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- A large waterpark with seven heated swimming pools
- Leave the car behind: direct access to the beach
- Near a wide range of facilities including bars and restaurants
It's all rather watery at Le Vieux Port in the Aquitaine department of Landes. For not only is it in a warm and popular area of southwest France seaside resort celebrated for its beaches, sunny climes and surfing, it's got a whopping great waterpark on site too.
The Vieux Port waterpark is fully heated and has a stonking seven pools as well as waterslides, a whirlpool and a wave pool: chuck the car keys somewhere out of sight and get into your swimming togs for days' worth of dips. A sandy Atlantic Ocean beach is a short walk away, so do remember to bring your surfboard, body board and other floaty bits and pieces for riding the waves...
Once you're out of the water (eventually) and casting around for something else to do, the campsite prides itself on its high standards and wide range of facilities, including a playground, a fitness corner, a snack bar, a restaurant and a supermarket, all set away from the accommodation area to ensure peace and quiet when you finally totter back to berth.
The site welcomes international guests and the friendly multilingual team is always around to help when needed.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Great site with lots for the kids to do and a fantastic pool area
Ne vaut pas 5 etoiles.peu d'activités inclus. Ados s'ennuie.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
If you do manage to remove yourself/the kids from the waterpark and local beach, you'll find a fair bit to do within about ten kilometres of Le Vieux Port, such as golf, hiking, cycling, go karting and surfing and other watersports.
Food and flea markets are easy to get to in the area too, along with old and trad Landes villages to mosey around: try Messanges, Vieux Boucau les Bains and Moliets-et-Maa Soustons, sampling the local cuisine in each. If you want to delve more into the local character and traditions of Landes, over 200 town and village festivals run around the region from April to November, or one could get very involved and look out for a nearby game of pelote basque…?
One could also sink into the relaxing atmosphere of the nearby spa town of Dax or ride the waves (again) in Hossegor and Capbreton; this latter has miles of sandy beaches too, as well as options for rockpooling, oyster catching and having much seafood from its popular fishy restaurants.
If you're up for travelling a bit further, Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz are reachable from here, as is San Sebastián, a European City of Culture for 2016. The Rhune train ride through the Basque Country and the Pyrenees is also quite a bit of a must.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
Le Vieux Port cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Le Vieux Port will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken 1 week after booking.
Hired accommodation: €50 (tent) - €100 (holiday home) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.