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General

  • A short stroll from a sandy Atlantic coast beach
  • Huge programme of summer activities for kids, teens and adults
  • Spectacular aquatic area with pools, slides, Jacuzzi and sundeck

Ditch the car and hit the beach from this lively family park near the Atlantic coast: Camping Les Ecureuils is a few hundred metres from golden sands and its local town of La Bernerie en Retz – and has enough to do for all ages that you could stay on site for all your summer hol should you so wish.

Even though significant time should be spent on the La Bernerie en Retz beach close by, guests of all ages will also clamour to check out the excellently-equipped and recently renovated pool area on site, which comes with a heated pool, water games, a Jacuzzi, fountains, a paddling pool, waterslides and a sundeck for your watery and basking pleasure.

You'll need to be around on site during some days and most evenings as well, to take in as much as poss of the packed entertainment programme running in July and August from morning to night. All ages can start the day with an activity or three: grownups at the Zumba, power yoga, aqua gym and (for the brave) bootcamp sessions; ages three to seven at the sessions and workshops of the kids' club, and ages eight to 12 at the team sports and games events, all running in the morning.

Sports tournaments such as beach football, volleyball and archery are arranged in the afternoons, as well as (this is France, after all), pétanque tournaments every week. And then into the evenings: peak season sees entertainment for all ages to round the day off, ranging from disco nights with themes including Hollywood and the Wild West; shows like Mamma Mia and live concerts; talent shows for all levels and size of performer, and nights of karaoke and bingo.

Camping Les Ecureuils covers five wooded and landscaped hectares, 15 minutes from Pornic, 25 from the Planète Sauvage animal park and around 50 minutes to Nantes. Leisure facilities as well as the outdoor pool area include an indoor pool, a bar and snack bar, tennis courts and a games room.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 31/03 and 29/09.

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.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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Sehr sauberer Platz für Familien mit Kindern. 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Carsten S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Auf unserer Reise war der Platz mit Abstand der Sauberste. Der Service war hervorragend. Alle Mitarbeiter waren stets um unser Wohl bemüht. Der Platz ist ein wirklich guter Ausgangspunkt für Radtouren, da der Radweg "Velocean" direkt vor der Tür verläuft.
    Wir würden hier jederzeit wieder campen.

    Disliked: 

    Die Reinigungszeiten der Sanitäranlagen sind schlecht gewählt. Zwischen 06:00uhr und 09:30uhr werden alle Sanitäranlagen parallel gereinigt. Die Damen- und Herren-WCs sind dann partiell geschlossen, was für Chaos auf den anderen Toiletten sorgt. Das kann man sicher besser lösen.
    Einen Stern Abzug gibt es auch dafür, dass man am Pool nur eng anliegende Badebekleidung tragen darf. Wenn man zum Beispiel in Badeshorts baden geht, wird man vom Bademeister aus dem Wasser gebeten. Dann kann man nur an der Rezeption für 8€ eine enge Badehose kaufen. Diese Regelung ist absurd und nicht nachvollziehbar.

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Lokatie 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Peter A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lokatie

    Disliked: 

    Ontvangst. Digitaal geboekt. Moest een papieren bevestiging laten zien. Niet meer van deze tijd.

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lovely 03/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Justin P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We had a lovely pitch, the facilities were clean and staff were nice

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séjour agréable 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France karine b. Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan
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    la piscine avec toboggan ainsi que piscine couverte. je conseil d'y aller fin août car moins cher et moins de monde.

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very good excellent beach 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter l. Confirmed

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    all good for young families and very helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Excellent relaxing holiday with great facilities. 19/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Most things.

    Disliked: 

    1.Slightly a little too far from the beach, for us as Old Gimmers with Grandchildren.
    2.The RIDICULOUS FRENCH notion of having to wear Lycra Swimming trunks in the pools.

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Clean facilities. Overpriced bar and snacks. Bumpy pitches. 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Clean toilets and showers. Slides in the pool are good. Small site. Very French. Not a long walk to town or the beach (about 10 mins)
    Quite a small site so good for giving the kids some independence

    Disliked: 

    Unhelpful/unfriendly staff
    Toilet roll ran out very quickly after replenishing and only replaced once a day
    Very overpriced food and drink onsite and not much choice available
    Staff made no effort to include smaller children in the kids club activities. If ours were he only British ones there, they made no effort to speak to them in English, even though we knew they spoke English. Children who couldn't speak French or Dutch were excluded from many activities.
    Paid wifi was no better than the free, which was awful

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Site was awful 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert_d246687 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Pool was lovely

    Disliked: 

    Site was awful, some of staff were very rude the reception lady asked me for payment in full for pitch but I had already paid pitch up. Pitch size was smaller than advertised and there was no room for parking on pitch. Mainly people from Netherlands who seemed to think they owned the park and not many British. Toilets always out of order and very dirty.
    Would never come back here again we could not wait to leave.

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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

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

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

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • 24 Avenue Gilbert Burlot La Bernerie en Retz, Loire-Atlantique, France, 44760
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.0843°N 2.0373°W

Directions


From the Saint-Nazaire bridge, take the D213 and continue for approximately 26km in the direction of Pornic. Continue for 6km on the D13 and when you reach the main junction turn right on the D66 signposted La Bernerie-en-Retz. Turn right at the train station and continue up to the campsite.

Local attractions

The beach a short stroll from Camping Les Ecureuils belongs to La Bernerie en Retz, a comely Loire-Atlantique seaside town between Pornic and Nantes. It's grown from a small fishing village to a swish Atlantic coast resort, with bars, restaurants and shops aplenty alongside its family-friendly beaches, award-winning clean waters, peaceful coves and its lake sea with safe swimming even when the tide is out. Sailing and watersports lessons are available on the lake too for sea dogs keen to hone their nautical skills.

Another excellent coastal spot is the port and shipbuilding town of Saint-Nazaire, about 35 minutes' drive north on the right bank estuary of the Loire river, on the edge of the famed Brière marshes. On the way, stop off at (or have a separate day) at Pornic, among its harbours, beaches, castles and medieval Old Town.

The couple of hundred species of the safari and marine park of Planète Sauvage live about 25 minutes' drive away at Port-Saint-Père; animal aficionados keen to see critters in the wild should venture additionally with their field guides to the Guerande salt marshes and the Brière Regional Natural Park.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Camping Les Ecureuils 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 Les Ecureuils 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.

Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.85) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£0.54) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/05 and 15/09.
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.

Pitches
Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.85) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 31/03 and 29/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 31/03 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 29/09.
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£0.54) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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