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Camping La Garenne

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Camping La Garenne: Swimming pool and sun terrace

General

  • Family-friendly site opposite the beach in Port-des-Barques
  • Within an hour's drive of Oléron island, Royan and La Rochelle
  • Swimming pool, restaurant and summer activities for all ages

What a cracking coastal spot this is – if you’re the sort that seeks out lots of seaside days on hols you’ve found a great base at Camping La Garenne. The jaunt to the nearest beach from this Port-des-Barques site involves simply nipping across the road, and you’ll also be within easy reach of lots more Charente-Maritime faves, including Royan, La Rochelle and the bike-friendly Oléron island.

Pile on top of that coastal hikes, watersports, boat trips, museums, an aquarium and a zoo (and more beaches, bien sûr) and you’ll note that it’s a wise move to plump for as lengthy a stay as poss at this place.

And it’s an equally wise move to factor in a bit of flopping-out time between your days out (all those fun times can get terribly tiring…) Poolside is probably the place to be for that – there are plenty of loungers gathered on the sun terrace for sunbathing between swims, and supervising the small sorts as they splash in the paddling pool.

Pétanque courts and a playground take care of times when you’d rather stay dry, and there’s a whole heap of activities to pick from in summer: crafts, sports and outings cater for kids, teens and grownups through the day, while the evenings are filled with quizzes, movies and showing off your grooviest dad dancing moves at the disco.

Scheduling a bit of time for eats is a fine plan too – settle in for meals at the site’s restaurant, wander up to the village centre in 15 minutes for restaurants and bakeries or sort supplies at the supermarket 10 minutes’ drive away in Soubise.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 38 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

68% would stay here again.

  57% described as Peaceful ?

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Level pitch, good location but very run down19/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcarol b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Very run done but so much potential.
    Reception looks like it’s about to collapse

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Very clean and great facilities05/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgreg k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and great facilities

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Friendly staff, terrible facilities19/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff in reception very helpful and friendly

    Disliked: 

    We stayed at end of season but that should not be excuse for terrible cleaning standards in showers and toilets. Only one block open, no problem but so dirty, no lights, almost impossible to shower and was hair whilst keeyhand on button throughout and be very careful not to soak everything. No toilet roll either.

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Don't waste your money, find another site.08/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Scenery

    Disliked: 

    There were maggots crawling over the toilet and washing up area both days we were there, just a very messy unclean site. Smaller than stated pitches, no night time lighting. I would not recommend it.

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great for couples or family with small children31/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location nice bbq,s beach across the road and alfreco the french way
    costal towns

    Disliked: 

    none

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Good pitch all a bit close together nice pool17/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pool, extra activities in local area within walk of site shows fireworks etc

    Disliked: 

    French toilets no paper ants 🐜

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Pleasant staff, large pool, dirty facilities.14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The staff were very pleasant. The pitches were flat and grassed which was nice. Pool area seemed pleasant. Restaurant on site that did classics and favourites and we noted live music.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets, showers and sinks were incredibely dirty, as in, they haven't been cleaned in a long time. The showers and toilets in the two toilet blocks we visited smelt of urine/dirty drains. The floors were visibly dirty but also uncleaned. There was swallow feaces dotted around the toilets. We have been to many campsites (40+) and these were by far the worst showers and toilets we have ever experienced. DIRTY.

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That we didn’t stay14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    That we didn’t stay

    Disliked: 

    Very busy and crowded

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Excellent site, reasonable facilities, lovely staff, pitches fine.14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandStephen P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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    Friendliness of staff excellent. Area very nice.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets a bit messy

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Location was amazing, pool.12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was amazing, pool.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet/ showers
    No shop

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Pétanque

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • 47 Avenue de l'île Madame, Port-des-Barques, Charente-Maritime, France, 17730
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.9482°N 1.0957°W

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Local attractions

If you’ve brought bikes, take them over to Oléron island – and if you haven’t, hire them on site and take them to Oléron island. There’s a fab network of cycle paths over here, linking villages, beaches and salt marshes, and they’re generally mercifully flat and quiet. It’ll take around 45 minutes to drive there; for an island escape closer to home, wander over to L’Isle Madame in half an hour.

Sealife enthusiasts have much more to see than just beaches around here: La Corderie Royale in Rochefort (25 minutes’ drive) now houses the International Centre of the Sea, and you can board the old boat Hermione for a taste of life at sea.

Should your interests lie more in life beneath the waves, take the 45-minute drive to the aquarium in La Rochelle, where more than 12,000 aquatic animals dwell in the tanks. To see landlubbing creatures instead, set off for a similar length of journey south to Zoo de la Palmyre, set across a splendid 18 hectares of pine forest.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Camping La Garenne cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Camping La Garenne on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£259.76) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.65 (£0.56) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping La Garenne have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping La Garenne dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Garenne? If you’ve brought bikes, take them over to Oléron island – and if you haven’t, hire them on site and take them to Oléron island. There’s a fab network of cycle paths … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Garenne?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping La Garenne? From £11.36 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Only one parent/child pair at a time may use each structure in the play area.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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 11 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: €300.00 (£259.76) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €100.00 (£86.59) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/04 - 02/07 and 28/08 - 31/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 03/07 and 27/08.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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