Fantastic camping holidays in La Palmyre
A renowned seaside resort in Charente-Maritime, La Palmyre is perhaps best known because of its remarkable zoo. A veritable Noah's ark, it is home to around a hundred different species of animals. A visit to the zoo is also an excellent way to combine fun with education, as young and old holidaymakers alike can learn numerous facts about the animals, the environment and preservation.
A holiday in La Palmyre rewards campers with a blissful destination where they can enjoy long moments of relaxation on any one of the town's fine sandy beaches that nestle against the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal area is the ideal place for all kinds of outdoor activities such as water sports, cycling excursions and scenic strolls, all of which can be planned from the comfort of our campsites in La Palmyre!
3 great places to go while camping in La Palmyre
La Palmyre seaside resort
Enjoying a picturesque location between a fragrant pine forest and the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean, La Palmyre is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Côte de Beauté. The charming coastline of the town is a picture perfect setting for camping holidays by the sea, where guests can enjoy a wide range of water sports in the bay of Bonne Anse. Make a splash while trying stand up paddle boarding, sea kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing, or wait for low tide to see how dramatically the seascape changes.
To the north, La Courbe lighthouse is a must-see tourist attraction for those taking a camping holiday in La Palmyre. Still in service today, this sentinel of the sea protects ships from the sandbanks and is one of the most powerful lighthouses in France Interesting insights about the lighthouse are waiting to be discovered at the eco-museum at its base, while gorgeous views of Ile d'Oleon, the Gironde Estuary and the forest of La Courbe are the reward for those that climb the 300 steps to the top.
La Palmyre Zoo
Set in an abundantly green patch of land, Palymyre Zoo is a refuge for many endangered species, where visitors can learn about the importance of preservation and protection of the world's animals. Home to around 1600 animals across 110 different species, the zoo works hard on conservation, research and education in regard to animals that are endangered or extinct in the wild, such as the Bornean orangutan, the red lemur or the scimitar-horned oryx. Visiting the park finances the numerous associations that the zoo works with for the protection of endangered species on several continents, so it's a hugely worthwhile day trip.
The surroundings of La Palmyre, from Oléron to Royan
La Palmyre and its surroundings are a great place to visit to enjoy a diverse mix of activities in or around the water. Along with numerous aquatic activities, the coast of the region is an ideal destination for plenty more al fresco things to do. La Courbe forest offers several kilometres of trails for hiking in the shelter of pines and oaks, while biking fans can take the Vélodyssée cycling trail which runs for over 1200 kilometres from Brittany to the Basque Country.
Holidaymakers can also explore Île d'Oléron, an island famous for Fort Boyard and its Marennes-Oléron oysters, while in Royan, the best sightseeing opportunity here is Cordouan lighthouse. Located in the open sea, in the Gironde estuary, it is the oldest French lighthouse still in operation and is accessible only by boat.
Our advice for camping holidays in La Palmyre
Some information you need to know before booking your camping trip to La Palmyre.
When should you go camping in La Palmyre?
Camping in La Palmyre is a great choice for successful summer holidays with the family. In the company of the Atlantic Ocean, campers can enjoy an outdoor escape that blends recreation with relaxation, and fun with freedom. Enjoy exhilarating activities in the water or peaceful pursuits in the unspoiled nature of the coast. Most of our campsites are open from April to September, and while summer is the best time to visit, the Côte de Beauté is still extremely pleasant in spring and autumn.
What types of accommodation are available at our campsites in La Palmyre?
You will discover a wide choice of accommodation in our campsites in La Palmyre including mobile homes, lodges, well-equipped tents and pitches with electricity. Each and every camper will find their ideal accommodation for a perfect holiday!
What are the best campsites in La Palmyre with a swimming pool?
All of our campsites near La Palmyre have swimming pools, and will more than meet the expectations of the whole family. Campsite La Pinède and Campsite Palmyre Loisirs are two such destinations that have fantastic aquatic facilities featuring swimming pools, splash playgrounds, water slides and spacious sun terraces.