Watersport holidays in France
We know it’s a big ask, but if you can peel yourself off the sun-drenched beach, you’ll find a treasure trove of activities and adventure on the sea. All Siblu holiday parks in France offer some water activities, whether the campsite is coastal or not, but perhaps the two with the best selection are La Carabasse and La Réserve.
La Carabasse sits on the Mediterranean in the middle of the glamorous Côte d’Azur. One of Siblu’s most prestigious holiday villages, it is partnered with Playa Water Sports, based at the nearby Vias Plage beach. Through Playa Water Sports you can hire jet skis as well as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (less well known than surfboards but great for a core workout!) – all under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
Family fun on the sea in the south west of France
For those who like things a bit calmer, there’s La Réserve on the south-west Atlantic coast. As well as enjoying the sea and the beautiful Aquitaine beaches, visitors also have access to La Reserve’s private beach on the shores of Lake Biscarrosse – a safe environment for children and for water activity novices. A local sailing club, The Nautil Club, operate on the lake and share Siblu’s commitment to safety and enjoyment.
As a Siblu partner, the Nautil Club’s services and facilities are on offer alongside our own. You can hire, and get lessons in using, a variety of boats and boards: catamaran, dinghy, canoe, kayak, surfboards and stand-up paddle boards. There are both individual and group lessons available and they range from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It’s a perfect day out for a family, regardless of your ability.
Holiday villages near the surf!
The Mediterranean and the northern coast of Brittany sometimes deliver waves, but the best surf can be found along the south Atlantic coastline because the choppy Bay of Biscay funnels the swells. Our holiday villages of Les Charmettes and Bonne Anse Plage are perfectly placed to catch them! And for those less sure-footed there’s always sand yachting…
Messing about on the river
But don’t feel confined to the coasts. The rivers and waterways of France are a wonderful, and novel, way to explore the interior. Our holiday village Domaine de Dugny is situated near the River Loire, which meanders its way through the Loire Valley, a World Heritage site. The river is overlooked by the stately châteaux dotted along its banks. Many of these grand houses are surrounded by small towns and villages you can moor at and explore.
Near the holiday village of Les Sables du Midi is the Canal du Midi, another World Heritage site. Built in the 17th century, it was widely considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the day, connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. As part of its construction, the banks were shored up by the planting of thousands of trees making the canal a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Siblu campsites with watersports opportunities
Les Charmettes **** Charente Maritime
Domaine de Soulac **** Aquitaine
Bonne Anse Plage **** Charente Maritime
La Réserve **** Aquitaine
Domaine de Dugny **** Loire Valley
La Carabasse **** Languedoc
Les Sables du Midi **** Languedoc
Les Viviers **** Aquitaine