Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, the ideal holiday destination!
Seaside resort of the Pays de Royan, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is one place you really should stop off and visit during your camping stay in the Charente-Maritime. Unmissable for holidaymakers with its 5 beaches bathed by the ocean, its superb Customs Path open to the largest estuary in Europe and its infinite palette of activities for all the family, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer reigns supreme when it comes to holidays. Come and fall under its charm!
For the perfect alliance of idyllic destination and prestige accommodation, drop your bags at one of our Sandaya campsites in the Charente-Maritime. You’ll find all the ingredients for a successful holiday: campsite accommodation certain to meet all your desires, whether it be a fully-equipped cottage or a camping pitch surrounded by nature, outdoor activities for both kids and parents, a heated water park with waterslides, luxury services to pamper you... Finally, the hardest part will be when you have to leave us!
Visit Saint-Palais-sur-Mer with the family
Perfect for families, the seaside resort of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer knows how to please holidaymakers of all ages. And it has to be said that with its very special location between ocean and forest, the choice of activities is nothing if not varied. You’ve been waiting all year to hit the water? Then head straight for the Nauzan beach and its watersports club for sailing lessons with all the family: dinghy, optimist or “fun boat”, take your pick!
Prepare for a total change of scenery in the Saint-Augustin forest, just north of the town. Between maritime pines and oaks, let the cycle tracks and hiking trails lead you on foot or by bike through an exceptional natural setting. You can even try fishing for crayfish in the Saint-Augustin marshes, suddenly you’ll feel every inch the true “Charentais”.
Visit Saint-Palais-sur-Mer as a couple
Perhaps the major attraction at Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is its fabulous panorama: ocean, Gironde estuary, Cordouan lighthouse... You’ll never tire of admiring the view! And to make the most of it, the Le Bureau beach marks the starting point for a walk along the Customs Path. On your way, admire Saint-Palais’ famous Belle Époque villas and the fishing huts on stilts with their square fishing nets, the “carrelets” so typical of the Charente-Maritime. Strongly recommended for those in search of a romantic walk together, abandon yourselves to its incredible charm!
When you arrive, take time out to visit the former customs house, the Maison des Douanes. Dedicated to art and the history of the town it also offers access to its tree-planted garden and belvedere, dream on as your gaze lingers over the ocean waves!
Camping Saint-Palais-sur-Mer: our handy tips for a successful stay
You prefer freshwater to the sea? Head for the Raymond Vignes Park in the centre of the town and its lake, for a peaceful spot of fishing!
Calling all walkers: the GR34 continues on from the Customs Path, ready to take you to the heart of the La Coubre forest!
Don’t leave without having tasted the Charente-Maritime specialty of mussels smoked over pine needles: the famous “éclade”!
One of the town’s unmissable highlights, join in the “Saint Palais parade et Vaux s’embrase”, a festival of music, shows and fireworks held each summer.