France’s Wonderful West Coast


Camping holidays along the west coast of France mean big sandy beaches, glorious sunny weather, seaside resorts and fishing posts, and loads of brilliant attractions. 

West coast regions including the Vendee and Charente-Maritime are an absolute favourite with families who cross to the ferry ports at St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen and make the half-day drive down and across to the Atlantic beaches. 

If you're after a camping holiday without any stresses, there are seven brilliant Siblu parks to choose from. Each boasts mobile home accommodation that makes family breaks a breeze, plus big pool complexes, lots of sports and entertainment in the day and evenings.

Check out Le Bois Dormant and Le Bois Masson in the Vendée, Les Pierres Couchées in the Loire Atlantique (between southern Brittany and Vendée) or Bonne Anse Plage, La PignadeLes Charmettes and Mer et Soleil in Charente Maritime. 


Holiday Parks on the West Coast of France


Le Bois Masson holiday park is the perfect spot for exploring the Vendée region on France's West Coast. Situated just 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches and network of cycle paths, this friendly holiday park is an ideal choice for water sports fans and cycling enthusiasts alike.

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Beach 2.5km away
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2 heated pools (1 covered)
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Free access to neighbouring Siblu park, Le Bois Dormant
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Welcome to Le Bois Dormant, a spacious holiday park in a beautiful natural setting. This is the perfect base for exploring France's West Coast! A well-developed network of cycle paths allow you to cycle straight from the park itself to the nearby seaside town of St. Jean de Monts and the large sandy beaches and peaceful pine forests that are so typical of this coastline.

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Beach 2.5km away
Waterslides, paddling pool and spa bath
child friendly activities
Free access to neighbouring Siblu park, Le Bois Masson
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Les Charmettes, Siblu's flagship holiday park on the West Coast of France, is a long-time favourite with holidaymakers from Ireland and the UK who love the huge range of 4-star services and facilities on offer here. Kids can enjoy hours of fun at the 2 massive pool complexes, complete with indoor and outdoor pools, spa baths, brilliant slides and splash zones.

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Pets welcome in certain accommodation
Slides & 3 heated pools
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Restaurants and shops on-site
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Nestled in a pine forest bordering the Marennes Estuary, Siblu’s La Pignade holiday park in Charente-Maritime is a tranquil location with a choice of great facilities. Make the most of the outdoor pool, waterslides and sports facilities ranging from archery to beach volleyball.

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Covered pool with retractable roof
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Beach 1.5km away
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Horse riding on-site
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Bonne Anse Plage on the South West Coast of France is one of our most popular Siblu holiday parks thanks to its unique location (just 3km from the beach) and amazing facilities (the waterslides are particularly impressive). If you want to explore the beautiful local area you can hire a bike and cycle over to the seaside town of La Palmyre where you'll find one of the most famous zoos in France

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Cycle paths accessible from the campsite
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Evening entertainment & shows
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Beach 1km away
06-Aug -
Loire Atlantique

Looking for a beach holiday where you can more or less hear the waves lapping on the shore from your mobile home's terrace? Situated just a two-minute walk from the beach, Les Pierres Couchées holiday park on the Loire Atlantique coast (just south of Brittany) might be the place for you!

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Beach 300 metres away
Waterslides, paddling pools, spa bath
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300-seater entertainment venue
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Ile d'Oléron

Ideally situated on a beautiful island just off France’s west coast, Mer et Soleil offers everything you could want from a holiday park; indoor and outdoor pools, slides and even a lazy river. In terms of services, you’ll find everything you need on site, including a restaurant, a bar and a shop.

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Free kids' clubs
Lazy river
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Indoor pool
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Where to find them: Siblu holiday parks in France

Siblu holiday parks in France


West Coast Highlights

If you can drag yourself away from the appeal of lazy days on the beach, you’ll find that France’s West Coast is also home to a number of fascinating towns and cities, brimming with culture, history and charm. La Rochelle, the capital of Charente-Maritime, still boasts three intact medieval towers guarding its port. Climb up to the top for beautiful views over the ocean and the buzzing streets below or examine the centuries of graffiti carved into the stone walls (a sobering reminder of how many sailors from all over the world were imprisoned here in the past). Also worth a visit is Saintes, famous for its museums and its Roman ruins (in particular the Arch of Germanicus and the amphitheatre) and Cognac, home to the world-famous brandy. If you’re staying further north at Le Bois Dormant or Le Bois Masson, you’re not too far from vibrant, historic Nantes and the coastal towns of Guérande and St Gilles-de-Croix-de-Vie where you can learn more about traditional methods of salt extracting and sardine fishing, which have been practiced on the West Coast for years.
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If you’re searching for some of the best beaches that France has to offer, the West Coast is the place for you. The Atlantic waves are perfect for surfing and water sports. Sailing enthusiasts should also make time for a visit to the beach at Les Sables d’Olonne (the starting point for the yearly Vendée globe yacht race). However, the West Coast also boasts plenty of sheltered beaches and bays more suited to relaxing family days on the beach. The beach at St-Jean-de-Monts (near our Vendée holiday parks) and at La Palmyre Bay (near our Charente-Maritime holiday parks) are ideal for this kind family day out where the kids can splash around in gentle waves to their hearts’ content. The region is also famous for its beautiful islands, which are easy to reach for a day trip from the mainland. It’s well worth visiting the Ile de Ré (connected to La Rochelle by bridge), the Ile d’Oléron (great for water sports), and the Ile de Yeu (an active fishing port with beautiful natural diversity).
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Events & Days Out
Two of the most popular activities for holidaymakers at our Charente-Maritime parks are the La Palmyre zoo, one of the biggest zoos in France, and the Luna Park funfair, where thrill seekers can get their fix of adrenaline on a range of exciting fairground-style rides. Both are within very easy reach of our Charente-Maritime parks. The West Coast is also home to some of the best theme parks in France: ‘Puy du Fou’ where you can step back in time with larger than life historical re-enactments and shows, and ‘Futuroscope’ where you can get a glimpse of the science and technology of the future. If your visit to Siblu’s West Coast parks coincides with Royan’s ‘un violin sur le sable’ festival, you’ll be lucky enough to witness a live classical music concert like no other. Performed on the beach to over 50,000 spectators against and concluded with a fireworks display, this is an event that everyone can enjoy, no matter what their relationship with classical music. Slightly further north, in Brittany, the Lorient Interceltic festival is a world-famous celebration of the music and traditions of Celtic cultures from all over Europe.

Travelling to the West Coast from the UK


Holidaymakers from the UK can reach our parks on the West Coast via ferry or plane.


Getting the ferry from the UK means you can choose to bring your own car with you to your Siblu mobile home on France's West Coast. Cherbourg, Roscoff and St Malo ferry ports are all easily accessible from the UK thanks to regular crossings with Brittany Ferries.  

Brittany Ferries

Routes: Plymouth-Roscoff; Poole-Cherbourg; Portsmouth-St Malo; Portsmouth-Caen; Portsmouth-Le Havre.

*Make sure to check the ferry providers' websites for the most up-to-date information about crossings


EasyJet offer direct flights from London Stansted and Bristol to La Rochelle airport

See details about distances/driving to West Coast parks on our Charente Maritime page and our Vendée page