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We stayed for a week at the beginning of June 2023. Check-in was fine and staff friendly- we were told to tell them if we didn’t like our pitch. Pitches are ok, mainly slightly sloping. Facilities nice and clean, swimming pool complex good. It’s a 10 minute walk to town which has a good range of bars and restaurants as well as a small supermarket. The beach is also nice (the tide goes out a long way) but no dogs allowed June to September on the main beaches. Some nice walks along the coast. Pornic is well worth a visit. The site was busy at the weekend but fairly quiet during the week. I suspect it’s very busy in school holidays. We couldn’t work out at first why we didn’t really like this site. We eventually realised that it feels like a holiday resort rather than a campsite - there are about 200 lodges/statics compared to about 100 touring pitches. It’s a great site if you like lots of activities, especially for children. Just not for us.
Les Ecureuils June 2022 We (2 persons and 1 dog Lola) stayed for 7 nights at the beginning of June 2022. The campsite is quite large with a mixture of statics, safari tents and campervans and caravans. The pitches are small and most are sloping. There is some shade from trees. The swimming pool complex is first class. One of the pools is covered and there were many all new sun beds The site was busy at the weekend but quiet during the week as the kids were in school. The walk into town is about 10 minutes. The same to the beach. You are allowed to walk your dog but not to stop with the dog I checked this at the tourist info in the town The beaches to the south stretch for miles with few restrictions as to dogs. The beaches were deserted, probably due to the date of our visit and also a strong north westerly wind that continued for most of our visit. All the beaches are open to the west with no shelter. They are covered in oyster shells In the town there is a walled area that has a beach and captured sea water that seems popular with trainee sailors etc. No waves or oyster shells here The train station is a 5 minute walk from the site which means that travel to Pornic and Nantes and stations in-between is possible. Unfortunately, if you have a dog it needs to be in a basket or muzzled. Cycling is well catered for and there are cycle paths along the coast There is a nice dog walk from the site. Turn right then right again after 100 metres. This path is a shared cycle path and takes in a shaded walk and open areas to the hotel behind the campsite
I think we had the same pitch as MartB, at the end of the campsite with an oak tree in the middle. To make it worse, it was 83 sq.m, not 95 as advertised on the Club web site. Additonally it was not separated from the neighbouring pitches by trees, as stated on the Club web page, but by a small fence composed of a couple of planks, as you can see in the photo. We could bareley fit the car on the pitch, and when we sat out we were next to the road, as were our oppposite neighbours, so it was very cosy! The road between us and the neighbours opposite was very narrow. Moving the caravan on and off the pitch was also a work of art owing to the size and slope, taking about an hour with the motor mover. The site itself wasn't too bad considering it was peak season but there were only two toilet blocks which seemed to be cleaned at peak time. The toilet paper would run out occasionally so make sure you take your own, just in case. It took 1.5 mins to walk there from our pitch, which I feel is too far, especially in the middle of the night. There seemed to be some segragation, with the lower half being French and the rest (mostly Dutch) at the far end of the site. A lot of pitches were more sloped than ours, but some were quite nice, so make sure you know your pitch before committing. The location is great, allowing you to walk in to the town or to the beach, both of which are nice. I wouldn't stay here again. We've stayed at La Boutinardiere nearby and that's much better, plus the beach is virtually next to the site.
Family of 5, x3 youngsters incl. toddler. The mostly downsides.... Put at very end of site in a cramped horrid located pitch with oak tree almost in middle of pitch. Cuts out almost all of sun most of the day. Asked to move that was declined as fully booked. Horrid beetles and lice like insects invaded us from tree at night and ritual of killing them very annoying. Noisy neighbours also didnt help make our stay anymore pleasant. Depressing local beach reminiscent of north sea estuary. Very few amenities. Zero surf, be warned go to hilliare or gilles or further. Ok for swimming in murky flat water or when tide is miles out for shell fish enthusiasts. Ventured a bit north to courance as well, no luck mostly marshlands and shipping lanes. Shop or rather extension to takeaway hut was limited, walked to town for food. Just a couple of ups... Local town was nice and market. Swimming pool onsite, not enough space or depth for a proper swim but great for the kids to lark about. Bar and takeaway food was good enough. Noirmoutier worth a visit. Booked for ten nights couldnt wait to leave for anywhere else quick enough, eventually got somewhere in st hilaire and left just after a few nights. Some bugs left with us !
Pitches bumpy, not flat, needs maintaining, pathways to pitches narrow, some pitches dark with trees, electric tripped within a few hours of arriving, not just mine a few went off, sky dish works ok, if u can get a signal with trees, pools fantastic , speedos only, u need a 2 pin electric converter, 20 euro deposit, electric boxes 4 pitches apart, u need a long lead, moving pitch tomorrow as u cant back ya caravan in, moter mover not much use on grass and bumps, luckily we met another brit who give us a push, no good if u have not got a mover, overall been on better sites, first time in France, this is are 4th site in a 7days travelling from Calais, here for 14 days, first impressions from office, looked good, pitches let it down , Ken and June caravaner , Liverpool.
We chose this site as it was close to beach and town. It fitted bill. Arrival was a little fraught on a very hot Sun afternoon. Reception staff got agitated about parking for arrivals and there was lots of gesturing. After a wait we were allocated pitch and told to wait for a staff member to escort us. The pitch was unsuitable due to a tree blocking the access and making it impossible to get MH on to it. After a re visit to Reception got a much larger pitch which was fine. Toilets are clean and no problems. The site is very large and it is a long walk from pitches to reception. Town is modern and clean and beaches are great. There are nice bars and restaurants and a lovely wine merchant. There is train service with limited but adequate service to Pornic the next town which has a nice harbour. The beach has an enclosed area where water level is maintained for swimmers due to the very long tidal runs. Swimming pools very complex and would be greart for families we did not use preferring the beach. We would return and would happy to reuse this site
Big feature of this site is its indoor + outdoor swimming pool complex. You get an arm band per person when you check-in, and that give you access (tip: once on your wrist, the arm band has to be cut off, so recommend you fit it loosely so that you can take it off or you will have to wear the band for the duration of your stay.). Good other children play facilities (trampolines). Clean toilet blocks but without hand-wash facilities or chemical disposal point. Site has a large number of chalets. Most caravan/motorhome pitches are sloping. During our stay in September, the shop, bar and restaurant were closed, but shops in the town are not far away (<10 min walk).