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Campsites in La Rochelle: the 10 best campsites and all our advice

La Rochelle is one of our favorite vacation destinations on the Atlantic coast. So we had the opportunity to try out a number of campsites and vacation homes during our various stays in La Rochelle.

From Paris, where we lived for a few years, we were only a few hours by train or car away from La Rochelle, where we could enjoy its beaches and events. Then, with our motorhome, we loved exploring the Atlantic coast.

We list below our favorite campsites in La Rochelle and the surrounding area, along with useful information (proximity to beaches, swimming pool, water park, activities on offer, location…). Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to choose the campsite that best meets your expectations for your vacation in La Rochelle.

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Due to its urban density, La Rochelle offers few downtown camping options. We’ve listed the campsites in the immediate vicinity of La Rochelle’s Old Port and towers.

For those wishing to stay in the heart of this great city, vacation homes offer an attractive alternative. These residences offer comfortably equipped apartments with kitchens, allowing visitors to prepare their own meals, and often feature swimming pools, adding a relaxing touch to the urban experience.

For those in search of sea air, the Atlantic coast south of La Rochelle is home to charming little seaside resorts such as Chatelaillon, Angoulins and Fouras, which are ideal destinations for enjoying the pleasures of the beach around La Rochelle. However, it is important to note that bathing in these areas is best done at high tide. At low tide, the Pertuis d’Antioche, located between Oléron and Ré, reveals a significant amount of silt, which can make swimming less enjoyable.

A final option for staying close to La Rochelle: the island of Ré offers an excellent alternative. Located just a few kilometers from La Rochelle, this picturesque island offers several campsites, combining the natural beauty and tranquility of the island with the convenient proximity of the city.

A quick note before we start: obviously, we didn’t test all the campsites around Rochelle. This selection has been made from among those we have tested and those that have been recommended to us. Feel free to leave us a comment at the end of the article with your favorite campsites to share with other readers.

1. Camping le Beaulieu ★★★★ : at the gateway to La Rochelle with indoor swimming pool

Camping le Beaulieu: we tested this 4-star campsite with our motorhome. It’s ideally located just a few kilometers from La Rochelle and its beaches. It’s a real haven of peace, if you’re looking for a pleasant, tree-lined spot close to the old port and its towers, the La Rochelle aquarium…

This campsite is ideal for families, with its indoor heated swimming pool and water park with slide. Perfect for keeping the kids busy, our daughter loved it. This campsite is open all year round for mobile homes and bungalows. In high season, remember to book well in advance to be sure of finding a seat.

Camping le Beaulieu

Location: a few kilometers northeast of La Rochelle, easily accessible by bus or bike.

Types of accommodation: tents, camping cars, mobile homes and bungalows

Price: €€

Benefits: 15 minutes from La Rochelle and the beaches, indoor heated swimming pool, water park with slide, seasonal entertainment.

2. Camping Au Petit Port de L’Houmeau: A pleasant 4-star campsite with water park

Camping au Petit Port de L’Houmeau is located in the charming village of L’Houmeau, 5 kilometers north of La Rochelle and 1km from the pebble beach ofAnse de Pampin. L’Houmeau is a pretty little village with several restaurants and a small mini-market close to the campsite.

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré are easily reached by bike. Its picturesque setting and family atmosphere set it apart.

The campsite also has a heated outdoor swimming pool and an aquatic area with slides for children. This campsite is open all year round for rentals.

At the Petit Port de L’Houmeau

Location: 5 kilometers north of La Rochelle, easily accessible by bus or bike.

Types of accommodation: tents, camper vans, mobile homes and bungalows,

Price: €€

Benefits: close to La Rochelle and the beaches and Ile de Ré, indoor heated pool, water park with slide, seasonal entertainment.

3. Campsite ★★★ A La Corniche: by the sea

Camping A La Corniche, located in Angoulins, a seaside resort about 15 kilometers south of La Rochelle. It’s a great alternative for enjoying La Rochelle while being just 100 meters from the seafront. We had an excellent stay.

The campsite also boasts a heated swimming pool and an aquatic area, with a pool and slide for children’s enjoyment. A sandy beach adjoining the pool, with deckchairs, is the ideal place for a book or a siesta.

At La Corniche

Location: 15 kilometers south of La Rochelle, with seafront 100 meters away.

Types of accommodation: mobile homes and chalets

Price: €€

Advantages: close to La Rochelle and the beaches, indoor heated swimming pool, water park with waterslide, wooded and quiet surroundings.

4. Résidence Odalys Archipel La Rochelle: affordable and close to the port of Les Minimes

If you’d like to stay in the center of La Rochelle, we offer an alternative to the campsite, a vacation residence with modern apartments and a shared swimming pool. The advantage of apartments is that you can prepare a few meals or snacks in your fully equipped kitchen.

