Campsites near Calais?
Campsites near Calais are one thing we always get asked about.
The two main things we are asked include:
- Which are the best campsites near Calais?
- Why stay near to Calais?
- What campsites are best for stopovers near to Calais?
These two things come up time and time again and so we thought we’d give you a little food for thought.
Which are the best campsites near Calais?
Firstly we will answer “Which are the best campsites near Calais?”. This is purely down to personal choice, experience and what you are looking for.
This really depends on lots of things. Whether you want a stopover campsite or are looking for one for your full holiday.
Swimming pools, activities and other facilities will obviously be important to you depending upon how long you plan to stay.
This should, therefore, be one of your main focuses when choosing.
Another point to consider is access to a beach! If you’re just stopping over this will not necessarily be as important as if you were staying for a family holiday.
Why stay near to Calais?
There are two main reasons why people look for campsites near Calais.
Firstly, many people travelling to France on holiday wish to check out everything that the area has to offer. Forests, fields and beautiful countryside are in abundance. Combine these features with a long coastline filled with cliffs and beaches and you have a family holiday paradise.
The area around Calais also has lots of charming medieval towns and villages. There are also many WW1 battlegrounds such as the Somme, Ypres and Verdun are all within close proximity.
The second reason many families look for campsites near Calais is that they may have very young children. Families with young children often don’t want to drive for long periods of time once they reach France. It may be the first time they’ve visited France and as they are unsure as to what to expect they don’t want to travel too far.
What campsites are best for stopovers near to Calais?
This is another question that can really only be answered by you.
The main reason that many families, motorhome drivers and caravaners often plan to travel further into France and even onwards into Europe.
The majority of these people are looking for a campsite near Calais that they can use as a stopover. This allows them to stay either once they have arrived in France or prior to catching their ferry back to the UK.
The campsite you choose will depend on how close to the port you want to be. There are many campsites ner Calais which means youll have plenty to choose from.
Campites near Calais
You may have already seen our article on Top 10 campsites near ferry ports but if you’re looking for any other ferry port please check it out. There are plenty of campsites near Calais but we are just going to give you a little information on a couple of good quality campsites for those of you with your own accommodation which could be in the form of a tent, caravan or motorhome and also for those of you who will need accommodation provided.
Some campsites will allow you to book a single night and others will require you to book a little longer.
La Bien Assise, Guines
La Bien Assise is one of the closest campsites to a ferry port being just a 20 minute drive from Calais near to the town of Guines. The campsite has much to offer with a great swimming pool and wonderful facilities, not to mention the great location within the wooded and parkland grounds of the Chateau.La Bien Assise
Domaine de Drancourt, Saint Valery sur Somme
Domaine de Drancourt is a wonderful campsite that can be found at Saint Valery due Somme which is just over an hours drive from both Dieppe and Calais ferry ports. Nestled in the grounds of the Chateau de Drancourt, the campsite boasts a large amount of open spaces where children can play and a great range of activities and facilities including a lovely swimming pool complex.Domaine de Drancourt
As we said earlier, we know that there are many other campsites near Calais to choose from and the two that we’ve suggested are just the tip of the iceberg, however, we thought we’d just answer some of the regular questions we get asked whilst giving you a little starter.
If you own a campsite near Calais and want to be featured in this article then please feel free to get in touch!