Criteria to take into account when choosing a campsite

Over the past decade, camping has become very successful. It is becoming the favorite place for vacationers. In these years of crisis, camping is the ideal solution to go on vacation at a lower cost. If you are dreaming of a camping trip for the next vacations, there are many criteria you should take into account before making the reservation. Let's take a look at the five essential criteria for finding the perfect campsite.

The geographical location of the campsite

Location is surely the first important criterion in choosing your campsite. If you have a destination in mind, find out which campsite is nearby. If not, you should start by identifying your needs and the experiences you are looking for during your vacation. After that, you'll be able to easily find out what facilities are available in the area. If you are dreaming of a lazy holiday, going swimming and doing water activities, prefer a campsite by the sea or that gives you access to the beach. In this case, you can book a rental in the campsite Le Suroit, in the village Le Bois Plage on the Ile de Ré. This campsite has a heated indoor pool and heated outdoor pools. Since it is a campsite by the sea, it gives you direct access to the beach.  To discover beautiful landscapes and enjoy the mild climate, choose from the campsites in the mountains in the region. It is also possible to opt for a campsite that is located in a natural park or in the middle of a forest if it is to enjoy the benefits of natural resources and reconnect with nature during the stay.   

The type of campsite and its accommodation

Since the 1950s, camping has evolved greatly, giving rise to many outdoor establishments. This evolution allows vacationers and campers to have new experiences. Before choosing the right establishment for your needs, you should know the different types of camping. 

Traditional camping

Traditional camping or classic camping retains the operation of early outdoor establishments. It offers a pitch rental for a motorhome, tent or caravan. These solutions meet the needs of vacationers who are looking for simplicity and who have a taste for adventure. 

Camping Comfort

Comfort camping, characterized by the appearance of mobile homes, has been flourishing for a few years. This type of camping offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to rediscover the conviviality that characterizes camping while enjoying impeccable comfort. It should be noted that the mobile home is a small vacation home, equipped with a small living room, sanitary facilities, a kitchen and bedrooms. 

Luxury camping

In order to attract vacationers who appreciate camping entertainment and proximity to various recreational facilities, outdoor establishments have developed luxury camping. The idea is to offer a new camping experience, in a carefully maintained setting. In a luxury campsite, you will find various aquatic areas (heated swimming pool, spas, beauty salons...), dining areas, discos, sports fields (tennis, golf courses, minigolf), even fitness and weight rooms.  Families with children will find pleasure in this type of camping. Every day, animation teams organize various activities to keep the children occupied. As for the type of accommodation, you can choose between the chalet, the mobile home or the cottages. For large families and groups of friends who want to spend a dream vacation at the campsite, some establishments have mobile homes that can accommodate up to six people or more. 


As the name suggests, eco-camping is a recent trend that promotes sustainable development. Ecology and environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the concerns of eco-camping establishments. They value tent camping and allow holidaymakers to enjoy an eco-friendly stay and a return to their roots through minimalist services. There are nevertheless some establishments that combine comfort with this ecological approach. They opt for eco-responsible constructions, low consumption equipment, natural swimming pools, soft modes of transportation, wooden games, meals prepared with fresh, organic, local and seasonal products...

Facilities and infrastructure

Facilities and infrastructure in a campsite are also in the list of criteria to consider before making the decision. It should be noted that the advantage of camping is the possibility of spending the stay in the establishment, without getting bored. Here is a small list of the most prized facilities that can ensure the success of your stay:
  • The pool to enjoy water games and swimming. To enjoy a fun time with your family, opt for a facility that has a water park or heated pool,
  • The sports court (basketball court, tennis court, mini-golf...),
  • The children's play areas,
  • Restaurants, snack bars and delis. 

Activities and services offered

Like the infrastructure, it is also important to consider the activities available and the services offered by a campsite. There is the reception and information area which is considered the basic services common to all hotel establishments. But there are other additional services that can tip the scales. Here are some of them:
  • The presence of laundry facilities,
  • The sale of vacation accessories,
  • Renting camping accessories such as tent,
  • Bike and car rentals,
  • Renting hiking accessories to explore the area...
Before booking your rental, check which services are available for free. For paid services, ask about the rate. In addition to the services, the entertainment is a strong point of the campsites. There is something for all tastes and all ages. The most common are theme nights, art activities, kids club and sports tournaments. 

The fee

The last criterion to consider when choosing your campsite is the price. It is true that camping is ideal for going on vacation at a lower cost. However, the price of a pitch varies according to the star rating of the campsite. The price can be doubled, depending on the type of campsite you choose. The traditional campsite remains the cheapest on the market. For camping with accommodation, the rate varies according to the type of accommodation (bungalow, chalet, mobile home), the level of comfort and the services offered.

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Daily arrivals and departures possible in low season. In July/August: arrivals possible on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (according to the type of accommodation). – Rates do not include tourist tax and administration costs.

Helpline: Monday to Friday 9 am – 6.30 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Bus: The nearest bus stop is the “market” stop, 600m walk from the campsite. All timetables are available here

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