In La Couarde sur Mer, a charming village on the island of Ré, lies 4-star campsite L'Océan. Between sea and salt marshes, this high range establishment boasts great assets to attract tourists on this paradise island, located off the coast of La Rochelle...
Between sea and salt marshes
For more than a decade now, the island of Ré seems to live a second youth. Although it was once only inhabited by fishermen and salt producers, Ré has nowadays become one of the most important holiday resorts of Charente Maritime. Among the many outdoor establishments on the island, L'Océan counts certainly as the island's most beautiful and most luxury campsite.
Located at only 50 metres from the sea, this luxury campsite of Ile de Ré enjoys a very attractive situation, at the edge of a seawater pond and salt marshes which have made the reputation of the place.
Here, in the heart of a green landscaped property, we find large and lawned camping pitches, comfortable and well-equipped accommodations, as well as a restaurant, a bar, a grocery store, a nursery and a bicycle rental service.
A water park complex which cannot be ignored
But the facility that cannot be ignored on campsite L'Océan is of course its water park. A surface of 420 m² entirely dedicated to swimming, relaxation and fun. It includes two large swimming pools, of which one is heated and a paddling pool to the delight of the smallest kids!
Campsite L'Océan offers many other leisure facilities, including the seawater pond that borders the property, developed for fishermen but also ideal to take paddle board lessons. Among the other facilities of the establishment there's a mini-golf, tennis courts, a multi-sports ground, and a playground for children.
Finally, to make your camping holiday as relaxing as possible, L'Océan also boasts a wellness and spa area that extends over almost 300 m²! Besides a hammam, a sauna, and a whirlpool, this area also has three private rooms with high-end equipments: 'Thalia', a hydro massage bath, 'Biostart', a vapour bubble with an irrigating rain shower bed, and 'Plénitude', a warm water bed. Furthermore, graduated beauty specialists are present to provide guests with various massages, care treatments and beauty tips!
Ré and the Charente Maritime
Among the many other advantages campsite L'Océan offers, we can also mention the central location, right in the middle of Ile de Ré. The campsite lies 5 minutes from the centre of La Couarde sur Mer, a fishermen's village. The southern part of this community shows five kilometres of beaches and dunes and in the northern part we find the small port of Le Goizil. This is connected to the ocean by a channel, through the salt marshes which occupy the North of Ile de Ré.
These are one of the treasures of the island, and tourists shouldn't miss the opportunity to walk or bike in this area. One of the other major attractions of Ré is of course the fortified city of Saint Martin en Ré. Its defensive works, namely the Citadel, which walls form a star and encircle the city and the main guardhouse, have been built by Vauban, the famous military engineer of the Sun King (le Roi Soleil). Since 2008 these elements are registered as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Ile de Ré is no longer insular, so tourists staying at campsite L'Océan can easily reach the main tourist sights of Charente Maritime, including the famous city of La Rochelle. This city is just on the other side of the bridge with Ile de Ré, so tourists just need to cross it to discover the historical down town developed around the old Port. The two medieval towers of this port guard the city and made it world-famous...