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Camping des Pins

8.5

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General

  • Super friendly site in a pinewood forest less than 2km from the beach
  • Surrounded by Médoc vineyards and 92km from Bordeaux
  • Heated pool, paddling pool, playground and sports court

Welcome to the land of joie de vivre (that's the good life for those who haven't brushed up on their French just yet...).

Set among a splendidly scented and shaded pine forest, this family-friendly resort is a mere 1,800 metres from la mer and wide fine-sand beaches: a whole heap of beachside bufoonery awaits, including water-based activities like surfing, canoeing, paddleboarding and yachting.

This park’s Médoc peninsula location is among lots of vineyards, historic châteaux and local farmers’ markets, and plenty of scenic cycle paths lie nearby. Other popular places to see and visit in the area include the Gironde estuary, La Palmyre Zoo and the port city and world-famed wine region hub of Bordeaux.

This pristine family-run park has been happily and very warmly welcoming guests for more than 25 years; there’s plenty on site to keep both littlies and large ones entertained: a heated pool with neighbouring paddling pool, plus a playground for the under 12s, a sports court, a pétanque pitch and ping pong tables.

You can also rent bikes on site (as well as trailers and seats for tiny ones to tag along in), making pedals to the seaside a cinch. Ice cream, anyone?

Rumour has it that the site’s brill bartender is an expert mixologist, serving up cracking cocktails alongside good Médoc wines, beers and other crisply cold bevs to keep you tippled up nicely all day and into the evening throughout the dance and live music nights put on at the park in high season.

Also during the school holidays the on-it Camping des Pins team organises regular entertainment and activities for the kids' club, including storytelling and sports tournaments.

For troughing on site, the rather good restaurant there serves up reasonably priced and very tasty pizzas and local cuisine – otherwise you can cook up storm on the communal barbecue, or the nearby local town of Soulac-sur-Mer has plenty of tiptop eating spots where you can do your holiday duty of getting stuck into sampling local cuisine.


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8.5

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75% would recommend this site to a friend.

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friendly staff, low level site 27/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john g. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    area .
    staff ok
    quite
    clean,
    miles of beach,once you are there ,

    Disliked: 

    toilet ,wash and shower, facilities way below par. one toilet dismantled, the other not good ,broken and closed, hot water touch and go.
    not the type of brit to complain just will not return.
    wifi although free its so hard to find i gave up.
    would i recommend ehhhhhh, NO sorry.
    needs ,money on pitches stands, or close as a touring site,

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Clean facilities. Lovely staff. Very easy going and very helpful. 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom caroline c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely small campsite. Appears to be family run and all staff were very helpful. Nice and safe for kids.

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Helpful, happy staff and clean facilities. 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Helpful, happy staff and clean facilities.

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Overall a nice place, clean and friendly. 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Zoe S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Small friendly and safe environment

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    Electric points not on every pitch, every 4-5 pitches therefore electric cables running across the front line of all pitches

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Great GREAT campsite, one of the best I've used in France. A bientôt 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Bar/ restaurant
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    Pitch,
    Welcome
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    Pool

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Everything about this campsite....so informal,not full of rules and regulations ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patrick C. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everything about this campsite....so informal,not full of rules and regulations like English campsites

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Nice site with very few cars. Ideal for young families 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Justin C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely site. Plenty of shade and really friendly staff. Short cut out the back of the site to the beach.

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Nice location , busy site 11/08/2017

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    Woodland setting , easy cycle to stunning beach

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    Pitch
    Tiny pitch , very sandy for motorhome . Certainly not the size stated on booking form !
    No room to use awning .

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • 213 Passe de Formose Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde, France, 33780
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.4829°N 1.1272°W

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Local attractions

Plenty of cycle paths lie nearby for two-wheeled tours of the local area – and the splendid seaside spot of Soulac-sur-Mer is a mere two kilometres from the park, so also very easily bikeable (especially with bike hire on site – no more pesky bike racks).

The Médoc peninsula is perhaps most famed for its top-notch vineyards so, natch, you’ll be able to do a lot of wine sampling and vineyard touring while you’re here. Be sure to visit one of the region’s best-known wineries, Château Lynch-Bages, less than an hour’s drive from base: it’s well worth the trip. Owned by the Cazes family, the estate holds tastings and guided tours of its vineyards and cellars (advance bookings essential), and hosts a free-entry art exhibition every year between May and October. Nearby Château Lanessan is also well worth checking out.

Depending on how far along the waterway you want to travel, you can take guided boat tours of the Gironde estuary and its islands from the ports of Pauillac, Blaye or Bordeaux… Speaking of which, there’s plenty to see here too: the world's major wine industry capital, there are plenty of cellars to sup wine at, fine French restaurants to dine in and historic sights and attractions to be seen, including an 11th-century Romanesque cathedral, the Pont de Pierre bridge and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6.30pm. Guests arriving after this time must contact the site using the details provided in their booking confirmation email to organise check-in.

Camping des Pins cancellation policy

No penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.55 (£0.49) per person over the age of 13 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival

Local eco/city tax of €0.55 (£0.49) per person over the age of 13 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Reception
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.55 (£0.49) per person over the age of 13 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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