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Camping Les Ecureuils

7.6

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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.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 

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it is a busy good camping site and facilities are ok most of the time 05/09/2018

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

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

    Good location,
    easy walk into town and beach and not far to drive to larger towns or different beaches.
    staff friendly and helpful
    Stuff happening for all ages
    Evening entertainment is ok
    Washing up facilities and showers ok although the showers have a mind of their own !

    Disliked: 

    Bar was looking tired and is expensive
    Snack bar expensive and not great food for what you pay
    Toilets not always good to use or out of paper
    Swimming pool lining needs some attentional sharp tiles and few areas where tiles have come off in large area children getting cuts and grazes from it
    WiFi is very limited and misleading from what the campsite listing said so you need to pay extra and it’s costly unless your happy sitting in the bar for 15 minutes a day
    Security in the evening were rude and abrupt and demand you go to bed at midnight
    Limited water points and on same unit as toilet waste point

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Brilliant, clean, fun site. Excellent pools and good entertainment for ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roderick M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Brilliant, clean, fun site. Excellent pools and good entertainment for the kids. The town and beach nearby are lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Snack bar is too expensive.
    The bar has limited options. Campari and tonic please! :-)
    Including Wifi in the cost would be good.

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Great campsite 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Russell H. Confirmed

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

    Great campsite, loved it, beach and shops within 5 minute walk, great cycle routes to get a little further afield. Pool and play areas super clean and very well looked after.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet facilities were a little stinky, and there weren't any spaces play ball games etc, campsite was completely full to bursting, but neither of these things would stop us going back :-)

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Small clean site with great pool, bar and snack bar. ... 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Small clean site with great pool, bar and snack bar. Short walk to beautiful beach. Staff very helpful and all basic facilities you would expect.

    Play area good and all facilities well kept and clean

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was a slightly odd shape which didn’t allow us to position the awning next to our van.

    The pitches are quiet close together but this didn’t really detract from our stay.

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Lovely location with great pools. Most pitches on a gradient. 10/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hayley B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    1) Lovely heated swimming pools inside and out including 4 flumes/slides and a kids climbing water area.
    2) plenty of Warm showers and toilets
    3) Good park with trampolines and bouncy castle for children
    4) good location. 10 mins walk into small town and beautiful beach. 15 min drive to large town of pornic and a safari park (planet savage)

    Disliked: 

    1) small pitches very huddled together... sat right on top of your neighbours.
    2) all roads/paths on site scattered with loose clippings causing skids for kids on bikes/scooters ... numerous cuts on hands and legs
    3) no shop on site just small bar area and snack outlet.
    4) no balls/inflatables etc in pool area. No drinks around pool.
    5) party of 28 of us and several rented chalets. They weren’t told of inspection required day of leaving and how immaculate you must leave accommodation (moooed floors / strip beds / bleach fridge etc) more than usual state of tidiness yet no equipment mop etc) to do this ... told to bring your own! Withheld €250 deposit!! Outrageous scam to get you to pay €80 for their cleaning team on top of rental costs!

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Good pools, clean toilets, good facilities for kids (playground etc), ... 05/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good pools, clean toilets, good facilities for kids (playground etc), close to beach. Takeaway/bar reasonable price

    Disliked: 

    Pitches close together and size clearly not as advertised. No shop on site, fresh water point right next to chemical loo point!

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The pool was lovely and always clean as were the ... 13/08/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The pool was lovely and always clean as were the toilet facilities. Staff were very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet seats on the toilets and there was no hand wash or hand dryers. Pitch was very small and struggled to fit in with a caravan, awning and the car

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Good site, fun for children. Very clean facilities 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leanne E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pool complex

    Disliked: 

    No toilet seats and proximity to toilet block. Pitches quite tight.

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Never again would I stay here!! 09/08/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Didn’t like English people felt bullied!! Walked miles for water!! Small pitches all uneven went with 30 people and they tried to rip people off with cleaning bill at end wouldn’t recommend!!!

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camping bien tenu, sanitaires impeccables (il est vrai qu'au mois ... 14/09/2018

Reviewer's country: France Philippe D. Confirmed

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

    camping bien tenu, sanitaires impeccables (il est vrai qu'au mois de septembre, il y a moins de monde), et bien sûr piscines.

    Disliked: 

    branchements électriques. Les voisins sont obligés de passer dans le terrain de camping où se trouve la borne. Un simple taillage de haies à l'arrière du terrain permettrait de faire passer les vacanciers par derrière comme cela se fait dans certains camping.
    Musique un peu forte dans les toilettes.
    Wifi payante.

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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 CEST (GMT+02:00)   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 city tax of €0.60 (£0.53) per person per night at least age 18 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 or 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.

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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