Les Chênes Verts, peacefully situated on the eastern side of the Ile d’Oléron, was completely renovated in 2012 and has direct access to the Passe de l’Ecuissière beach. The 105 touring pitches are of a good size and 80 have electricity connections. Several are occupied by fully equipped safari-style tents. Recent improvements include a small shop (with bread and croissants) and snack bar. Various activities are organised, including workshops for children and opportunities to discover more about the island and its inhabitants.
Dolus is one of the larger towns on the Ile d’Oléron and is still reliant on fishing and oyster cultivation, as well as tourism. It is best known now for its broad sandy beach, and is also home to a cluster of excellent seafood restaurants. Cycling is popular across the island, with miles of dedicated cycle tracks. Back on the mainland, a popular excursion is the large zoo at La Palmyre, by some distance the most popular in France.