Recommendations for Beach site on the French Med coast please..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Probably the last year Charlotte will be with us .. yes, sad .. she has grown up and will soon be ploughing her own furrow.. so want to take her somewhere special.. somewhere she wants to go..

    She would like.. a beach site on the French Med coast, close to shopping and other facilities..

    I have plenty of web sites to look at, Campercontact etc.. looking for personal recommendations , sites you have used.. or know about ..

    thanks in anticipation

    edit .. we need one that allows dogs ..
     
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    We stayed here..

    http://www.camping-pansard.com/content/gb/home/1/

    ..for a week or so in early June about four years ago....not many other campers.

    A bit pricey but the Med coast is generally....but right on the sea and an easy walk to some nice restaurants and shops in La Londe..

    Wouldn't like to be there if the site was busy though...watch out for French holiday weekends as places like this can go from quiet to full overnight.
     
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    We stayed at camping "de la Baie" in Cavalaire-sur-Mer last June. Its a very nice site and just a few minutes from the town and beach. Acsi 2454 if you have the book. The town is lovely but not too hectic and an easy trip to St Tropez, Grimaud etc....
     
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    My brother stayed on this site a few years ago - http://www.camping-le-calagogo.fr/

    He liked it. I was in Spain at the same time and I popped in to see him. It seemed a nice site with good facilities.

    I don't know if it is close to shopping and stuff because we were only there for about 4 hours.

    Nice pools but visitors were not allowed to use them ( I did though;))

    I should think it's pricey though.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks .. some good ideas ..

    planning a 4 week holiday with 7 days on a big site..

    the rest of the time will be touring, stopping on aires or municipals..
     
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    Les Mures nr Port Grimaud. Just 30 mins cycle to St Tropez.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks again..

    have decided that we won't be booking any sites..

    two reasons..

    it makes it a schedule .. prefer not to be tied to dates and times ..

    second.. it is very expensive .. the average cost of a week on an all singing dancing site in July would set us back €400 - €500 :eek:

    we have found a few sites that don't need booking that are close to the beach.. that don't need a mortgage :LOL:
     
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    Most motorhome unfriendly area we have been to, signs everywhere , no camping cars, and as you say expensive but still one of the best places to go to:)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    indeed.. we were there in 2004 and it was packed .. and mega rip-off expensive won't be spending a lot of time on the coast.. will probably go into Italy
     
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    That's what we did we stayed at Diana marina not far over the border and had a great time.
     
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    We also stayed here for a couple of days on the same trip...

    http://www.yellohvillage.co.uk/camping/le_brasilia

    On the face of it not the sort of site we'd usually choose but it turned out really well...

    Huge pitches , excellent facilities , quiet in early June and competitively priced for the area...

    And they take dogs.

    Nearby Canet was OK too ....
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks.. that was one of the ones we looked at and priced up..

    in July, 3 people and 1 dog .. for a week.. €539
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Thinking outside the box Jim how about stopping at Futuroscope at Poitiers en route to the south ?
     
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    we have thought about that, but not doing that route this year..

    As I type Mrs scotjim is researching aires and sites using Campercontact, using a route I drew on a paper map.. .. if I change the route she will not be best pleased..:LOL:
     
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    If you end up in Italy don't know if you'll get into Tuscany but...

    http://www.campingorlandoinchianti.it/en

    ... is very different from the norm...and way less kids orientated than it appears on the website.

    And by the shores of Lago di Trasimeno..

    http://www.campingkursaal.it/campsite-umbria.php

    ...has the best campsite restaurant we've ever experienced...bar none...a short train ride away from Perugia too.

    The two best "new "finds on our trip last year...

    Both dog friendly as far as I recall...
     
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    Does it have to be French Med Beach?
    I am wondering if you should just "suck it up" costwise because it is daughter's choice - perhaps because it's different, not somewhere you'd usually choose or go?


    Regards Steve
     
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    Have you thought of the languedoc region? plenty of nice towns along the coast. Cap d'age ,sete,narbonne, argeles-sur mer all within easy reach of some stunning beaches !.wherever you decide,have a great time !!..
     
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    We've tried quite a few Med beaches and weren't really too keen on any of them. A bit too busy and commercialised for us I'm afraid.
    There are some really nice beaches in the Vendée and Atlantic coast, they seem much cleaner with similar weather and a little less "kiss me quick" !
     
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