Ile de Ré beaches
What's great about spending your holiday camping by the sea on the island of Ré is that you're never far from the beach. Ile de Ré and its 100km coastline has everything you could wish for. Whether it's a family-friendly, untamed, sporty or chill-out beach, here are our favourite sandy spots on Ile de Ré.
Bois-Plage: Plage des Gollandières and Plage des Gros Joncs
Bois-Plage covers the south of Ile de Ré with 6km of fine sand beaches including Plage des Gollandières. This is the ultimate family-friendly beach with a kid's club, beach volleyball matches and a lifeguard post. The huge fine sand beach has been approved by Pavillon Bleu and has amazing views of the neighbouring Ile d'Oléron to boot!
Nearby Plage des Gros Joncs is a beach for swimming, relaxing with the family or trying out water sports. The Bois Plage sailing school on the beach provides catamaran, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, wakeboarding and more.
Rivedoux-Plage: Plage Sud
If you like camping holidays with swimming, strolling, shellfish gathering and relaxing, head for Rivedoux-Plage! Plage Sud is very popular with families. There's a kid's club, picnic areas and you can even go paddling, jet-skiing and sea wading.
Portes-en-Ré: Plage de Trousse-Chemise
Plage de Trousse-Chemise is a quiet and untamed beach on the tip of the island. It lies behind the Trousse-Chemise Woods made famous by the Charles Aznavour song. A little leafy and steep path takes you to the beach. A low tide, a sandspit nicknamed "the lumberjack's bench" makes for a wonderful walk.
Saint-Clément-des-Baleines: Conche des Baleines
Conche des Baleines in north-western Ile de Ré is one of the island's most unspoilt beaches. It's lined by Lizay Forest and runs from Phare des Baleines to the Portes en Ré. We love it for swimming, building sand castles, playing a round of tennis, seaside strolls and great views of the lighthouse.
If you're dreaming of a seaside campsite, stop in Ars-en-Ré!
Our campsite is 400m from Plage de la Grange, a small family-friendly beach that also attracts surfers to the Grignon surf spot. A little further away, Plage du Martray is a favourite among shellfish gatherers during high tide. Enthusiasts take note!
Of course there are other beaches that are all different but just as beautiful. Now it's your turn to explore them during your Ile de Ré camping holiday and choose your favourite!