Eurocamp near Calais

Eurocamp near Calais

There are a number of reasons why people choose a campsite near Calais. Sometimes as a stopover on their way to a campsite further afield, or on their way back to the UK and for others it’s just simply because they don’t want to spend too much time travelling.

Whatever you reason is for staying at a Eurocamp near Calais, we’ll provide you with lots of useful information in this article.

Eurocamp near Calais

There are four Eurocamp sites near calais, La Bien Assise, Domaine de Drancourt, Le Phare d’Opale and La Dune Blanche.

Which is the Closest Eurocamp to Calais?

Which is the Closest Eurocamp to Calais?

It’s a common question that we get asked all the time so we thought we’d cover it in an article to give you all the information. What is the closest Eurocamp to Calais?

The closest Eurocamp to Calais is La Bien Assise which is located in Guines, Picardy approximately 15km away from Calais ferry port and the Eurotunnel Terminal.

In this article we will give you some information about why people stay near to Calais, about Picardy as a region and the four closest campsites to Calais ferry port and the Eurotunnel.

The four closest campsites however in order of distance are:

Why do People Stay at a Eurocamp near Calais?

There are two main reasons why you may want to stay at a Eurocamp site near Calais, either as a stopover at the beginning of their holiday, as a stopover on their way home or for their whole holiday.

As a Stopover

Firstly there are many people that will use a campsite near Calais as a stopover campsite.

Whether you are heading off on holiday or returning from a holiday, a stopover near to Calais is a great way to keep you feeling refreshed.

The first could be if you are heading off on holiday. Many people will stopover if they have travelled a long distance to get across the channel on the ferry or Eurotunnel or if they have a long way to travel through France to get to their final destination.

If you are travelling to the South of France and have an afternoon ferry crossing or Eurotunnel crossing, you could end up with 10 or more hours to drive.

Stopping over near Calais means you can have a good nights sleep before your onward travel through France.

Likewise if you are returning from your holiday and have travelled a long distance through France, you may want to stop over before catching the ferry or Eurotunnel back.

The last thing you want to do is drive back through the Uk after having already driven for many hours in France.

As a Holiday Destination

If you haven’t spent time exploring what Picardy has to offer then you may be missing out.

Lot’s of people stay at a campsite near Calais for their holiday. For some it’s because its their first Eurocamp holiday in France and they don’t want to travel too far. For others it because they’ve seen what Picardy has to offer.

Why stay at a Eurocamp near Calais?

Picturesque Picardy

Picardy is a picturesque location brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty.

Picardy is often overshadowed by other regions but it does offer a captivating blend of charming towns, historic landmarks, and idyllic countryside landscapes.

Rich Historical Heritage

Picardy is steeped in history, boasting a wealth of historic landmarks and cultural treasures.

From the majestic cathedrals of Amiens and Beauvais to the medieval fortifications of Laon, history buffs will find plenty to marvel at in Picardy.

What’s more is that you can also easily explore The Somme which is, of course, one of the most important battlefields of WW1.

Thousands of people travel to the area even year to visit the battlefields and cemeteries to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of WW1.

Charming Towns and Villages

The region’s quaint towns and villages are great for exploring including the medieval streets of Senlis, with its well-preserved Gothic architecture or the picturesque village of Gerberoy, known for its half-timbered houses adorned with colourful flowers.

Scenic Landscapes

Picardy Scenic Landscapes

Picardy’s beautiful countryside provides a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Embark on leisurely walks or bike rides along scenic riverbanks, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with charming farmhouses and picturesque chateaux.

Explore the pristine beauty of the Baie de Somme, a natural paradise teeming with diverse wildlife and unspoiled coastline or visit some of the regions sandy beaches of which there are plenty.


Calais Beaches

Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, the Picardy Coast has something to offer everyone.

Its unique blend of natural beauty and charming seaside resorts makes it a must-visit destination for your next holiday.

Stretching from the Bresle Valley in the south to the Baie d’Authie in the north, the Picardy coastline is a captivating destination offering a diverse array of landscapes.

Stretching out over 70 km, you’ll find a mixture of soft, golden sandy beaches and immense rocky cliffs to explore.

Along this picturesque coastline, you’ll discover seven charming seaside resorts, each with its own unique character and plenty of surprises. Starting from the north, you’ll find:

  • Fort-Mahon-Plage: A popular spot for families and water sports enthusiasts, known for its expansive sandy beach and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Quend-Plage: Ideal for a peaceful family holiday, offering a tranquil environment with beautiful beaches and sand dunes.
  • Le Crotoy: A delightful fishing village with a picturesque harbour and stunning views across the Baie de Somme.
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: A historic town with medieval charm, offering quaint streets, beautiful gardens, and panoramic views of the bay.
  • Cayeux-sur-Mer: Famous for its long boardwalk lined with colorful beach huts, perfect for a relaxing seaside stroll.
  • Ault-Onival: Known for its dramatic white cliffs and breathtaking coastal views, ideal for hiking and photography.
  • Mers-les-Bains: Renowned for its Belle Époque architecture and lively seaside ambiance, featuring vibrant beach huts and a scenic esplanade.

