Le Vieux Port

Le Vieux Port Campsite, Messanges

Le Vieux Port is an award winning campsite which lies in a truly wonderful setting within a forest on the southwest coast of France.

With direct access to a wonderful sandy beach, a great range of activities and a stunning pool complex, Le Vieux Port is certainly one of the best campsites in the whole region and it’s not surprising it is so popular with families of all ages.

Why we recommend booking Le Vieux Port campsite:

Direct access to a wonderful beach.
Beautiful setting within a forest.
Massive swimming pool complex.
Lots of places to visit nearby.
Great range of activities and facilities.

If you’re looking for lively fun filled campsite then the broad range of facilities and activities on offer at Le Vieux Port will certainly keep you happy.

The swimming pool complex is extremely impressive and is certainly one of the campsites best features. There’s an eye watering 7 swimming pools including a beach styled toddler wave pool, a lagoon pool, a variety of water slides and chutes, a jacuzzi, spa and even a solarium.

It’s true to say that you’ll probably find it quite difficult to find an equally impressive pool complex in the region!

To compliment the swimming pool complex, Le Vieux Port also boasts direct access to a wonderfully long, sandy beach. Here you can sit back and relax with a spot of sunbathing, play beach games, build sandcastles, enjoy the variety of water sports on offer and most importantly have fun on your family holiday!

On those evenings when you don’t have the energy to cook, why not sit back and relax with a meal at the campsites restaurant, creperie or pizzeria and then follow it up with a relaxing drink in the bar. For those looking for a little evening entertainment you can sit back and enjoy a variety of shows and discos that occur on site during high season.

If you’re looking for a great family campsite with a variety of activities, a great pool complex and stunning beach then Le Vieux Port has to be on your short list of places to visit.

Le Vieux Port

Le Vieux Port campsite information:

  • Opening dates: 12/05/2017 – 10/09/2017
  • Campsite size: Large
  • Number of pitches: 1546 pitches each around 80m2
  • Children’s clubs: Eurocamp and on-site run children’s activities
  • Nearest beach: Direct Access
  • Nearest river: 18km
  • Nearest lake: N/A
  • Dogs allowed: Yes in certain accommodation types

Getting to Le Vieux Port

Getting to Le Vieux Port:

  • Zeebrugge: 1050km
  • Caen Ouistreham: 771km
  • Calais: 1018km
  • Dieppe: 835km
  • Le Havre: 785km
  • Oostende: 1033km
  • St Malo: 684km
  • Roscoff: 799km
  • Santander: 290km
  • Bilbao: 192km

Activities at Le Vieux Port

On-site activities at Le Vieux Port include:

Seven swimming pools with water slides and chutes, spa, whirlpool, sauna, jacuzzi, table tennis, basketball, pony trekking, horse riding, volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis, badminton, football, cinema, cycle hire, boules and two playgrounds.

Please note that some activities may be chargeable.

Facilities at Le Vieux Port

On-site facilities at Le Vieux Port include:

WiFi, restaurant, take away, creperie, snack bar, pizzeria, supermarket, animation team, gift shop, family disco, games room, tv room, washers, dryers, baby changing facilities and baby baths.

Booking Le Vieux Port…

Booking Le Vieux Port is quick and easy with Go Camp France.

The campsite can be booked through a number of our featured companies including Eurocamp and Canvas Holidays. You can find out more about each of the companies by clicking on the relevant link above or if you’d like to find out what each company can offer you for Le Vieux Port then please use the relevant button below.

Have a wonderful time…safe in the knowledge that you’re booking with reputable companies and don’t forget to join our mailing list and download our camping app for year-round offers.

Find out more with Eurocamp


Find out more with Canvas Holidays


Click here to book with Al Fresco Holidays

Days out and sightseeing

Whilst staying at Le Vieux Port campsite why not find out what the local area has to offer. Exploring nearby towns and places of interest is a great way of making the most of your holiday in France.

Read on to find out more about some of the great things you can enjoy nearby!


Dax is famous as one of the best spa towns in France and can be found approximately 33km to the east of Le Vieux Port campsite. The town is particularly famous for both it’s hot springs and mud which are well known treatments for ailments such as rheumatism. The town was established by the Roman empire and some buildings from this period remain today including the Roman archaeological crypt which includes some foundations from a Roman temple which date back to the 2nd Century AD. Other sights in the town include the remains of the 4th Century Gallic Roman walls, the Cathedral and the most important of all, the Fontaine Chaude which is where you’ll find a hot thermal pool where the water constantly remains at around 60 degrees centigrade.

Adrenaline Parc

Adrenaline Parc is a great adventure park located in the Landes forest near to Moliets-et-Maa just 6km to the northeast of Le Vieux Port campsite. The park offers visitors the chance to try their hand at a variety of activities including paintball, quad biking and the tree top adventure course. The adventure course has a variety of different routes depending upon your age and ability but all fuelled with fun and excitement. There are a variety of obstacles including swings, jumps, zip lines, bridges and much, much more. Please note that the park is open from the 1st April – 1st November and courses are only suitable for those aged over 5.

La Pinede des Singes

La Pinede des Singes is a great attraction for children of all ages and can be found 29km to the south of Le Vieux Port campsite. La Pinede des Singes is located in a 6 hectare park, in the wonderful Landes forest. Within the park you’ll be able to walk through an area where over 150 monkey roam free amongst the trees. It’s a wonderful sight to see and children absolutely love seeing the cheeky little faces and watch them jump and play together. What’s even better is that the entry prices are very reasonable meaning you don’t have to spend a lot of money for a lot of fun.

Atlantic Water Park

Atlantic Water Park can be found just 13km to the south of Le Vieux Port campsite at Seignosse. This fantastic water park boasts a variety of pools and slides which are perfect for a family day out and is right on the beachfront. Children will love playing and splashing around and the great thing is that the entry prices are reasonable and the beach is also right on your doorstep so when you’ve had enough of one you can do the other.
Please note that the park is only open from June until September.

Wherever you decide to explore whilst camping at Le Vieux Port we hope you have a wonderful time. To get directions to any of the places mentioned above download and use our Free Camping France App!

Find out more about our camping in France app here.

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