Water quality, safety, cleanliness: the best beaches for camping holidays


Fancy a getaway in a campsite by the sea for your next vacation? The choice of the right destination, when you want to go to the coast, is essential. Between the desire of some for a holiday near turquoise water, the desire of others for a location between sea and mountain and those of some in a place that is not very touristy: it is difficult to satisfy everyone. However, a few criteria are rarely taken into account. That of the quality of the water in which you swim, as well as the cleanliness and safety of the coasts near which you stay. Soon, these details may well become your most important criteria! The French coasts are full of breathtaking beaches only, some of them are subject to too much pollution, are unsupervised or not very accessible for people with reduced mobility. We have therefore listed in this guide the coasts classified, according to the site Blue Flag, as being the best in France according to certain criteria: excellent water quality, clean beaches, supervised and accessible to all. Of the ribs of the Sleeve to the French Rivieraenjoy the joys of camping holidays while being close to the best beaches in France offering safety, water quality and access to all.

Vermilion Coast

The Côte Vermeille and that of Amethyst

The sun of the Mediterranean, but also its crystal clear water: bewitching swimming in perspective! What could be better than going on a camping holiday on the Vermilion coast, to enjoy sites with excellent water quality as well as clean and supervised beaches? From Cerbère to Grau-du-Roi, stay in a rental in the campsite of your choice, near clean, supervised beaches suitable for everyone. Why not stay at a campsite in Argelès-sur-Mer? The few beaches located in the city are subject to particularly high cleanliness and water quality. The beach of Marenda-Tamariguerfor example, is ranked according to site experts Blue Flag as a beach with excellent water quality, but also lifeguards and access for people with reduced mobility. The same for the pine beach, a few steps from that of Marenda-Tamariguer, where you can enjoy warm, quality water near a clean and supervised beach. To stay as close as possible to these beaches, we recommend the campsites the Porpoises-Ciela Villagethe Campsite Del Mar and the Camping Sûnelia Les Pins. All located in Argelès-sur-Mer, you only need a few steps from your campsite to enjoy these superb fine sandy beaches. Moving away a little, discover the Sardinal beach in Canet en Roussillon where you can spend lazy afternoons away from your campsite, with your feet in azure blue water in complete safety. Stay at Homair-Marvilla Camping le Bosquet where the Campsite Sainte Marie to enjoy a holiday as close as possible to the Sardinal beach.

Staying at a campsite near pretty and pleasant beaches is ideal for lovers of idleness. The Amethyst Coast also offers you a clean and clear sea. The Mateille-Ayguades beach in Gruissan, for example, is one of the beaches in France with excellent water quality. We suggest you stay at Campéole La Côte des Roses campsite or even the Flower Camping Soleil d’Oc. You will thus benefit from a direct proximity to the beach of Mateille-Ayguades for afternoons at the water’s edge, with your family. Enjoying a sunny afternoon on a supervised and clean beach is also possible in Sète, at Lazaret beach. Between safety, accessibility for all to the sea and good quality water, this beach is ideal for your sunny afternoons! The campsites located near this beach await you for a relaxing holiday, under the sun of the Amethyst Coast. Stay at Le Mas du Padre campsite or even at Koawa Camping Beau Rivage. Go on a camping holiday near the coast of the Pyrénées-Orientales and splash around with your family, without risk to your health and in complete safety, while enjoying the exceptional setting of the Mediterranean beaches.

Basque Coast
Basque Coast

The coast of the Basque Country

For holidays near a sea with excellent water quality and clean beaches, the Pays baskin is ideal! A stone’s throw from Spain, the Basque Country benefits from magnificent beaches, but also from impeccable water quality. For holidays as close as possible to the border while being on the edge of a supervised and clean beach, we recommend the Bidart Center beach and that ofErretegia in Bidart. The excellent quality of the water as well as the surveillance posts present at the edge of the sea make them destinations of choice for perfect afternoons of idleness in complete safety. We suggest you stay at Campsite UR-ONEAto Camping Village Berrua or even at Sea Green – Camping ERREKA to enjoy a holiday near these Blue Flag beaches.

Vendée coast
Vendée Coast

The Vendée Coast

Another very popular maritime coast of the French for family holidays is that of Vendee. Much appreciated for the multitude of campsites along the Atlantic in this part of France, it also offers a diversity of beaches with a blue flag. You will thus be spoiled for choice for your next family holiday: from Hourtin-plage to Sand of Olonne, many beaches classified blue flag by Blue flag await you! The ocean beach and the one at Saint Nicholas in Verdon-sur-Mer, for example, offer you safety, access to all, but also excellent water quality. Indeed, with first aid stations and disabled access, they are ideal for holidaymakers looking for the perfect fine sandy beach on the Vendée coast. To enjoy afternoons on these beaches, stay at Campsite Sandaya Soulac Plage or to Campsite Le Rayonnais, both located close to them. For naturist holidaymakers, you will also find a beach on this coast that meets all the criteria for having a blue flag: quality water, access for all and constant surveillance. Meet at the Grand’Plage of La Faute sur Mer to enjoy a sunny day on a nudist beach with a blue flag. We recommend that you spend your holidays at La Belle Henriette campsiteto Blue Flag APV Campsite or even at Camping Paradis Grand’R for a stay near the Grand’Plage.

French Riviera
French Riviera

The Riviera

The French Riviera is known to all for its beautiful turquoise coves and for its Mediterranean sun. This is why this destination is very popular with holidaymakers wishing to stay in a campsite. From Bandol to Nice, a wide choice of beaches is on offer. So, for a lazy vacation on the beach, here is our selection of some beaches with a blue flag, located on the emblematic Mediterranean coast. First of all, Anglade beach, in Le Lavandou, awaits you with its surveillance post as well as its turquoise water and its marvelous fine sandy beach. We suggest you book a rental in the Domain Camp or to Campsite Lou Cabasson to stay near the beach. A few kilometers from this beach is that of customs, in Croix-Valmer. Supervised and benefiting from excellent water quality, it is accessible to all. To stay with your feet almost in the water of this beach, we recommend the campsites Dramont Beach and the Esterel Caravanning. Finally, the La Bergerie beach, in Hyères, also benefits from a blue flag for the quality of its water. In addition, being supervised, it is ideal for an afternoon of family vacation in the company of your children. Near it, spend your holidays at the campsite The peninsula of Giens or at the campsite Tikayan The Mediterranean and enjoy a stay at the edge of quality water.

All you have to do now is book a rental. For camping holidays near beaches with a blue flag, refer to the maritime coasts of France that we have presented to you: between magnificent landscapes, water quality, access to all and constant surveillance, you will not be disappointed !

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