The wild coast on the island of Oleron
Your campsite Le Montet d'Oleron, is located on the Atlantic coast in Charente Maritime, whose beautiful coastline gives it its name of wild coast.
The wild coast, with its 40 miles long dunes, is located on the western part of the island. It stretches from the Pointe de Chassiron to the Pointe de Gatseau. It is made up of long sandy lagoons and pine forests, including the magnificent forest of Saint-Trojan with pine trees that grow to more than 30 metres in height.
Highly exposed to the winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean, there is often a strong swell which makes the coast ideal for practising board sports.
Going up north, from the village of Vert-Bois, the beaches start with characteristic rocky plains (rocher du Jard, du Rouchoux or de la Perroche). The beaches after La Cotinière are more intimate, framed by small cliffs. Further on "La baie des pilotes" (The pilots bay), a small salt marsh cove offers you a viewpoint between the points of Chaucre and Trois-Pierres.