Camping Le Puits de l'Auture is located in the town of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (130 km north of Bordeaux). You are here directly on the seafront with a view of the town's lighthouse. The four stars of the camping site probably need some clarification. They are, for instance, not representative of the amenities on the camping site (there is no swimming pool, no restaurant and no entertainment). Rather, it is the intimate atmosphere, the tranquillity, location on the seafront, attractive flowerbeds and excellent sanitary facilities that make the camping site a top destination.
Beautiful pitches and rental accommodation
The 186 spacious touring pitches of Le Puits de l'Auture are located in near park-like surroundings. You camp here on a well maintained, flat grass surface which is demarcated with hedges, bushes and trees. There are numerous open pitches, but also pitches with ample shade.
The well maintained rental accommodation units (21) consist of trekker huts, bungalows and mobile homes. These are modern, in cheerful colours and have a terrace or veranda in front.
Off to the sea
You can easily reach the beach on foot (Grande Côte). It is only a 200 m walk. In front of the camping site are a few rocks, but further along is a sandy beach. Le Puits de l'Auture does not have a swimming pool, organised entertainment or catering facilities.
Pizzas and barbecue
However, there is a pizza takeaway service, mini camp shop and a field with a few brick barbecues which you can use freely. There are also some handy picnic tables. Restaurants and other eateries are aplenty on the seafront promenade. Shops and a market can be found in Vaux-sur-Mer.
Detail information about this campsite
"On the promenade located campsite with beautiful, partly in the shade located spacious pitches, about 50 m from the beach. Simple but clean sanitary facilities."
Average rating: 7.9
- Toilet facilities
- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
Lovely tidy site with excellent facilities.
Very close to a a fine selection of restaurants and beautiful Beaches.
The town of Palais is accessed by a picturesque coastal footpath, and well worth the effort.
We stayed 6 nights, camping is in waöking distance to great beach and fishing spot. Shady pitches with big trees and open feeling since there are no barriers between pitches. Very clean sanitary, good baby bathroom but no small toilet or low washing sink for children. No free wifi, quiet and tidy. fresh bread morning and evening, great spot for holydays.
good campsite in a fantastic location for walking the Grand Cote or back into Saint Palais sur Mer. avoid pitching under the pines as they drop resin. toilets are best I've ever come across on a campsite in France. will return when next in Charente Maritime. reception staff are most helpful.
Extremely good toilet facilities, pitch quite good size, but beware in June. Some pitches have overhanging mulberry bushes/trees, the fruit tastes good, but drops continuously and you cannot help treading etc. will have to clean carpets when we get home. Internet disappointing, only 30 minutes free per day, and even if you disconnected the clock appears to keep ticking, so really it is only one session per day. Recommend the ScoobyDoo restaurant 100 yards to the left as you exit the site, with unlimited wifi.
Lovely,site,excellent location. We arrived on 6/9/15 without a reservation only just got on site. Big beach couple of hundred meters to right on exiting site, half a dozen restaurants as well. Probably the best toilet blocks we have seen. Will certainly return
Our second visit to this site around this time of year and a different experience. Site was packed when we arrived - recommend pre-booking. We arrived with two little dogs and there were a few people moaning about dogs on the site. I was actually told off by a French woman when walking my dogs on the site. I always pick up my dogs' poo and I was annoyed with her reaction. Four mornings the electricity went off on the site and Wifi not working for 2/3 days when we arrived.
Fantastic site, great welcome can't wait to go back next year
Brilliant beaches, restaurants, cycle path, shops, super u, everything you need
Toilets cleaned amazingly well
Lovely choice of pitches shade or sun
Reception staff brilliant
Thank you to all
Largish site with level grassy pitches. Was able to choose pitch.
Free wifi – got issued 2 codes worked well
Big toilet block with excellent controllable showers with proper taps rather than push button. Lots of hot water for dishwashing too.
Opposite sea with beaches to left and right of site
Cycle routes along seasfront that go for miles in either direction
Will return sometime when in the area
A very warm welcome from from all the Reception staff who were very professional. and recommended pitches to suit your outfit. Connection to electric point was locked but dealt with quickly as was all queries.
An excellent site in a good area for cycling or just relaxing some very good restaurants nearby.
A very friendly place to stay. Staff are excellent. Very near to beach which is very clean. Lots of bars and restaurants. Would recommend to stay. We experienced a good mix of all nationalities including many English
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 26-04-2020 till 03-10-2020
- 4 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 170 (100 - 200m2)
- Number of accommodation units for hire
- Campsite suitable for disabled persons
* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)
** The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.
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Situation of campsite
Address & Route
Would you like to book Campsite Le Puits de l'Auture or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Campsite Le Puits de l'Auture
151 av. de la Grande Côte
17420 / St. Palais-sur-Mer
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Coordinates: 45°38'59"N 1°7'3"W
From the A10 take exit 35 towards Royan. In Royan direction St. Palais-sur-Mer, then direction La Grande Côte on the boulevard.
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