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Visitor Reviews - Camping Cote De Nacre

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Camping Cote De Nacre
Rue General Moulton Bp 18
Saint Aubin Sur Mer
Normandy   (Browse area)
14750   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: +33 02 31 97 14 45

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Pitches: 507
Open: 04 March To 22 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 18 Reviews
              8/10 from 18 Reviews


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Reviews:  18 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Joflo2 6 reviews from this member

We have just returned from this campsite having spent 10 nights there.

Unfortunately the weather was not brilliant and in fact the journey from Calais was in some of the worst rain we have encountered since towing.

Site is well signposted and in a lovely town, very pretty.

On arrival there is a handy pull in area which would take a couple of vans. Check in was easy and the staff friendly and welcoming.

We were holidaying with 2 other families and had asked to be together and the quieter area of the site (having read previous reviews regarding noise from entertainment) we were allocated pitch 13 which was perfect, close to the sanitaries (toilets, showers and pot wash - more about this later)

When we arrived at pitch there were some really large puddles and so placed the caravan and decided to leave the pitch to drain before putting the awning up. Returning after a dry hour or so the pitch was still very wet but we decided to get on with setting up hoping the pitch would dry further during the stay.

Our friends pitched adjacent were very wet also but as they had tents again there was little option but to pitch.

We had rain most days and the pitch did not fair well with lots of standing water and puddles which did not drain well the soil seemed very clay based and so not very porous.

The site was very nice, lots of trees and shortcut paths and children enjoyed cycling round the roadways.

Lovely shop for essentials, freshly baked pastries and breads which we used every day.

The pool was COLD, the indoor was bareable the outside was not for me or my 4 year old although my husband and 7 yr old braved it for the water slides which they enjoyed but daughter did come back with blue lips.

Sanitaries were very nice, cleaned regularly, the toilets had paper, soap and a decent hand drier and the showers hot and a good water flow. Pot wash was large and inside and mostly clean (why some campers find it impossible to clean up after themselves is beyond me!)

Play area for kids was nice with a variety of play equipment and bouncy castles with a seating area for the adults (you could even purchase a coffee or beer at certain times of day)

All in all a very pleasant site that we would use again should we return to the area, lovely beaches nearby (the beach within walking distance was VERY seaweedy) lots to do nearby with D-DAY beaches, museums, bayeaux tapestry, castles, etc we had plenty to do.

Our only issue would be with customer service - we reported our dodgy electrics which we had to tape together to work, and the tumble drier that failed to work (no refund forthcoming)

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kitkat2279 4 reviews from this member

I booked two camping places at this site as we were meeting family for the D-Day celebrations we were informed before arriving that they would not be next to each other but we would be a close as possible.

On arriving to this wonderful campsite we were greeted by the staff in reception very warm and friendly introductions very informative and English excellent. We were given a map of our pitch and when we got there our family members were right next door a very pleasant surprise.

The pitches are excellent, spacious and very flat, well maintained and the campsite is immaculate.

The showers and toilets are always clean, we never had to wait ample facilities for all. Short walk down to the sea through the town which we did most evenings.

The site bakes its own bread am and pm which is delicious and we had everyday. The restaurant and take out we never visited but from what we saw it all looked good.

The pools are great and a welcome addition on D-DAY as the sun definitely had its hat on.

The only downside was having to leave we had such an amazing time and a perfect base to explore the D-DAY sights. We are already planning a trip for next year to this site.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hdv61 13 reviews from this member

Have just returned from a lovely weeks stay at this site.

Very well laid out, plenty of room on pitches.

Toilet block very good, quite new. Always clean and never had to queue even with site being full.

Bar and restaurant ok, reasonable prices on food and drinks.

Shop adequate, lovely fresh bread and croissants baked on site.

Able to walk to village where there is a butcher and a supermarket.

Bus station 5 minutes walk from site, buses hourly whichever direction you go.

Staff in reception very nice and helpful.

