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Top 10 Beach Holiday Campsites

We’ve put together below, a list of our favourite top 10 beach holiday campsites in France because we know that one of the first things most families look for when booking a camping holiday to France is the distance to a good quality beach.

Most peoples first thought when you mention a beach holiday in France is one of the many quality campsites located in the south of France. What a lot of people tend to forget is that there are an awful lot of excellent beaches located in other regions such as the Vendee, Brittany and even Normandy.

Whether you’re looking for a huge expanse of soft golden sand, a sheltered cove with no other holidaymakers for miles or a stunning surfers beach, there are many to choose from around the French coast.

To help you find your perfect family holiday we’ve selected our favourite top 10 beach holiday campsites. They may have direct access to the beach or just be near to the beach but either way we love them just the same.

Top 10 Beach Holiday Campsites:

Le Clarys Plage – St Jean de Monts – Vendee

Le Clarys Plage

Le Clarys Plage is located in the Vendee and gets into our top ten as Les Mouettes beach is located just 500m down the road. The Vendee benefits from some wonderful sunshine during the summer months, the beach is long and sandy and is perfect for families as it shelves very gently into the sea. You’ll also find free parking right by the beach entrance.

L’Atlantique – Beg Meil – Brittany


L’Atlantique can be found in the Finistere region of Brittany and benefits from direct access to a brilliant family friendly beach. The walk to the beach is through the local nature reserve and the beach is great for sunbathing, paddling, building sandcastles, swimming and like most other beaches, having fun!

La Grande Metairie – Carnac – Brittany

La Grande Metairie

Although La Grande Metairie doesn’t have direct access to the beach, the quality of the campsite and the beaches that are located nearby are two reasons as to why it’s featured in our top 10. Carnac Plage has some great sandy beaches which are just great for a family day out and is just 12 minutes drive away from the campsite.

La Cote de Nacre – St Aubin sur Mer – Normandy

La Cote de Nacre

As we’ve already stated not all great beaches are on the south coast of France. Normandy has some terrific beaches and La Cote de Nacre lies just 600m from the nearest beach. You’ll also find La Cote de Nacre close to the WWII landing beaches of Juno, Gold, Sword and Omaha.

Le Ruisseau – Biarritz – Gascony and Gironde

Le Ruisseau

Le Ruisseau is in the perfect location as there are plenty of wonderful beaches nearby. Although the campsite does not have direct access to a beach, you’ll find a great selection of wonderful beaches at nearby Bidart and all the way up the coast to Biarritz and Hossegor.

Interlude – Ile de Re – Royan


Interlude campsite is located on the Ile de Re which is a beautiful island just off the western coast of France. The islands main beach, Bois-Plage-en-Ré is perfect for families of all ages and luckily Interlude campsite benefits from direct access. The beautiful light gold/white coloured sand and clear, clean waters make this a great place for swimming and having a great day out.

Club Farret – Vias – Languedoc and Roussillon

Club Farret

Club Farret provides you with a truly wonderful location in the south of France complete with direct access to a massive, fine sand covered beach which is warmed not only by the sun but also the Mediterranean sea. The beach is perfect for younger children as well as those looking to enjoy water based fun. The beach shelves gently into the sea and there’s a variety of activities including donuts available.

Camping Club Mar Estang – Canet Plage – Languedoc and Roussillon

Camping Club mar Estang

Camping Club Mar Estang is another beautiful campsite in the south of France that benefits not only from great facilities but also from having direct access to a wonderful beach. The beach at Canet en Roussillon is incredibly long and is covered in soft sand. There’s a short path to the beach from the campsite and it’s great of families of all ages.

L’Etoile d’Argens – St Aygulf – Cote d’Azur

L'Etoile d'Argens

L’Etoile d’Argens is another of our choices which doesn’t have direct access to the local beach but unlike other campsites in the Cote d’Azur, what it does have, is a boat which ferries visitors to the campsite down the river to the wonderful beaches at St Aygulf which are lovely, long and sandy. If you don’t fancy catching the boat there are other wonderfully sandy beaches nearby at St Raphael and Agay!

Le Soleil – Argeles-sur-Mer – Languedoc and Roussillon

Le Soleil

Of course campsites in the south of France benefit from some of the best weather. Le Soleil is a brilliant campsite that benefits from direct access to Ageles Plage which is a wonderfully sandy beach that stretches out for miles. You’ll also find a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants to refresh you whilst you soak up the sun.

There are of course hundreds of other campsites located throughout France and we have just chosen some of our favourites. If you’ve got a favourite that we’ve not mentioned, please get in touch on Twitter or Facebook!

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