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Campsite Les Baleines is a campsite with 157 touring pitches and 4 year round pitches. During low season, between 27-04-2019 - 05-07-2019 and 26-08-2019 - 20-09-2019, the nightly rate is €20,- at one of the 157 touring pitches at Campsite Les Baleines in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (Charente-Maritime). At this campsite you can not only use your CampingCard ACSI for inexpensive camping, you can also use your ACSI Club ID (as an alternative ID).

Camping in a nature reserve with spacious pitches and direct access to the beach (50 m). All amenities with top-notch toilet facilities. Views of the bay and Phare des Baleines. European Eco label. Electrical car for rent. Free wifi zone.


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Average rating: 8.3

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Price - quality comparison
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Swimming pool
Food and drink

Ruth Goodwin, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Seniors

Lovely site. Nice walks by the sea, or to the lighthouse. Best shower blocks ever used, with hottest water. One block being renovated to luxury standard. Warm welcome. Nothing too much trouble. Wonderful area for bikes.

Angela G, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Seniors

This is a lovely site with a variety of well sized pitches, some interestingly tucked amongst the dunes with others more conventionally laid out. If you have a dog it may be excercised conveniently in the lane alongside the site and there is good access to a cycle path. Compared to other sites we stayed on the island Les Baleines was very peaceful and we hope to return sometime.

Steve Livesley, on this campsite in May 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Yes borders the beach with easy access but when we were there for 2 nights very windy. Lighting in the showers poor. Showers only cool on first night but after complaining they were hot the second night. Free Wifi across the site. Great for cycling and doing the top end of the island loop. Large site with a wide selection of sizes pitches and well maintained with a new motorhome service area.

Malibu Cindy, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Young couple

Excellent location for beach, staff super friendly and toilets clean and new. It gets very dark at night so finding the toilets can be a challenge as their aren’t too many lights

Neil Phillips, on this campsite in June 2017


Travelling party: Couple

A lovely site just a short distance from the Phare de Baleines. Pitch of decent size and level. Toilets and showers very good and well maintained. Site a short distance from the Phare/lighthouse and some of the local beaches accessed via cycle paths. The shops and restaurants at the base of the phare will pass away a few hours and a few more Euros!! Reception very helpful with maps etc and language not a problem, number plate recognition in use at the barrier. Sunsets are beautiful viewed from the top of the site. The view from the top of the phare well worth his price and the climb up approximately 200 steps. When we were there it was very warm and windy so if you use a roll out awning remember the tie down kit. It might have been just when we were there or it might be the location. Again if you have a motorhome there are no local food type shops unless you have a bike and can cycle about 5 km to the nearest village. A site well worth a visit of about 2 to 3 days.

Malcolm Harrison, on this campsite in June 2017


Travelling party: Couple

An excellent site although perhaps pushing it to warrant per night given lack of pool etc. Pitches generally of a fair size.

Amanda Weeks, on this campsite in June 2017


Travelling party: Couple

Plus points- friendly owners. Close to beaches, adjacent to cycle way.
Minus points- poor value for money, with no pool is expensive especially out of season!
Campsite very tired, needs lots of care and attention. Will not return.

Robert Pratt, on this campsite in July 2016


Travelling party: Seniors

This was the most expensive site we visited this trip which was hard to justify (outside of ACSI discount). The site has some good and some poor pitches, we did eventually choose a good one but only after rejecting the proposed inappropriate pitch - why not let us walk and choos first like everyone else does? The site is superbly located at the top of 'Re' with so much to see by bike - especially the beaches, villages, markets and sunsets from beneath the lighthouse. Quiet site with a nice feel but not good value compared to so many superb campsites we've visited this trip

chris hewitt, on this campsite in June 2016


Travelling party: Seniors

first class campsite staff could not help you any more than they did all the camping pitch are a good size

Sue Chennell, on this campsite in June 2015


Travelling party: Couple

A lovely peaceful site with very new and spotlessly clean toilet facilities. Such kind and friendly staff who take pride in their site and go out of their way to be helpful. Pitches are a good size but very sandy so a groundsheet is useful. We hired bikes from the site and had great fun touring the local area. Easy walking/cycling to local restaurants and lovely beaches. The Ile de Re is well worth a visit and we would definitely recommend this campsite.

General information

Period of opening
27-04-2019 till 21-09-2019
4.6 ha
Number of touring pitches
157 (80 - 140m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Eco campsite

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Caravans allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • WiFi zone
    • wifi zone free
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
Campsite rules
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • length:9
    • weight:6000 kg
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Showers: cold water
  • Washbasins: cold water
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
    • period:05-07/31-08
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Snack bar
    • period:05-07/31-08
  • Groceries: extensive selection
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:05-07/31-08
  • Bar
    • period:05-07/31-08
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bicycles
  • Electric bikes
  • Cars
  • Lodge tent without toilet facilities
    • total:3
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Sandy beach
  • Stony beach
  • Rocky coastline
Sports and play
  • Children's playground: large
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Fishing
  • Children's playground: small
  • Golf course nearby (max. 10 km)
    • distance:3 km
    • total:9
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Television
Ground and vegetation
  • Grass
  • Sand
  • Terraced site
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Marked pitches
Situation of campsite
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,2 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1 km
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:0,05 km
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Euro-plug required
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Defibrillator
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Recharging point for electric cars
    • total:1
  • Patrolled grounds
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite Les Baleines or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite Les Baleines
    Le Gillieux
    17590 / St. Clément-des-Baleines

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    46°14'23"N 1°33'34"W
  • From the bridge direction 'Phare des Baleines' (± 30 km). Turn left before 'Le Phare' car park (signposted) in the Rue du Chaume and Rue de la Madeleine, then straight ahead to the campsite.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.

  • Contact

  • www.camping-iledere-lesbaleines.camp

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Max. 12.3° 14° 14.1° 14.4° 13.9° 13.5° 12.1°
Min. 9.6° 8.7° 11.2° 11.4° 11.1° 9.8° 8.5°
Precipitation 80% 85% 80% 80% 65% 50% 50%
Wind direction W W W W SW S S
Wind speed 7 7 7 7 5 4 4

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm)
Jan 86% 71
Feb 85% 39
Mar 81% 56
Apr 79% 88
May 81% 50
Jun 79% 45
Jul 81% 57
Aug 80% 45
Sep 79% 76
Oct 81% 98
Nov 81% 133
Dec 84% 107
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