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French campsite walkng distance to beach within 3ish hours drive of a ferry?

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dameofdilemma · 20/09/2019 19:17

We've done the Eurocamp type thing in France a couple of times with friends and are thinking of going again.

This time though we want to be walking distance to the beach as really want flexibility to be able to just pop to the beach for a bit rather than relying on our cars, parking, having to go in groups etc.

We're thinking Vendee or maybe slightly further South, to make the most of the weather. However whilst we're flying, our friends will most likely get the ferry to Caen. They're ok to drive 3-4hours.

We really liked La Littoral near Talmont St Hilaire but the drive to the nearest sandy beach meant we just didn't go as much as we would have liked.
Really welcome any recs...

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Thestral · 20/09/2019 20:11

La Vallée in Normandy. Fab.

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wobytide · 20/09/2019 23:12

4 hours from Caen doesn't give you much of Vendee to choose from and not south of there. Jard sur mer, brem sur mer along that coast are near Talmont and have sites in walking distance of the beach

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aufaitaccompli · 20/09/2019 23:24

Try Pornic near Nantes...just about in the Vendee.
So many good sites in Southern Brittany too.
I highly recommend Yelloh Village as a company. They're great value.

Enjoy your holiday planning OP (not at all envious!!)

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Ricekrispie22 · 21/09/2019 08:25

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dameofdilemma · 21/09/2019 09:36

Thanks all. Think we want to avoid Brittany as had not great weather when we were there (and better weather in vendee). All a gamble though I know. (I otherwise really like Brittany and want to return for a walking hol as retirees).

Will Normandy be too far north weather wise Thestral?

Will check out suggestions above.

What’s the next region down below Vendee?
Our friends seem relaxed about the drive (their kids love the whole journey, ours definitely doesn’t!) so could stretch to 5 hours.

Aufait: the Yelloh site we stayed on last year was fab.

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laaneenaaneenaa · 26/09/2019 19:46

We went to Camping Bel in La Tranche Sur Mer a few years ago and that was lovely - a short walk to the beach and the town, and a supermarket a short distance the other way.

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Noheadlockshere · 29/09/2019 09:33

I read the OP and thought that's exactly what I was looking for several years ago (10 ish Shock) when the children were little and we ended up going to The Bel campsite La Tranche Sur Mer too! This was following various recommendations on MN. Exactly as previous poster described and also remember hiring bikes and bike trailer for the kids and cycling maybe 30 mins to several other glorious beaches (like N Cornwall but more sunny) on very safe cycle tracks that the hire place gave us maps to. No need to use the car at all really - only took the car to the supermarket next to the campsite as easier than lugging the bags on foot...

Disclaimer is that we aren't experienced campsite go-ers so there maybe more flash campsites out there but we like the fact it was quite small.

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