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A beautiful blend of seemingly infinite Atlantic Ocean beaches backed by charming pine forests and a verdant green countryside boasting historic cities and captivating chateaux, Gironde is a quintessentially blissful camping destination. In the naturally gorgeous Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwest France, you’ll discover stunning beaches, excellent vineyards and wineries, and sprawling national parks.

We invite you to enjoy a brilliant choice of campsites in Gironde, packed with first-rate amenities including swimming pools, recreational facilities, dining & shopping establishments and modern accommodation.

Camping Holidays In Gironde

With the balmy beaches of the Arcachon Bay, dizzying heights and breathtaking vistas of the Dune du Pilat and abundantly green beauty of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park, you’ll be wowed by landscapes while camping in Gironde. Combine outdoor activities with cultural day trips to the department’s enchanting chateaux and savour fine wine in Bordeaux and Médoc.

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la Forêt du Pilat

South West France | Pyla Sur Mer
8.2/10 (655 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
At the foot of Dune du PylaClose to cycling and walking trailsFantastic seafood in the areaHeated po...
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until 7 days before arrival

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Atlantic Club Montalivet

South West France | Vendays Montalivet
8.3/10 (842 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
A great base for exploring the areaGreat range of sporting activitiesRelaxing spa facilities onsiteD...
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until 7 days before arrival

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Palace

South West France | Soulac sur mer
8.7/10 (64 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Excellent pool complexPicturesque settingClose to the beach1 mile from Soulac-sur-Mer
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until 7 days before arrival

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Côte d'Argent

South West France | Hourtin
8.1/10 (22 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
300m to a long, sandy beachFantastic large waterparkGreat facilities on offerClose to Arcachon bay
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until 7 days before arrival

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(1) Amendments up to 7 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate. (2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the FCDO, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Things to do when camping in Gironde

The department is well known for the long stretches of sand that define its coast, with excellent examples found in and around the striking Arcachon Bay. Idle away a sunny day bathing on the soft sands and building castles on the beaches of Plage de l'océan, Plage du Pereire and Plage Du Truc Vert.

An area of outstanding beauty, the bay features Lège-Cap-Ferret and Banc d’Arguin nature reserves, where visitors can enjoy peaceful walking and cycling trips in the midst of lovely flora and fauna. For a day appreciating our fine feathered friends, the island of île aux Oiseaux in the middle of the bay offers a great opportunity for birdwatching.

No camping holiday in Gironde would be complete without a visit to the famous Dune du Pilat, which lies a short distance south of Arcachon. Claiming status as Europe’s tallest dune, this sandy mountainous attraction rewards visitors with panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and the wooded coastline. Appreciate the views from the dune’s ridge while enjoying a picnic lunch and decide between spending the afternoon on the beach or walking in the pine woodland.

The northern part of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Park stretches into Gironde from neighbouring Landes, and features everything you’d expect from a brilliant French National Park. Enjoy lovely walking trails, horse riding expeditions and canoeing down the gentle flow of the Leyre River. The Grande Lande Ecomuseum is a great place to visit to learn more about the park.

In the central section of coast in Gironde, several lakes and lagoons battle with the beach for your attention and eagerness to try some water sports. Head to the sea for surfing, wind surfing and jet skiing, while the lakes of Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans and Étang de Lacanau are perfect for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding. For the chance to whizz down water slides and make a splash in the pool, head to Aqualiday Water Park.

While the department is primed for outdoor activities in nature, make sure you allocate some time to experience the cultural and historical aspects of Gironde. In Bordeaux, along with the city’s famous wineries, you can visit top attractions including Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Cathedral, the Grand Théâtre and the Pey Berland Tower. After your fill of culture, spend the afternoon sipping full-bodied red wine on the Bordeaux Wine Tasting tour, and stop by the Cité du Vin Exhibition Space or Le musée du Vin de Bordeaux Museum.

Also boasting sumptuous wines, Médoc captivates visitors with its abundance of charming chateaux. There are so many to choose from in the area, but we recommend a visit to Château de Guilleragues, Castle Roquetaillade or Château Malromé.