An almost unbroken line of beaches awaits for you on the Atlantic Coast in the Aquitaine region. Behind them you will also spot sand dunes, as well as extensive forests, so a holiday on the Atlantic Coast will be quite varied and complete with activities to please all. Take a hiking or cycling trip among the trees to be found in the area, enjoy some great times among nature with loved ones, when booking a holiday park on the Atlantic Coast. If you're a fan of surfing, you should know that the Ocean here sometimes throws some really large waves to the shore, that are just ideal for surfers coming here from everywhere in the world.Beach and sun and water fun
A long expanse of sandy beaches, long, rolling breakers and sun is what best defines a holiday on the Atlantic Coast. The beaches in Vendée, particularly those of Les Sables d'Olonne, attract surfers during the summer, as well as those passionate with sand-yachting and speed sailing. There are more than 100 beaches in Charente-Maritime, that are ready to give you an unforgettable vacation with delicious gastronomy and all the facilities you would need. Islands like Ile de Ré are also a chic alternative, while the beaches of the Cote Sauvage are a paradise for surfers. The Gironde estuary also has excellent sandy beaches. There is also a big stretch of golden sand that runs down to Biarritz, which is backed by dunes and pine trees and forests. Part of the coast is protected, there are bird sanctuaries and nature reserves, so if you're into nature and outdoor activities, this is also a great place to spend a wonderful vacation. Set off from your holiday park on the Atlantic Coast and spend some time in resorts like Montalivet (where once the international naturist movement started), and Euronat, for a different view on nature and relaxation.A family friendly area
The French Atlantic Coast has numerous family friendly resorts, great sandy beaches and plenty of opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. You can take for example a boat tour on the Charente river, it's a great start for your ideal family holiday on the Atlantic Coast. Explore the Marais Poitevin in a flat-bottomed boat or maybe you want to try walking, riding and mountain-biking around lakes like Lavaud and Mas-Chaban. Another great attraction is the Futuroscope, with its multiple moving-image attractions, and of course, your kids will love the La Palmyre Zoo near Royan. The coast is guarded by imposing forts and citadels, and you can even climb a lighthouse, dress up in a medieval costume at a castle, maybe even go on board the replica 18th century frigate, the Hermione, in Rochefort. If you still have some adventure spirit left, you can take your kids on a trip to a forest adventure trail, or maybe a scenic trip on a miniature train. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to have a memorable family time on the French Atlantic Coast and even more sure that you will want to come back.