Sun, Sea & Sailing

 

Sun, sea and sailing – the three magic words to set an old salt’s heart alight. And whether you like water-skiing behind a boat or relaxing with a glass of wine while enjoying the view from one, a mobile home holiday with Siblu is the perfect choice.

Not only are many of our parks ideally situated for water activities, one of them actually has a dock and boat launch so you can take your own boat on holiday with you! La Réserve holiday park in Aquitaine has a private marina for mooring boats and you can also pull your sailing dinghy up on the beach at our boat launch.

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Learning to Sail on the Atlantic Coast

 

The Atlantic Coast may be famous for its waves, but there are plenty of more protected bays and large lakes near our parks where you can hone your sailing skills in safety.

The perfect example is La Réserve holiday park right on the banks of the the huge  Lake Biscarrosse. If you don’t have your own boat, you can hire dinghies at La Réserve. There is also tuition available for all levels and ages, from our partners Nautil Club and Ski Club, so no one need feel left out. The calm lake, surrounded by beautiful pine forest, is brilliant for beginners and in the afternoon a good breeze often builds up for some exciting sailing for the more experienced. Younger members of the family may want to stretch their sea legs with paddle-boarding and catamaran sailing before joining you on the boat. Other members may want to enjoy the sun and peaceful scenery from the comfort of the lakeside bar… Whatever seafaring activity (or inactivity) you choose, you’ll find everything you need at La Réserve.

Les Viviers, also in Aquitaine, is another great choice of holiday park for a sailing holiday. It is right on the shores of the beautiful Arcachon Bay, a huge, protected body of water ideal for water sports, sailing in particularly. 

Slightly further North, in Charente Maritime, the Bay of Bonne Anse is another beautiful spot to sail in safety, protected from the Atlantic swell by to a large sandbank. Check out the La Palmyre sailing school if you're staying at Bonne Anse Plage or Les Charmettes. Meanwhile, from La Pignade you can enjoy sailing lessons and boat hire in the protected Marennes Bay.

 

Best Holiday Parks for Sailing on Bays & Lakes

Biscarosse, Aquitaine

Siblu’s La Réserve holiday park is set in the heart of the Landes pine forest in South West France and boasts its own private beach on the sandy shores of the huge Lake Biscarrosse. This unique lakeside location makes it perfect for young children (who can paddle safely in the shallows) and water sports enthusiasts (who can enjoy activities like sailing on the lake’s calm waters).

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Direct access to private beach on the lake
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Indoor & outdoor pools, slides and paddling pools
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Water sports center on the lake
Cap Ferrer, Aquitaine

For an active holiday, why not try water sports on the Atlantic waves, exploring the local cycle trails or hiking up the Dune du Pilat (Europe's tallest sand dune)? Les Viviers is also perfectly located for day trips to Bordeaux or to the famous vineyards of the Médoc.

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10 mins drive from sailing schools at Cap Ferret
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2 heated pools (one covered)
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Direct access to private beach
Charente-Maritime

Bonne Anse Plage on the West Coast of France is one of our most popular Siblu holiday parks thanks to its unique location (just 3km from the beach) and amazing facilities (the waterslides are particularly impressive).

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3 km from sailing on Bonne Anse Bay
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Cycle paths accessible from village
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Evening entertainment & shows
Charente-Maritime

When you do venture further afield you’ll discover that the area surrounding Les Charmettes is ideal for a family escape into nature: explore the refreshing waves of the Atlantic Ocean and miles upon miles of golden beaches bordered by pine forests. La Palmyre Zoo is also a popular choice for a day out in Charente-Maritime. 

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Less than 5 km from sailing on Bonne Anse Bay
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Slides & 3 heated pools
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Pets welcome in certain accommodations
Charente-Maritime

La Pignade is a great base for exploring the region of Charente-Maritime: the picturesque port of La Tremblade and the sandy shores and funfair of Ronce-les-Bains are just a couple of miles away from the campsite, while the famous port of La Rochelle and the towns of Royan and Cognac are also within easy driving distance.

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10 mins from sailing in the Marennes Bay
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Covered pool with retractable roof
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Horse riding on-site

Vendée - Home to the Vendée Globe

 

Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée is, of course, the start and finish point for the famous single-handed round-the-world sailing event the Vendée Globe – the ‘Everest of the seas’. After sailing south down the Atlantic, participants sail from west to east via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn before heading back to France’s west coast.You may not be entering the race (this year!) but ]you can spend the summer weeks practising your moves so at least you can supply an informed opinion about the outcome.

As you’d imagine, facilities for experienced and would-be sailors are extensive in the region and our holiday parks Le Bois Masson (a more lively atmosphere!) and Le Bois Dormant (a bit more laid back…) are the ideal base from which to launch your adventures. You can also reassure the landlubbers in the group that there’s plenty to entertain them at the campsite – from sports to restaurants to local sightseeing – while you’re out ‘on the water’.

 

Our Parks in Vendée

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Le Bois Masson holiday park is the perfect spot for exploring the Vendée region on France's West Coast. Situated just 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches and network of cycle paths, this friendly holiday park is an ideal choice for water sports fans and cycling enthusiasts alike.

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5 km away from sailing club
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2 heated pools (1 covered)
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Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Dormant
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Welcome to Le Bois Dormant, a spacious holiday park in a beautiful natural setting. This is the perfect base for exploring France's West Coast! A well-developed network of cycle paths allow you to cycle straight from the park itself to the nearby seaside town of St. Jean de Monts and the large sandy beaches and peaceful pine forests that are so typical of this coastline.

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5km away from sailing club
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Waterslides, paddling pool and spa bath
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Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Masson

Explore More Holiday Parks

All Siblu holiday parks in France offer the change to enjoy a variety of water sports activities, be it on the Atlantic Coast, the Mediterranean, Lake Biscarrosse, or the Loire river... sailing, surfing, diving, paddle-boarding... there's loads to discover.

France has miles of sandy coast to choose from, much of it just a short drive - or walk - from one of our holiday parks. The only decision you have to make is whether to go wild on the Atlantic side or a bit ritzier on the Med!

Lush green scenery, breathtaking views, water sports for kids and adults… If this sounds like your perfect break, why not try a lakeside holiday? France is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, from small natural mountain lakes to large artificial leisure lakes.

France is more than twice as big as the UK but has the same amount of people, so there’s a lot of space to relax in. It’s filled with some of the most stunning countryside in the world, from mountains to coasts and everything else in-between.

Our campsites are located close to some of the most beautiful and well known cities in France: Montpellier, Nice, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, and Nantes. Choose a holiday destination that gives you the best of both worlds - relaxation on the campsite and sightseeing in the city.

France offers a wealth of cultural activities, from is beautiful Chateaux in the Loire Valley to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, medieval towns in the south and so much more. Our holiday parks make the perfect base for exploring this fascinating country and learning more about its rich history.

France has a long and proud horse riding tradition. Many of our Siblu parks are near riding schools, but La Pignade in Charente-Maritime takes it one step further as it has its own riding school on-site!

We often get requests from holidaymakers who are keen to enjoy the Siblu holiday park experience while staying in their own tent or caravan. Well, now you can easily do just that in Brittany, Normandy, South West France and the Netherlands.