Camping Les Sablons, F 34420 Portiragnes Plage, Tel 0467909055

To find Site:- From Beziers take D612 towards Agde. Exit D612 onto D37 towards Portiragnes and then onto Portiragnes Plage. At roundabout continue straight on and campsite on left in about 200 metres. On market days it can seem as though you can't get to the campsite but the stalls clear of the entrance.

Les Sablons is a large campsite/holiday resort on the Mediterranean just south of Beziers. There is direct access to a wide sandy beach from the site. The site is very busy during the summer season, which extends to the first week of September, so perhaps not the best destination for a quiet holiday during that period. Of the 560 pitches 223 are available for touring units, the rest being given over to permanent accommodation. On arrival you may be directed into the site before booking in as there is not a lot of room at the entrance to the site. The pitches vary in size from about 80 to 120 sq mts. Donít expect much grass during or after the main season. Most pitches have some shade from trees. Access around the site roads can be difficult because of vehicles parked close the road edge, there is also a one way system in operation which is not always obvious.  Electrics are via CEE17 blue connectors and are rated at a useful 10 amps. There are some water points dotted around the site but grey water disposal is only available at the toilet block or the motorhome service point. There are numerous toilet blocks around the site. Some are newer than others but all are of a good standard and have seated pedestal toilets and paper is provided. Most of the leisure and shopping facilities are located near the entrance. These include a large heated swimming complex with adjacent bars, takeaways and restaurant. For shopping there is a well-stocked supermarket, a bakery, press and bookshop, greengrocers and other outlets. For children there is a large adventure playground near the pool and there are also other facilities like volley  and basketball for older kids. Because there are tour operators on site they also have their own play schemes.  The site has total cover WiFi at additional cost. We were rather surprised to be asked to pay for our stay when we booked in. When I later asked about this I was told that it only applied during the high season when most visitors have already booked and paid in advance. If you are uncertain about the length of your stay it might be best to say fewer days and extend as you go along. The site accepts the ACSI Card during the low season.

For many the access to the beach will be a big pull for this site. The small built up area immediately outside the site is Portiragnes Plage which consists of some shops and a few restaurants/takeaways which I imagine are only open on a seasonal basis. For more serious shopping there are large supermarkets at Beziers and Agde although be warned the roads around Agde can be busy. If you take cycles with you there is a nice bike ride along the Canal du Midi towards the village of Portiragnes. A couple of times a week there is a market outside the campsite but I am unsure if this extends into the low season.

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