The other advantage is that the Odalys Archipel residence is located south of the Old Port , close to theAquarium and the beach and port of Les Minimes. You can visit the town of La Rochelle on foot or take a boat cruise to explore the islands and Fort Boyard. It’s a residence we’ve tested and approved for its comfort and immediate proximity to La Rochelle.

Odalys Archipel residence in La Rochelle

Location: in the heart of La Rochelle

Types of accommodation: comfortable, fully-equipped apartments

Price: € excellent value for money

Benefits: central location, free parking, swimming pool

5. Camping Les Peupliers île de Ré: the ultimate island getaway

La Rochelle is just a few kilometers from the Ile de Ré, so choosing a campsite on the island can be a good option for enjoying a natural environment, easy access to the sublime beaches of the Ile de Ré and city breaks in La Rochelle. Buses (all year round) and boats offer regular connections from April to October.

Camping Les Peupliers is located in the south of the magnificent Ile de Ré, just 19 kilometers from La Rochelle.

The campsite also offers a heated swimming pool and an aquatic area, with a pool and slide for children’s enjoyment. Another advantage of the Ile de Ré is that you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fine sandy beaches.

Camping Les Peupliers

Location: on the Ile de Ré, around 20 kilometers west of La Rochelle, in the village of La Flotte-en-Ré, just 800 m from the beach, harbor and shops.

Types of accommodation: mobile homes for up to 8 people

Price: €€

Benefits: Heated outdoor pool with paddling pool, children’s play area and waterslides,

6. Résidence Les Terrasses de Fort Boyard: on the seafront at a great price

Les Terrasses de Fort Boyard is located in the pretty seaside resort of Fouras, 30 kilometers south of La Rochelle. From Foura beach, admire the famous Fort Boyard in the distance.

This residence is located in front of the ocean with direct access to the beach. It’s ideal for families, as the beach is shallow and, at low tide, a water retention basin acts as a pool to avoid getting stuck in the mud.

Residence Les Terrasses de Fort Boyard

Location: 30 kilometers south of La Rochelle

Housing types: apartments

Price: € (€)

Advantages: facing the ocean with direct access to the beach

7. 3-star campsite Les Fougères île de Ré: nature and tranquillity

Another great option is next to the bridge on the south side of the Ile de Ré, very close to L a Rochelle. The campsite features a heated outdoor pool and spa area.

Les Fougères île de Ré

Location: île de ré

Types of accommodation: mobile homes and chalets

Price: €€

Advantages: close to La Rochelle and the beaches and Ile de Ré, heated pool

8. Camping Les Sables ★★★★ in Aytré: its immense aquatic park

Camping Les Sables is located in Aytré, 15 minutes south of La Rochelle. It boasts a large water park with slides and spa area.

The campsite is located next to the fine sandy beach ofAytrè, which stretches for around 2 kilometers, and is a good option within easy reach of La Rochelle. Please note that swimming in this area is not possible at low tide. It’s an ideal beach for strolling and enjoying the coastline.

Camping Les Sables

Location: in Aytré, 15 minutes south of La Rochelle.

Types of accommodation: tents, camper vans, mobile homes and bungalows,

Price: €€

Advantages: access to Ayrès beach, close to La Rochelle and swimming pool, water park with slide, spa, seasonal entertainment

9. Camping Domaine Les Charmilles ★★★★ : with indoor swimming pool

Domaine Les Charmilles stands out for its family atmosphere and natural landscapes. The campsite has a water park with an indoor heated swimming pool, making it a great option for a family holiday. It’s also just a few kilometers from Rochefort, a town full of history that we recommend you visit.

Camping Domaine Les Charmilles

Location: 30 kilometers south of La Rochelle

Types of accommodation: tents, camping cars and mobile homes

Price: €€

Benefits: indoor heated swimming pool, water park with slide, seasonal entertainment, nearby beaches of Fouras

10. Residence le Domaine du Chateau ★★★ : a quiet residence

A final option for accommodation close to La Rochelle, Résidence le Domaine du Chateau offers modern, fully-equipped apartments with a shared swimming pool just a few kilometers north of La Rochelle.

Les Fougères île de Ré

Location: 3 kilometers north of La Rochelle, easily accessible by bus or bike.

Housing types: apartment

Price: €€

Advantages: modern residence, swimming pool, close to L a Rochelle

We wish you a pleasant stay in La Rochelle ! If this article has helped you find your ideal campsite, leave us 5 stars below to help us spread the word about our site. If you have any other camping ideas, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

Don’t hesitate to drop us a line below, to let us know if you’re planning this trip, to ask any questions you may have, here or on Instagram, we’ll be delighted to get back to you.

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Je m'appelle Floriane, aventurière et passionnée de voyages depuis mon plus jeune âge. J'aime plus que tout partager nos récits et astuces de voyage avec vous. Nous aimons les escapades courtes ainsi que les voyages longs. Ce blog est né après notre Tour du Monde en sac à dos. Nous avons également réalisé un tour d'Europe en famille.

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