Riva Bella

Rue de la Haie Breton, Ouistreham, 14150, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This site is a popular stopover point for members travelling to or from Caen, with extended Reception opening hours to accommodate ferry arrivals and departures. Some facilities have been recently upgraded and all are well maintained. There is a children's farm and activities in high season, and there is a supermarket and petrol station nearby.

Nearby attractions include the Pegasus Bridge, which is within cycling distance. It's also well-situated for the port of Ouistreham and the D-Day landing beaches, including Sword Beach. Those staying a little longer will enjoy a visit to Caen, which has a rich history and attractions that range from William the Conqueror’s castle to the Mémorial Museum with its exhibitions about World War II and the Cold War.   

There has previously been an issue on this site with a small group of migrants gathering in the vicinity of the site. The site management and local council have taken steps to address this issue, including landscaping the area in question.
Whilst we have been unable to view these developments at first hand, we will, of course, continue to monitor the situation at this popular and convenient site.

Around and About

Mont St Michel, Bayeux Tapestry, Ouistreham, Caen, Bayeux, D-Day Beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Fishing, Kite surfing, Golf.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Café
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1km away

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Directions

From Ousitreham Ferry port join the D84 heading south. Follow D84 through Ouistreham for 1.6km. At the roadabout take the third exit and drive down Rue de la Haie Breton. Follow to the end of the road and the campsite is signposted and located on your left.

From the south take the D514 road following signs for Ouistreham. At the roadabout take the second exit and join the D84 (Avenue du Grand Large) for 1km until you reach another roadabout. At this roadabout take the first exit  and drive down Rue de la Haie Breton. Follow to the end of the road and the campsite is signposted and located on your left.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
14150
Region:
Normandy
Department:
Calvados
Distance to Calais: (kms)
355
GPS:
Lat 49.268901 / Lon -0.254969
Michelin map no.
0

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Caen
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Caen (1 kms)

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Good for an overnight stop

Riva Bella
We stayed here before catching the 8:30am ferry and it was fine. The bar sold pizzas and burgers which were really good, and we pitched with our car/caravan still hooked up allowing for a quick getaaway. The only downside was the 10s of immigrants outside the perimiter which was slightly worrying and put us off walikng to town, which is why we ate on-site. I'd stay here again.

clayhidon

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Reviewed on 27/08/2019 18:05

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Our french stay

Riva Bella
We choose this site due to it location to visit the Normandy beach landings on our European trip. This was to be our last European site from many. We checked the site before booking and noted the clubs statement about the migrants camping nearby but didn’t realise it was outside the site. I asked if there was any issue with the migrants outside which the warden said no they are just waiting to go to England. I can confirm no migrants were seen on the site and still felt safe for the kids to play on site etc. Our only issue with the migrants is the noise they made at night as they are quiet during the day and noisy by night and our pitch was up by their camp. The facilities were good with toilets, showers and a pool. The toilets have no seats or toilet roll but this I think is a french thing. Big showers with sink units in but the push button only lasts a short time less 30 seconds at a time if that but were clean. We never got to use the pool but looked at it which was a good size and always busy. You can’t leave before 0630hrs in the morning so if you need to leave earlier you need to leave the night before All in all good for the family and good location with supermarket nearby 5 min walk which also has 24hr fuel and a wine shop.

Turborange

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Reviewed on 25/08/2019 19:08

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It does what it says on the tin

Riva Bella
This is our third consecutive year staying at Riva Bella.We always stay the night before our 08.30 departure on the Caen Portsmouth Ferry.The first year the site was populated by what would be best described as fair-ground folk who enjoyed staying on their seasonal pitches.Since then the site has been bought out by a chain and has enjoyed a complete modernisation.This obviously has been reflected in the nightly rate. The swimming pool is lovely and likewise the shower block.It is worth a mention about the migrants,whilst the numbers have dramatically reduced this year there is still a distracting presence.Whilst waiting to fill up at the excellently priced petrol station near the campsite I noticed in my wing mirrors a migrant climbing into the back of my 4x4 pick up....... not releasing my two loyal dogs were also in the back. The commotion that followed made for entertaining viewing. Please dont let this isolated incident put you off........

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Really nice site - migrants no bother

Riva Bella
Stayed 5 nights for the Normandy 75 commemorations and it was a perfect base for that. The site itself seems very well managed and clean and the owners and staff most helpful and pleasant. Really can't fault it. The small group of migrants lurking near the main road were giving no trouble as far as I could see. I walked past them many times. Their presence has nothing to do with the site management and security seemed excellent. Chiefly I felt sorry for those people and even sorrier that reasons exist for their presence. Overall a great place and I will almost certainly go back.

rvdmikej

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Reviewed on 15/06/2019 16:15

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A good overnight stop for the ferries

Riva Bella
This was our third stay here for before & after the ferry. It is so convenient for the ferry. The book in after getting off the 9:15pm ferry was friendly, amazingly quick & very efficient. Our pitch was fine. A lot of the pitches here appear to be small, but think your average CC hard standing pitch. The people next to us were allowed to use an empty pitch to have their car & caravan ready hitched for the early morning ferry. The little loo block nearest to us left a little to be desired, but we used one of the new blocks further away. The showers there are great - a big cubicle with sink & shower, about 2-3 times the size of a CC shower. The water was hot & they were very clean. There was a presence of migrants near to the site entrance, but the same as last year, there was absolutely no trouble, nor did we feel in any way intimidated. We would not choose to have a whole holiday at this site & would only use it for over nighters, as there are far better sites along that stretch of coast.

TomSue

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Reviewed on 02/06/2019 18:30

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