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- 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.
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Very clean and great facilities
Good pitch all a bit close together nice pool
That we didn’t stay
Excellent site, reasonable facilities, lovely staff, pitches fine.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Very large (over 200 sites)
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
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.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €300.00 ($513.77) 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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Local tax of €0.65 ($1.08) at least age 18 doesn't apply.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.