Watersports holidays


Prepare to make a splash! Enjoy your favourite water sports activities in beautiful surroundings throughout Europe with Canvas Holidays. From windsurfing on Lake Garda to surfing the Atlantic waves in France or diving in the beautiful surroundings of Spain’s magnificent Bahia de Rosas.

Our glamping tents, maxi tents and comfortable mobile homes are perfect for relaxing after a long day on the water. And when you bring your own car, there’s plenty of room for wet-suits or even scuba-diving equipment – although don’t forget to tell us if you’re travelling with bikes or a roof-rack.

Best water sports holidays in Europe

Start planning your water sports holiday now at our unforgettable camping locations. Here are just a few great sites to get you started:

Best water sports holidays in Europe

Camping Manor Farm is a firm Canvas favourite. The stunning scenery surrounding this south-facing campsite provides a spectacular backdrop to all of your outdoor activities. The lakeside setting and private beach make this the perfect environment for water sports, fishing, or swimming. You will find countless opportunities to try water-skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kayaking and much, much more on site and nearby.

Camping la Sirène is the perfect location for a family water sports holiday. The on-site diving school at La Sirène offers a great introduction to scuba diving. If you do eventually tire of splashing around at the campsites breathtaking pool complex, venture to the nearby beach, where soft sand and even more excellent water sports facilities await you.

Camping Nautic Almata, with direct access to a gorgeous sandy beach, is a great destination for water sports. Learn to sail at the campsites’ own sailing school or hire some canoes or windsurfs to explore the gorgeous bay. You can also explore underwater thanks to campsite-run diving lessons.

Camping le Ruisseau is a short drive from France’s surfing capital Biarritz, where you’ll find numerous surf schools and water sports centres. The nearest beach is 'Centre Plage', just a five minute drive away. The beach is sandy and has big rolling waves making it perfect for body surfing and surfing.


Camping Eden at Lake Garda with the surrounding mountains provide an outdoor playground for anyone looking for an adventure filled holiday. On the lake you can enjoy paddle boarding, boating or swimming while the mountains provide a haven for mountain bikers and hikers.

Sant’Angelo Village is a lively campsite with plenty going on to keep the whole family happy! There is direct access to the beach, where you can try your hand at a variety of water sports including sailing lessons.

Camping Lanterna located on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia is a fantastic location for a diving holiday, with shipwrecks dotted along the coast. The diving school in nearby ‘Valeta’ is open all season with a range of lessons and guided dives to choose from. If you prefer to stay above the surface there’s also a sailing school with boats, canoeing, pedaloes, paragliding and banana boats available.


Check out our selection of campsites perfect for water sports fans below and explore the different accommodation types available at each site.

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Castell Montgri

Costa Brava | Estartit
7.9/10 (18 Reviews)
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Two superb pool complexes
  • Located very close to Estartit
  • Lots of onsite activities

Domaine des Ormes

Brittany | Dol de Bretagne
8.2/10 (121 Reviews)
  • Very lively site, with plenty to do
  • 18-hole golf course on site
  • Fantastic pool complex
  • Visit Mont Saint-Michel

Bella Italia

Venice | Peschiera del Garda
8.2/10 (141 Reviews)
  • Lots of activities for all ages
  • Direct access to lakeside beach
  • Perfect for exploring Lake Garda
  • Good access to public transport

Marina di Venezia

Venice | Punta-Sabbioni
8.8/10 (83 Reviews)
  • Direct access to large sandy beach
  • Ideally located for visiting Venice
  • Fabulous pool complex
  • Very large site

la Baume

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Fréjus
7.7/10 (50 Reviews)
  • Large and lively site
  • Fantastic tropical pool complex
  • Ideal for exploring the area
  • A great selection of facilities

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort

Istria | Porec
7.7/10 (78 Reviews)
  • Beautiful beachside location
  • Selection of onsite activities
  • Pool complex overlooking harbour
  • 10 minutes from Porec

Domaine d'Oléron

Royan | Saint George d’Oléron
9.3/10 (15 Reviews)
  • Small and peaceful campsite
  • Island setting, great for exploring
  • Perfect for couples
  • Suitable for young families

La Pinède

South West France | Les Mathes
  • 7km from the beach
  • 6 km from Palmyre Zoo
  • Water park with 5 waterslides
  • Mini farm

Les Dunes

Languedoc-Roussillon | Torreilles
  • Direct beach access
  • Multiple activities and activities
  • Large pool complex
  • In the Pyrénées-Orientales

Mayotte Vacances

South West France | Biscarrosse
  • Excellent pool complex
  • Private beach
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Treetop adventure course

Le Castellas

Languedoc-Roussillon | Sète
7.5/10 (77 Reviews)
  • Direct access to a sandy beach
  • A short drive from Sète
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Lovely pool complex


Languedoc-Roussillon | Vic la Gardiole
  • Free shuttle bus to beach
  • Ideal for exploring Sète
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Perfect for families

Domaine des Tours

Midi-Pyrénées | Saint-Amans-des-Côts
7/10 (6 Reviews)
  • Fantastic pool complex
  • Rural, peaceful campsite
  • Gorgeous views of the countryside
  • Direct access to a lake

le Neptune

Languedoc-Roussillon | Argelès sur Mer
8.4/10 (5 Reviews)
  • Short walk to Argèles-Plage
  • 500m from the beach
  • Quiet, relaxing atmosphere
  • Attractive pool complex

La Baie de Kernic

Brittany | Plouescat
6.2/10 (6 Reviews)
  • 300m away from a sandy beach
  • 15 miles from Roscoff ferry port
  • Quiet, relaxing atmosphere
  • Heated, covered pool


South West France | Aureilhan
  • Wellness centre
  • Near Lake Aureilhan
  • Close to a sandy beach
  • Historic local area

Le Coteau de la Marine

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Montagnac Montpezat
8.2/10 (5 Reviews)
  • Located at 500m above sea level
  • Close to the Gorges du Verdon
  • Lovely pool complex
  • Canoeing and kayaking nearby

Le Parc des Sept Fonts

Languedoc-Roussillon | Agde
  • Site-run children’s club
  • Fantastic pool area
  • Close to the Canal du Midi
  • Lots of activities available

la Forêt du Pilat

South West France | Pyla Sur Mer
6.9/10 (12 Reviews)
  • At the foot of Dune du Pyla
  • Close to cycling and walking trails
  • Fantastic seafood in the area
  • Heated pool on site

Les Fontaines

Normandy | Ivry La Bataille
6.3/10 (11 Reviews)
  • Family friendly campsite
  • Shuttle bus to the beach
  • Perfect for nature lovers
  • Next to Nature Reserve and lake


Midi-Pyrénées | Nages
9.5/10 (4 Reviews)
  • Lovely lakeside setting
  • Swimming pool with stunning views
  • In the heart of France
  • Perfect for a relaxing holiday

Les Almadies

Vendée | La Tranche sur Mer
  • Rural campsite
  • Two miles from fantastic cycling routes
  • Two miles from unspoilt beaches
  • French atmosphere
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