The wild coast
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The wild coast of the Oléron Island in France

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.

The different beaches of the wild coast

  • La Giraudière beach, with car park. Primarily dedicated to surfers, but also includes an area reserved for naturists.
  • Les Allassins beach, without car park. It is a quieter beach, which includes a bicycle path in its vicinity.
  • Vert-Bois beach, with car park. It is a very large beach and offers a wide surfing spot thanks to beautiful rolling waves.
  • La Rémigeasse beach, with a large car park. Guarded during the high season, it is the ideal family beach.
  • L'anse de la Perroche beach, which includes a sailing school.
  • Matha beach, good for fishing on foot at low tide and guarded during the high season, it is located near the port of la Cotinière.
  • Plage des Sables Vigniers beach, mostly dunes and forests, it hosts a children's club.
  • The beaches of Domino and Chaucre are very beautiful beaches with forest and dune, and both include a diving and surfing school.
  • Hut beach, appreciated by surfers and with beautiful dunes.

Make the most of your stay at the campsite and take advantage of the numerous paths and cycle tracks on this part of the island for a bike ride, a walk or a ride on horseback.

It's a real breath of fresh air in front of the ocean spray and an opportunity to discover the beauty of the seascapes. At the campsite, we propose the rental of bicycles for long rides along the wild coast. Riding through the richness of this superb island of Oleron is an exhilarating sensation. With friends or family, don't miss the pleasures of the wild coast.

But don't forget that the dune barrier is a vulnerable and fragile area, so be sure to follow the signs provided by the services in charge of its protection, especially if you are fishing on foot on the Isle of Oléron.