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Camping Le Riva Bella

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General

  • Near the Caen ferry port in Ouistreham
  • A short drive from the D-day landing beaches
  • Direct access to the canal of the Orne river

Camping Le Riva Bella is in a nifty neck of the woods for those travelling through Basse-Normandie and seeking a stopoff on their way south, as it's near the Caen ferry port in Ouistreham and handy for a rest on the way from Portsmouth.

But many travellers stick around for a while on site too, as Le Riva Bella is also a short drive (11 kilometres) from the D-Day landing beaches and only three kilometres to the war memorial of the Pegasus Bridge. (There's direct access from the site too to the canal of the Orne river and evening strolls or daytime cycles along its banks.)

Le Riva Bella is a no-frills site but has toilet blocks with free hot showers, a playground and a washing-up area among its amenities. The bathrooms were refurbished and a summer pool added for the 2017 season.

The marina, casino and shops of Ouistreham centre are two kilometres away.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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.


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6.7

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

73% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 
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Sorry, won't be staying again. 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alastair_h211815 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very convenient for the ferry.

    Disliked: 

    Sorry, but despite the convenience to the ferry, I don't think we will be using Riva Bella again. We had electrical problems on our outward stay in June, and on our return (8 July), we had to move pitch because we were apparently 'illegally' pitched on land that was not allocated for tourers, despite the numbered pitch markings.

    Since last year, new owners have clearly changed direction for the site and it is no longer so welcoming and user-friendly for ferry users. Yes there is a swimming pool, but if you are only there one night and passing through, the pool is of no interest. And the price has gone up quite a bit too.

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Much improved since new ownership. 09/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan F. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Much improved since new ownership.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi very slow, almost non existent and expensive to boot. Sites are a little dear but very convenient. Did not feel too well (dodgy knee played up) so stayed all week. Will be back next year but maybe for transit.

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great campsite especially for access to ferry. Very clean and ... 22/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom judy a. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    great campsite especially for access to ferry. Very clean and well organised pitches.

    Disliked: 

    not a dislike but showers although very clean, modern and easy to use lacked a seat in the shower nowhere to put clothes etc.

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Newly refurbished toilets, showers and washing facilities. Easy access to ... 16/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynda M. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Newly refurbished toilets, showers and washing facilities. Easy access to the Grand Canal for fishing, walking and cycling. Helpful reception staff. Quick and easy access to ferry terminal.

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Clean facilities ( new shower block)A bike to the beautiful beach, 28/05/2017

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    Friendly, clean, spacious, good location

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From the manager...

We would like to thank you so much for your comment of our campsite.
We hope to see you again!
Best regards,
Camping Riva Bella

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Good location for ferry stopover but toilets didn't meet expectations 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian_g155330 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity to ferry
    Helpful staff for early arrival
    Select own choice of pitch
    Free wifi for 10 mins

    Disliked: 

    Roadways somewhat narrow with some sharp corners
    Toilets may be typically French but some were dated stand-up type, and WCs were very low. Doorways to individual cubicles open to full public view.

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Good location for ferry 15/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kenneth B. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, late check in, plenty of room to manouvre the van.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet paper, no toilet seats, no toilet lights.

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Ideal stopover for the ferries to Caen but probably not longer. 08/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jay H. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Le Riva Bella offers a lot of pitches which are reasonably spaced apart and ideal for a single night stopover especially if you have your own washroom (campervan)
    Easy check in and in my case early morning exit.
    For those travelling “self-contained” the Riva Bella is an option worth considering, but if you need to use “their washroom facilities” than maybe consider other options?

    Disliked: 

    The site is clearly let down by the very poor state of the washroom facilities which urgently require updating (and more regular cleaning!)

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excellent site and location for ferry travellers 05/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gayle_o113938 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We particularly appreciate that the site is open for caravans arriving on the Brittany Ferries night boat.

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The site had a feeling of the refugee camp at Calais 30/08/2016

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    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Sanitary facilities were unpleasant to say the least.

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Features

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

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Rue de la Haie Breton Ouistreham, Calvados, France, 14150
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 49.2690°N 0.2552°W

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Local attractions

Travellers coming to Basse-Normandie to explore the history and heritage of World War II have the Pegasus Bridge and the Pegasus Museum a few minutes' drive from Camping Le Riva Bella, a memorial to the 6th Airborne Division in the Normandy landings and to Operation Deadstick. The  American War Cemetery and the five D-Day beaches – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword – are also within easy reach.

Along the Normandy coast, have a trip to see Mont Saint Michel, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that's one of France's most recognisable and most visited sites, and to the town of Avranches, which holds the manuscripts of Mont Saint-Michel, one of the biggest collections of medieval illuminated manuscripts in all of la belle France.

Ouistreham a couple of kilometres away has the Museum of the Atlantic Wall and the Musée du Débarquement no 4 Commando alongside its shops and restaurants.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Camping Le Riva Bella cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Le Riva Bella will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €350.00 (£296.14) 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.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) per person over the age of 18, per night (up to 120 nights) is not included and must be paid on arrival.

This area is not subject to city tax.

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Terms and conditions

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
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
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €350.00 (£296.14) 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.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/09 and 30/06.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/07 and 30/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) per person over the age of 18, per night (up to 120 nights) is not included and must be paid on arrival.
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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