Camping 20 km from Portes-en-Ré
After visiting the phare des Baleines and before returning to Loix, continue your day towards Les Portes-en-Ré. Just 6km from the Baleines lighthouse and 20km from the campsite, this charming little village of 600 inhabitants is located on the westernmost part of the île de Ré. With more than 800 hectares, the village of Les Portes en Ré will seduce you with its pebble and sandy beaches and its many renowned salt marshes.
Like at the end of the world, enjoy an authentic village, quiet with its few shops. A small market is held every day in summer, complementing the one in the Flotte.
Must-see tours in Les Portes-en-Ré
Come and visit the nature reserve of Lilleau des Niges. An unmissable experience during your camping holiday near Les Portes en Ré, discover this real natural paradise located in the heart of the salt marshes. Get a change of scenery thanks to the majestic landscapes offered by the thousands of birds that live there.
More than 230 species of birds from all over the world enjoy this preserved and peaceful environment. Nearby, make a stop at the Maison du Fier, a large building dedicated to the natural heritage of the Retais. This former salt shed has been refurbished as a museum-shop and offers exhibitions on the island’s fauna, flora and landscapes…
Activities to do in Portes-en-Ré
After a great day of sightseeing, end the afternoon with a moment of relaxation by one of the most beautiful beaches in the north of the island. Before heading back to your camping Les Ilates, lay down your towel at Plage de Trousse Chemise, Plage de la Patache or Plage de l’Anse du Fourneau. Clear water, adjoining forest, little relief, its beaches will offer you seaside landscapes very pleasant and appreciated by the locals.
For the more sporty, the nautical club of Portes en Ré offers a wide range of activities: catamaran outings, kayaking, paddle, windsurfing.
For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy the excellent oysters available from several local oyster farmers.
Discover the fortifications of Vauban and Loix