La Bosse, a small natural piece of heaven on the island of Noirmoutier
In L'Epine, in highly exceptional natural surroundings on the west coast of the island of Noirmoutier, the newly rated 4 star Sandaya La Bosse campsite is located. This little Vendée paradise is a genuine cocoon of serenity, just a stone’s throw from the beach. 10 hectares of greenery amongst salt marshes and the ocean on the island dubbed the “Island of Mimosas” (owing to presence of the Mediteranean mimosa plant).
An out-of-the-ordinary and authentic holiday in L’Epine
Located within a protected natural site, the La Bosse campsite enjoys the most idyllic of surroundings. Beyond the beach and dunes, it occupies wooded grounds, where lovely glamping accommodation nestles. It may take the form of an “Evasion” tent, a small 20 m² timber and canvas cosy chalet, or even an “Outstanding” tent, which with a surface area of 25 m², is fully equipped with two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen area and outdoor terrace.
From this Noirmoutier campsite, you’ll enjoy direct access to a lovely sandy beach to allow you idleness breaks on the warm sand, family swims and walks by the water. You can also have paddle boarding trips here or make the most of thrill-seeking with kitesurfing. For yet more adrenaline, you can even do towable tube on the waves!
Noirmoutier, a countryside destination on the Atlantic Ocean
A myriad of activities for young and old alike awaits you for your sports and leisure holiday, with a change of scenery on the La Bosse campsite. On-site, you’ll find pétanque courts, ping-pong tables and a children’s play area, with Koolaya inflatable facility. To make your life easier during your stay, on-site there is a launderette and bicycle hire service, to explore the numerous cycle trails on the island.
Near this establishment, you can also offer all the members of your family, and notably children, sailing and sand-yachting lessons. Here, you can also have horse or pony rides, and go hiking along the protected coasts amongst the sand dunes and salt marshes on the island.
A genuine haven of wellness, the island of Noirmoutier is attractive with its 89 km² of wild countryside, linked to the mainland depending on the tide times, by the submersible Passage de Gois causeway. Dubbed the “Island of Mimosas”, here you can admire the beauty of its birds, oyster parks, marshes, long sandy beaches and secluded creeks dotted over the wild coast.
A remarkable unforgettable stay in the Vendée
Having had lots of sea salt, samphire and sweet biscuits, go to Pornic, a delightful seaside resort located 20 kilometres from the campsite. On the Côte de Jade (Loire estuary), this fishing port and marina has a delightful medieval town centre and 13th century castle, with picture-postcard scenery. Before you go, remember to enjoy a traditional ice cream at “La Fraiserie”, a Pornic institution!
A little further south, on the Côte de Lumière (Vendée coast), you find Saint Jean de Monts and its iconic 400-metre landing stage on the blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean. 19 kilometres of sandy beaches await you here, and the landing stage for the Ile d'Yeu island, a further Vendée gem with heavenly landscapes between large expanses of white sand, the Grand Phare (large lighthouse), Vieux-Château fortification, citadel and Port de la Meule harbour.
La Baule is a further must-see visit, with its 9 kilometres of beach in a sweeping arc, stretching from Pornichet to Le Pouliguen. Stroll on the embankment whilst enjoying a Niniche (lolly pop) from the “Confiserie Manuel” sweet shop, or track down the most delightful villas hidden under the pine trees! If you’re hanging around here at the end of the day, be sure to have an apéritif opposite the ocean and go to the casino.