La Côte de Nacre (REF : N11)

17 rue du Major General James Moulton, St Aubin sur Mer, 14750, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This large, family-oriented site offers a lively stay during the summer months and has a range of facilities for all ages. A huge pool complex is the focal point, with slides, whirlpools and water jets giving children plenty to enjoy, while the beach is just 500m away. In addition, there's kids’ clubs and organised activities, while adults can enjoy a relaxing treatment in the spa. 

The pitches are of a good size and divided by hedges, and the restaurant offers family-friendly meals and a takeaway service.

The site is located outside Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, midway between Sword and Juno Beaches. It's a good base for exploring World War II sites and D Day landing beaches. Bayeux and Caen are also easily accessible.

Around and About

D-Day Beaches, Arromanches, Bayeux, Caen, Golf, Walking, Cycling, Fishing.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Fitness room
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1km away

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Directions

From the east following the D7 (Avenue du General Koenig) turn left onto Rue de General Major James Moulton. Campsite is sign posted at the entrance to the road. Follow Rue de General Major James Moulton until the end of the road. Campsite reception, and visitor parking located to the left.

From the west following the D7 (Avenue du General Koenig) turn right onto Rue de General Major James Moulton. Campsite is sign posted at the entrance to the road. Follow Rue de General Major James Moulton until the end of the road. Campsite reception, and visitor parking located to the left.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
14750
Region:
Normandy
Department:
Calvados
Distance to Calais: (kms)
371
GPS:
Lat 49.325653 / Lon -0.390204
Michelin map no.
0

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Ouistreham
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Caen (12 kms)

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We recently stayed here and found it to be one of the best sites we have ever stayed on anywhere! The pitches are wide and well screened with EHU and water. The facilities are excellent, lovely hot showers, very clean. They are inside a semicircular building with the other facilities, well laid out. It’s a short walk to the small town centre with a lovely promenade with a few cafes and restaurants, some were closed at this time of year but it didn’t spoil our visit. We will certainly return here.
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Cramped and poorly maintained touring pitches

Whilst we had no fault at all with the location, or the amenity facilities - in fact these were better than expected (shame not many people,complied with the "leave shoes at the door" rule). We were though disappointed with the very small pitch sizes, very cramped together with high un-maintained hedgerows between each pitch making them quite dark and unappealing locations to sit out. Further to this, probably because of the intensity of use, there was virtually no grass left on the "grass pitches", so we were effectively parked on mud. Whilst we love "dark skies", this site was particularly dark at night with torches essential to find you way around. Good shop, with site-baked fresh bread and croissants each morning, very good indeed. Overall, would just like to have seen more care and attention keeping the pitches better - maybe they would be better off with hardstandings if the usage is so intensive as to stop the grass growing.
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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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Nice place but poor access !!

After researching & planning our first trip to France from the end of December 2017, we thought we had chosen an ideal site to meet our needs. After arriving early, after an overnight ferry, we were able to set up, as our designated pitch was free. Upon arrival we weren't told about having to hire a tap for 30 euros so we could access our water point !!! We found out eventually after searching around the site & not finding any water facilities. General facilities were okay & our caravan pitch was a reasonable size but it had extremely poor access for a twin axle & 4wd. Ideal for small vans with a motormover !! The overhanging foliage & tree branches, which just missed the top of our caravan, made our entrance very uncomfortable to negociate. To add, the smaller pitch user (tents) around us, encroached onto the already narrow paths with their cars, we missed one going round a tight corner by mm's !! We were very disappointed, considering how much we had paid, our pitch had tall overgrown branches covering it so we didn't get any sun for the whole 2 weeks !! The swimming pool was excellent although there was some strange rule about not being able to wear swimming shorts only lyra ones, conveniently available in the shop !!! The sites shop & restaurant were overpriced. We found a local Lidl !! The town was quiet with minimal facilities like shops but a good base camp for travelling around Normandy. There was only one rubbish/recycling point, located at the site entrance. Best to ask for the on call site warden as well, as one night a family woke everyone up past midnight having a party in their tent, which did not go down too well !!! Finally, you have to pay 'tourist tax' when you check in, on top of the already expensive site fees. 

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Excellent for families and visiting D-day spots!

We stayed here for a week in May 2017 and loved the place. We are a family with 2 lively boys who loved the pool. The toilets were amazing - best I have ever seen on a campsite. The shop was great, and had plenty of food so you didn't have to visit a supermarket. Location is brilliant as we wanted to visit the WW2 D-day memorials so loved the place. Defiantly would go back, if you want a quiet, peaceful site then you may need to go elsewhere.
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