La Rive is a very large campsite, on arrival we found the staff all very friendly and helpful. This is a very busy camp with lots of children running around but beware the cyclists they are everywhere! The pools are clean but cold except for indoors which are a little warmer. The downside is the floor around the pools they are painful to walk on especially the loose stones. The lakeside beach is great and the water is shallow but warm and when the sun is out it is a great way to spend the day very safe for little ones. The supermarket on site is okay but expensive and towards the end of August had very little in, there are 3 more supermarkets nearby but you will need transport as they are not in walking distance, Eleclerc in Biscarrosse we found to be the best. Take a visit to Arcachon it's well worth it. The downside to the camp is the amount of mobiles and tents that are squeezed onto the camp they leave little privacy between each one. The entertainment in the bar was very french and very loud with the bar closing at midnight I'm very glad we weren't nearer to the entertainment area. You can't get served at the bar you have to queue and order first and then pick up... which confused a few. We didn't use the restaurant as the menu seemed limited and expensive so cannot comment but it didn't appear to be busy. Tried the take away which again was limited in variety and didnt enjoy the pizza we had but they were pretty busy. Toilet blocks although clean have no toilet roll or soap so make sure you take your own.... We booked with the camp direct and found the mobile to be clean though basic and they have only hobs and microwaves and no oven. Downside are the beds they are cheap and have wooden slats underneath the 'brick mattress', don't expect to sleep well... They have tv's in all mobiles that have built in dvd players. But other than that the channels are in french, hopefully you won't need them. You may only use gas bbq's on site though there are communual ones you can use. You can hire one from the hire shop on site as well as fridges and fans and bikes but they are expensive as is most things on site. However this said we enjoyed our stay and would definately come back.
- Also Known As:
- Camping La Rive Hotel Biscarrosse