Camping Calvados

Come and recharge the batteries as you look out across the English Channel: treat yourself to an invigorating stay in the Normandy department of the Calvados. Whether there are two of you, a group of friends or the whole tribe, settle yourself comfortably in our luxury campsite and set off to conquer Normandy, where each season adds its own special charm to the beauty of the landscape!

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The Calvados, the ideal destination for your camping holiday

With such a diversity of scenery, the Calvados offers an incredible choice of activities to get a great breath of fresh air, discover new horizons, work off plenty of energy and above all have heaps of fun whatever your age! Sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, the green patchwork of the Normandy bocage, picturesque and fortified towns, feel free to pick your décor for the holiday of your dreams in Normandy!

On the edge of the D-Day landing beaches, your Sandaya campsite opens the doors to a spectacular coastline some 120km long. After a good night’s sleep under the canvas of your tent or in a comfortable well-equipped mobile home, savour a real holiday breakfast on the terrace, before diving into the covered and heated swimming pool of the water park. Aquagym lessons, multisports ground, pétanque, playgrounds and many other surprises are here for you at the campsite all day long. So don’t wait to come and make the most of them

Visit the Calvados with the family

Water-based leisure, cultural walks, seaside sports and visits that are simply out of this world... Whichever pastime your kids prefer, watch their desires for new horizons come to life during their holiday here in the Calvados! Begin with a bike ride along the Normandy coast to fill everyone's lungs with fabulous sea air.

Then, how can you resist spreading your beach towel on the soft white sand of the Côte de Nacre! A picnic with your toes in the water, a sandcastle competition or collecting seashells, enjoy the freedom to do exactly what you like during this glorious sunny day. And if you can drag yourself away from the beach, it’s time to explore Caen and its rich historical heritage. Your little campers are going to adore getting inside the fortified walls of the castle, home to William the Conqueror!

Visit the Calvados as a couple

It’s impossible not to fall in love, or fall in love all over again, as you wander along the Côte Fleurie! From your campsite, it will take just a few minutes to reach Hermanville-sur-Mer, the first stopping point on your Normandy itinerary. The sublime seafront villas alone make it worth the journey! Then, it’s the turn of Cabourg to totally enchant with its famous Grand Hotel where Marcel Proust was a regular guest.

By continuing eastwards, Deauville and Honfleur, the final climax, will provide a truly beautiful end to the day. A setting to dream of, a table for two, and a seafood platter to share as you look out across the Channel… what could be better!

Camping Calvados: our handy tips for a successful stay

Treat yourself to a thalassotherapy day in one of the many spas in the Calvados, wellness destination par excellence!

Walk in the footsteps of history on the famous Pointe du Hoc, theatre of the allied landings.

Discover William the Conqueror’s birthplace behind the ramparts of the Falaise castle!

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Normandy coastline from the top of the Ouistreham lighthouse.

Our top reasons to get away

On a camping holiday in the Calvados, you can savour the perfect mix of nature, history, gastronomy and hospitality, as you explore and enjoy all the attractions of this beautiful part of Normandy. For an unforgettable holiday with the family, friends or the one you love, Calvados boasts a wide choice of activities that will provide you with plenty of fresh air, a change of scenery, enjoyable exercise and fun for all ages!

Breathtaking natural surroundings
Calvados benefits from both the coast and the countryside so offers a diverse variety of landscapes, ranging from the sandy beaches of the Côte Fleurie to the cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre, via the gorgeous green meadows of the Normandy bocage. It’s the ideal setting for a camping holiday at the heart of nature.

A vast array of activities 
In addition to the amenities on offer at your campsite in the Calvados, such as the water park with outdoor swimming pool and heated covered pool, the area is home to countless outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, watersports and horse riding, to name but a few. The unspoilt natural areas provide the perfect playground for fans of sports and outdoor recreation. Set out to discover the heritage of the Calvados and be treated to an unforgettable cultural experience.

A wealth of culture
Steeped in history, Calvados has strong ties to the Second World War with the D-Day Landing beaches, but it also boasts museums, castles and manor houses, picturesque towns and villages, cultural events and festivals. Dive into the diverse and vibrant culture which encompasses history, heritage, culinary delights and tradition, and make memories that will last forever.

Celebrated food culture
Normandy is renowned for its culinary tradition, with specialties such as camembert, cider, seafood and, of course, calvados. The local markets, farms and local restaurants are the best places to discover and sample the delicious regional produce.

A warm welcome and a chance to relax 
When you stay at a seaside campsite in Normandy in the Calvados, you’ll enjoy an authentic and easy-going experience surrounded by nature. Sandaya’s luxury campsites offer a warm and friendly vibe in a welcoming setting, perfect for meeting new people or enjoying precious time with family or friends.

A premium campsite in the Calvados promises unparalleled comfort in spacious, upscale accommodation alongside top-tier amenities such as swimming pools and water parks, plenty of entertainment plus the children’s clubs.

