Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

Excellent site in a great location for D-Day beaches - Ouistreham ferry terminal too!

This site is in a super location for visiting the Normandy beaches. It's in the small town (village?) of St-Aubin-sur-Mer, which has a small supermarket and a few other shops. It's a short drive to Arromanches-les-Bains and about 12 km from the ferry terminal at Ouistreham. Nearby is the excellent museum and visitor centre at Pegasus Bridge, which is well worth a visit. It's also not far to Bayeux where the Tapestry is a must-see. There's a large Intermarché 2 minutes' drive from the site (turn left out of the site - it's at Bernieres-sur-Mer) and a bit further away at Douvres-la-Délivrande there's a big HyperU - turn right out of the site. The onsite shop is OK for morning bread, criossants etc but was closed in the afternoon when we were there. The site has an excellent pool complex. One of the pools can be covered by a sort of poly tunnel thing so that it can be used in the cooler months - we were there in April and this pool was open and we gladly used it. The outdoor pools looked great and we used one of them too on one of the days, but it was pretty chilly. And yes, guys, you do have to wear proper lycra swimming trunks and not shorts. This is common throughout France. Others have noted the problem with accessing water points. You can rent a tap for a fully refundable deposit of 30 Euros but it had to be attached to the electricity bollard quiet near to the ground, so low down that it was no use to use whatsoever. However water can be fetched from a tap in the washing up area of the main sanitary facilities block (just on the right as you go in) and there are some taps around the site but the water comes out in a dribble rather than a stream. And while I'm on the subject of the san facs...! They are pretty palatial! However one morning I couldn't get any hot water for showering, the next it was scalding! Reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and were happy to ensure that the gate was open for us to leave at 06.30 to catch the ferry on our last day. It's true that access is up a residential street but your outfit would need to be VAST for this to be a problem. Some pitches do have overhanging branches but all the ones around ours (no 100) were pretty big and access was easy enough. Surface water stood on our pitch when it rained but it drained off quick enough once it stopped. I would gladly stay here again if visiting this part of France.
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