Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, reach the famous seaside resort of Pornic, which vibrates around its port, its Renaissance-style castle and the Noëveillard lighthouse. Ancient sailors' houses and beautiful Belle Epoque style villas nestle in the greenery, on a hill of silvery shale. Here the popularity of sea bathing appeared as early as 1830. Casino, thalasso, 18-hole golf course, are part of the festivities, on either side of the Anse aux Lapins and the Haute Perche canal. Don't miss the flowery and panoramic walk from the customs officers' path. You will be seduced by the play of light that embellishes the intense green of the waves.
Attractions around Pornic
Between sea and countryside, the tourist area of the destination encompasses 15 communes in the Loire-Atlantique department, all of which have their own charm. In the immediate vicinity of Pornic, this Côte de Jade offers you no less than 47 km of attractive coastline, with its alternation of rocky coasts, dunes and pleasant beaches. The opportunity to swim at Préfailles, La Plaine-sur-Mer, Les Moutiers-en-Retz, La Bernerie-en-Retz, Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef. On the foreshore, notice the wooden booms leading to the large nets of the traditional fishermen's huts. Beautiful views reveal the contours of the island of Noirmoutier to you from the open sea, particularly from the Pointe Saint-Gildas. You can get there in season by boat from the quays of Pornic.
Other escapes between marshes and shores
But you can also explore the bocage of the Retz region, around Chaumes, Rouans, Saint-Viaud, Sainte-Pazanne, and enjoy the Princé forest and the garden of the Enchanted Islands. Dolmens, menhirs, tumulus, trembling stone express a strong Neolithic presence almost everywhere. The southern bank of the Loire estuary has also kept its wild soul. Not far from Pornic, you can also discover numerous ponds and marshes, the lake of Grand-Lieu, the seaside resort of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, the Saint-Nazaire bridge, the key to access to La Baule and the Côte d'Amour.
Campsites to discover Pornic
The Camping Club Les Vallons de l'Océan **** in La Plaine-sur-Mer, invites you to a relaxing stay near Pornic in Loire-Atlantique, in a preserved setting near the most beautiful beaches of the Jade coast.
With its playful and aquatic park, the large La Chênaie campsite **** deserves all your attention, offering nearly 500 rentals and pitches on 9 hectares, from the beginning of April to the beginning of September, with a beautiful programme of activities for the whole family...
We can also recommend the campsite La Boutinardière **** 200 m from the sea, open from April to September. It has about 250 rentals and nearly 400 comfortable pitches, with its entertainment and large aquatic area.
In case of heavy traffic, you will also find the campsites La Madrague ****, Le Patisseau ****, Le Port Chéri ***, Le Golf ***, Les Bleuets **.