We went with 2 couples and 4 children between 2 and 4 years old.(Last week august 2013 and first week of september 2013) We rented two houses for 6 persons next to each other allowing us to eat together and have the kids running in and out the houses as they wanted. The houses are small (as expected) but are very clean. The service in the park is swift and friendly (lamp broken, fixed in 10 minutes, gas bottle empty a new one placed in 10 minutes and with a smile).
The loction of the camping is also great, you are at 300 meters from the Atlantic ocean, with a bike or by car you are very fast at the lake Hourtin with tons of small beaches and the kids can easily play in the lake. Next to this, there are cycle paths leaving close at the camping site, you can use them as well for runnings. Next to sport and beaches, there are not so many interesting activities in the neighbourhood. No really interesting historical cities close, but you have a lot of nature nearby.
The swimming pool is good and well maintained, the new Pirate attraction is fun for the kids, although the water at the pirate seems to be colder than the water in the swimming pools.
Points for improvement, there was no oven in the house, which made cooking a little bit less fun. If you want to pay for WIFI access, you can, but it is or really slow or even unreachable from within the camping house. Only at the reception it is continuously available. A Water cooker could also come in handy, but this is just as a dishwasher, less necessary than an oven, as you still have alternatives.
Small additional tip: If you are lazy one evening but have no babysit and are into Mussels: You can go and get them in the village, just go with a large pot to the restaurant and they will fill it with mussels so you can eat at home (Les griffons or Aux Moules - the last one is cheaper, but he puts more spices on his Mussels)
- Also Known As:
- Camping Airotel De La Cote d`Argent Hotel Hourtin