When it comes to camping near the seaside in France, there’s a huge choice. From pitching your tent in the dunes, to a cool cabin right on the beach, glamping under the pine trees, parking up in your mobile home or renting a chalet. What’s not to love about the sound of the sea lapping against the sand, a glass of wine under the twinkling stars and the fresh air that always seems so much more pure at the coast…
Seaside holidays in Brittany
With its beautiful beaches, enthralling coastal scenery and family friendly campsites, Brittany is brilliant for seaside holidays. Explore the Emerald Coast which runs west along the north coast of Brittany from the legendary Mont-Saint-Michel. Or the Pink Granite Coast (top photo), which takes its name from the colours of its unusual rock formations, beaten into fantastical shapes by the weather and the sea.
You’ll discover a land of silky sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, a plethora of islands and secret bays.
When it comes to local produce, it’s hard to resist the famous pancakes of Brittany. They’re not like the pancakes we’re used to in the UK but, made with buckwheat flour and stuffed with fish, meat and cheese, they’re hearty, tasty and scrumptious. From the oysters of Cancale, cider, mouth-watering cheeses and the freshest sea food, indulge your senses in this gastronomic paradise.
Perfect beaches in Provence
Provence is a beautiful region, rich in history, gastronomy and wine, famous for its lavender fields, picturesque villages and vineyards. It’s also a playground for families and perfect for holidays with lots of sunshine. The coast of the French Riviera with its sandy beaches, swish resorts and beautiful old villages and towns is utterly alluring.
Take your pick of superb beach locations from lovely La Ciotat not far from Marseille to captivating Cassis. Or how about exquisite Eze near sunny Nice, famous for the stunning views over the Mediterranean from its hilltop perch, or wonderful Menton where orange and lemon trees grow alongside the main coastal route.
Seaside holidays in the Vendée
The Vendée, in Poitou-Charentes, on the Atlantic in southwest France is best known for its shining, soft sandy beaches. Around 70 miles of unbroken coastline, peppered with seaside towns are enough to please everyone. One of the best locations for seaside holidays is Les Sables-D’Olonnes, known as the “Pearl of the Ocean”. It’s a large seaside town with an enormous beach 1.5 miles long. This vibrant town has loads to offer. Plus there are lots of fabulous cafés, perfect for a refreshing after beach aperitif as the sun sets. There’s a thriving fishing port and a marina, watching the boats come and go is so relaxing. With five markets, ferry service, museums, the nearby salt marshes, boat trips and absolutely loads of activities – you’ll never be bored here.
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