Eurocamp Sites Near Calais

As we’ve already mentioned here are 4 Eurocamp sites near to Calais and each has its own benefits for visitors.

La Bien Assise, Guines

La Bien Assise

La Bien Assise is the closest Eurocamp site to Calais and is just 15km from the ferry terminal and Eurotunnel terminal which takes around 20 minutes by car.

This is one of the things that makes the campsite so popular for those making a stopover.

Although fairly close to Calais, the campsite lies in the parklands of a Chateau, in the heart of the countryside in the forest of Guines.

It total the campsite is spread out over 18 hectares, meaning that there’s plenty of space for you to enjoy. It’s a lovely family friendly campsite that pretty much ticks all the boxes.

The beautiful Picardy coastline lies only 15km away where you’ll find lots of gorgeous beaches waiting to be explored.

La Bien Assise Swimming Pool

Back on-site you’ll find a lovely swimming pool area which is great for families. A heated family pool, with a retractable roof, allows swimmers to enjoy the water in all weathers, a children’s pool and a slide are all present and so that you can have a little adult time, right next to the pool, you’ll find a lovely terrace area and bar where you can relax and watch the children playing and swimming.

Whether you’re after a stopover campsite or one for your whole holiday, La Bien Assise is perfect.

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La Phare d’Opale, Le Portel

La Phare d'Opale

La Phare d’Opale lies along the picturesque coast at Le Portel and offers a unique blend of natural beauty, modern amenities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

It is just 54 km away from Calais ferry port and the Eurotunnel which equates to around a 48 minute drive.

The campsite’s name, translating to “The Opal Lighthouse,” is a nod to its proximity to the iconic Phare du Portel lighthouse and the breathtaking Opal Coast.

This local area is known for its dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, and clear blue waters, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers and families.

La Phare d'Opale Beach

One of the highlights of Le Phare d’Opale is its extensive range of activities and amenities. The campsite boasts a heated swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on a warm day and the nearest beach is just a 10 minute walk away.

Le Portel is a charming town with a rich history and vibrant culture and the Opal Coast offers numerous attractions including the nearby city of Boulogne-sur-Mer is home to Nausicaá, one of the largest aquariums in Europe.

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La Dune Blanche, Camiers

La Dune Blanche

La Dune Blanche campsite offers an idyllic escape for families of all ages.

Located in Camiers, this campsite is the perfect destination for those looking to unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Its only 69 km away from Calais ferry port and Eurotunnel which takes just 52 minutes by car.

The campsite gets its name due to its proximity to the pristine white dunes that define this part of the French coastline.

La Dune Blanche is surrounded by lush greenery, offering breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere. The natural beauty of its location is sure to captivate you.

There’s no shortage of activities to keep you entertained as the campsite boasts a range of facilities, including a swimming pool, sports courts, and a children’s playground. For those who love exploring nature, the nearby dunes and forests offer excellent hiking and biking trails. Additionally, the beach is just a short walk away, where you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and various water sports.

La Dune Blanche Swimming Pool

The nearby town of Montreuil-sur-Mer is known for its historic ramparts and charming old town. The Base de Somme is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also within easy reach.

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Domaine de Drancourt, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Domaine de Drancourt

Domaine de Drancourt is a 5 star campsite that lies 119km away from Calais ferry terminal and Eurotunnel with a drive that takes about 1 hr 26 minutes.

Although it’s the furthest away from Calais, the campsite does sit within the grounds of a beautiful chateau in the heart of the Picardy countryside, near Saint-Valery-sur-Somme making it a perfect place for a full holiday.

Many of the campsites facilities are housed in converted buildings which were once part of the estate and give a truly authentic French feel to the campsite.

With 30 acres of grounds at your disposal, it’s easy to find lots of space to explore and have fun in. Large pitches with lots of hedging, trees and pleasant flowers ensure that you not only have a degree of privacy but also that you can relax and unwind in the beautiful French countryside.

Domaine de Drancourt Swimming Pool

The campsite has a pleasant but modest swimming pool complex which will help you enjoy your holiday to the full. Here you will find 3 swimming pools, one with a retractable roof and a couple of slides for the children to enjoy. There is also a black just 3km away which is long and sandy, offering you the best of both worlds, especially if you have children.

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Finally if you’re looking to find a campsite close to some of the other ferry posts in France, then don’t forget to take a look at our article Top Ten Campsites near to the Ferry Ports.