Le Clarys Plage is a fantastic campsite which is located in St Jean de Monts in the Vendee region of France. We booked our family holiday, earlier during the year and we are so pleased we chose this particular campsite. After looking at all the companies on offer we decided to book our camping with Canvas Holidays.
As our summer holiday got nearer the whole family became started to become very excited. Each week we'd get asked when are we going to France.
We chose the campsite because of its relatively close distance to the local beach and the quality of the swimming pool complex. The beach is called Les Mouettes is just 500m away. It's wonderfully long and very sandy.
I think that you can always tell the quality of a beach by the number of locals that visit it. Les Mouettes beach was certainly busy and packed mostly with French families at all times of the day with many coming along at lunchtime for a spot of sunbathing.
Les Mouettes Beach
Unlike in the UK, the car park is completely free and has direct access to the beach and local cafe.
The beach was just great for children with a gently sloping sandy beach meaning that you had to go a fair distance out before you got out of your depth.
We spent a lot of time on the local beach building sandcastles and boats in which all three children would sit until the tide came in and washed it away. All three also spent a lot of time searching for and collecting a wide variety of shells and stones, which unfortunately ended up coming home with us (three buckets worth) that now seem to have taken pride of place in my garden!!
The campsite itself was, in my opinion one of these best we've visited.
The play park at Le Clarys Plage campsite
There were plenty of things for the children to do, from the wonderful play park to the great water slides and dragon splash park.
Le Clarys Plage pool complex
The dragon splash park
The area of St Jean de Monts is perfect for a family holiday, although I wish we'd taken our bikes with us.
The area has a whole range of cycle tracks which run throughout the region making getting around for children both fun and exciting and although we have taken their scooters, bikes would have been much better.
We all loved our family holiday and are looking forward to planning where to go camping next year which i will no doubt inform you all of soon!!!