Ref: FR17965

Village Center la Côte Sauvage

France, Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime, Saint Clément-des-Baleines

+33 825 00 20 30
2 April - 1 October.

Alan Rogers Review

Camping la Côte Sauvage is a member of the Village Center Group, located on the Ile de Ré, close to the pretty village of Saint Clement-des-Baleines. There are 274 pitches here (80–100 sq.m), as well as a number of fully equipped tents which are available to rent. Unusually, the site also offers ten traditional yurts which have been attractively prepared in traditional style. Activities here are designed to take advantage of the site’s natural setting and include ornithology and twilight nature trails. In high season, there is a mobile snack bar which also serves ice creams. Shops, bars and restaurants can be found within walking distance.

The site is close to the western tip of the island and to its well known lighthouse, the Phare des Baleines. It is possible to climb the 257 steps of the lighthouse, and from the top there are superb views across the Conche des Baleines, and to the Ile d’Oléron, to the south. Access to the beach is via a footpath from the site. The Ile de Ré is renowned for its excellent cycle tracks and the site’s friendly managers will be pleased to recommend routes.


Three (unheated) toilet blocks with British style WCs, mainly open washbasins and preset showers in cubicles. Facilities for children and disabled visitors. Laundry. Motorhome services. Mobile snack bar. Play area. Activity programme for children. Small library. Volleyball. Boules. Bicycle hire. WiFi over part of site (charged). Fully equipped tents to rent.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Onsite
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted


Approaching from the toll bridge, follow D735 past La Couarde-sur-Mer and Ars-en-Ré as far as St Clement des Baleines. The site is well signed from here.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
46.225423 -1.54462
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N46 13 31 W1 32 40