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Camping on Île de Ré: an ideal destination for camping by the sea

Very popular with lovers of the Atlantic Ocean and nature, Île de Ré will offer you a holiday with your feet in the water, punctuated by the discovery of charming villages, as warm as they are picturesque.

A few kilometres from La Rochelle, off the Charente coast, you will experience wild and rejuvenating camping holidays. On foot or by bike, the Île de Ré offers no less than 12 hiking trails to explore the wild moors, salt marshes, small forests and wide ocean beaches.

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La Cote sauvage

Poitou-Charentes | St Clément Des Baleines (Ile de Ré)
8.8/10 (556 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Direct access to the oceanYurts availableIdeal for active familiesCycle route
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(1) Amendments up to 14 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate. Please note, for 2023 holidays, free amendments can be made up to 14 days before arrival. (2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the DFA, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Where to go camping on the Île de Ré? Top 5 of the most beautiful villages to discover

Camping on Île de Ré is synonymous with nature and discovery. You will love its typical villages and their surroundings, which provide enough to fill up your holiday with fun family memories!

Ars-en-Ré, between the ocean and salt marshes

Take the “Piste du Sel” by bike that crosses the salt marshes and meet the locals who sell their freshly harvested salt. Next, head for the mythical two-tone bell tower of the village, then let yourself be transported by the friendly atmosphere of its town square.

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and its legendary lighthouse

Located on the western tip of the island, Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is peaceful and authentic. You will discover its dramatic lighthouse and an intimate beach a few meters away. Do not miss the sunsets offered by this captivating corner of the island; it's a breath-taking spectacle.

La Flotte and its flowery alleys

Elected as one of the most beautiful villages in France, La Flotte will seduce you with its small shops, its medieval-style market, its Châteliers Abbey, but above all, its cobbled and colourful streets. Don't forget to enjoy an ice cream as you walk around the town's pretty harbour!

Bois-Plage-en-Ré and its magnificent shore

Halfway along the coast of the island stands Bois-Plage-en-Ré, ideal for starting your exploration of Île de Ré by bike. Do not miss its traditional market, as well as 6 kilometres of fine sand beach, which is the ideal playground for the water sports.

Saint-Martin-de-Ré and its fascinating history

Historical capital of the island, Saint-Martin-de-Ré is famous for its citadel and its star-shaped fortifications, built by Vauban in the 17th century. Its observatory bell tower is also an opportunity to discover the city from a magnificent panorama.

Île de Ré: an ideal destination for any type of holiday

With 7.4 hectares of camping grounds, La Côte Sauvage is ideal for relaxation as well as a range of outdoor activities, and the chance to enjoy a stay under a banner of conviviality.

Campsites for families with children

If you go camping on the Île de Ré with your family, then your children will be delighted! They will enjoy playing in the spacious playground and making new friends in lively kids' clubs. Swimming in the ocean and sandcastle building are the highlights of a day spent by the sea.

Camping for couples

Enjoy an exceptional romantic experience among the pines and by the ocean. The idyllic setting and comfort of Campsite La Côte Sauvage will be conducive to romance and intimacy. Don't forget to admire the sunset from the beach for even more poetry.

Camping with your dog

Dogs are accepted at our campsites on Île de Ré, where they can join you in exploring the island's beautiful natural surroundings. Your canine companion will love their camping holiday as much as you do, from walking among the pines and swimming in the ocean.

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Campsites by the sea

Campsite La Côte Sauvage offers direct access to the beach, making it easy for holidaymakers to enjoy improvised days out by the sea for sunbathing, swimming, or water sports. Pack your beach towels, prepare a picnic and take advantage of gorgeous views offering by this idyllic ocean side camping resort.

Our advice for an ideal camping holiday on Île de Ré

How much does it cost to go camping in Île de Ré?

Holidays at Campsite La Côte Sauvage start from £120/€140 per week in low season. During the summer season, prices increase to between £520/€600 and £860/€1000 per week.

What type of camping accommodation is available on Île de Ré?

La Côte Sauvage stands out for the originality of its accommodation, in total harmony with nature: pitches with electricity and water, equipped tents, and even comfortable yurts with sun decks.

What to do on the Île de Ré?

There's so much to do on the island: enjoy a visit to the Baleines lighthouse, shopping at the Bois-Plage-en-Ré market, walking around the Lilleau des Niges National Nature Reserve, exploring the salt marshes, and of course, bike rides along the 110 kilometres of cycle paths on Île de Ré.

When to go on holiday on Île de Ré?

The best period for swimming on Île de Ré is summer, but spring, and even the beginning of autumn, are also very pleasant for exploring the island and discovering all its treasures.

How to get to Île de Ré?

The quickest and easiest way to get to Île de Ré from the UK and is by flying into Bordeaux Airport, with direct flights available from London. Flights requiring one stopover depart from Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. From Ireland, one-stop flights to Bordeaux Airport depart from Cork and Dublin.

If you prefer to arrive at your holiday destination in France by car, you can make your way to Arcachon from all the usual ferry ports in the north of France such as Cherbourg, Saint Malo, Calais and Roscoff.

How to get around Île de Ré?

The best (and most typical) means of transport on the island is by bicycle. Many cycle paths and trails will allow you to discover all the corners of the island. It is easy and pleasant to travel around the Ile de Ré by bicycle, and offers holidaymakers the chance to explore areas of the isle that are inaccessible by car.

Which campsites accepts dogs on Île de Ré?

Campsite La Côte Sauvage currently accepts dogs, and even cats, with a warm welcome!

What is the best campsite by the sea on Île de Ré?

If you want to have direct access to the ocean, then La Côte Sauvage is the perfect campsite for you. Located in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, the resort gives you direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and to the western front of the island.

What is the best campsite with spa on Île de Ré?

La Côte Sauvage is ideal for letting go and disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The campsite has a wellness area offering massages, sauna, hammam and hairdressing.

What is the best beach on Île de Ré?

Stretching for over 3 kilometres and protected by dunes, the best beach on the island is La Conche beach. As the largest stretch of sand on the island, there is plenty of space for relaxation and swimming in the ocean.

Where to go shore fishing on Île de Ré?

The beach of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, the surroundings of the lighthouse of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and the lighthouse of Chauveau are very popular places for shore fishing on Île de Ré.

How long to stay on the Ile de Ré?

A week is enough to experience all that the island has to offer, but you can linger there longer to make the most of nature and its peaceful atmosphere.