Camping Lez-Eaux

Europe France Normandy Manche

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Beaches nearby
A family-friendly spot, with loads of activities onsite and two quirky tree house options

The long, tree-lined avenue that leads you into Camping Lez-Eaux is like a shaded runway landing you at your holiday destination. At its end you taxi into a maze of camping pitches dotted, like a busy terminal, with folk from all across Europe; Belgians in board shorts, Dutch in wide brimmed sun hats and French holidaymakers folding out their deck chairs. To say it’s a hidden nook of France then, would be like calling Babybel a traditional French cheese, but for all its commercial hum-drum and broad European appeal, Camping Lez-Eaux is still an exceptional place to stay. The grounds are spacious, the facilities are excellent and your children will have befriended their continental companions before you’ve even unpacked the car.

Based around a 15th century chateaux, Lez-Eaux – translating as ‘close to the sea’ – is a family run site that’s now into its fifth generation since the building was first bought. Over the years, the camping area has steadily grown and altered shape, gradually spreading itself beyond the charming stony building with its outlying fishing lake. Despite a string of chalets and static caravan accommodation, the site still very much sticks to the traditional camping roots. Tents cover the vast majority of the grassy pitches, each with ample space and an electricity hook-up if you wish to use it, and classic vintage campervans pepper one or two of the sunny spots. The atmosphere is laid-back and family friendly, while activities in the peak of the summer period give you a pleasing time-out if the kids are still running wild.

The real quirk of this campsite, however, is not in the age old essentials, like fresh croissants in the morning and a well-kept outdoor swimming pool, but in the newest additions that few other sites can match. Six meters up, in a pair of old oaks on the edge of the grounds, two strikingly cool tree tents are the envy of every canvas camper. Inside, the tree trunk forms a centre column, around which everything is orientated, with a plush double bed and a single for kids. They’re each reached by a spiral, wooden staircase, while a rope pulley system allows you to try hoisting your breakfast basket up and down in the morning – playful if not always the most practical!

Elsewhere, sports pitches, paddling pools and tennis courts entertain, while, for most, the morning is one of readying and picnic-making for a day along the coast. It takes just four minutes in the car to reach the nearest beach, while a route designed for cyclists will lead you to the same spot in little over half an hour (ask at reception for a map). From here you can skirt south along the coastal roads, taking in historic settlements and endless beaches, or skip north a couple of kilometers further to the seaside town of Granville, home to a range of eateries, shops and a historic, walled centre.

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Facilities

All pitches include electrical hook-ups. There are 3 toilets blocks, 1 is heated and open all year, while the others are opened subject to demand. Hot showers are available all day. There are coin operated washing machines and tumble-dryers for laundry. Plenty of onsite activities: covered swimming pool, paddling pool and 3 slides, outdoor pool, (shorts are not allowed in the pool, swimming trunks only). bouncy castles, football and volleyball pitch, tennis court (5€ / h), a playground, a kids clubs (during July and August), a fishing lake and an onsite local market (during July and August). There is also cycle hire available.

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, caravans, families, couples, dogs (on a lead) – yes.

Nearby

At reception you can buy tickets for trips to Jersey and Chausey islands. It's worth getting up early to get one of the first boats across, as the islands each deserve a good day trip, but they're well worth the visit. Closer to home, the campsite is just 8km from Granville, where a well preserved old town reveals the history of its military and religious past. The lower town is partly built on land reclaimed from the sea, while the upper half of the old centre is surrounded by 15th-century ramparts. There are various places to enter into the centre, the oldest via the Grand'Porte. The old town itself is dominated by the ancient church of Notre-Dame du Cap Lihou. The imposing granite building – early Gothic style – was actually built by the English during the Hundred Years' War. From the most westerly point in the town, a pinnacle that juts into the sea, you can look out at world famous Mont Saint Michel on a clear day. It's a 40km drive from the campsite and well worth the trip – though very busy during peak summer months.

Food & Drink

Onsite there is a licensed bar that also serves takeaway meals in the evening. The small reception shop has a few essentials plus, in the morning, freshly baked bread and pastries. For more choice drive the 8km to Granville where a huge selection of restaurants will keep you busy. Picorette (33 2 3359 9349) is a popular choice through the day, while OXC3 (33 2 3369 4682) is the place to go for dinner.

Opening Times

April – mid September

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The Owner Says

Castels campsites combine family spirit, French art de vivre and the quality of exceptional establishments. While preserving its values ​​of prestige, courtesy, comfort and tranquility, the chain combines tradition and modernity.

Continually evolve and listen to the holiday makers of yesterday and today make the success of the chain that has lasted for more than 50 years.

Accommodation

121 camping pitches, 59 chalets and 2 treehouses.
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Comfort Pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 4 Available
Large spacious pitch for 2 people to include 1 Vehicle

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Location

Contact Camping Lez-Eaux, Castel Château de Lez-Eaux, 240 avenue de Lez-Eaux, 50380 Saint Pair Sur Mer, Manche, France

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Getting There

From the A84 take the exit towards Granville and in Granville turn onto the D 973 towards Avranches (sign posted). Continue over the roundabout on the D 973 and after 4km the campsite is on your right.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★☆

Great for water loving families

Great indoor and outdoor pools with 3 slides that kept our 4 and 8 year old ( and their new campsite friends) happy every day - making grey/rainy days much better for camping. Entertainment didn’t overtake and it felt very peaceful after 10pm - one night a local circus school performed on the lawns! Granville is a lovely town for brocantes, museums and food - and a huge casino supermarket is nearby for anything not available at the campsite shop. We had a great week and would go again - we didn’t really make use of all the facilities - next time!
Aug 28, 2018 by Hat
★★★★★

Great family campsite

The site is well planned with clearly marked pitches. The entertainment is a good balance of interesting, but avoidable if you want a quiet night. The facilities for children are excellent
Aug 26, 2018 by Lewis
★★★★★

High end camping experience near beautiful beaches

We stayed in August with our kids in a camper. The customer service was amazing, the indoor and outdoor pools were perfect (the slides were a bonus) and of all the campsites we stayed at, the baguettes were the best in my daughter's opinion :) - thanks for a great stay!
Aug 9, 2018 by Jake

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