pitcheswebsite
Camping Municipal Du Val De Boutonne ***Medium sized camping in Saint Jean D'Angely, Charente-Maritime
100 pitcheswebsite
Camping les Chèvrefeuilles ****Medium sized, luxury camping in Royan, Charente-Maritime
84 pitcheswebsite
Camping Le Relax ***Medium sized camping in Breuillet, Charente-Maritime
80 pitcheswebsite
Camping Le Blayais ***Medium sized camping in Saint Georges De Didonne, Charente-Maritime
179 pitcheswebsite
Camping La Borderie **Large, simple camping in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime
200 pitcheswebsite