The Calvados is packed with lovely towns for you to visit. Here are just a few:

Caen: History abounds in the capital of the Calvados, with the castle, the Abbaye aux Hommes, a former Benedictine monastery, and the Memorial for Peace charting the events of the Second World War.

Bayeux: Famous for its tapestry, Bayeux is also a charming medieval town with a towering cathedral and quaint narrow streets.

Honfleur: Another flagship town in the Calvados, Honfleur is not to be missed, with its picture-perfect quays, half-timbered houses and artistic vibe.

Deauville: The chic seaside destination of Deauville is renowned for its sandy beaches, casino, luxury hotels and the American Film Festival.

Trouville-sur-Mer: Right next to Deauville, you’ll find Trouville-sur-Mer, another superb seaside resort with a lively harbour, fish market and a beautiful seafront promenade.
Cabourg: This seaside town is loved for its long sandy beach and Belle Époque architecture.

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: A lovely little coastal town located in the Calvados, Normandy. Although smaller than some of its neighbours like Deauville or Honfleur, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer is still brimming with authentic charm and steeped in a peaceful atmosphere.

Ouistreham: With its popular beach, port and historic Atlantic Wall Museum, Ouistreham is a great place to kick back and relax. There’s no shortage of activities, from walks along the coast to watersports such as sailing, kite surfing and sand yachting.

The region of Calvados boasts a wealth of historical heritage, lovely landscapes, and an array of tourist attractions. Here are some of the most popular places to visit:

D-Day Landing Beaches: The Allied forces made their historic landings on June 6, 1944, at beaches such as Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, now key sites of World War II history.

Caen Memorial Museum: This museum is devoted to 20th-century history, with special focus on the Second World War and Normandy landings. It offers an in-depth perspective on these events that shaped the modern world.

Mont-Saint-Michel: Although located outside the Calvados, Mont-Saint-Michel is within easy reach of the region. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an architectural masterpiece, with its abbey perched on a rocky islet in the middle of the bay.

Château de Falaise: Venture further into the Calvados department to Falaise, a historic location famous for being the birthplace of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy who became King of England in 1066.

The Calvados distilleries: A visit to the Calvados would not be complete without tasting this region’s best-known spirit. Several distilleries offer guided tours and tasting sessions so you can learn all about the calvados production process.

Caen Castle: This medieval castle now houses several museums, including the Musée de Normandie, which chronicles the region’s history from prehistoric times to the present day.
These sites are just a small sample of the many tourist attractions that the Calvados has to offer!

The department of Calvados in Normandy prides itself on its beautiful beaches, which are perfect for a swim. Here are some of the most popular beaches in the area:

Deauville beach: This famous sandy beach is bordered by Les Planches, a famous promenade dating from the 1920s. It is renowned for its elegance, colourful beach huts and modern amenities.

Omaha Beach: Omaha Beach also benefits from beautiful coastal scenery, with vast expanses of golden sand and inviting blue waters. Here, visitors can reflect on the past while admiring the natural beauty of the Normandy coast.

Cabourg beach: Known as the “Queen of beaches”, Cabourg has a superb sandy beach that stretches for several miles. It’s a great spot for a swim, watersports and strolls beside the sea.

Courseulles-sur-Mer beach: This family-friendly beach is famed for its fine sand and shallow waters, so it’s the ideal place to come with children. It also offers magnificent views of the Normandy coast.

Trouville-sur-Mer beach: This charming seaside resort boasts a lively beach that is great for swimming, relaxing and making the most of the nearby tourist attractions.

Ouistreham beach: Not far from the port of Ouistreham, this beach is a vast sandy expanse where you can chill out and enjoy the sunshine. It’s also popular with fans of watersports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Villers-sur-Mer beach: This sandy beach lies nestled between two cliffs, making it a picturesque setting for a day on the sand. It’s a lovely place to come and swim or enjoy walks along the coast.

Each one of these beaches has its own distinct vibe, but they are all perfect when you want to relax and enjoy the Normandy coast on a sunny day.

The Sandaya 4 and 5 star campsites in the Calvados all have their own water park, with a heated, covered swimming pool.
Now, it’s time to take your pick: 
·      Camping in a deluxe mobile home: Rent a mobile home in Calvados and benefit from very comfortable, modern equipment in a spacious environment where the entire family can unwind.
·      Camping pitches: Our camping pitches in the Calvados are spacious, modern and well equipped so you can truly appreciate your time in the great outdoors. Book a spot in a modern and well-equipped camper van area and visit the Calvados at your leisure at the wheel of your van.
·      Chalets: Stay in a chalet with all mod cons, an appealing option for holidaymakers seeking a remarkable camping experience to remember.

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Genêts | Normandy
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Maupertus-sur-Mer | Normandy
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