Visit La Baule and its surroundings
The peninsula of Croisic
About 20 minutes from the campsite and from La Baule and its magnificent beach, the peninsula of Croisic, is a wild coast full of softness. You can discover its 16th century architectural charm. If you need a breath of fresh air, you can take the coastal path. Between sand, rock and sea water, Le Croisic will seduce you with its natural and historical landscapes. In Le Croisic, every Monday evening in July and August, you will find numerous events on the quays of the marina. Take a stroll through the nightly craft market, with its festive rhythm. During your visit to the peninsula, you can also visit the Océarium, an exciting journey to meet sharks and coral fish.
Awalk or bike ride
Le Vieux Croisic : This tour will take you back to the 16th and 17th centuries along the streets and quays of Le Vieux Croisic. Go for a short walk of 1.5 km. The Chemin des douaniers : This famous path links St-Nazaire and the Mont-St-Michel on about 500 km of hiking trails. On the way, you can discover all the secrets and landscapes of Brittany. Discover the wild coast, leaving from Le Croisic, you can reach Le Pouliguen in 9 km, by bike or on foot.
Rural escapade: You will discover the western part of Le Croisic, the rare part of the peninsula where the land extends to the sea without any urbanisation obstacles. Embark on an escapade in a natural area, dotted with a traditional past over about 5 km.
Don’t miss the Vélocéan cycle route !
You can also take advantage of your stay at the campsite to go horse riding.
Finally, a walk in the Escoublac forestis always invigorating!
The Tréhic jetty
This jetty with a view of La Turballe will charm you during a sunset stroll. It is the ideal place to stroll and discover the Breton culture with its fishermen and boats.
La Briere and its barge rides
During your stay at the campsite, don’t miss a visit to La Brière, located less than an hour north of the Loire estuary. If you’re looking for adventure, take a trip into the heart of the marshes on a barge. Created in 1970, La Brière is one of the oldest regional nature parks in France. This wild territory covers 49,000 hectares! The Brière Regional Nature Park has a wetland area classified as one of the richest in Europe in biological terms. The aquatic environment is constantly evolving. These marshes exist thanks to the work of previous generations who drew their livelihood from them. Embark on a fun walk with unusual discoveries on board a barge (flat-bottomed boat). During this calm water trip, take the time to listen to and discover the nature that surrounds you. Sail to the rhythm of the water and the stories told by local enthusiasts.
Saint-Nazaire, its liners, its industrial site and its history
Less than 20 minutes from the campsite, take a walk and discover the many mysteries of Saint-Nazaire. Discover the submarine l’Espadon, during its many years of service, it has travelled the equivalent of 17 times around the world !
You can admire it in the fortified lock of the port of Saint-Nazaire, with an audio guide. Discover an exceptional maritime heritage ! The Underwater Base: a journey into the last century. Discover a place full of history. When you reach the terrace, you will have a beautiful view of Saint-Nazaire, the bridge and the Estuary.
The Escal’Atlantic: the tour has many surprises in store for the whole family. The magic of the place plunges you into the great adventure of the liners. You can also explore the hidden side of the ship: engine room, wheelhouses and cold rooms. This visit will take you back in time, explaining the conditions in which the wealthy and emigrants travelled.
But also many beaches…
On the agenda for your visit to Saint-Nazaire: swimming, sunbathing, sand castles… Offered to the west winds, the beaches are sheltered by pines and green oaks. Long stretches of fine sand or small steep coves, among the 20 beaches in the town, you are bound to find the one that suits you.
- Villès-Martin: the beach in town. It’s easy to get there for a picnic or a lunch break. It is one of five supervised beaches with showers.
- La Courance: the surfers’ spot. Sunbathe on a fine sandy beach overlooking brilliant blue water. It is accessible to all and ideal for relaxing and practising water sports. It is also supervised.
- Grand Traict: a corner of the Mediterranean. A small corner of tranquillity for those who love calm and wild beaches. However, this tranquillity has to be earned, as the stairs leading to the cove are a bit steep. Moreover, the beach is not supervised, so we advise you to remain vigilant.
La Brière is only a few minutes away from La Baule and offers you a total change of scenery. This visit is a must during your stay at Camping Les Ajoncs d’Or ! Less than a quarter of an hour from La Baule, discover the green panoramas. The marshes stretch as far as the eye can see, and the reflection of the sky offers you a gentle interlude. At La Brière, you will discover a diversified landscape: myriad canals, reed beds, meadows… Classified as a Regional Natural Park since 1970, La Brière is a must-see during your holidays in La Baule. The Park is a real ecological treasure, you can meet many birds and take in the view.
You can also enjoy unforgettable barge rides.
La Baule is an ideal place for water activitiesfor young and old. Take advantage of your stay at Camping Les Ajoncs d’Or, just a few minutes from the beach, to try out water sports.
- Latitude Sailing School : a school specialising in teaching sailing to beginners and experts. Discover the pleasures of sailing in the form of courses or individual lessons.
- Atlantic Surf Academy : a surf school in Pornichet. It offers surfing, bodyboarding, stand-up paddle and equipment rental courses and workshops Lessons are available for all ages and levels.
- Canoë Kayak Presqu’ile Côte d’amour: offers water sports activities such as kayaking and canoeing from 8 years old. The outings are supervised by an instructor.
A stay in La Baule ? ? An opportunity to take out your fishing tools as La Baule offers many places to fish !
A favourite activity on our Atlantic coastline, fishing on foot combines relaxation and gastronomic pleasure. Lovers of shellfish will find happiness on the beaches of La Baule: oysters, clams, cockles, mussels, clams, scallops…
Just a reminder, before you go fishing, remember to find out about the regulations in force.
Only a few minutes from the beaches, your campsite pitch is ideal to go fishing while waking up under the La Baule sun.
Piriac-sur-Mer, a small town with character
As you stroll through the town, several atmospheres emerge. During your walk in the small town of Piriac-sur-Mer, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover a rich and diversified heritage. Piriac offers you a natural, architectural, literary and legendary landscape. Breathe in the sea air. Renowned for its healing properties, the sea air will do you a world of good during your stay at Camping les Ajoncs d’Or. Take a stroll and admire the old houses decorated with hydrangeas and colourful roses. Venture into the narrow streets of Piriac and lose yourself in this bucolic village. Follow in the footsteps of the famous writers who have stayed here.
If you want to relax, there are many wellness activities available in and around La Baule.
There are also many restaurants recommended by the campsite where you can enjoy some very good food in La Baule.
Finally, the salt marshes of Guérande are worth a visit if you haven’t done so before!