Would return again definitely if in the area.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Beecherk 7 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 10 days during the dday celebrations and I have to say a great site we stayed here a few years back and it has list its polish slightly. But its in a great location for Normandy and we really enjoyed our time here. Fully serviced pitch but the water tasted of chlorine. The shop is ok great pool and the kids park is fantastic. But the attention to detail on the up keep wasn't as good as previous a door in the shower block was broken for the ten days we were there. And the disabled toilet had no loo paper while we were there.

But these issues didn't spoil our holiday and I would recommend this site great people and a great site once they catch up on all the little bits it will be a

One of the best sites in Normandy.

Kevin

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Justy 13 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a week tent camping at this site and found it to be generally excellent. The facilities are good and the pool complex is the best I have ever experienced on a campsite. There are 3 main pools and in addition a slide pool with 3 straight, fast slides and another twisty slide. There is a 'lazy river' in one pool which is superb and a fountain and bubble beds in another. The final pool can have a glass building pulled over it to make it indoor - perfect on our one gloomy day. The water is on the cold side but it is not as bad as some pools I have experienced! The toilet block is very modern which is both a good and bad thing. It is good because it is all still very clean. The bad? The sink cubicles only have one hook and no bench/shelf so I put things down on the side of the sink to then discover that the taps are automatic. The taps shot on and soaked the things on the edge of the sink! In addition one of the handwashing sinks in the ladies did not work all holiday nor did the single fancy Dyson hand dryer. There was also no hand soap for 3 days. The showers were great (apart from the single hook/no shelf/bench). They are pushbutton but the temperature is controllable and the water lasted for several minutes on one push. The pressure is good too. The temperature was a bit variable - one day barely warm, the next boiling hot. The site is in a great position to visit the local area. I can highly recommend the 360 Cinema at Arromanche and the Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg.

Now for my two gripes. The noise. There are signs up around the place reminding people to be respectful and quiet after 10pm and totally silent between midnight and 7am. The hypocrisy of this is staggering as the 'entertainment' goes on until way past 10pm and is unbelievably loud when you are in a tent! We thought we were quite a good distance from the bar but the noise literally booms across the site. On our last night a marching band marched through the campsite at around 8pm which was quite amusing. It wasn't so amusing when they started up again at 10. 15pm. For those in a mobile home or cottage it probably wasn't noticeable but in a tent. I just happen to have a decibel meter on my iPad (don't ask!) and the level was 85 in our tent every evening from between 8pm to 11pm. This may not sound much but I like to have a nice relaxing sit outside my tent in the evening and the karaoke/disco/general shouty DJ spoilt this every night. In addition they obviously have no one patrolling the site at night as for 2 of the nights the group of students a few tents down were still running around, shouting and laughing at 2am. Fortunately when I went to complain I was told they were leaving that day. The toilets are also very intimidating at night. A couple of times I went to the toilet block in the middle of the night to find groups of French teenagers/young adults hanging around drinking and shouting (and engaging in other activities in the cubicles!)

2nd gripe - some of the pitches are very small and awkward to get onto. We have a 6 berth tent which is quite large but certainly not the biggest tent I have ever seen and we had to put it on at a really strange angle and could barely get the car on too (it stuck out onto the road). This meant that we had no space at all for sitting outside the tent and there was no area anywhere for throwing a ball/playing badminton etc.

Despite these gripes overall the site was great and I may consider coming back and staying in a mobile home but I don't think I would camp here again.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sun seeker 2 reviews from this member

Lovely site. Staff were friendly and helpful. The pool is amazing and the kids loved it. However it wasn't as heated as we expected and on all but the hottest of days this made visits short. Our 4 year old kept coming out for a dry off and a warm with blue lips. Toilets lovely and clean and there was lots of hot water in the showers.

Down side was the size of the pitches - they had to allocate us a different one on arrival as the one initially given to us was too small to fit our twin axle on. The one we were given wasn't much better and we just managed to fit the caravan, small awning and car on it. There wasn't much room for the outside table or our daughters play blanket. Also the trees are well established and although this is quite nice it made the pitch and most of the others we saw very shaded.

Would visit again but would specify a pitch now we know the bigger more sunny ones.

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