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Camping Panorama Du Pyla
Grande Dune Du Pyla
Route De Biscarrosse
Pyla Sur Mer
Aquitaine   (Browse area)
33115   See Map
Tel: 0033 05 56 22 10 44
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Pitches: 350
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 8 Reviews
                8/10 from 8 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Steve911 7 reviews from this member

Very nice pictures site. We stayed for 7 nights and had a sea view. Every night we sat out with a glass of wine watching the sun set. Site is located in one of the most beautiful coast lines of France. The local sand Dunes are worth a visit and the town of Arcachon is worth going to on market days. A bus out site the site for 1 euro each way will take you to both locations. Site facilities are good. Pool complex is great for the kids, and the site has 2 restaurants. One over looking the bay all do expensive. Shop on site is good for small top ups if a full shop is needed then the larger supermarket is a small drive away.

Negatives of the site. Location means a lot of traffic. You can queue for hours to get from Bordeaux to the Dunes, This is all day long every day due to lots people wanting to come to this part of France. The beach from the site is down a sand Dune or steps. Which means a work out to get back up. Lots people found this difficult and if you are unfit or elderly then be warned this could be a big problem.

If you like Cycling then this site is great. Cycle tracks to all local areas are provided and all off road.

I would recommend this site for the views. But sadly would not return due to the Traffic and walk up sand dunes from coast line to campsite.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Rexxie 28 reviews from this member

A Yelloh! chain campsite. Located along the road to the Dune de Pilat, at the end of the dune in a pine forested area. Pitches of various sizes dependent on the layout of the trees, some more sloping than others -pitches unallocated and campers left to own devices to secure pitch dependent on size of unit and driver skill! Some pitches with sea views.

Lovely clean site. Good shower/ toilet facilities with paper dispenser outside toilet blocks. Good laundry facilities.

Bar, cafe, restaurant, creperie and shop. Fresh bread and croissants available daily as long as you're not a late riser! Restaurant pricey but with gorgeous views over the sea. Path down to beach at the edge of the dune - bit of a steep climb back up!

Good swimming pool.

Bus stop just outside of site entrance - easy trip in to Arcachon - well worth a visit. Dune easy cycle away and Pyla sur Mer also worth a visit.

Would recommend. Good price with ACSI card.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sallylotsofkids 8 reviews from this member

Stayed here with 4 kids aged 8 to 15 while touring round France. It was by far the biggest site we stayed at but didn't feel like it was particularly big as it has a kind of rambling layout amongst the pine trees. When we were there the site was only about quarter full, but I imagine in August it would feel much more crowded.

We weren't given a choice of where to pitch, but the management had generally separated out those with younger children (sited up from the sea in the woods) and the somewhat livelier groups (mostly overlooking the sea). This worked really well for everyone - the area overlooking the sea had a sort of festival feel, with guitars and music playing and people up chatting late into the night, while those who wanted to get the kids to bed could do so in peace. I guess this sort of arrangement may only work out of season though.

Everything about the Dune, the beach and the sea view has been said before - it really is as stunning as it looks from their website. The Cote D'Argent beaches can be too rough for children, but the campsite beach is sheltered by sandbanks - no good for surf but fine to swim in. Arcachon is also worth a visit, and they do great boat trips around the Basin and down to the Dune.

The toilets didn't have soap, and only provided sheets of toilet paper from a dispenser outside the cubicles, but they were clean enough when we were there.

Our only complaint would have been the camp shop - it was not only extremely expensive (much more so than other campsite shops we visited) but sold out of most of its fresh fruit and veg the day we arrived and never really restocked. There are supermarkets not too far away though so we wouldn't let that stop us returning.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nellynoodle 1 review from this member

This is a fantastic campsite, well run, great location and a view of the ocean that is spectacular.

We stayed during the first two weeks of August and the campsite was full most of the time, however the way the campsite is arranged it didn't feel jam packed. The pitches are defined by the pine trees and small bushes, which makes the site feel 'cosy' even though it is very big.

Many sea view pitches have amazing views, we had a wonderful pitch, very near the restaurant and no distance from one of the washing blocks.

Facts about the campsite based on our group which comprised, 5 adults (one in her 60's) and a child of 11.

+ points:

Staff (very helpful and friendly)
Spotless wc and showers
Beach access (although very steep)
10min drive to an Intermarche
Good shop on site (all the basics, although a bit pricey)
Pleasant pool area (but very crowded)
Not far from surfing beaches
Pleasant drive to other towns (Arcachon was lovely)
You can hire fridges (which many campers did)

- points:

Not many really
Steep access to the beach and hard climb (for Grandma!)
Not within walking distance of other bars and restaurants.
The only rubbish bins are located at reception (a car ride from our pitch).
Breath taking site, with loads of great facilities and was worth the money.

We wanted a sunset view from our tent and we got it. We booked 5 months before going and asked for a sea view, if you just turn up it is pot luck what you get.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pwwukpw 2 reviews from this member

This is a bot of an odd review as we did not stay.

We were told on the phone that there was no need to book and they had plenty of space.

On arrival we were offered one of three pitches. All three were very cramped, no view, no space. Penned in on all sides by other units.

The site was overrun. Massive.

IF you have young children who want 1000 friends to play with & a butlins atmosphere this may be ok.

For a couple looking to stay by the sea, this was a nightmare. We cut off our compulsivity wrist bands and left.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jan Rixon 2 reviews from this member

We looked at 2 more sites along the same road but neither had the spectacular views that we had here. Right next door to the dune which made easy climbing of it, down the cliff to the beach, hang gliders taking off of the dune and gliding up and down in front of you and overlooking Arcachon oyster beds. Good size pool, restaurant with fantastic views (though a bit expensive)and a shop. Camping is in the trees on sand and as it was late season we just drove around until we found a pitch we liked. Just beautiful! I would imagine that in peak season it would feel a bit cramped as we had a spot that was 2 pitches so were able to leave the car next to the tent. We were right by the sea so the tents in front were much lower so uninterrupted views.

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