Having read the reviews on here, I was not prepared for the reality of this large and cramped site and didn't find this trip as relaxing and enjoyable as I had hoped.
Firstly the site isn't large enough for the number of units. Every free spot contained a van or a tent, and the vans were very close together, there was barely enough room between the vans to park the car and definitly not enough room for our children to play. I got to know the intimate arrangements of our neighbours from our kitchen window - what they had for breakfast, who preferred wine or beer, etc because their decking was very close to our van. Also, our row of vans was on a gravel track which was dirty and very dusty and meant our toddler couldn't play on his scoote and that there was no inclination to sit on the decking with a book and a glass of wine. The row of vans reminded me of some sort of third world prison block. This seems to be worse for the operators (keycamp, eurocamp, etc) than the site owned vans - they seemed larger and better kept.
The pool was too small for the number of people - two 15 m pools plus a toddler pool and some slides. The slides kept our children occupied but the toddler pool was too small and too deep to leave our 3 year old unattended - no relaxing with a book on a lounger (if you could even get one). Ditto for the take away, typical poor French service and long waits but the spar shop and bakery were much better.
The beach was lovely and was the saving grace of the holiday.
Perhaps I am expecting too much of these sites and this type of large site seems very common close to beaches, but compared to other sites I have stayed at this rates amongst the worst and we chose to take the kids on a suprise trip to Eurodisney rather than complete our stay here. If you are looking for a bustling site with the population of a small town then this maybe OK, but you should know this before you arrive.
- Also Known As:
- Camping Club Les Sablons Hotel Portiragnes